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He's earned the trust, so surely he's backed now?

He's earned the trust, so surely he's backed now?

This is nothing more than sharing a thought I had, but I think it's a thought with some merit & hopefully you'll agree!

In the summer, many of us were left gutted & perplexed by our inability to finalise the much reported deals for Willian and Moutinho. I think both players would have been an amazing couple of additions to our squad, and could have potentially raised our global profile too. However, I think I've come to understand why these deals never actually went through!!

At the start of summer it was announced that our new manager would be a certain Andre Villas-Boas, a guy who had just endured a complete nightmare at our not so great London rivals. Though the media would have us believe that he was an unmitigated failure, I think the more rational amongst us could see that it was nothing more than a case of the massive egos at Chelsea not liking a manager who came in with instructions to get rid of the old-guard, whilst also actually telling the players what to do. This resulted in them not putting in any effort, disharmonising the changing room and, ultimately, getting AVB the sack. The press loved it because they had someone to slaughter, whilst the players loved it because it meant they get what they want, ie one of their 'old buddies' coming in & letting them do as they wished.

Back on topic though, our chairman took this supposed gamble & gave this young ambitious manager the chance to resurrect his career & hopefully implement a true long-term vision at our beloved THFC. Although he (and we) desperately wanted these 'worldies' called Moutinho & Willian, it appears our chairman erred on the side of caution and opted for the 'cheaper' and 'safer' options of Sigurdsson & Dempsey.

Were we underwhelmed? Well in comparison to the aforementioned names, yes we probably were. However, think about it from Mr Levy's point of view for a second. Although it was he who ultimately made the decision to hire AVB, it would be absolutely understandable if he decided to wait & see if this young manager had the same nightmare at THFC, as he did at CFC. Afterall, the £40million+ it would have cost to sign Willian & Moutinho would have been a massive sum to fork out if the manger was to prove that his last managerial adventure (nightmare) wasn't simply a 'one off'!!

So here we are some 6 or so months later, with the same young manager our chairman opted to bring in and, to be fair, he's done a very good job, especially when you take into account that the team that finished 4th last season had options such as Kaboul, Parker, Ekotto, Van der Vaart & Modric. These are players that our latest manager has not had the luxury of being able to utilise. So based on that fact alone, I'd say that AVB has actually exceeded what I believed he was going to be able to do with what he has at his disposal.

So after all of that, I think it's fair to say that AVB has, hopefully, now earned the trust of Mr Levy & Mr Levy can see for himself that IF he dips into those famously deep pockets and buys the quality of player that AVB would like him to buy, we'd be able to push on to the next level & pretty much guarantee CL qualification not just this season, but for many seasons to come. Afterall, who doesn't believe that if we were to add just a 'class' playmaker, ie a David Silva type player, and a 'class' striker, ie a RVP type striker, we would be more than capable of aiming for more than just 4th and, dare I say it, even compete with the 2 Manc clubs..

Over to you… COYS

Written by coopsieyid



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Writer:coopsieyid
Date:Monday December 31 2012
Time: 4:28PM

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Welcome back Coops! I have to agree that he has done a very decent job to day and the work he has put in to date, will I believe reap real rewards over the rest of the season and beyond
oxfordspur
31/12/2012 16:33:00
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#InAVBLevyTrusts

Come on Levy, get the money out. COYS
sydqcb5
31/12/2012 16:37:00
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Fantastic article, agree with every word. Its time to back AVB. I have been pleasantly suprised with Siggy & Dempsey though in recent weeks after slow starts, but with the right investment we can really kick on. COYS
HuddersfieldYiddo
31/12/2012 16:43:00
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Can we sign up some Liverpool supporters and give them some of ours?
camper
31/12/2012 16:47:00
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Where does everybody think we need investment the most? Personally for me a striker/winger type to cover Bale & Lennon is a must. Zaha or Ince would provide top young cover at the right price, both with huge potential. Then obviously a VDV replacement is still needed - however i can't see Willian or Isco coming in Jan with their respected teams doing so well. In that respect i can't see anyone being available better than we already have. Must say its a pleasant relief not being linked to Joe Cole for once! lol COYS
HuddersfieldYiddo
31/12/2012 16:51:00
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Think its going to be a good season and i think that dream 4th spot will happen and with it comes a better class of player [not that where weak] plus a few more pounds in the bank to afford them ,,a striker and creative midfielder as you said and we have a great squad .Coy Spurs and happy new yeah to everyone !!.
Edinburgh Spur
31/12/2012 16:54:00
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Good article Coopsie. Yes I have to admit as a serious doubter on his appointment that up until now AVB has done a good job. As you say Levy could possibly have an excuse for not giving a wedge to spend in the summer as he had claimed to have the previous January with doubts regarding HR's freedom, or his likely imminent departure for the England job hanging over us.
Frank
31/12/2012 16:54:00
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We should certainly test Ajax's resolve with a bid for Eriksen, he has everything we need and should be reasonably affordable. Doubt they will sell in Jan though
HuddersfieldYiddo
31/12/2012 16:55:00
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The ginger bearded one is onto great things .

Love his passion & obvious care for the club to do well .He does well ,the club does well ,the 2 go hand in hand .
The rapport he has with the fans is getting like JOLS ,only the results are better & the team is .

I was hoping to get the manager Chelsea thought they were getting ,that looks to be on the cards .
One clubs junk is another clubs treasure .

The players have done their part ,AVB has done his ,over to you Levy ,back him & back him well .Can they become the dream team ?
big cockeral
31/12/2012 16:56:00
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Agree 100%, there surely can't be many doubters left now, just Raging perhaps :-) Welcome back Coops and a very happy new year to yourself, to Ox for his splendid work throughout the year, and all posters on here and in the Vital family.
TQ2Spurs
31/12/2012 16:56:00
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Sorry pressed "submit" by mistake. Meant to continue by saying the time for excuses is now over, the time for realistic investment to secure a CL spot is now here. You appointed the guy, now back him, let's get Wesley Snjeider an a decent striker, let's show some ambition at last. Time to stop sitting on your hans and take a punt Ebonezer Levy.
Frank
31/12/2012 16:58:00
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Happy New Year to all on Vital Spurs, the best supporters web site. Lets hope 2013 brings us some success, and please, please, Mr. Levy let's spend a few quid and fetch CL football back to WHL.
Frank
31/12/2012 17:01:00
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I don't actually think that levy not backing avb in the summer was because of any uncertainty - surely levy trusted his decision to appoint him then as many on here did. Delighted he has proven himself and as the article states, why would he still not want William and moutinho. We made a profit in the summer, have a good squad 15 and only need to add those who will improve us. Levy has to back avb and support his own brave decision. I have always liked the way levy has run things, but must admit to frustration in the last few windows (although was delighted with siggy and Dempsey). Please back him levy and we could have a real shot. Hope he does. Happy new year all. Coys
Windlespur
31/12/2012 17:02:00
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Clearing cudicini, Bentley, Gomes, jenas would help convince levy. Four out, two top players in and use youngsters as support.
Windlespur
31/12/2012 17:05:00
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Diego, dzagoev, moutinho, Ericsson, Willian, any of those would give me a boner, I would also take mertens for wing cover and build our Belgian connections further
tottingham10
31/12/2012 17:08:00
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Huddersfield - yes, eriksen is a more likely levy buy ( age, sell on opportunity) than moutinho and similar positions, so assume avb would be as happy. Also hear the noises that Ajax would sell, but equally, positive moutinho noises today.
Windlespur
31/12/2012 17:08:00
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Was there on Saturday , proper die hard supporters that go everywhere ,3,200 of singing a v b army ,was brilliant ,we all love him and those that don't ain't got a clue !!!!!!
darrel999
31/12/2012 17:28:00
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Yes Windle, it's the VERY LOUD Moutinho noises that prompted me to come up with this particular article to discuss. There's lots of different things being said, some say that AVB wants Moutinho but Levy prefers Eriksen. Whilst others say AVB has told Levy that Moutinho is his number 1 target & Levy is going to do all he can to get AVB what he wants. That's all talk though, nobody other than Levy & AVB know the truth and, despite the article, I actually have a feeling that we won't be seeing any 'ins' in January, just a few 'outs' & perhaps promote a few of our highly spoken of youngsters to the bench. Time will tell though!!

Thank you Ox, best wishes to you too mate, may 2013 bring you much joy.

Happy New Year to all of you. COYS
coopsieyid
31/12/2012 17:34:00
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Very good article and agree completely. Am a huge fan of his am he was the only man I wanted to take the job. Not just for the present an our style of football but also the lasting legacy I feel he will build throughout the club, similar to that of Ajax an dare I say it Barca but not quite to that high a standard I feel lol
BrooksySpurs
31/12/2012 17:36:00
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NO INS = 5th or 6th

Striker & a winger = great chance of 3rd or 4th .
,br>Speculate to accumulate & we must consolidate our position ,that can only be done by spending the cash .
Striker ,winger & a playmaker could really push us on .The bench is too thin for starters
big cockeral
31/12/2012 17:42:00
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darrell999 - You're spot on. I was arguing with a 'supporter' on twitter the other day after he said "I'd rather watch us lose & play the footy we were playing under redknapp, than watch the sideways, backwards $hit I have to watch now"... Needless to say he was shot down pretty rapidly by not just me. I'm baffled as to why people are still droning on about our old manager? He came, he did good things with us, he did some bad things with us, he left!! It's time for people to move on & embrace what we now have. I for one am glad that AVB is proving so many people wrong. Even that tosser Durham off TalkSheit has had to come out on twitter & admit he was wrong :), as has our very own Micky Hazard has come out on twitter & said he's been proven wrong and, after a discussion with AVB & touring our training facility, he is "very excited by the vision of AVB & the style of football he is working towards implementing"...

Those 2 guys (Durham & Hazard) were constantly on TalkSheit slagging off AVB, so for them to make a complete U-Turn = testament to what AVB has done so far!!
coopsieyid
31/12/2012 17:44:00
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To add my tuppence worth I also think there's little chance AVB will take his eye off the ball in the New Year like 'arry did, promising better results than last years 1st quarter debacle. As AVB came on board so late it made sense to me to stick with signings we'd made, I can't imagine he didn't have some kind of say in them though. Dempsey, Siggy & Ade are all fitting in now & though Ade isn't scoring his threat & ball holding abilities allow others more time & space. A couple of young back ups in January would be good & fingers crossed for 4th place.
GreavesIsGod
31/12/2012 17:44:00
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trust does NOT equal a blank-cheque.....both Defoe and Ade were 're-bought' under AVB's watch with new contracts signed this summer. there will not be any money to appease the fans until summer with the money from the Bale-sale. when that happens you can be assured you'll all be thrown some raw meat in the form of a famous person who happens to be a footballer bought, maybe 2.... until then be assured that trust in AVB was already given when he was offered the long and very lucrative contract to be head-coach at Spurs... you might be lucky if we get 10m+ for BAE to re-spend on a backup striker from France.
Viyyash-Ramosh
31/12/2012 17:46:00
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Coopsie, glad to see you in good posting form. While Dempsey was the best that was available at the deadline, Sigurdsson was an early buy and had nothing to do with whether we signed Willian or not. In fact, he was discussed for almost a month after the signing and would have been a great compliment to Lennon and Bale. He did not come because he had CL and obviously the fee was never agreed. Porto were reputed to be asking more for Moutinho than we got for Modric and then there was the third party ownership issues, which, to date, have not been resolved. I believe Moutinho has also been said to be holding out fo CL in England or Inter/AC or another perennial Cl team, so I don't see it as any more realistic today.

Spurs are between a rock and a hard place. Can't yet offer CL year in and year out and will not pay the ridiculous wages that Chelsea, City, Barca, RM, Inter, Juve, AC, PSG or ManU will pay. It leaves us always waiting on others to decide that we are the best remaining option before they will sign. Llorente could have come to us or gone to Juve. Both teams were apparently willing to pay Bilbao more than what a player soon to be on a free should command, yet, he chose to stay and/or Bilbao chose not to see. Llorente will be free i the summer, no comp and has stated he hopes to play for either RM or Barca. So, so long as it remains possible that he will sign for one of those two, he will not sign elsewhere. Isco too knows he has caught the eyes of virtually every top club. Not easy ever, but then, other than Liverpool or Arsenal, every other team below us in the table has it worse because we're long before them on all of these same lists.

AVB was, IMO, supported from the get go. Levy has always supported new managers. The issue we had was that we had a huge surplus of players and were no willing (or able) to let Modric go for a tuppence. That said, Lloris, Dempsey, Adebayor, Sigurdsson, Vertonghen were all signed and Caulker and Naughton brought back in to the fold. Friedel has been extended. Cudicini looks set to leave. It seems to me that AVB and Levy are on the same page and both understand the financial realities Spurs must live by. That, to me, seems a hugely positive thing going forward. We can't give Schneijder 200,000 plus Euros per week he is supposedly on. A deal may well be possible, but only once the selling club and the player believe what Levy is offering is the best that wll be on the table. If he signs, it will be end of January. If Eriksson signs, it will be end of January. Same for Moutinho. Same for Llorente or Leandro. Only way to expedite it is to pay above market value on fee and salary and we all know that ain't going to happen. I support Levy in that. Like it or not, it's Spurs reality. A new stadium will alter the numbers upward, but we still should not be paying above market value for players. It's just not responsible. I back AVB. I back Levy and ENIC. I back all in a Spurs kit. There are better options out there. Whether they are affordable or not will be seen near the end of January

Happy New Year all. COYS
peterballb
31/12/2012 17:48:00
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Mentioned above by windlespur, finally clearing out Cudicini, Bentley, Gomes and Jenas makes sense to me, I can see Hudd being added into that list. News from the physio room.com mentions BAE and Kaboul both having had knee problems closer to returning. When Harry got the size 9 up the high road, the special one at the time said ''AVB was the man to take spurs forward'' Chelsea paid 13m to bring him in, we got him for nothing and his always showed a lot of desire and passion on the touchline, not as much as SF has, stefan is still pretty quick over 5yds when we score, the players have done well adapting to a new way of playing, but that little round thing called a football has never changed, maybe a little lighter. We are still a couple of players short in my eyes, a Moutinho, Eriksen or Sneijder would be excellent all three OMG Dream On, because we only have Dembele pulling the strings, we have Indians, we need a few more Chiefs in midfield, and that one other player another striker, i just feel Leandro (now) would be the best one possible and the answer. Sneijder (now) at the price, Moutinho or Eriksen in the summer, looking for less millions to spend on a versatile winger. AVB is doing very well, keep your foot on the gas and do Reading next up. COYS. Nice article from a top vital spurs member, happy days Coops stick with us. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL.
spu 4 life
31/12/2012 17:48:00
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Why does no 'ins' = 5th or 6th? We are currently SIX POINTS off 2nd, yet are not far off having a fully fit Parker back, a fully fit BAE back and a month from having Kaboul back. We have been weakened all season so far, yet sit that close to 2nd. In my opinion we'll only get better as the season goes on & CRUCIAL players return. A back 4 of Walker, Kaboul, Vertonghen, BAE = SIGNIFICANTLY STRONGER than a back 4 of Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Naughton.. Almost any midfield is going to be stronger with Parker in it too.

I feel you do oour squad a great disservice by saying we'll finish as low as 6th, though that's just my opinion.
coopsieyid
31/12/2012 17:50:00
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Nice article and welcome back Coopsie, I would probably have finished it with ' Over to you Mr Levy.......'
I've never really understood the thinking behind not buying world class players because the manager may fail. Could anyone imagine a decent manager coming into a new club being unable to find a slot for the likes of Vertonghen, Bale and now Lloris? Of course not, world class players are the ones you build your team around, so I truly believe that Levy was just penny pinching and that penny pinching will now come back to haunt him in January. Everyone knows that player values in the January window are massively inflated, it really is a 'sellers market'. Equally, Levy must realise that had he been braver last January there is a real chance that 3rd would have been achieved. He must also realise that this time there can be no ducking the issue of backing his man. Llorente and Eriksen would be perfect, especially Llorente as we'll not have a cat in hells chance of getting him in the summer.
Happy new year to all who make this one of the best (if not the best) Spurs sites on the whole wide web. COYS
thfc1882whl
31/12/2012 17:52:00
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We stalled last January, probably due to Harry's departure. No excuses Mr Levy, spent the cash! Happy New Year!!
RAF Yid
31/12/2012 17:53:00
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Interesting point on the attack attack under HR and keeping hold of the ball stop/start under AVB, I get a little frustrated by it at times, but keeping hold of the ball means they can't score, can we please rattle up at least 4 goals in the first half vs reading and not go in 0-0 or like sunderland 0-1, when we have dominated play. That's my only ''beef''
spu 4 life
31/12/2012 17:57:00
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Coopsie, for all of the supposed flair of Redknapp's game when he was manager, he had the same issues breaking down Villa and any others content to absorb pressure. Modric and VDV did not do anything to change that. What we lack is the fluidity and creativity needed in the final third and that only comes from players who think the game at a higher level. Mata, Schneijder, Isco, Henry, Fabregas are players who can all break down a defence with a subtle run, touch or pass. The problem is, you need someone on the same wavelength or it goes for naught. Defoe would not be a 30 goal scorer with any of those players because he just doesn't get it. His runs are constantly behind defenders. He never anticipates crosses and when he pulls two defenders to him with his turns and control, he shoots rather than passing to the open man. We need a step up in the creativity between whatever two are up top, whether in a 4-4-2 or a 4-5-1, or e will continue to drop points and have games appear much closer than they should be. Just my opinion. COYS
peterballb
31/12/2012 17:59:00
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The issue is not about AVB or trust, it is solely about Levy and his cheapskate approach to team building. For ENIC, the stadium and the property development are key, and if AVB can keep the team bobbing around 4th place in the League Levy is happy. Why spend more is his mantra. I doubt many on here would admit it, but the time for investment was when we actually got to 4th place and CL qualification 3 seasons ago, but no. Everyone could see that we needed strikers but no we got a crippled dutch guy instead. And every window since Levy has kept the investment (ie:spending more than income from sales) at a minimum to negative level. AVB has proved that he can manage in PL so now it is time to finally see whether Levy is interested in success on the pitch or he is just another bald-headed property developer. I won't be holding my breath but will be happy to finally see some real investment. And please don't bring up the world-class training facilities which took 10 years to deliver, especially when they are useless if you have no world-class players to use them.
Harry-Kari
31/12/2012 18:01:00
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Happy New Year to you and family Peter and all Spurs fans. Good article Coops, I have supported AVB from day one and have said many times Chelski's loss our gain. I have lost a little faith in Levy/Lewis, failing to address the striker issue for so long is not a good sign, showing some intent in January will be welcome, if we loose Dembele for any lenghth of time we lose all creativity.
ItalianYiddo
31/12/2012 18:03:00
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ItalianYiddo, to you too. All the best to you and your family. OYS
peterballb
31/12/2012 18:07:00
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Too many confuse a fickle business with a results business .
They are the same thing .
A managers job is to get results ,gets them he will be loved ,doesn`t he will get hammered .

The fact AVB wears his heart on his sleeve ,respects the club & fans & shows each emotion in every game means not only is he doing well ,but we also want him to do well .Making himself a very likeable character ,love having him as our manager .
Players & managers get get very ,very wealthy for the job they do ,money talks & bull$hit walks .
Sentiment has been replaced by win or phuck off
big cockeral
31/12/2012 18:08:00
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Peterb....... Gotta say that Defoe ain't doing too bad considering all those faults you mention. Just think where we'd be without his goals and those 'behind defenders' runs have also created a few goals this season too. When he used to stray offside you slaughtered him and now when he stays onside you slaughter him. He'll never win with some on here and only when he's gone will you realise what a massive hole he's left to fill. How much would it cost to replace him with like for like quality?
thfc1882whl
31/12/2012 18:08:00
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love it coops....i liked avb from start so have to agree totally....two key players and nothing more...he deserves it and it would be nice to give it to the chavs...hmmmmm
rovinella62spurs
31/12/2012 18:13:00
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@TottenhamOfficial has confirmed on twitter that we have agreed a deal for Cudicini to go to LA Galaxy. The clearout begins & it begins early. Times are a changing!!
coopsieyid
31/12/2012 18:13:00
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AVB is showing passion and commitment which as fans we all love to see, must say I love Freund's eruptions when we score. COYS
ItalianYiddo
31/12/2012 18:15:00
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Avb has shown great mental strength and a real passion that us fans love to see. Even enjoying the negatives on here slating him and especially those in the first half ( yes every opponent of ours should simply lay down and die) because he is proving them wrong under tough circumstances - didn't get the signings he wanted, lost vdv and modric and king, injuries to bae, kaboul, Parker and goalie situation to manage. Avb is our manager, so back him and support him. Coops, Durham will soon slag him off again, he is an idiot and I no longer follow him. He also said qpr would finish above spurs, Norwich would not win another match and city are better than barca :)
Windlespur
31/12/2012 18:19:00
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Cuc gone! On website!
RAF Yid
31/12/2012 18:19:00
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Good article coops. You also talk sense in your posts chief. Nice that AVB is getting credit for doing a good job, now the club and fans are all pulling in the same direction, we can hope for an excellent 2013. Have a good new year people, even those on here that aren't particularly fond of me. COYS.
Crissybwoy
31/12/2012 18:20:00
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Not convinced by AVB at this time although the last 6 weeks have seen better selection and choice of system and the results prove it! Also would like to see a play maker arrive especially when we play at WHL confronted by 10 men behind the ball, it's then a David Silva type player would be the key. Would also like to see a competent left back arrive as Verts should be a CB and captain - what a player!
Aribak
31/12/2012 18:23:00
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Most people here on the forum would've expected 6th or 7th going into the new year, losing Modric and VDV, bedding in a new manager... and look, we're 4th/5th, with several key injuries coming back. We have, finally, a win at Ol Trafford, and look how they are dominating the season thus far. We were oh so close to doing the same to Man City. We are experimenting with Defoe and Ade up front, it's not gelling yet but Ade has been rattled with injury. We had 3 clean sheets in a row without Kaboul, and with 3 different centre back line-ups. SO many positives to draw going into the next 19, I hope we have a sneaky striker back-up coming in, the rest will take care of itself. UP THE MIGHTY SPURS and happy new year to all my VS bruthaz and sistaz
tengboon
31/12/2012 18:24:00
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I played golf with Carlo three weeks ago and he said he was hoping to tie up a us deal. Was the model professional and said avb was doing a fantastic job, just understood that he did not fit in with the plans and friedel / lloris were the only keepers going to play. A good lad, wish him well, but yes - as coops says, a good time to clear out early and convince levy to get one or two in.
Windlespur
31/12/2012 18:24:00
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Harry-Kari- "And please don't bring up the world-class training facilities which took 10 years to deliver, especially when they are useless if you have no world-class players to use them". World-class players aren't queueing up to join us though, is it easy in your world to buy players that don't want to come? If you don't think we've already got some very, very good players at the club then maybe you should watch a Spurs game, you'd probably enjoy it.
Crissybwoy
31/12/2012 18:26:00
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Crissybwoy world-class training facilities are not designed to for world class players .
They are to make up & coming players world class .
World class players are already world class so therefore don`t need them as much.
As players get more pricey ,investment is cheaper ,look at Bale one of many examples .
big cockeral
31/12/2012 18:37:00
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Thfc1882whl, he has, if memory serves, 14 goals in 28 appearances with 9 from 4. So 5 from the other 23. He scores in bunches, creates little else, and, for over a decade now scores an average of .6 goals per 90 minutes played. He'll finish with 18 goals, Dempsey and Ade will both score 4 or 5 and will have no chemistry with Defoe. Colour it how you wish. He needs 5 good to great chances to score 1 and that too is same old same old. His starting has caused others to be much less productive. You'll blame everyone else. I'll just say it was the same with Berba, Bent, VDV, Mido, Crouch, Keane and all the other vaut-riens he has played with. He is what he is. As prolific as Pav would have been given the same minutes. COYS
peterballb
31/12/2012 18:38:00
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Happy New Year for every and each of my fellow Spurs fans. Be it Spurs related or not, wish you all the best. And, welcome back, Coops. Yours is an interesting article but I think Levy wouldn´t have signed "2nd class" players (Siggs and Demps) just to have a clear vision of what AVB could actually deliver with no "star players". Just for the record, I think Gylfi and Clint are finding their form and feet and we will see both helping us in the business end f the season. Not much Levy´s style, I think. Maybe it was just because it was just too much activity for a single summer. We must remember that Kaboul´s and Ekotto´s injuries came after season kick-off. In any case, Spurs have good coverage for all positions if we take into account players we haven´t much of since august (Townsend, Falque, Carroll). It is not the case of a complete restructuring process. A playmaker and a striker is all what we need. I think a star like Sneijder, given why he would leave Inter, could unbalance dressing room harmony. That is why I would go for Eriksen or William, younger that Wesley and less likely to act like PrimaDonnas. For a striker, maybe Damiao, maybe Llorente, maybe Remy, but no Demba Ba. COYS !!!!
AlexSpur
31/12/2012 18:43:00
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big c, I'm fully aware of that mate, it was just a particular point that I highlighted in that post that was filled with the usual cut-and-paste moans. Hopefully the very good players we have like Sandro will stay with us, progress as a team and a club and improve. We've got a young squad so the future is bright.
Crissybwoy
31/12/2012 18:45:00
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big c, I'm fully aware of that mate, it was just a particular point that I highlighted in that post that was filled with the usual cut-and-paste moans. Hopefully the very good players we have like Sandro will stay with us, progress as a team and a club and improve. We've got a young squad so the future is bright.
Crissybwoy
31/12/2012 18:45:00
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Sorry for the double post.
Crissybwoy
31/12/2012 18:46:00
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happy new year to coopsie and all. i'm genuinely grateful for all who write articles but i will use my preogative to disagree. I said at the time talk of Moutinho & Willian was purely to divert attention for the sale of modric and to sell season tickets. How many top stars were we just on the verge of signing over the years. IF AVB failed the players would still be worth £40m, nobody would blame them. I wish AVB well and like the lad but the jury is still out for me. i can't see too much he has had to change, weplay with less pace and can be a bit boring at times
troffer2
31/12/2012 18:47:00
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Crissybwoy Yeah you`re right & a win tomorrow could have a massive impact as sitting in 4th ,hungry in Europe & ambitious as the next great club ,could have a real say on whether world class players want to sign or not in the January transfer window .
,br>We need to be sitting pretty & the talk of the town ,so far we are .
big cockeral
31/12/2012 18:52:00
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troffer2, playing with less pace is a GOOD thing, it shows a more measured approach which is less intensive on the fitness levels, and it also means we probably won't have our pants pulled down with a monumental dicking at Wembley like Chelsea dealt out last year. In six games last season we conceded three or more goals, sometimes five, gung-ho 1000mph football is watchable but it's not a winning formula.
Crissybwoy
31/12/2012 18:54:00
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OK I am going out on the town so to every Spurs supporter have a fantastic night and may Spurs push on into a hopefully very prosperous 2013 and may Levy dig deep into his pockets and get us the presents we demand/deserve/want HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!COYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nomorewhlegends
31/12/2012 18:55:00
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Peterb...... We'll have to agree to disagree mate (nothing new there eh), look forward to more banter with you in 2013.
Take it easy everyone and have a safe new year. Oh and if you see a bloke in a fox onesie staggering about, say hello as it might be me! Happy New Year and COYS
thfc1882whl
31/12/2012 19:03:00
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Alex - I never once said that Siggy & Demps were "2nd class", so quoting me as such is pretty unfair mate. What I said was that they weren't of the quality of Willian & Moutinho, 2 players who we WERE in discussions to sign, but never ended up with. After that it's nothing more than my individual thought process as to why those deals perhaps failed to materialise. I was pretty clear about that at the start of the article mate...

coopsieyid
31/12/2012 19:07:00
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Peterbalb, my Mississauga bredren, too harsh on our little man Defoe. Most would argue that AVB has a way of getting Lennon and Bale up in more of a 4-3-3, with Dempsey behind, that seems to bring the most out of him. Since Dempsey's been injured and Ade's come back in, it doesn't seem to work. But he's working SO hard, he's getting back in the midfield in defence, he's running hard and creating space, and chances.... Have you seen different?
tengboon
31/12/2012 19:08:00
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And I'll be off again now. Hope you all have a really enjoyable night, stay safe if you are off out, Happy New Year, COYS
coopsieyid
31/12/2012 19:19:00
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It's always the same. Had we lost the game vs Sun, resting Vertongen, ppl would be calling for AVB's head. Had we rested Lennon and played Townsend or Falque, and gone down 1-0, well of course it was the manager's incompetence. Full faith I have in AVB now, and so SO chuffed he's put some faith in Naughton because he's improving leaps game-by-game, allowing Gallas to rest and hence Dawson to get games.... SO SO much more intelligent and good luck to Harry trying to rescue QPR, who, according to his son, are in danger of "going out with a whimper". HAHA!!
tengboon
31/12/2012 19:19:00
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I keep telling you - AVB is the man!!!! Happy New Year all, especially the ones who have a clue, like Coopsie and Crissyboy lol. Peterball, i hope you are watching the Redskins, last night was mentally nerve-racking, if Griffin's leg heals they go all the way.
StillRickyVilla
31/12/2012 19:26:00
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Welcome back Coops. I, like you, but for different reasons, have been absent from this site for some time (although I have been reading most of the posts). Whre are the doom seekers that said AVB will be sacked by Christmas? Most of us had a belief that AVB was the right man to lead us to enventual glory. "We ain't seen nothing yet"! (in the words of BTO). There is much more to come from our enthusiastic and accomplished manager, given the right transfers in.Sandro asks why "we are not considered as title contenders?". With more of the players believeing, we can acomplish the impossible. All the best for the new year to all you spurites! COYS!!
spursa
31/12/2012 19:29:00
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Coops, we are already 3 and a half hours into 2013 here in China. Great article, keep it up and don't be a stranger. Happy new year to you and those you cherish.
tengboon
31/12/2012 19:34:00
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Props SRV, have a good one fella.
Crissybwoy
31/12/2012 19:54:00
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StillRicky, great posts from you this year so far, keep it up, you represent, HNY guv
tengboon
31/12/2012 20:13:00
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Crissybwoy, one love dred, all gud tings dun next year bredren, nuff respeck
tengboon
31/12/2012 20:14:00
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As Uriah has stated, isn't MR. Levy brilliant. Who'd have thought it that not buying world class players like Willian and Moutinho is, in fact part of a grand master plan, and not the oh-so-typical champagne dreams/lemonade pockets tactics of our brilliantly brilliant chairman, MR. Levy. Surely we should buy more crap in case the manager turns out to be a failure and is sacked, then we won't be left with all that world class talent, not knowing what to do with them. Why don't more clubs adopt this approach?
lordjohnny
31/12/2012 20:49:00
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tengboon
why are you talking like you belong on the Jeremy Kyle show ?,It`s brethren anyway ,what a tool ,too much window licking me feels ,need some JIZ down the throat .

What a shock though MODRIC WORST SIGNING IN SPAIN ha ha that will teach Rat face ,Song coming a close second
big cockeral
31/12/2012 20:57:00
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Nice one Big C, happy new year to you too, thanks ever so much for the respect and love
tengboon
31/12/2012 21:13:00
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Happy Noo Year and G'night to all. Like Rosemary Shrager doing up her laces in a mini skirt, let's hope in 2013 we don't see an annus horribilis.
lordjohnny
31/12/2012 21:48:00
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Maybe a cheeky bid for the worst signing in Spain might be in order. Say 10 million after a six month loan spell? I agree with the article Coopsie, but if Levy was waiting to see if his AVB gamble imploded then surely he won't really back him until the summer to make sure we don't suffer a three month slump. This could lead t a self fulfilling prophecy (hope I spelled it correctly Big C) i.e. the squad is too thin and we suffer a three month slump due to injuries! Remember we are only one unlucky weekend off seventh! Back him Levy or pack your bags!
Slurms McKenzie
31/12/2012 22:26:00
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Happy New Year to all out there in RadioLand
Slurms McKenzie
31/12/2012 22:27:00
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Crissybwoy, thank you for making my point.
Harry-Kari
31/12/2012 22:58:00
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This IS Spurs we are talking about right?
chrishove123
31/12/2012 23:10:00
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Happy days ahead and Happy new year to all Spurs fan around the world!I expect us to sign atleast one or two players;Levy,A high profile one please and not someone half decent...cough....(Saha,Nelson) InAVBweTrust
SilwalYid
01/01/2013 00:03:00
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