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Aug 052010

Been looking at this since last night’s results and it looks like it is going to be one of this lot…




Young Boys

Dinamo Kiev

This list is how it will be, if you have read different elsewhere and wish to tell me that this list is wrong then you will be highly embarrassed tomorrow morning when the draw is made. If after reading this you still disagree with the list then you can tell Uefa they are wrong also if you wish because they have listed the same 5 teams as I have done HERE.

People think we can only draw a team that has come through the previous round, well that is false. The round at which each team enters to competition depends on their country’s Uefa ranking points, that’s why the teams that enter at the final round are from the major European leagues like Spain,England and Italy. However the seeding is done on each individual team and has nothing to do with the countries rankings. Tottenham are seeded because we had a couple of Uefa Cup runs a while back, but if City or Villa finished 4th then they wouldn’t have been seeded. Ajax and Zenit came through the previous rounds, however they will be seeded over Sampdoria and Auxerre because they rank higher in the Uefa points system. I hope this has cleared it up a bit you the people who don’t fully understand.

Definately no easy ties there, we are going to have to give it our best to ensure we don’t end up broken hearted. Personally I would take Wengers favourite side, Young Boys or Braga and I would hope to avoid Kiev because they are probably the most experienced and a tough team to beat especially at their place, I don’t really know how good Auxerre are but I wouldn’t lose no sleep if we drew them either.

This is it, we can’t have no excuses really if we can’t beat any of them teams because if we do get through then we would have to face teams a lot better than the teams I have just listed. If we want to mix it with the big boys then we have to believe we can beat them. I just hope whoever we get that we can do a number on them when we take them to the Lane.

The draw will be Friday 6th (tomorrow) coverage starts at 11am, if I can find a stream of the draw I will put it in the forum so make sure you sign up if you don’t have access to a tv at the time. This is what we have been waiting for all summer, this is our destiny, it’s back to business and what better way to start than a Champions League draw to watch. I don’t know about the rest of you but I sense another squeeky bum time for us over the 2 legs of this tie.

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.