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Jul 202010
 

If, as expected, Big Martin Jol is confirmed as the new Fulham boss, a sizeable chunk of the supposed £20m transfer kitty to be handed to him by Mohamed Al Fayed is being reserved for a move to bring Robbie Keane with him to Craven Cottage.

Together Again ? - Jol & Keane

Despite a last ditch attempt from current employers Ajax to keep the former Spurs boss in Holland, Jol spent Monday afternoon accompanied by his brother and agent in thrashing out the final details of his move back to the English Premier League.

Once finalised and announced, Jol intends to raid his former employers at the Lane for out of favour striker Robbie Keane. Keane, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Parkhead with Celtic is thought to be available for around £5-7m and with the pair having enjoyed such a good relationship in the past, the Dutchman is keen to bring in the Republic Of Ireland international to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new season.

Whilst at Spurs, Keane was always Jol’s main striker, ahead of Defoe,Kanoute and Mido. So it comes as no suprise that with Spurs looking to sell that big MJ is looking to buy. Lets all be honest here, how many of us Spurs fans will be having a bit of a soft spot for Fulham next season, would love to see Jol return to us one day, he will always be ours but wherever he is I am sure most Tottenham fans wish him all the best.

Jul 082010
 

I should do this for a living, look at the quality of that little beauty! Is this what we will all be wearing next season?, this sponsorship deal with Autonomy is for Premiership games only and will run for 2 years, leaving the door open for sponsorship deals for cup competitions.

Some say this way forward is a master stroke by Mr Levy, especially as we are likely to be playing Champions League football, other sponsorships will be on the cards for that which will certainly be worth a few million pounds.Then you have the FA Cup and Carling Cup which may have seperate deals or one deal for both cups .Will other clubs take a note from our book and start following our sponsorship revolution.

So if you look at the image to the left this could look something like what we will be wearing on 14th August for the first home game of the season agaisnt City. You can be sure that due to this sponsorship deal being left till the last minute they have a lot of shirts on standby ready to be printed on for immediate release in the stores. Our new shirts are usually released by now but due to the complex of this seasons new stance on how Daniel Levy wants sponsorship deals to be made for different cup competitions we have had to wait untill now just to find out.

If there shirt on your left was to look anything remotely like I have tried to imitate would you be happy with that as our final shirt or are the fans expecting better?

Autonomy are a global leader in infrastructure software and listed on the FTSE 100 index. They are currently the UK’s largest software company and as part of the deal Autonomy will work with Tottenham in a consultative support role to enhance services to the fans.

We may get branded by other clubs as greedy for having different sponsors for different competitions but let me tell you that is just jelousy talking at the fact that Levy has made a shrude move and really revolutionized and got all he can from sponsorships which will only further enhance the clubs financial stability and spending power in the transfer market.


Jul 052010
 

I been recently looking back at Everton when they finished 4th in 2005 but failed at the final qualifying round of the Champions League and how it affected them. It took the wind right out of their sails almost instantly, a feeling that can only be compared to a by kick in the nads by and angry donkey,and took them months to recover from the shattered confidence of all the players.

It is important Tottenham don’t make the same mistake, because if we do then there is every possiblity of another appaling start to the season which could also see Harry lose his job, leaving us back to square one. The confidence of the players and the belief they had will be instantaniously gone and will take 3 to 4 months to get it out of their mind. If the fans are unable to forget so easily how could we expect the players to should the unthinkable happen. I don’t know about you but I couldn’t handle the thought of the smug gooners I work with everyday if Spurs didn’t qualify.

On the brighter side I do believe we will qualify and here are the positives. Yes it will be a big ask for our players having to play midweek and weekend games most weeks but hopefully Harry knows this and will strengthen the squad soon. However playing in the Champions League will give our team the hunger and confidence to push on. Playing with and agaisnt other players of Champions League quality and knowing they have earned that right to compete will make our players better players through the priceless experience Europe’s Elite competition brings.

Come mid August we may find ourselves more nervous than the Manchester City match, a feeling most of us never thought possible, pull the armchairs out once again lads, to hide behind should the nerves set in once more. Squeeky bum time? too right, this is it and there are no second chances. This will be our most defining moment, one fixture over 2 legs will decide whether its months of “what if’s” or months of sitting in front of the tv on a tuesday and wednesday night with the biggest smile on our faces and the proud feeling we will get when that Champions League music starts to play and our Tottenham Heroes walk out and bring Champions League football to the worlds finest stage, White Hart Lane!