By using properspursy.com services you agree to our Cookies Use and Data Transfer outside the EU.
We and our partners operate globally and use cookies, including for analytics, personalisation, ads and Newsletters.

  • Love the Shirt - Tottenham Forum

    Join one of the best Tottenham Hotspur Supporters forums on the interweb, Discuss the ins and outs of our great club with like minded spurs fans from around the world.


    Join us!

Levy OUT.

BrooklynYid

BrooklynYid

Player in Training.
I still can't fathom what actually was so bad about Reguilon. I think he's certainly better than Sessengon, and at worst on par with Peresic. But yeah, some horror signings in there. Only Romero, Lamela, Son, Moura and Modric were value or better. Could argue Sissoko was worth it. I think Richie is a great player, but he doesn't play so no idea how to evaluate that one.
 
Dave

Dave

Player in Training.
Founding Member
I always had a ridiculous soft spot for Soldado. Even though he couldn't hit a bulls arse with a banjo, I was always willing him to be successful. Something honest about him.
There's some right wasters on that list yet the flip side is we paid pittance for the likes of Eriksen, Dele, Lloris, Bale, and alot more. Would like to see a list of our best (Value for money) signings though.
Levy'd be nursing a semi if he compiled it.
 
ClemFandango

ClemFandango

Lord High Chief of the Privvy
Founding Member
I always had a ridiculous soft spot for Soldado. Even though he couldn't hit a bulls arse with a banjo, I was always willing him to be successful. Something honest about him.
There's some right wasters on that list yet the flip side is we paid pittance for the likes of Eriksen, Dele, Lloris, Bale, and alot more. Would like to see a list of our best (Value for money) signings though.
Levy'd be nursing a semi if he compiled it.
Soldado was one of the most prolific strikers in Europe - until we bought him.

Sad thing is, I don’t think he ever really recovered his goal scoring and, if memory serves, I think he ended up becoming more of a CM than a striker.

But I also wanted him to do well. I remember the crowd going mad when he scored one of his rare goals for us, although Poch subsequently dropped him for the next game.
 
J.spurs

J.spurs

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
You could make a similar or worse list of transfer flops for just about every PL club. Saying that, the bigger concern for me right now is that so few young players, especially academy products, have been able to come through in recent years.
 
Yid

Yid

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
My point... was the absolute scatter gun approach when it comes to spending money... there's not a philosophy, like there used to be in trying to buy unpolished gems and taking them to the next level... inevitably in order to make money on their transfer out of the club.

We now persistently fail to address the balance or need of the squad while simultaneously breaking our transfer record...

None of them have come good (bar Sonny and his terrible form).

The club picked up the Southampton scouting network and killed it, building a CL/Prem competing team out of those rough gems and brilliant coaching...

We then sacked them all, and it's been a cluster of fucks ever since.

Camoli, Patrici, Hitchin, Levy himself, the various managers that have graced the revolving door of the Tottenham Corporation, have not been able to attract the right players be them rough gems or established pros to this club in any way that meets the needs of the team.

This for me is where the investment needs to be. Scouting, player development and youth set up.

Without that, we'll keep throwing shit at the wall and hoping it sticks... we may get lucky with a Bentancur from time to time, but how long will they hang about when they're surrounded by mediocrity...?

I don't know who has the best scouting network, who is finding and developing those players from lower/non league and youth set ups... but we've got to get it, steal it, buy it, do anything we can to start the conveyor of players joining and improving us...

At the minute I still feel were going backwards... the league position is one thing, the offering once we cross that white line is not worth the money were expected to pay right now.
 
ClemFandango

ClemFandango

Lord High Chief of the Privvy
Founding Member
A lot of the Dark Lord doing the rounds this morning because of an interview he apparently did with the Cambridge Union back in March which has seemingly only just been released.


I'd advise not watching it because some of the quotes are absolutely fucking infuriating.



 
ClemFandango

ClemFandango

Lord High Chief of the Privvy
Founding Member
I skimmed through the transcript and not a single person put him on the spot with any questions. It makes me wonder if he only agreed to do the interview on condition that he pre-approved every question, or at least insisted on keeping it "light".
 
USspur

USspur

Player in Training.
Something as visual and loud as this at all our home games would be nice

 
Yid

Yid

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Levy would put the "Sell" shirts in the club shop so tourists could join in...

I genuinely don't see any end to his or ENIC'S reign that doesn't involve them both being dead...
 
J.spurs

J.spurs

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Insert your own lame "100th problem" joke here.
 
J.spurs

J.spurs

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
This entire thread about ticket prices is worth reading.
 
Dorset

Dorset

The Voice Of Reason
Founding Member
When I first went to see Spurs in 1964, my mate's dad paid about a single quid for him, my mate and me to get in. A quid back then of course was worth about £200, probably what it would cost for an adult and two kids these days - no it fucking was not, the average wage back then was about £20 a week, so 1/20th of that would get you those three tickets. These days the average wage is about £500 per week, 1/20th of that is £25, probably what just one child ticket would cost. It ain't not inflation, it's fucking greed, how the fuck can they justify charging half a week's average wages for a family to go and watch a game of football? The kids will want programmes, shirts, burgers and a few pints as well - how the fuck much do they charge these days for a pint at the footy?

I didn't get to Spurs much when I was a kid, I lived on the dark side ot the Thames, Sarf London, so I used to go Millwall and Charlton most of the time. Back then a cup of hot Bovril at half time was 2d, a packet of roast chestnuts on the way home was also 2d, the fucking bus fare was 2d each way, the programme was probbebubbly 2d as well, fucked if I can remember, the tickets were about a shilling but we would just bunk in at half time when they opened the gates. Even if I paid for a ticket it cost less than 2 bob all in to go and watch football, the kids that went to those games grew into well rounded adult supporters like me. How the fuck could a kid go to footy these days? The parents wouldn't let them out on their own in case Garry Gliiter got them, the cost would be fucking mental, it was about half my pocket money back then so unless kids are getting a hundred quid pocket money a week then ...

And another thing, I just watched some AC/DC videos on the telly. I like classical music. I said to Mrs D that I can't get used to the new bloke who replaced Bon Scott and she told me that Bon died 43 years ago! Time is a cunt, it goes too fucking fast. I don't like this new fangled time business, my new Samsung watch is a total fucker, it measures my heart rate, blood pressure, steps, tells me what the weather is going to be, I can ask it stupid questions, read text messages (if anybody sent me them),I can use it as a phone, control the camera on my phone with it - but I don't do that stuff, I have downloaded an analog watch face with a big hand and a little hand so I can use it as a normal watch - ha ha take that progress, you cunt! We got the watch for free, of course, when we bought Mrs D a Samsung S23 Ultra like mine, yeah I know, me spending money seems unlikely but we got really good deals on them and I don't want to leave any money to those fucking kids when I die, I've got my eyes on a few guitars as well, Mrs D doesn't understand why 5 isn't enough, bless 'em eh? The lady types of the female persuasion just don't understand the n+1 formula do they? She has got loads of pots and pans she never uses, all sorts of stuff in the Lady room where the cooker lives and I never moan about all that stuff do I?
 
spurious

spurious

Player in Training.
I say this with love in my heart:
1692284404722.jpeg
 
Dave

Dave

Player in Training.
Founding Member
Wtf is 2d and a bob….
Pfft..well obviously 2d was what they saw everything in during the 60's before 3d in the 70's and 80's. Oh and a Bob is quite clearly a Robert.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Yid
Yid

Yid

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Pfft..well obviously 2d was what they saw everything in during the 60's before 3d in the 70's and 80's. Oh and a Bob is quite clearly a Robert.
Nope... 2d, is 2 Dorsets... this cunt pays what he wants and he has decided that 2d's is the going rate for a bag of roast chestnuts...!!!
 
Dave

Dave

Player in Training.
Founding Member
Nope... 2d, is 2 Dorsets... this cunt pays what he wants and he has decided that 2d's is the going rate for a bag of roast chestnuts...!!!
Ahhhhh.....
 
Dorset

Dorset

The Voice Of Reason
Founding Member
Wtf is 2d and a bob….
Do what? 2d (d stands for pennies of course) is a sixth of a shilling which is a bob or two tanners. Half a Crown is 2/6, pronounced two and six (2 shillings and six pennies). There are of course 240 d's or 20 shillings (bobs) in a pound, 21 bobs in a guinea. It's really straightforward, that nice man from the 1800's who talks posh in Parliament wants Brexitania to go back to these straightforward forms of currency. Miles are of course better than kilometres, 1,760 yards in a mile, 3 feet in a yard, 12 inches in a foot - so it's much easier than all that metric malarkey. Ounces, Pounds and Stones? Of course they are better than kilograms, when I was measured in proper imperial weights back in the 70's I was much lighter than I am now in kilograms.

To help modern people work out what things cost in the good old days, these are things you could get for tuppence (2d): A tuppeny half on the bus would get you as far as the bus went, a tuppeny bag of chips was a humungous bag of chips (proper chips, not fucking crips),a tuppeny bag at the sweet shop would get you a nice big bag of sherbert and a lolly to dip in it, and of course - a bag of roast chestnuts or a cup of hot beefy Bovril at the football.
 
Yid

Yid

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
An interview with the Dark Lord himself...


I'll be honest, he makes all the right noises and seems to show some humility in admitting his mistakes...

Let's see how he treats Big Ange... because walking and talking ain't the same.
 
J.spurs

J.spurs

Well-Known Member
Founding Member
Levy looks very nervous in this interview. Might be the first time I've ever heard him say he's made a mistake with Mourinho and Conte (of course NES is completely down the memory hole) even if he does say it was down to fan and player demands.
 
Top