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Liverpool v Spurs: The Report!

Well, I have to admit, that pretty much went the way I feared it would.

Mothering Sunday, or the Mother of all Sundays. What an absolute shambles. I'll start with Liverpool's 3rd goal if I may, it goes a long way to explaining how weak we have become. It started in Liverpool's box and ended in our net, all without one single challenge, not one tackle. Yes the defensive line was a touch further back, but it was still high enough. Does a high line not call for pressing and closing down?, where was that?. My old favourite's, desire and passion, where they at?. Vert's and his injury, sounds wrong, but his attitude is now so negative I wrongly find myself questioning did he really have to go off, or was it more that he's had enough of this mess, a mess he is being paid very well to be part of.

Commentators remarking on our body language pre match in the tunnel, the casual approach, not looking pumped and eager for the battle. Tim said we would go to Liverpool and attack, got to love the guy, he told no lies. We scored in under two minutes. Beauty!. I'll leave the debate as to who was to blame for that Vert's or Kaboul to you guys. Siggy and Bentaleb as the defensive screen for the back 4. Really?, a 19 year old, still learning his game and a player who plays his best football in the attacking 3rd. I do not want to hear, Sherwood has no blame in this anymore, that decision alone should show how tactically inept Tim is at present.

This does not mean I dislike Tim, It's just too soon for him to be given the reigns of a club aspiring to be a top 4 regular. The players have lost focus, Levy must share the blame also, was Tim just another cost cutting exercise?, the players need to man up, It's embarrassing from top to bottom. Never before have I felt so low supporting Spurs, another 2 goal gift, stupid free kicks around the box, switching off when defending throw ins, no pressing, Flannagan showing men how to tackle, Henderson MOTM.

Tim got a touch line ban then?, I heard he sat in the stands so he could get a better view, might be an idea to actually get down on the touchline and bark a few orders after witnessing the shambles from his pedestal. Yes he got on the old mobile, but I want to see my managers on the touchline spewing fear if need be, not sat on their jacksie all nice and comfy whispering orders down a phone, save that for the sex lines.

Here's the thing, have the players given up?, has Tim's appointment been the catalyst for the apparent lack of effort from some?, are the players good enough?. You see, we have so many questions still, but we cannot decipher where the problems lie. Do we keep Tim, but get rid of those that appear less than bothered?, do we get a new manager in the hope that the issue was Tim's inexperience?, or do we go all in and rid ourselves of both dud player types and manager?. Whatever the answer may be, I for one cannot wait for this season to end, add to this the fact that I do not even care where we finish league wise anymore, and you may just get to feel how disheartened I have become.

Yes Liverpool are a great footballing side this season, hence the need for the players to give 100% as a bare minimum. Did you witness that?. The silence from within the club is deafening, there's no plan on or off the pitch. Shambolic, depressing, Delusional, Disgraceful, left here imprisoned within my mind left devoid of sanity. How can this be?.

On a positive, they only scored 4 this time. Against top 4 this season, we played 8 games, secured 1 point, scored 2 goals and conceded a miserly 27. Take your pick with the blame game, I know this much, that'll never be top 4 pedigree. I love our club dearly, but enough is enough. This is no knee jerk reaction, none of this, I prefer one manager over another. This is more about being able to hold my head high as a Tottenham supporter safe in the knowledge that my club does its utmost best in all things football related. The club chose me, as it does with many fans. Football being played the way it was meant, the verve and passion, the crunching tackles, the fist pumping goal celebrations, dare I say, smiles on the players faces. All the things that attracted me to Spurs. Please sir......Can I have it back?.

Apologies for not really reporting too much, if any of the actual match. But let's be honest, you've read it all before, and in a way, this article very much ties in with why the match maybe played out the way it did. Hope Vert's and Soldado's injuries are not too bad, and wish them well. I'm not that mean.

Written by Cider Spurs.



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Writer:Cider Spurs.
Date:Monday March 31 2014
Time: 8:16AM

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Dim OUT
Mix26
31/03/2014 08:20:00
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No longer Numb!
Critical_Spur
31/03/2014 08:20:00
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Just to confirm. Apparently Roberto Soldado tried to punch Tim Sherwood, but missed...
oxfordspur
31/03/2014 08:31:00
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Shambles. Worst I've seen Spurs play. Geof good afternoon ;) I hope we don't have to fight relegation next season..I don't want to waste another bottle of JD! COYS!
James1
31/03/2014 08:34:00
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Wow we are bad. Why don't we just pass straight to them every time and give them goals? Great idea! ...I had said give Tim a chance, and he's blown it - crazy team selection again yesterday. Really hoping the Van Gaal rumours are true!
ScottyTooHotspur
31/03/2014 08:35:00
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We have players who don't care, no matter how good these individuals are I'd rather them not be at the club. If you can't get motivated to play for Spurs earning £50k+ pw then lets start over with kids. Tim is way out of his depth but he didn't appoint himself. Levy need to be hung out to dry now, I fully expect banners, protests and even planes flying around WHL against Sunderland. Enough is enough! We've gone from CL hopefuls to laughing stock in world football. Get Levy out the hot seat and employ someone who can function properly in that position. We all take our frustrations out on players, Tim but Levy is earning £2m+ per year and what is he actually doing apart from fecking up our club??
yiddyboy
31/03/2014 08:36:00
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Just finished vomiting again! I feel like my misses cheated on me!!! Never have I felt like this! My pool mates were doing score cast bets. I told them bet on everything 4-0 and over! Only paid 12/1 I believe! It feels awful to be expecting to be pummelled every time we play a team above us! And the feeling we won't ever score is always there! Can our shirt sponsors pull out of their deal at this stage? Will our tv matches drop next season!! Will we have the feared exodus?? Something needs to be done and announced NOW, to save us as a club!!
Dublin Hotspur
31/03/2014 08:37:00
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Those rumors have not been confirmed Ox however Twitter had a barrage of tweets there was a bust up in the changing room after the match! I hope someone smacked Dim in the face, I hope he got proper done and the players all got a kick in! Dim is a disgrace to the club and I expect his resignation today with Levy following him but we all know Daniel aint budging!
Mix26
31/03/2014 08:39:00
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Yiddyboy, in a WC year, I can't see players not putting in effort. I think some don't care but it's about Tim, not them or the club! How have we turned so many good players bad? The answer was sitting in front of the Liverpool directors sons, in the stands!!!
Dublin Hotspur
31/03/2014 08:40:00
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Apparently we are the only team in the league to have not scored in the first 15 mins of a match this season , about sums up the lethargy emanating from our club .
sandroman
31/03/2014 08:41:00
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Dublin, you may be right but I'm fed up of watching the circus every week with KoKo the clown in the stands!
yiddyboy
31/03/2014 08:42:00
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Yiddy , I understand what you are saying re Levy but don't hold ur breath , he is doing exactly what big Joe wants him to do , protect and increase his investment , doing great at that so can't see Levy going anywhere , as long as these hiccups aren't hurting financially Enic won't change anything at board level
sandroman
31/03/2014 08:47:00
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Me too yiddyboy, me too!
Dublin Hotspur
31/03/2014 08:47:00
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Worst Spurs I have ever seen. The players want Tim out, this was clear as day with the Erikson and Siggy interview after we won! They are simply not playing for him. I have never been so ashamed of our performances on the field. Tims game plan was to hang on in there ( with no dm ) the man is a clown and I will not be watching another game with him in charge. Attention seeking, arrogant, delusional, clueless prat
spurticus87
31/03/2014 08:47:00
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Dublin....Hurts me to say. I too also told my Celtic supporting friend to back Liverpool to win by 4 clear goals. Does not mean I did not want my team to win, and I never bet against Spurs (being a saint, I never bet, drink or smoke). The game went exactly as I thought it would.
Cider spurs
31/03/2014 08:50:00
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Cider I'm surprised it was only 4 going to Anfield with no holding midfielder, it's not like we had Dembele or Sandro on the bench.....
spurticus87
31/03/2014 08:55:00
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540 more minutes then KoKo will be removed, I would suggest to bouycot the Sunderland game to make a stand or vent frustrations towards Levy. He needs to know that we are not happy with HIM.

On a side note, I saw Levy sitting with who I believe is his son, the son has a lot of similarities to Bentaleb in his look, just a thought?
yiddyboy
31/03/2014 08:56:00
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Great article Cider. It's odd, I posted an article four months ago titled "Tim, Naive, Stubborn or inexperienced" and a few derided me for it, saying we should all back him, give him time and we will see. Well we have, and I was right on ALL three counts. We could see it from his selection away to Arsenal in the cup, he has learnt nothing in his time in the seat and is getting worse, he is poisoning our club and the atmosphere within it.

Just what the feck are our players doing ALL week on the training pitch?

What are our backroom team doing?

What is our supposed manager doing? Watching a studying the opposition? No. Getting our team drilled, pumped up and ready for our games? No.

Bentaleb and Siggy in the centre, away to a freefllowing ‘Pool' side, madness. The man is out of his depth, our 'squad' needs a serious 'slate-wiping' clearout. We need to and probably will miss out on Europe next season, I hope we do, it's fine if you have the squad, form and confidence, we got CL football without it that year, Liverpool did too this season. No thanks next year.

And it is to next year that I am looking, I can't bear to watch the shambles that we have become and I wish it could end this week, we are a joke. We need a new manager signed and players purchased before the world cup, then at least we can start clearing the lethargic, bad atmosphere at our club. The rebuiling we have to do seems to be stark and shocking, it will be more so, when the flurry of transfer requests come in from Lloris, Verts and Paulinho at the end of the season. Even without those three wanting out we have to shift... Friedel, Gomes.. Rose, Kaboul, Dawson... Lennon, Siggy, Chadli... Soldado. (Plus Livermore, Falque, BaE)

Strangley enough this leaves us fine in midfield with Holtby, Sandro, Dembele, Capoue, Townsend, Eriksen, Lamela and Carroll.

Up front we will have Kane and Ade so two ins needed there. Maybe only one if we actually decide to play Lamela there in the position that he actually played for Roma, he is NOT a right winger and never has been.

In goal we might need a new number 1 if Lloris wants to go.

At the back though it is a shambles, Walker, Naughton, Fryers and Chiriches might be our only players so we will need two leftbacks and two centrebacks.

So on reflection, just one striker to bring in and four defenders. It isn't such a huge rebuilding job after all. What we need to do this time though is but players with commitment, drive and passion. Preferably young and British in my book. Danny Ings would be a great buy as backup for Ade/Lamela. Ryan Gauld from Dundee is an absolute gem at 17 years old. Will Hughes at Derby has impressed me too. The defence is tricky though and I could see us going Dutch to sort it out with Daley Blind, Bruno Martins-Indi and Toby being possibles.

sukhothai
31/03/2014 09:01:00
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It's like Tim is sending our talented squad on a suicide mission. They go through the motions.......reluctantly.
Critical_Spur
31/03/2014 09:02:00
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Critical_Spur, he is sending the fans on a suicide mission as well.
Kong
31/03/2014 09:09:00
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Sherwood has never accepted any responsibility for any defeats, always blaming the players, fair enough yesterday was individual mistakes but the set up was wrong. He keeps going on about the players, not having any beliefs about playing top 4. One minute players are playing for their future, the next he has already given a list to Levy on who he wants, sitting in the stands for the whole match and saying he gets a better look at the players from there. Don't get him.
Kong
31/03/2014 09:12:00
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tim sherwood should be given more time,the players are sheit,even brendan rodgers has said this,he finished 7th last time out and people were referring him to the david brent of football
ghulamville
31/03/2014 09:14:00
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sukhothai I enjoyed that article and agreed from the get go that this would unfold. Things were only going to get worse and it was very predictable. All the love shown to Dim last week was a shock to me and a complete waste of energy! His reaction to the match and heading up to the Directors box was a disgrace!!! He is a very very bad apple and things are rotting at THFC. By the end of today mark my words Dim will not be at our club and will never return I hope!
Mix26
31/03/2014 09:16:00
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sukhothai - I not so sure the Dutch will sort out our defence, the Dutch are not renouned defensively. I agree with most of the clearout you mention, although I think Soldado could work in the right system, playing him as a lone striker is not getting to best out of him.

Kaboul is too injury prone and seems to have lost his edge, I believe he's out of contract in the summer too so easy to move on. Dawson just isn't goo enough for top half of the prem, ditto for Rose and Naughton. Verts just looks like he can't be bothered, not sure whether his head is elsewhere or if he just can't believe the standard around him, we have ruined a good player in Verts. Friedel is too old, I wouldn't be too disappionted with Lloris and Gomes tbh. A big shake up is required, and another year in transition. Fed up of transitions but can't help but think this is exactly what Levy/ENIC want as it gives them the excuse NOT to invest properly....
yiddyboy
31/03/2014 09:17:00
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Sukho, I also put one up in jan" Tim Sherwood, genious or charlatan?" I was also slated by many as it being premature, but the latter seems true now! The great pretender, sabotaging our team!!!
great write up cider! I'm amazed you could be bothered to turn the laptop on after that! I too won't bet v spurs! Could be making a fortune!!!
Dublin Hotspur
31/03/2014 09:17:00
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http://www.winnersports.co.uk/rodgers-calls-for-sherwood-to-be-given-more-time-at-tottenham-hotspur-fc-63595
ghulamville
31/03/2014 09:17:00
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Ghulamville, I don't remember Liverpool losing too many games last season by 4/5 goal margins.
Kong
31/03/2014 09:18:00
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Instead of a Spurs 'man of the match' poll this week, can we run a poll for which one of them we'd most like to punch following yesterdays performance?! I never thought I'd say it, as last year he was a hero, but it's 'Super Jan' for me.....don't think he was even injured, just think he wants out.
King26
31/03/2014 09:18:00
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ghulamville- give sherwood more time? really? to totally destroy the squad?....when in a hole stop digging.....Tim hasn't EVER shown anything that suggests more time will improve him....the man can't string a sentence together, hasn't studied for his profession yet wants to 'educate' us fans.....sling the joker out of our club as soon as possible and bring in some professional to set some foundations in place so we don't go backwards....
shedboy2
31/03/2014 09:19:00
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it dont matter whether u lose 25-0 or 1-0,you get no points and the opposition only picks up 3 points
ghulamville
31/03/2014 09:20:00
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ghulum u need to take a cold shower son
Mix26
31/03/2014 09:21:00
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Yes it does matter Ghumlamville, I would not be feeling like this if we performed yesterday, gave our best, had a go and lost 1-0. We lost 4-0 and played bad, very bad. Not good enough, not only did we lose 3 points but our team got another battering.
Kong
31/03/2014 09:23:00
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Of course Rogers is going to ask for Sherwood to get more time...it guarantees him 6 points again next season!
shedboy2
31/03/2014 09:25:00
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we have always had drubbings,this has permeated the club as far as i can remember,even harry was at the end of some brutal maulings
ghulamville
31/03/2014 09:28:00
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I also don't understand what the feck the coaches are doing all week. Levy mentioned we are heading in a new direction, WOW this is not what I had in mind!!

I do miss AVB if I'm honest, at least he had some class about him.
I just hope Lewis has twitter and decides to sack Tim and Levy with immediate effect!!
yiddyboy
31/03/2014 09:28:00
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Ghulamville of course Brendan wants Tim to be given more time, it means that Liverpool would have one less competitor for top 4 next season! I contemplated reporting abuse on your comment but there was no category for deluded
spurticus87
31/03/2014 09:28:00
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I agree Yiddy, I get to watch a bit of Dutch football and those three mentioned are the only three I would take from there, I hope we could find two leftbacks in Britain but no leftbacks spring to mind and we need two.

I give particular attention to Rose when he 'plays', he is just awful, the worse excuse for a footballer in all my years of watching, yes he scored a worldy once, but so did Atouba. Rose doesn't offer anything at all and his attitude stinks. I agree that Soldado maybe could offer us something and supported him fully for the first five months, but I feel as with Forlan and T.D Thomasson, he is one of those who will be prolific in another league but it never really clicks for him here. Seems a nice bloke, but just how many passengers can one team carry?

sukhothai
31/03/2014 09:29:00
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all i am saying is u cant expect a manager who comes half way through a season to have the same aims as the one who starts the season-he hasnt spent a single penny
ghulamville
31/03/2014 09:31:00
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HE PLAYED SIGGURDSON AS A HOLDING MIDFIELDER, YES HE REALLY DID THAT. WITH SANDRO AND DEMBELE ON THE BENCH HE PLAYED SIGGURDSON AND BENTAPLEB AGAINST THE BEST STRIKE FORCE IN THE LEAGUE AWAY FROM HOME!!!! HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY ARGUE THIS CLOWN NEEDS TIME!
spurticus87
31/03/2014 09:32:00
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sukhothai, you are so right about Rose, I thought he would do well at the start of the season but now I don't want to see him in the team again. Either he is not fit or just lazy, always looks like he is jogging rather than sprinting. Shame he is not the only player playing bad.
Kong
31/03/2014 09:34:00
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considering the talent in the squad, this has to be the worst season for many years. Many people have said it is down to a lack of belief in the manager. I think it goes further than that and is a lack of belief in the owners. I have written before on ENIC so I won't go into detail again other than to say that if our owner Joe Lewis as concerned about the football as he was about the balance sheet, then why is Daniel Levy still running the football side of the club despite so many major cock ups. It is time for some serious anti ENIC protests hopefully starting on Monday against Sunderland. Maybe the hundreds or maybe thousands of empty seats will spur ENIC into action. Finally, for all those who keep saying that we have the sixth biggest salaries therefore we should only finish sixth then take a look at Liverpool. Amazing what a well coached, well run and motivated team can do. It also helps if you keep your best players. Louie Van Gaal - I don't think so. Why would he risk his reputation at Tottenham. Absolutely no chance.
jonathan01
31/03/2014 09:34:00
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ghulamville- you must have had a bang on the head...have a lie down (btw Tim isn't a manager and he had the jan window but said he didn't need anyone! )
shedboy2
31/03/2014 09:36:00
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Levy wrote this season off the moment AVB left. He clearly thought "We'll just draw a line under this year and start again next year when i can pick up a manager on the cheap without any compensation" It's not Sherwood's fault that he hasn't got a clue, but it is his fault that he hasn't stepped down for the good of the team. At least he hasn't lost the dressing room, he never had it to lose!
gothic spur
31/03/2014 09:37:00
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in all my time as a spurs fan i have never felt as low as i do currently, i have absolutely no optimism when we go into any game these days, its more like thinking ho much can we limit the damage, i knew we were going to get clobbered yesterday but its still so dissapointing when it actually happens, i thought Dawsons through ball to Suraez was our best pass the whole game. Man i have never seen us as bad as this, even compared to old teams where we had truly Sh!t players. I too just want the season to end.
Andre Viljoen
31/03/2014 09:38:00
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jonathan01- Levy owns enough of the club to keep himself in charge....but pressure should be brought...I would suggest everyone delay or indeed not re-new their season tickets next year....the club will start spinning this great player/manager etc but it's just to get you to renew..after all if you do want to go to a game you'll still get a ticket on Stubhub!...
shedboy2
31/03/2014 09:39:00
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the only beef i have with tim is him being in the stands,apart from that he is doing a sterling job
ghulamville
31/03/2014 09:42:00
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Apologies, I posted this also on coopsies Nonsense thread, but seeming as a few have questioned players ability.

Ricardo Rodriguez LB, Konoplyanka LW. Sorted. Micah Richards to cover RB and CB, add to this Doria, great young CB, or, Fabian Schar. This to me gives us a very solid backline to build from. Need to lose one out of Bentaleb, Dembele or Paulinho and attempt to sign a player who has the ability to split Midfield with one pass. Get away from this sideways passing. Yes we have Lamela, Chadli, Holtby and Eriksen for the AM roles, but a player who can dictate the game from further back is most certainly lacking.
Cider spurs
31/03/2014 09:42:00
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Add to this Bony, Lukaku or Benteke.
Cider spurs
31/03/2014 09:43:00
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Shedboy2, true about stubhub, why get a season ticket when tickets are going for around £30 on Stubhub. If things don;t change for next season then tickets will be very cheap as no one will be going.
Kong
31/03/2014 09:43:00
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Rose, he is lazy, has no positional intelligence, gets caught out every game! Was standing still yesterday for the first goal, and not even in picture for any other attack Liverpool made! Eriksen was even back to try to cover him!
also long balls to Robbie or ade don't work! Stop this! Build from the back, forward moves, feed him in the box! I feel for him more than any other player!!!
Dublin Hotspur
31/03/2014 09:43:00
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Ghulamville , also don't expect a manager to come in half way thru a season and totally disrespect 2 Brazilian and 1 Belgium international midfeilders by playing a complete 19yo novice and then saying because he trusted said 19yo more than those internationals , came across as ameturish and has continued with that lack of professionalism since .
sandroman
31/03/2014 09:43:00
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Ghualamville, you were happy with his team selection yesterday?
spurticus87
31/03/2014 09:45:00
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Ghulamville, it is good to know that Sherwood has one fan supporting him, shame everyone else doesn't.
Kong
31/03/2014 09:46:00
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He also lies to the players - telling them Bale was staying whilst he was trying to squeeze more money out of Madrid and constantly telling the fans that we will be keeping our best players. ENIC OUT NOW.
jonathan01
31/03/2014 09:47:00
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ghulamville please enlighten us to where u feel Dim has done anything remotely managerial barring a flook 4 vs Newcastle and a sturdy result against Sunderland I think. Has he made a game changing sub? Has he instilled a solid def plan? Have we looked anything other than counter attacking or long ball? Have we had any game plan whatsoever? Have we honestly looked more disjointed, ragged, toothless, pathetic and a complete joke in 8 odd years? There is no work rate, no commitment and not even pride ffs! However long Dim has been here it's far too long already, he took the job, in fact he begged for the job and told us he knows what Spurs fans want! Well we want you to phuck off Dim back to the scum up the road!
Mix26
31/03/2014 09:47:00
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crisis u are actually taking the *****! Phuck off ghulam! and take Dim with u!
Mix26
31/03/2014 09:49:00
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At least we have a returning Tom Carroll from QPR..a gem of a player now more experienced.. Also Livermore from Hull.. and others on loan. Just need a top manager and his back up team to work with them, and main squad players...
Block D Spurs
31/03/2014 09:49:00
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Mix26, Sherwood has not had enough time to implement his ideas on the team (his own words), I dread to think what his ideas are.
Kong
31/03/2014 09:51:00
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Shedboy2 , exactly as you say regarding Levy owning a large lump , thing is we have too be prepared for a few more seasons of this because Enic won't sell till the financial position of the club is such that they can sell with optimum profit . I have mentally put any on field aspirations I hope for on hold whilst Enic are in charge and suggest others doing the same . Removing Levy even if it did happen would change nothing as the next guy would still be a JL cronnie with only one brief .
sandroman
31/03/2014 09:53:00
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We are so bad that opposing fans are actually starting to feel sorry for us. How bad must it be for that to happen? Unless I suffered a major halucination last night a tweet appeared from SpursOfficial yesterday evening around 10pm saying that Sherwood had been sacked with immediate effect. 90 seconds later (the time it normally takes from kick off for us to concede these days) the tweet had been removed. Now that is very odd. If it was a fake account why remove the tweet? If it was the official account then that is some monumental cock-up to make if it isn't true. I'm still confused but I'm pretty certain that Sherwood knows that his Spurs career ends in 6 games time at best and perhaps sooner if the majority of us get our wish. I think he's staying in the stands because his influence on the team is below zero and he is effectively just filling the gillet until a proper manager arrives. The sooner the better for me.
SpuriousLife
31/03/2014 09:54:00
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Oh come on now, all this “give him more time” talk is just nonsense. With AVB, I could understand why people wanted to give him more time, wait for the players to settle etc but TS hasn’t got a bloody clue. His team selections are laughable, the tactics NEVER change regardless of how we are playing, and he clearly doesn’t have the respect of the players. Although the players may “like him” that doesn’t mean they respect or listen to him. Of course Rodgers wants THFC to give TS more time……it’s another 6 points a season for them and bulks up there goal difference

I don’t know who is doing the training an spurs (if anyone) but its school boy defending every game, no pressure off the ball every game, no desire every game, wrong bloody team selection EVERY game, it is a very serious situation. I have lost all patience with a number of our player’s as well. Regardless of possible talent Vertonghen Rose & Paulinho can just sod off in the summer as they just don’t give a $hi7 about spurs, and in all fairness Rose shouldn’t even be a PL defender! Yesterday certainly wasn’t a surprise, but im just shocked at how easy we made it for them. Cant wait for this season to end.
hudderspur
31/03/2014 09:55:00
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wow,im really getting in the neck here,as i see it we have dissapointed in the cups,especially the europa which was a low point.but the epl has been a sucess.what with the remaining 6 fixtures left tim i expect will be the most sucessfull mangaer in recent times.now if you put that scenario to me when he first got the job i would say his deserved the gig for a complete season
ghulamville
31/03/2014 09:57:00
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i tell u what is nonsense hudderspur,is the david moyes brigade who say 'needs more time'.he inherited the champions,had a full season,spent 70million on 2 players and find themselves in 6th.compared to this tim needs to be given 10 more years before we judge him
ghulamville
31/03/2014 10:01:00
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but he does not have the all powerful media on his side
ghulamville
31/03/2014 10:02:00
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We as fans want success on the pitch, it's the way it will always be. Here's the thing. Because of our continual ability to always be found wanting when so close to actually achieving some credibility, we have now become somewhat impatient. Rightly so.

Some may argue we got rid of AVB to soon, we at least we looked like we had a plan under his reign, albeit with boring football as some proclaim (myself included), could he have excelled with time?, now we have Tim, no way should he be given next season, he is still trying to learn things AVB before him and if it were LVG, things after him, that these managers already know.

Simple things like watching your next opponents, scrutinising their every apparent weakness.Here lies the next problem, how long do we as fans give the next manager before professing he is crap?, by no means am I saying Sherwood is good enough as of yet, my question is more, because of the continual buy, sell, rebuild, sack process of players and managers alike. We are always placed in the position of a false new dawn and increased expectation. It's obvious Sherwood is inept at this role at present, however, the one thing that I really do wish to finally happen is to secure a manager, and stick with him for the full duration of his contract. LVG is known as a slow starter, are the fans ready for this?, I just want a stable club for 3-4 seasons with a manager improving season on season keeping our players as a united team as opposed to selling the top talent.
Cider spurs
31/03/2014 10:03:00
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jonathan01 - Not really sure what you are saying, Liverpool's wage bill was a lot higher than ours even before Suarez got his new deal. At one stage their chairman was saying it was a priority to get it down, that it was unsustainable, that seems to have been forgotten. Van Gaal will take the Spurs job if offered it, a nice earner for two or three years before he retires, he's too old to have to worry about his reputation. Somehow I don't think a 62 year old is really the manager we need.
jod
31/03/2014 10:06:00
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good balanced post cider
ghulamville
31/03/2014 10:06:00
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Cider spurs we need all 3 of then strikers
stephenspurs1210
31/03/2014 10:08:00
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liverpool are the 4th highest wage spenders,and they are the biggest spenders in the last 3 years,they have been underachieving for the last couple of years.it was only a matter of time before they got their act together
ghulamville
31/03/2014 10:13:00
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Cider - a lot of the lack of patience we show as fans is because we hear so very little officially from the club. If Levy actually had the balls to come out and apologise for the crap we've had served up this season and said that the club is working to improve things and that we need to show patience and support to Sherwood because the board believe he is the right man for the job and will support him wholeheartedly in the summer then at least we'd know the club's position and where we stand. That is the official line United keep giving with Moyes. Instead we get NOTHING. No apologies for the abject performances and total batterings we've suffered. No insight as to whether the board wants Sherwood or not. No idea what is going to happen this week or next let alone next season. Because we are blatantly ignored and kept in the dark people eventually get fed up and turn. That is where the frustration starts from. Levy hasn't got the balls to man up and front up to the people that are the lifeblood of the club. Instead he hides in the shadows sharpening his knife awaiting his next sacking victim. Good clubs respect their fans. Spurs apparently don't. No apology from the players. No apology from the manager. No apology from the board. So what conclusion are we supposed to draw? Either these performances are deemed as acceptable or we as fans don't count for $heit.
SpuriousLife
31/03/2014 10:15:00
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stephen...As I recall season start the thought of Dembele, Sandro and Capoue in Midfield led me to write along the lines of "Please Mister can I have my ball back." Add to this Paulinho and I thought we were going to have a Midfield to smash all and sundry. How wrong I was.
Cider spurs
31/03/2014 10:16:00
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Cider spurs, When you and others say that LVG is a slow starter, what does that mean exactly?
MAN ON!
31/03/2014 10:17:00
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Petition to boot out Levy/ENIC. Have I beaten Pele10? http://espurs.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sign-e-spurs-petition-against-levyenic.html?m=1 COYS!
James1
31/03/2014 10:18:00
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Of course Brendan is going to say Sherwood needs more time! He isn't gonna say he should be sacked is he?! Diplomacy, respect and class goes a long way!

Can U imagine TS picks the team against Liverpool, tell Nabil and Gylfi you two are the engine room. What will their and other players' reaction be? Oh, sheet!. WTF. Hiding for nothing! ...and then expect them to perform?!
Critical_Spur
31/03/2014 10:18:00
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Spurious...Great post mate. Sentiments I wholeheartedly agree with. Feel totally mugged off at present.
Cider spurs
31/03/2014 10:19:00
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