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Daniel Levy's Shoes?..

Daniel Levy's Shoes?..

As the summer edges closer, so the speculation increases as to who will take over at White Hart Lane.

This morning we read that Dortmond manager Jurgen Klopp is the latest name linked and he is sure to have plenty of supporters, should he become a serious candidate. He has done a fantastic job trying to take on and occasionally succeeding in the fight against German giants of Bayern, and when you consider he speaks perfect English and also is a great character, as well as manager, you have to feel a bit excited. Would he feel he is sensible to test himself away from Germany, after a season once again dominated by Munich?

Suggestion that Carlo Ancelotti could be a target should he lose his position at Real Madrid, is also very interesting. Similarly another Chelsea man in Rafa Benitez, has also been talked about returning to his beloved England, after a successful season in Italy.

Add to Louis van Gaal, who seems to be touting himself for any and every big job at the moment, Frank DeBoar and Mauricio Pochettino, we have a short list that might be considered part fantasy, but however much you might like or dislike Tim Sherwood, you can feel all these would be upgrades and also names to excite and inspire, not only Spurs fans, but also the footballing nation.

At this time, when speculation is just that, it is interesting to see who is the fans pick to take on the role and why? Do we need the steel and experience of a Van Gaal, or does the long term charm of a younger man excite you. I don`t think too many people would be upset to see either Rafa or Carlo return to the Prem, but would they be the men take the club forward?

Plain and simple, if you were in Daniel Levy`s shoes and had your pick of these or any other manager who might be in contention, who would you opt for and why?…



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Tuesday April 15 2014
Time: 2:49PM

Comments

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Ancelotti, but is he desperate enough to work with a trigger happy knee jerking desperado like Levy? I don't think so. We will be third or fourth choice when it comes to the A listers.
ItalianYiddo
15/04/2014 14:55:00
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I'd still take LVG with an understudy to take on the mantle after a few years, he would steady the ship, have players playing for their place, develop what we have in our first squad and youth camp, and probably win us something. Levy would get a reality check, much needed, and set us up for the next chapter with the new stadium and a future of success.
Dublin Hotspur
15/04/2014 14:57:00
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:P
jerkinmahjurgen
15/04/2014 14:57:00
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I'd have done the deal - kept quiet till 7th May out of respect for LvG... told all concerned under the strictest instructions to keep mum... announce after 7th and bring him out to greet fans on the 12th... and then step aside to concentrate FULLY on the financial side and the stadium .... welcoming the new era of glorious success ... GLORY GLORY Hallelluah and the Spurs go marching on.....
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 15:01:00
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In the words of the late John Lennon, "everybody had a wet dream." Right now these are all just gleams in Daddy's eye.
Falstaff the Fool
15/04/2014 15:03:00
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di canio and steve keane as a double act...perhaps add garry Monk...just to make Tim look like a good idea!..;)
shedboy2
15/04/2014 15:07:00
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Missed... I'm beginning to think Rafa will be our best bet. That's how good things have gotten. If LVG and Ancelotti get better offers, along with Kopp, as will likely be the case, I just wonder whether Rafa will have the best combination of Prem experience, tactical knowledge, big game mentality and experience, handling big squads/players, rotation and also, of course, he's won some stuff as well. If he's gettable, he may well be our best immediate bet, and we need to sort out our immediate situation before worrying about the next 10 years. He's a bit mental, but ain't they all?
jerkinmahjurgen
15/04/2014 15:08:00
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"If you don't have a dream, how can you make your dreams come true" - Happy Talking ....
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 15:10:00
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Ancelotti...we'd be mad not to get him IF we ever have a chance....but all of the names above are better than what we have -although my biggest reservation would be Rafa...ever since he sold Alonso I'm not convinced of his player judgement...
shedboy2
15/04/2014 15:13:00
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Just read that we're showing LVG our butt. lol. If he's using us, as is probably the most likely scenario, then well done Levy.
jerkinmahjurgen
15/04/2014 15:17:00
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Just glad the speculation has started to surround managers with proven credentials. Would welcome all of the above. I did make a shout for Rafa when Harry was sacked, couldn't believe at the time he was over looked and dismissed so quickly.
coys1717
15/04/2014 15:18:00
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I think a man with experience and form is our best bet when/if Tim goes. :-0 Not Poch! The only younger guy that I'm interested in, for his footballing philosophy and potential is De Boer.
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 15:24:00
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Out of all of them, if we could get him I'd go for Klopp. He is young enough to build something over the next 5 - 7 years. He speaks great English and is very charismatic. He has character and charm but underneath it there is determination, a track record (albeit in Germany), steel, class and the desire to play fast-flowing attacking football built around good technical players with quick feet and quick minds. Basically he has what we need and so desperately lack at the moment. Could we get him? I fear, like Falstaff has said above, it is just another wet dream!
SpuriousLife
15/04/2014 15:25:00
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We don't get the really top managers, why do people find that hard to understand ? Why do people imagine someone will come in and overcome people like Mourinho and the wall of money supporting most of our opposition ? If all its going to get us is a europa place then what the hell is the point of this hire and fire mentality ?
jod
15/04/2014 15:26:00
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Yeah, Man On, and of course we at Spurs will see that potential realised. At Man Utd. If FDB is big enough to take Tottenham all the way, let's face it, he'd be getting snapped up, same as Bale and Modric. Another plus for Rafa, is that even if he does really well here, is he gonna attract a bigger club? He's already been at half of them.
jerkinmahjurgen
15/04/2014 15:31:00
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Cheer up jod, we are on the cusp of a new chapter. An upgrade in manager, holding and tweaking the squad we have, will bring good times again!
Dublin Hotspur
15/04/2014 15:39:00
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Jod- why don't we get top managers? who imagines or has said that we will overcome Jose? and why is it all about EL? we've been top5 since 2008, finishing top4 twice...we still have a decent squad it would be a shame if we didn't try and get a tune out of them whilst we still can...'Climb High, Climb Far, Your Goal the Sky; Your Aim the Star'
shedboy2
15/04/2014 15:47:00
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shedboy2 - I have no idea what you are actually saying. Do you mean you are quite happy for Spurs to be a europa cup team ?
jod
15/04/2014 15:51:00
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Any of those managers would be good. Realistically though can't see us tempting klopp or Ancellotti. Poch is the only one I have doubts about.
Glorygame
15/04/2014 15:55:00
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The real top candidates will not come to Spurs, especially if better options become available i.e, Man U, Arsenal, or even if they win nothing Man City amongst others. We can have our wish lists, as we always have with transfer targets, but our wishes rarely come true. I think we will get who we can get, rather than who we would really like, as we have little to offer, and critically Levy's CV when it comes to the hiring, and firing, of managers, and his interference in football matters while they are here, will all count against us. We have possibly no European football next season, we may loose key players in the summer, the vultures are already circling, our squad rather than our team, is probably not as good as we think, so there is a massive job to do to get us back into top 4 contention, with what will be left after the exodus, plus the sourcing and signing of the players needed to augment the squad. Why would a top top manager take on the Spurs job, if better options and opportunities are, or become, available, and who would blame them? Having said that I know a few bin dippers and I won't write what they think of Benetez, I would get chucked off the site. After all to sell Alonzo and sign Aquillani says it all, as an example of a bloke who has some strange, muddled, and somewhat excentric ideas re. team selection and tactics, as his latter time at Liverpool, and his brief tenure at Chelsea often showed. But having said all of that, "beggars can't be choosers", and almost anything would be better than "apprentice Redknapp".
Frank
15/04/2014 15:56:00
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It's less frustrating and stressful to wait until THFC make some kind of definite announcement (as High requested). The speculation is confusing. Mind you, if TS is unemployed in May, he might just suit Levy as the cheapest option ... and he speaks English and knows the players (he's just not too sure what to do with them)!
Geofspurs
15/04/2014 16:01:00
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Geof, LOL
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 16:02:00
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Two hours on - so far so good.....
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 16:04:00
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Highgate..long time since I sang the old Glory song at WHL !!
Block D Spurs
15/04/2014 16:07:00
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frank-i know loads of pool fans,the majority of them worship the guy.the guy at pool had to sell to buy and had to work with the owners from hell,hicks/gillette.my brother who is a mad pool fan says once he gets us in the champions league we will stay their
ghulamville
15/04/2014 16:13:00
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No to Klopp. He's German and he wears a beard. Beards just don't work in PL football. Nothing against Germans or beards, it's the combination of the two. He also rhymes flop and wears tracksuits on match days. Sartorially wrong in every way. No to Beards, gilets, any kind of sportswear, macs and umbrellas!
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 16:15:00
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Block D - you mean to say you don't join in when it comes over the tannoy !!!! LOL
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 16:18:00
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jod .... So true (re top managers)!
Geofspurs
15/04/2014 16:19:00
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Man On! You gotta laugh at that criteria!!! Are wearing shorts ok ... LOL
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 16:19:00
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rafael benitez has had budgetry constraints at both valencia and liverpool-this will be the case at thfc.he ticks all the boxes for me,i would still rather keep tim
ghulamville
15/04/2014 16:20:00
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Poorly, poorly Tottenham Hotspur..........
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 16:20:00
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Benitez always looks smart....
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 16:21:00
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jod - I asked the questions in response to your previous post which imo wasn't very clear...you seemed to imply that you knew why we didn't get top managers and that people thought we would overtake Jose and that EL was as high as we could reach....at least that's how I read the post...I thought my questions were pretty clear and were exactly what I was actually saying...;)...so no I'm not happy with us 'just' being a EL side...I want us to continually strive to improve through the pursuit of excellence (not cheap stop gaps) if we always improve on our players and managers we will always be a top team...
shedboy2
15/04/2014 16:23:00
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No. Raffa also wears a beard. Damn!
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 16:23:00
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there is a manger who had a brolly at england matches... lol
Block D Spurs
15/04/2014 16:23:00
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Dortmund IMO have a better squad than to be 17 points behind Bayern, although I'd happily take their scouts off their hands. My choice is and always will be someone with experience, character, proof they can do it at different clubs and in different nations if they're foreign and also very importantly someone who wants to win so bad they don't care if they come across as a complete tw@. Van Gaal fits the bill perfectly and is also someone known to develop players and will be a great asset in attracting promising young players which also fits the clubs preferred management style
flipper
15/04/2014 16:24:00
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Geofspurs- That's English???...;)
shedboy2
15/04/2014 16:24:00
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man on-goatees are accepted surely
ghulamville
15/04/2014 16:24:00
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Brendan Rodgers ticked all the boxes but we missed out for some reason. It appears that Spurs hierarchy lack "football" people. Baldini hopefully now adds that and most of his instant signings are upgrades on previous attempts. like :-_Bentley, Jenas, Dembele=flatters, Adeebayor= trouble, Saha, Nelson. etc. Pochettini seems the nearest to Brendan Rodgers on the list above. Develops young players, same style of football, experience in Premier league, respected by his players. speaks a number of languages. same age. . Anyway I hope we are not gazumped for him by Arsenal. Whoever gets the managers job will require the solid support.
camper
15/04/2014 16:26:00
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Raffas ok, as long as he stays smart and keeps his goatee in trim.
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 16:27:00
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tim sherwood for permanent manager for 3 years at least
ghulamville
15/04/2014 16:28:00
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Geofspurs, "there is many a true word spoken in jest", I still haven't totally dismissed the horrendous scenario of Levy running out of options, or refusing to pay compensation costs etc. and ending up offering TS a new contract, as you say as the ultimate cheap jack option. The reason there have been no statements or announcements from Levy & Co, is because there is nothing to say, he is still compiling his mythical wish list, that has little chance of bearing fruition. It is the same every transfer window, we start off with impossible dreams, that are doomed to failure, then end up paying too much money for the wrong players.
Frank
15/04/2014 16:28:00
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Man On! That version would have been appropriate in 1976 not now surely?!!
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 16:29:00
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Highgate.. I join in when i see the team win a trophy or CL entry / beat the 2 Milan teams... play R Madrid 1/4 finals...
Block D Spurs
15/04/2014 16:29:00
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I'd give Benitez/Levy three months whether we are winning or not. The man is more "pig-headed" than AVB, just more subtle!!!
Blind Faith
15/04/2014 16:32:00
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I can't see all these top clubs firing their managers. With all these names in the hat I'm sure one or two of them would relish the Spurs post. They can't all manage United and Arsenal. I can't see Moyes being fired and Wenger may also stay put. Pochetino, if he's wise, should extend his Southampton contract and do both them and us a favour...
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 16:33:00
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blind faith-it could get tasty in the boardroom,rafa is no shrinking violet
ghulamville
15/04/2014 16:34:00
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Block D - been quiet of late, then ?
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 16:34:00
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Highgate.. I've got Laryngitis as far as Singing the Glory Song this season... After seeing the team losing games...
Block D Spurs
15/04/2014 16:40:00
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All the guys mentioned are quite stern chaps. Is it wise to get so serious, just as we're injecting a sense of humour into our football? That's why my choice has got to be Ian Holloway.
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 16:42:00
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What about Laudrup, Swansea certainly showing what a horrendous mistake they made, considering he was missing 7 first team players in a paper thin squad I thought he wax doing tremendously well
spurticus87
15/04/2014 16:44:00
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Larry Ngitis? Top man. Is he free after the World Cup?
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 16:45:00
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We can deal with New Managers when the time is right. It's high time Dim got the sack! So on that note I would seriously consider every single one of those managers! All better than Harry,AVB combined!
Mix26
15/04/2014 16:45:00
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man on-diffiult to work out whether your posts are serious or taking the p,still quite entertaining though
ghulamville
15/04/2014 16:45:00
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With Jurgen Klopp mentioned in the rumour mill this morning, both Paddy Power and William Hill have reported heavy bets being placed on another german taking over in the summer, one Herr Engelbert Von Smallhausen
spu 4 life
15/04/2014 16:47:00
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Block D - I must admit that it only lasts about a minute (or 20 secs last Saturday) into a match these days!!! LOL
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 16:51:00
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Pat Dillon - He's the man. COYS!!
Damian Ward
15/04/2014 16:52:00
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LOL spu4life - brilliant!!! I've wikipediaed and he's got great rate of success...
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 16:53:00
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Camper we didn't get Rodgers because we would have had to sack Redknapp at the time when Levy was only letting him get Nelson and Saha in. He would have to pay Redknapp off rather than get compensation from the FA which he probably expected at the time. It needed a little "To Dare is to Do" which actually is just a silly slogan plasted round WHL. Liverpool grabbed him and notice how the Fenway group looked at 2 candidates, Rodgers and Martinez, thats how a professional club should be run.
matt hoten
15/04/2014 16:53:00
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BREAKING NEWS from SSN: Tim Sherwood is staying at White Hart Lane as manager, announcement pending, sainsbury's have offered him a position as store manager.
spu 4 life
15/04/2014 16:54:00
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Man On! I hear he's staying quiet on rumours!!!
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 16:54:00
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Spu4life - a trainee manager surely ?!
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 16:58:00
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I hear he turned down the Lidil job. He is just so arrogant, thinking he's ready for Sainsbury's!
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 16:58:00
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''I must admit that it only lasts about a minute (or 20 secs last Saturday) into a match these days'' Have you tried relate?
spu 4 life
15/04/2014 16:58:00
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Tim said one day I want to manage a big club like ARRODS
spu 4 life
15/04/2014 17:00:00
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Pundshop United are in the market.......
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 17:00:00
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Poundshop!
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 17:01:00
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well PL managers last on avg less than 2 seasons...on the LMA list of longest serving managers overall outside the top 3 longest serving managers (arsene is by far the longest) it's 4years then darren ferguson comes as the 6th longest serving manager with 3 seasons!....so whoever we appoint will have to be getting us playing well quickly or it'll be the same as our our ambitions...NEXT...
shedboy2
15/04/2014 17:02:00
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it's tuesday and 62% still think we will win at WBA and they have the answer to the question.
spu 4 life
15/04/2014 17:04:00
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Tim stop clicking on spurs win, the game is over
spu 4 life
15/04/2014 17:05:00
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shedboy2. That's crazy! A lot of them barely last through a season...
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 17:05:00
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on being asked why sainsbury's? "cos the future is orange innit !"
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 17:05:00
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Lets be honest here it's not a case of who we want it's more who we can get. Ancelotti sorry I am trying to stop laughing at that one, I think there is also a Spitfire on the moon, Klopp would be wonderful but again Dortmund are a bigger better club than us and are challenging for honours year in year out at the moment why does he want to come to a 2nd tier PL team? He doesn't. Benitez could do a great job but why leave Napoli again a team going somewhere in Italy to join us? LVG is an option so long as a bigger club doesn't come calling! Got to think Arsenal win the FA cup and Arsene stays so really only the Moyes decision will really effect whether there is a better opportunity in the PL at the end of the season. Fingers crossed LVG, De Boer is interesting but really why come to Spurs when you have the best job in Holland and really waiting for a top European teams to come up! Its a case of picking the scraps out of the bones at the end of the day for us.... realistically we aren't a big club in Europe anymore and our attraction is one of a fading star!
fletch77
15/04/2014 17:05:00
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Didn't we beat WBA 3-3!
MAN ON!
15/04/2014 17:06:00
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Back on topic, if I were in Levy's shoes, I'd offer all ST renewals at no cost or a reimbursement of the costs for 2013-4 season.

No joke, serious; it would earn him so much kudos....

Go on Danny Boy... show you have a heart!!!
Highgatespur
15/04/2014 17:08:00
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