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Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by ricky2tricky4city, 19 May 2013.

  1. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Mitchell Thomas

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    Come om Mark that's not fair - the man is shrewd chairman he wants what we want. I saw his face at the end of today. He was as gutted as the rest of us.
     
  2. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    He obviously hasnt heard the old business addage speculate to accumulate has he
     
  3. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    I think that a lot of people completely misunderstand Levy and ENIC's priorities/motivations
     
  4. Spursalot

    Spursalot Jimmy McCormick

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    No, i'm saying if we spent more on the other players we may not have had enough money to buy Lloris.
     
  5. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    Because he's proven that he can't. Every season we get off to a slow start because our squad isn't settled. The last two seasons we have finished a point behind scum, every point counts, you can't be giving away points at the beginning like we do.

    When it comes to the business side of things, I have complete faith and confidence in him. The football side of things on the other hand? I'm not confident.
     
  6. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    He should be gutted, it's partly his fault. Last season I think him and Redknapp deserved the blame, but I don't blame AVB at all.
     
  7. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Im with you on this
     
  8. Spursalot

    Spursalot Jimmy McCormick

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    I do. I blame everyone who was involved to varying degrees. Not blaming AVB would mean you think he got everything correct this season, which is clearly not the case.
     
  9. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Would we have got more points over the season if we had been withour Lloris or Dembele because we couldn't afford them after spending all our money early in the window?
     
  10. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    I think the fact our GD was about 20-30 down on the teams above us, shows we needed better striking options than we have
     
  11. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Mitchell Thomas

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    Thing is I'm old enough to remember when the club was nearly wiped out under the stewardship of Irving Scholar. We were so desparate Venables was touting us to Robert Maxwell we ended up with Alan Sugar who although I have much to criticise ultimately saved our club. Yes it would be nice to do our deals early but if Levy is negotiating the best deals for the club in the long term that is probably the most important thing. He's no fool he will understand that we need to get things wrapped up as soon as poss but he wanted to get the best possible deal for Modric so we could then afford Lloris and Dembele imo. The business and football side are not mutually exclusive.
     
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  12. Spursalot

    Spursalot Jimmy McCormick

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    Ah right. So in hindsight you think we needed better strikers?


    How did Levy not see that eight or nine months ago. What a madman.
     
  13. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Not in hindsight, I think nearly every Spurs fan out there honestly thought on Aug 31st the 3 we have arent good enough
     
  14. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Of course we would have done better with a better striker. The problem we have is finding one that is better than we have whilst living within our means.
     
  15. Spursalot

    Spursalot Jimmy McCormick

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    I would disagree with you wholeheartedly.


    On the 31st of August most spurs fans were delighted we had managed to get Adebayor in after how influential he was last season.
     
  16. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Exactly
     
  17. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    But why not get him in July 1st not August the 20th or whatever it was, probably down to the fact that getting him in lately saved Levy £800k in wages
     
  18. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    How much money are we talking about here? Or we that hard up that we'll go bankrupt if we pay an extra million for a player or two? Sometimes it is worth spending more money if it gets the squad settled and we get a borderline world class player such as Moutinho. It's risk vs. reward, It may not guarantee we get top 4, but I would at least appreciate Levy for trying.
     
  19. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    I think that most of us were delighted with Adebayor but knew that we were going into the season one striker light. In our long term interests, I would prefer that than a panic signing who wasn't up to the job.
     
  20. Spursalot

    Spursalot Jimmy McCormick

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    The delay with Ade was supposedly down to Emirates Marketing Project and subsidised wages.


    Unless we were going to offer to match what they have subsidised, it wouldn't have gone any quicker.
     

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