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Point the Way Daniel!

Football fans love to play the blame game. I actually think that we prefer having things to moan about than we do when all is looking good.

Of course things being good are all relative, depending on your size, status and history, but am I alone in believing that football fans wherever they are and whoever they support love to moan and that winning is in reality quite boring after a while. How can we do better than a manager that wins every game and every competition? It must be absolute hell being a Bayern Munich fan in recent times…

What I do believe is vital for any club that doesn`t win every week is to at least have a plan. Even if that strategy doesn`t always work 100%. What is most definitely needed now at Spurs is to have a cunning plan and build on it, something that Daniel Levy, Joe lewis or whoever, has failed to do, during their time with the club.

There are positives, in that our Academy system seems to be thriving, but is there a real intention to build these players into senior stars or just to sell to finance the structure and hope that the occasional diamond pops up? There is of course the realisation that playing youngsters is a long term strategy and rarely brings silverware in the short term. It is also a likely kiss of death to a manager tasked with playing kids, because kids are inconsistent and inconsistency leads to managers losing their jobs, unless directors and fans are all signing from the same hymn sheet.

So do our board have that cunning plan and do they have the balls to stick with it when things get difficult, as they surely will? History tells us that the boys from Enic will chop and change when things get tough and not only change the manager, but usually the whole plan and system, whether bits are working or not. Usually with the sacking of a manager, follows the majority of the back room, even going down to the academy, as managers like their own men in key positions. This is supposed to be one benefit of having a Sporting Director, but if he is also removed with a manager, it becomes an even bigger mess.

This isn`t an anti or pro Sherwood or anyone else article, but just an observation that as a club we need to have a working plan that is with us for the next five years and beyond. Players, managers and even owners come and go, but that is made so much easier if there is a settled structure in place and harmony behind the public faces. Sack Sherwood and you probably lose Ramsey, Ferdinand and perhaps others, which isn`t great for our U-21s and below. Could these guys happily slip back into their former roles? That would be very nice in my opinion, just as long as all parties are happy and the structure is set up and the club are brave and insightful enough to look beyond the now.

The man who is surely charged with setting this up and then sticking with is, is of course Daniel Levy, whether pushed or pulled by Joe Lewis or not. Short term fixes have failed or at least failed to be followed through and I can see all the blame pointed firmly at Enic, should we mess up again, and perhaps that blame should have been put at their door some time ago. Though getting the right man or men isn`t always that easy, there are instant fixes that can at least give them time. Be honest with the fans and media and tell them the thinking. Are we looking to go with youth, buy our way to success and who and how are we making decisions? The club owes it to the fans to be honest and even if we have to step out of the top six to return stronger, then so be it, just as long as everyones knows the plan and direction...



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Tuesday April 1 2014
Time: 5:00AM

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first one up this morning...
jerkinmahjurgen
01/04/2014 05:08:00
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Good article Ox ... Consistency is the key. If we continue to chop and change as we have done in recent years we will never move forward, but remain forever in a state of transition. We need to back a manager for 3 or 4 years. That may mean we take a step backwards for a season or two but at least we’ll be following a plan instead of continual knee-jerk reactions every time things look like going pear-shaped.
Geofspurs
01/04/2014 06:15:00
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Said it before, I'll say it again. We need to secure a good manager, give him time (something that is seldom afforded in the football world). Within reason financially allow him to have sole control over all players he needs or wants, and the biggest step forward this club can make IMO, is to stop this idiotic thought process that we are a top 4 club and anything less is a failure.

Yes, we need objectives, but let's have realistic objectives. "I want a Porsche, but I'm only prepared to pay Ford Fiesta money." You will never get the Porsche. Lose the delusions of grandeur, accept our position for where we are, we may just find that everything becomes a little more relaxed as opposed to the "I want it all, and I want it now" scenario continually playing out. It would allow for a sensible, less pressured attempt at improvement, which in turn, given time, will hopefully give a better foundation for building to where we aspire to be.

I believe that because of all the past cock ups, this is why the pressure is so immense on the club now. They know, that they have been afforded time, and often failed to pounce when opportunities have presented themselves, the club have created this pressure, but they have now passed this over to the managers they employ as a result of their shortcomings. Take a step back once more, as opposed to the shambles at present. Create a plan, a vision to adhere to. Then, stick to it.
Cider spurs
01/04/2014 07:34:00
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I second that, Cider.
Geofspurs
01/04/2014 07:48:00
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Great article Ox, actually one of the best I've seen on here lately. Bravo mate...hope Levy and even Baldini, to some extent, read this. Granted I 'hate' the great unwashed for obvious reasons...but I can't wait to have you guys actually trump those Woolwich sc*mbags and consistently finish ahead of them. Honestly.
HGH Magic
01/04/2014 08:21:00
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Good post Ox. We certainly need a manager who has a vision. Build from the bottom up. To some extent we have with the youth set up with the help of the state of the art training facility. AVB had a vision but never got to see it come to fruition. Let's hope we can bring someone in who has a plan which will benefit Spurs for years to come. COYS!
James1
01/04/2014 08:37:00
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Given the size of our club bringing through players from the academy is actually critical. One thing Sherwood has shown with playing Bentalab, at 19 remember, is the possibilities if you have a bit of courage. Football must be almost unique in that when you lose a manager you usually lose all the key support staff, crazy if they are doing a good job. Maybe the return of Ian Holloway is a sign Levy has recognised this problem and is trying to do something about it. The major difficulty we have is Levy's inability to pick the right manager. I did see a suggestion that someone like Glenn Hoddle should be made the DOF and that job delegated to him, radical but who knows, it might work.
jod
01/04/2014 08:45:00
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Sherwood is still in charge..... Unfortunately that's not an April fools!!
Kong
01/04/2014 08:50:00
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Lol Kong. Jod DOF would suit Hoddle, but I still think he wants to manage Spurs or England..all a pipe dream but if he decided to retire as manager I'd be more than happy to see GH as DOF. COYS!
James1
01/04/2014 08:54:00
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LEVY/LEWIS/ENIC OUT!!!
Pele10
01/04/2014 10:01:00
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Having just had a read of this, alot of it makes sense, rather then post the link, posted the article; PART ONE; Tottenham: White Hart Change Written by @NickBarronJNR The eighteen month contract given to Tim Sherwood was a smart move by Spurs. The tag of ‘Interim Manager’ is avoided and Tottenham won’t be concerned about a substantial pay-off should it not quite work out. Daniel Levy and Joe Lewis are smart enough to know that things weren’t going to be remedied overnight following the departure of AVB. The shackles placed on the team needed removing and the players confidence had to be lifted. Several months on from Tim Sherwood’s appointment and nearly all of the problems are still there for everybody to see; defensive frailties, lack of direction when in possession, fractured confidence and a notable lack of on-field leadership. I really wanted the appointment of Tim Sherwood to work out – a young British coach to lead the team in its battle against the Premier Leagues big-guns. However, you can almost hear the axe being sharpened in Daniel Levy’s office as the inevitable sacking of Tim Sherwood looms. Louis Van Gaal is publicly applying for the position and is odds-on to be appointed after the Netherlands complete their World Cup journey. I’ve laid out what I would address if the keys to the manager’s office at N17 were handed to me. Players, coaching staff, medical department and recruitment policy all get a dose of change.
spu 4 life
01/04/2014 10:08:00
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PART TWO;COACHING STAFF The work undertaken by Steffen Freund with the youth sides of the German national team make him stand out as a perfect candidate for a role within a club containing several young first team players. His time spent as a player at White Hart Lane gives him an inside knowledge of the club enviable to many. Chris Ramsey has been with the club a long time, and with respect, is almost used to the constant disappointments over the last few years. Les Ferdinand is close to Sherwood, and I doubt he would continue if his friend was shown the door. Les also appears to have an ego, and I often wonder whether that has an effect on the players respecting him. Both would go to make room for coaches who can fill specific roles. The outspoken, but renown, Raymond Verheijen is a fitness and conditioning specialist who I would employ in a heartbeat. This season alone, Tottenham have struggled with injuries. At one point, Spurs were without Paulinho, Michael Dawson, Erik Lamela, Jan Vertonghen, Emmanuel Adebayor, Younnes Kaboul, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose. This tells me that there are fundamental issues with the fitness and medical departments within the club. Raymond’s expertise would be vital in re-shaping the medical side of Tottenham. Raymond has worked with Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City and the national teams of Holland, South Korea and Russia – all with great success. Craig Bellamy used Raymond as his personal conditioner to help him through a period littered with injuries. Another player who sought his advice and ability was Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben. Specializing in pre-season work and maintaining the conditioning of players through a season, Raymond is an expert and at the very top of his field. His knowledge would be invaluable and pivotal in keeping Tottenham’s key players fit and fresh. Spurs defensive frailties have been highlighted time and time again. This season alone in the Premier League against Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool – Tottenham have conceded thirty goals, an average of three a game. That record isn’t going to get you into the top four. There needs to be a member of staff whose speciality is defending and can work with individuals and the team. After Brendan Rodgers was appointed Liverpool manager, he spent time seeking out a sports psychologist to change the mind-set of the clubs players and staff. Rodgers elected to appoint Dr Steve Peters who had been an integral part of Team GB’s success at the London Olympics. Bradley Wiggins also worked with Dr Peters during the build-up and throughout his winning of the Tour de France. One comment made regarding Dr Steve Peters came from British Cycling supremo Sir Dave Brailsford when asked about Dr Peters work; “Dr Steve Peters is the best appointment I ever made” Ten words, that was it. Such has been his success, Team GB’s track and field athletes will be using Dr Peters for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Tottenham’s struggles against their closest rivals, plus many other games against the League’s smaller clubs leads me to the conclusion that there has to be a change in mentality, and outside help is needed. There is no doubting the quality available within Tottenham’s squad, but this quality needs fine-tuning to believe they can compete with the very best in the Premier League. A thorough search for somebody befitting this role is vital, as Liverpool have proven with their progress.
spu 4 life
01/04/2014 10:09:00
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PART FOUR; CLUB POLICY The playing squad is not in need of another hundred million pound makeover. The biggest changes need to take place back-of-house. The mess which came about last summer after signing players from Italy, Spain, Romania, Holland, Brazil and France was plain to see. Having all these players adapt physically and mentally both on and off the field has been a catastrophe. The player liaison officer’s feet would not of been able to move fast enough to deal with the demands and needs of seven players and their families. A conversation in the Spurs boardroom between AVB, Franco Baldini and Daniel Levy towards the end of AVB’s tenure must have been chaotic. AVB blaming Baldini for buying players he didn’t want…Baldini blaming AVB for not being able to coach top players…Levy accusing Baldini of buying the wrong players and paying too much…AVB blaming Levy for not letting him buy the players he wanted. Where does it end? It should end with Franco Baldini being relieved of his duties and the manager and his scouting team reporting to Daniel Levy with which players he wants each transfer window. The manager becomes accountable for what his signings are doing and the chairman accountable for money spent. Secretly, I hope Spurs lose one or two more games before the season ends, therefor not qualifying for the Europa League. A season concentrating solely on the Premier League and domestic cups with a smaller and more manageable squad, led by staff with dedicated roles would be beneficial. Daniel Levy and Joe Lewis are not shy when it comes to making big decisions. Its evolution, not revolution, which should be at the heart of these decisions.
spu 4 life
01/04/2014 10:10:00
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PART THREE; PLAYERS The first team squad contains twenty-six players. This does not include Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Lewis Holtby, Tom Carroll, Jake Livermore and Iago Falque who are all out on loan. The return of these players upon the seasons conclusion takes the squad to an enormous thirty-one. Elite athletes are notably difficult to manage, and with so many players not getting the game time they crave, problems can surface and negatives attitudes have an effect on others. The squad needs trimming down with fringe players and those who have gotten comfortable needing to be moved on. Hueurelho Gomes is above being a third choice goalkeeper, he also collects a considerable wage which could be better spent elsewhere. Aaron Lennon has become a part of the furniture at Spurs and his performances have been painful to say the least. A fresh start elsewhere for Lennon would be good for both player and club. Two error prone defenders we have are Michael Dawson and Kyle Naughton. Dawson has a great mentality, but his constant poor positioning costs Spurs dearly. Naughton plays with a carefree attitude and repeatedly gifts errors to the opposition. Even playing as an understudy to Kyle Walker, Naughton is out of his depth. Assou-Ekotto has confessed to football not being his passion, merely a job to him. That may sit well with a club whose ambitions are not the same as Spurs, but when a club is trying to compete at the top you need every player to be fully committed. There’s no room for a player with no drive to win. Lewis Holtby is a nice and technically gifted player, yet he doesn’t possess the same quality as Eriksen and is another who could quickly become unhappy. I don’t believe he is a trouble maker, more of a player Spurs can afford to let go. Tom Carroll and Iago Falque have spent a lot of time out on loan and will struggle to dislodge several current players. My perception is they would not be able to stand up to the physical rigors of the Premier League. With those eight players leaving, the squad is reduced to twenty-three and becomes more manageable. Realistic offers for Etienne Capoue and Gylfi Sigurdsson would be considered and that would be for a simple reason. With these departures, room would be made for the arrival of British players. The core of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea is made up of British players which have helped in many circumstances. If you look at teams currently challenging for the Premier League title, or the winners since its birth, you will see a core of homegrown players: Arsenal: Tony Adams, Sol Campbell, Ray Parlour, David Seaman, Lee Dixon, Martin Keown. Chelsea: John Terry, Ashley Cole, Joe Cole, Frank Lampard, Gary Cahill, Damien Duff. Liverpool: Steven Gerrard, Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson, Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, Jon Flanagan. Manchester City: Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott, Gareth Barry, James Milner. Manchester United: Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher. Rightly or wrongly, British talent comes at a premium rate. Tottenham need to add some British steel to play alongside its continental talent. Rumors constantly circle that James Milner is available for the right price due to lack of playing time. A known fact is Joleon Lescott’s contract expires come the season end – he may not be the best defender the league has seen, but he is superior to Michael Dawson and understands what’s required to win a Premier League title. One thing Spurs lack are winners – James Milner and Joleon Lescott would add experience, quality, and a winners instinct and all for money that isn’t out of this world. Dundee United have several good young players amongst their first team, Ryan Gauld is one of them and at eighteen years old has the world at his feet. A player with attacking flair, but has also been exposed to the over-zealous tackling and treatment of the Scottish game. He’s a tough young character who reminds me of Gareth Bale.
spu 4 life
01/04/2014 10:10:00
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Another well written article Ox. I personally didn't like the values displayed by HR before he arrived at the club but as willing to support him while he was doing well with the team as the direction for the club was clear to see. Didn't really want him gone but willingly said farewell.
Same with AVB - didn't think much of the guy - saw him as a cast off from scum bridge but for the sake of achieving some sort of consistency and success for the club supported the project.
Yet at the slightest hiccup we get rid of the 'vision' because not playing the 'spurs way'.
In come TS - willing to support - but that was thrown out by me after the colossal mistake by him after Chelski.... a total misfit for the required skill set!

Hardly any mention of the 'spurs way' these days yet that's the reason for the demise of 'the project' we were all sold and bought only two years hence! All in all I think we the fans have more blame to give ourselves than we have done... our willingness to get shot of someone at the wink of an eye. Majority of the blame lies at the door of Daniel Levy. Too many things have taken place under his regime.

So, perhaps we need to adjust our expectations or strive totally for that ultimate goal of ours! I don't think there is any room for both now. I, of course, opt for the latter.
Highgatespur
01/04/2014 10:13:00
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spu 4 life.. Just read this and you've posted it all yourself. I was going to put up a link. No need. I agree about having a core of British players.
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 10:17:00
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A very well thought and constructed piece to share Spu 4 Life... will chew over and probably comment on aspects ... thanks for this Spu.
Highgatespur
01/04/2014 10:23:00
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What ever the article, the topic is the same; I mentioned before regarding our medical staff, how long has Eric Lamela had his back injury, his 22 years old, not 92, can someone recall the first mention and date of this injury? Coaching Staff was Les Ferdinand not our striker coach under Arry, everything that could go wrong has. Steffen once our number two, not is a number two, is now the sketch artist on match days, when does his gallery open? A clean sweep is required, send the lot packing Manager, Coaching Staff, Medical Team.
spu 4 life
01/04/2014 10:34:00
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http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/louis-van-gaal-not-looking-to-make-sweeping-changes-if-he-takes-over-at-tottenham-9227372.html
spu 4 life
01/04/2014 10:44:00
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thanks for the link spu4life. nice one
logos8
01/04/2014 10:45:00
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food link spu - something positive - just wrap it up Levy. The wait time is getting poisonous!
Highgatespur
01/04/2014 10:59:00
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It's not yet official but it seems that TS has been fired. Freund is to take over for the remaining 6 matches and LVG will be confirmed as the man to take charge after the World cup.
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 11:05:00
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Well it was on the cards I suppose. Good luck TS>...
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 11:06:00
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spu4 life - a painful read.
HGH Magic
01/04/2014 11:14:00
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Hello hoptopbunty, been a long time, nice of you to join us on April fool's day.
Kong
01/04/2014 11:14:00
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Man On - Where did you hear this or is it part of April fool's?
Kong
01/04/2014 11:14:00
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HGH Magic who asked you to read it twa7
spu 4 life
01/04/2014 11:15:00
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Where did you hear that man on?
Dublin Hotspur
01/04/2014 11:15:00
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Dublin, be prepared to start dancing naked if true or start crying if not :).
Kong
01/04/2014 11:16:00
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Hiya tophobunty is BACK! Back of the net strrrikerrrrrr! Wither @darkenvai even? LOLO...
HGH Magic
01/04/2014 11:16:00
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It's on the grapevine..... Should be announced later this afternoon. I don't know if that's good or bad.....
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 11:17:00
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Make the most of it then hoptopbunty before you vanish.
Kong
01/04/2014 11:17:00
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Dublin, look at the date
Highgatespur
01/04/2014 11:17:00
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The players put together a party at training today to celebrate ''Tim Sherwood day'' as they said it is April 1st.
spu 4 life
01/04/2014 11:18:00
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Thanks for the info hoptopbunty, not sure whether to be happy or not now. What a mess of a season.
Kong
01/04/2014 11:19:00
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Not sure if he has resigned or been pushed.. So, sorry to jump the gun.
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 11:20:00
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spu4, I know as an ill-trained kid social civility is beyond you. So you stand forgiven and tolerated for your twa7 plonker show of shame.
HGH Magic
01/04/2014 11:21:00
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Hey tops. All well I hope mate! I hope this is true lads! Just planning my day now to celebrate! And dance naked around the house of course! Hope it's not an April fool, or I will look like one!!!
Dublin Hotspur
01/04/2014 11:22:00
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Get yer kits off! It's a lovely day! Or put them on......
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 11:24:00
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Topho, where did you hop up from?
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 11:27:00
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I don't think Van Gaal is gonna be happy about this being leaked.
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 11:30:00
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Might be wrong about LVG.... Told it's someone closer to home.... ???
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 11:37:00
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Nice one spu4life!!!
Highgatespur
01/04/2014 11:38:00
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lets get who we should have replaced harry with before he went to Real Madrid. ANCELOTTI
topspur53
01/04/2014 11:40:00
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I don't think it's an april fools day thing. It looks to be the real deal.. I'm gonna stupid if it is...
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 11:41:00
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*look Stupid*
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 11:42:00
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Sad as would have been great if Tim worked out, but a stupid appointment from day 1 and a disaster for me from day 1 (West Ham & Arsenal Cup exits etc). Good Luck Tim, but Please BE TRUE - even last 6 games are important to start rebuilding something, anything and make a few want to stay. LVG for me - team ethic (Sorry Jan - you may be the first one out with your attitude).
Windlespur
01/04/2014 11:51:00
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It might wake Jan up a bit.....
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 11:53:00
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I can come straight now. Never liked the upstart from his playing days. Tim in just 4 months has ruined our season. Can we now finish it with some pride please Spurs...
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 11:55:00
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Windlespur - JV is getting it plenty at the moment - he's far the most effective defender and exceptionally talented player in our team. He's been messed around so much!!! A saint would have had difficulty with what's been expected of him... sorry to buck the trend.
Highgatespur
01/04/2014 11:57:00
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Nothing is official yet, am looking at the official site waiting for it to change.
Kong
01/04/2014 12:00:00
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Are you sure this isn't an April Fool's wind-up? The only thing that makes me think it might be true is that the SpursOfficial twitter account posted that he had been sacked at 10pm on Sunday night only for it then to be removed 90 seconds later. I'm not convinced by this story yet...
SpuriousLife
01/04/2014 12:00:00
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Twitter is not having a meltdown so not sure what is going on.
Kong
01/04/2014 12:01:00
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hoptopbunty..By the way, was it you that reported me for abuse?
MAN ON!
01/04/2014 12:03:00
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hoptopbunty, was you told who the new manager will be?
Kong
01/04/2014 12:04:00
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If it's true it's a total car crash of a season for our players and in the eyes of anyone looking in from the outside! Who would have imagined all this when we started this season! I think lamela had the right IDE! Stay out of the limelight til everything is mended! What a relieve to be rid of Tim Sherwood though! One chapter left in this seat of the pants novel!
Dublin Hotspur
01/04/2014 12:06:00
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Maybe lamela will be the new manager, that way we will get to see him.
Kong
01/04/2014 12:07:00
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hoptopbunty, Stiffone Friend is a great name for a manager :)
Kong
01/04/2014 12:09:00
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Funny thing is, if Tim has gone, he will need to get his badges now to manage elsewhere! He would likely be running a league 2 team or worse, and certainly won't have his pick of players, he should have embraced what he had with us. But no, and that was his downfall! As well as his behaviour of course!

bloody hell man on! Never anticipated you saying that about our upstart in charge, or has your account been skimmed by someone like me???
Dublin Hotspur
01/04/2014 12:12:00
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I wish it wasn't April Fool's as a part of me is thinking this is a wind up.
Kong
01/04/2014 12:13:00
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Out of routine day-to-day rigors of a competitive football league, never mind the uber competitive Premier League, for all of 3+ years; naïve to the Premier League and possibly 'match-rusty' and senile at 62, 63 after the World Cup; will Louis Van Gaal be sharp enough for the monumental squad repair works required @thfc, especially in the face of the mostly ludicrous demands and undue delusory demands of the unwashed Spuds faithful? Uhmm, interesting tasty chicken times ahead...it must be said I love 'em washed, curry-seasoned, peppered and deep-fried though ;) COYS lol
HGH Magic
01/04/2014 12:14:00
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SpuriousLife - I'm with you - he won't go that easy... I see Carlos is being talked - how about this Carlos with Bale and Modders bak at the Lane!
Highgatespur
01/04/2014 12:15:00
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I feel the same kong! Only that topho reapperared at the same time as man on stated it makes me comfortable with it!
Dublin Hotspur
01/04/2014 12:17:00
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If we don’t get into the EL next season we won’t need a big squad because we’ll never be able to keep any decent players happy unless they’re playing.
Geofspurs
01/04/2014 12:20:00
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Hopefully we will find out soon Dublin.
Kong
01/04/2014 12:20:00
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Dublin, wtf cares - he can take a long jump into the abyss ... but he'll be at WHL on Monday I fear!!!
Highgatespur
01/04/2014 12:21:00
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Highgate - I'd take Ancelotti if he becomes available but I'm not sure he'll leave Madrid. IF (note the capital letters) Sherwood has been pushed today then it makes me think that we've done it so we can tie up LVG publicly and quickly before anyone else in Russia or beyond try to gazump us on him.
SpuriousLife
01/04/2014 12:21:00
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SpuriousLife would love it Bale Modders, VdV return - ah bliss!!! Would like anyone with experienced and previous top level success - it's a great squad to work with!

Nothing goes so smoothly at Spurs - does it ?
Highgatespur
01/04/2014 12:27:00
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Wind up?
taniban
01/04/2014 12:27:00
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I'm with you highgate! Just he won't get his players if he ever does get another job! Wasn't that his big excuse??
Dublin Hotspur
01/04/2014 12:28:00
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Now I'm thinking wind up! Man on you evil man! Oh what an emotional rollercoaster!
Dublin Hotspur
01/04/2014 12:31:00
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Sorry people ... that last post was on the wrong thread. Guess you all figured that out!
Geofspurs
01/04/2014 12:33:00
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Well if it is a wind up, I hope DL is reading and can see our premature celebrations, and act for the fans appropriately!
Dublin Hotspur
01/04/2014 12:34:00
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Come on guys .... admit it. You were already starting to miss TS, were you not?! :-)
Geofspurs
01/04/2014 12:38:00
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Dublin - lost track of all the excuses .... maybe the Spurs players saw through him when he was spying in on AVB - never trust a gooner when it comes to Spurs.... he's heading towards abyss I say - abyss!!!
Highgatespur
01/04/2014 12:39:00
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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
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RankNamePoints
1.Sir Dick Caan222
2.80deg16minW125
3.Nick Real Deal119
4.Highgatespur108
5.MAN ON!81
6.meee9381
7.Spurfect1176
8.Spursex69
9.Real Deal67
10.spurdon60