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Sep 302014
 

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Tottenham are set to make a January swoop for Chelsea attacker Mohamed Salah.

Spurs tried to land the Egyptian last summer after impressing when Basel played Spurs in the Europa League but Chelsea pounced first after an impressive display in the CL against them.

Salah was signed by Mourinho but has never really broke into the squad. Daniel Levy will be hoping to get his man for less than £12m.

Should Chelsea look to January as an opportunity to strengthen their squad they would listen to offers for Salah.

 

 

 

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 Posted by at 18:40
Sep 292014
 

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Spurs are set to test Arsenal in January with a bid for out of favour German Interntaional Lukas Podolski.

Daniel Levy is willing to sanction a bid of £10m for the World Cup Winner.

Although featuring at the weekend the German often finds himself on the bench and it is thought he would be happy to stay in London

 Posted by at 22:15
Jan 012014
 

What a great way to start the New Year off…..away to MU. Not nearly so much as daunting a prospect as it would have been without the last three games under our belt. I said in a previous posting that this would be my determining match regarding AVB….the result and our table position afterwards. I am pleased to say that I do not regard the match with such significance now under Tim Sherwood. These are early days and he’s learning with every game.

There’s such a a breath of fresh air about the team selection and style of play now being adopted that it would surely be ludicrous to try and expect a win….and yet…that’s what I love about this wonderful club….you just never know. So here’s to a fantastic wet afternoon in Manchester and hopefully a run of four matches undefeated.       COYS !!

PS
Loved Sandro’s tweet message for Charlie Adam…..THE BEAST IS WATCHING YOU!!!      Be afraid Charlie……be very afraid

sandro

 

 

 

Dec 242013
 

So now we know, Tim Sherwood the new first team coach. Daniel Levy has pulled a few surprises on us as Chairman but I bet few of us saw this one coming. The length of contract also amazed me as I initially thought he would be given until the end of the season and then ‘see how it has gone’.

Two things excite me about this appointment. The size of the contract shows that Sherwood is extremely confident about his abilities to lead and that he wanted to have a solid span of time in which to prove himself.  Levy will appreciate this assuredness and demand for a decent chance to take the first team back into Europe.

It’s obviously a huge gamble by Daniel Levy, to anyone looking in from the outside. TS has no previous managerial experience and to have an ambitious Premiership Side as your first appointment would be a daunting prospect for anyone. But look again, the guy has the club in his blood. Imagine his frustrations at watching this new talented squad suffocated by AVB’s flairless and unimaginative style of play. He knows the club and the players inside out ….the one problem when you promote from within is that the staff recognise and accept the appointment. I personally think that the respect everyone at the club has for TS as an ex Spurs player, staff member and now Head Coach will help to establish him in the role and bring back the style of football we all know and love.

The second major thing that pleased me was this announcement from Daniel Levy :

“We have a great squad and we owe them a Head Coach who will bring out the best in them and allow them to flourish and enjoy a strong, exciting finish to the season.”

I have highlighted the two main phrases. “We owe them” implies his appreciation of the frustration and demoralising effect AVB had on the squad with his tactics and leadership manner. “To flourish and enjoy” again points at his full realisation of the true talent and potential this set of players have. It implies a change of attitude and playing style that will allow their natural abilities to be fully exploited and allow them to become a football team that can challenge for top honours.

The immediate appointment has stopped all unwanted gossip at WHL about the successor to AVB and everyone can now move forward….a smart move. We sit in 7th spot a mere 6pts behind Liverpool. Whilst I appreciate that was achieved under the old manager (apart from 3 points), I also believe that 7th was about as good as it was going to get. Now I think we can ‘kick on’ from this position and break into the top four.

It’s certainly a brave move by Daniel Levy but a clever and calculated one. Let’s hope TS is the guy to harness all the budding talent at his disposal and bring back exciting times to The Lane on both a domestic and European level.

I think he is just that person……….COYS !!!!

Dec 162013
 

Another chapter closes and the page is turned. Doesn’t matter whether you liked him or not, AVB has gone and we await his successor. So what will the new manager inherit ?

In my opinion it will be a squad of exceptional talent and potential. The players though are currently confused and lack confidence not only in their own abilities but in the manner in which the club is being run and is heading. They see no future plan or achievable targets.

That is what needs to change…..the new manager must have a style of play that is not ‘set in stone’ no matter who our opponents are. It must be flexible, it must adapt and evolve whilst still maintaining the traditions of the club as regards playing attractive flowing football. When he arrives he must ‘buy in’ to the expected standards and pass that through to the players. He needs to gain not only their confidence but their respect. They need to feel that he understands them and their unique talents and that he tries to build a team which capitalises on their individual strengths and talents combining them into a unit of players who fear no-one.

I have my own ideas on who that person should be and for me I think Laudrup would tick every box. That is just my opinion and no doubt you will all have different people in mind. One thing is certain….now is the time for all fans to come together (regardless of our views on AVB) and begin a new chapter in the club’s history. I still remain convinced that the nucleus of a brilliant footballing side is there. It just needs nurturing and developing. There is an expression “An Embarassment Of Riches” which translates to “so many good things or people that it is impossible to decide which of them you want“….to a certain degree that was AVB’s problem.

Until today we had such an embarassment of riches……now the riches remain and the embarassment has gone.

You may reply with whatever insults and witticisms you think fit but before you hit the keyboard let your comments be about the times that lie ahead and not the past. He’s gone…live with it…let’s move on and forget about ‘Our Arry’ and AVB……let’s look to the future and hope that the board has learnt something from all of this. There is still a huge chunk of season left and a top four spot is still a possibility together with a European trophy.

COYS !!

 

 

Dec 162013
 

The Club can announce that agreement has been reached with Head Coach, Andre Villas-Boas, for the termination of his services. The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties.

The season starts here !

 

Dec 152013
 

Just putting it out there, Twitter rumours are rife tonight that AVB is sacked by Spurs after our embarrassing defeat at home to Liverpool.

Nothing official and it might not even be true but French Media Beingsport are claiming that Daniel Levy has sacked AVB following a string of unimpressive performances and a few horrific results along the way.

There could be some truth or there could not, time will tell but after the game today my mate said to be  “I bet you he’s gone by tonight” I found it hard to argue. The Lane has lost its passion this season and it’s largely down to the negative football we are having to witness with 3 defensive midfielders on the pitch at once.

AVB sacked? don’t bet against it…

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 Posted by at 20:32
Dec 152013
 

Can you please arrange it so people  print their own opinions and views on here and not just use ‘Cut and Paste’ from other websites………and can you also arrange for AVB to be the manager of Porto in Jan 2014

Merry Christmas to every Spurs fan out there !!

(I know I said I wouldn’t post until either AVB had gone or we were back in top four but there’s only so much a guy can stand !!)