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Chairman Message

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

  1. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    We will never know what they talk about behind the scenes, all we will see is ludicrous reports in papers about players we supposedly want. Just because some journo writes that AVB wants players X, Y and Z and nobody else and they all cost more than £20 million, it doesn't mean it's even remotely true or that AVB and Levy aren't in complete agreement about transfer activities.
     
  2. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Simon Davies

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    I really liked Levy's message and I'm really optimistic for the future of the club.

    I said the same thing about Bale in the thread about him and I think the same about AVB. He was gracious yesterday but he looked genuinely tinkled off with failure. He is not harping on about the record points total and using it to bemoan how unlucky we are, he's saying that it shows how competitive the league is and next season we need to do better. I think we have done well, but AVB is a winner. This is a guy that sets high standards for himself.

    I think he understands how the club needs to be run, and he backs Levy's strategy. But I don't think he will stick around too long to be honest because he will see that with his reputation restored he could go anywhere he wants. He's done an extremely good job but I don't get the impression he wants to be fighting at such a financial disadvantage compared to the other top clubs for so long.

    If we back him to the extent that he can make us title challengers, brilliant. I think he will stay a good few years. If we scrape through the next couple of windows he won't be happy and won't extent his contract. I just hope if we can get Baldini in that AVB eventually leaving won't hurt us too much when it happens.
     
  3. indianspur

    indianspur Guest

    yeah AVB is ambitious and if he sees things not moving forward he will look to jump ship

    over to you Danny boy
     
  4. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Simon Davies

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    His language kind of worried me a bit yesterday. Before it was all 'The chairman is a person of great football understanding' but yesterday he was using his media time to pressure the board into spending. I kind of thought if they were so much singing from the same hymn sheet that it wouldn't be necessary to apply that pressure, because he would know what the strategy was anyway.

    I think for sure if we had gotten Moutinho at the start of the season we would have left Arsenal for dust. AVB probably knows that too, and while he is probably fine about it because he understands the constraints of the club and knows he did a good job, and Levy knows it too, he won't be satisfied without achievement for too long.
     
  5. Denmark Spur

    Denmark Spur Jermaine Jenas

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    Chairman's message
    Posted on 13 May 2018 - 09:00

    A message to supporters from our Chairman, Daniel Levy, ahead of our final game of the season against Leicester City at Wembley today.

    Dear Supporter,
    It is hard to believe that it was only this time last year that we were saying goodbye to White Hart Lane and preparing for a season at Wembley.

    I write this at a time when we have one remaining game and have already qualified for the Champions League for a record third successive year. A win today would guarantee a top three Premier League finish.

    It is a fantastic achievement for Mauricio, his coaching staff and the team to have secured a top four finish, an FA Cup semi-final and last 16 of the Champions League – being knocked out by Juventus who have gone on to win a League and Cup double for the fourth successive season. To have done this while essentially playing every home game ‘away’ at Wembley is even more remarkable.

    We broke the record for the attendance at Premier League matches no fewer than three times – beating Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal on those occasions. In the Champions League we filled Wembley and witnessed remarkable games against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

    This season also saw us match our longest unbeaten run in the Premier League – a run of 14 games – and finish top of our Champions League group that included this year’s finalists and current holders, Real Madrid.

    Many of our players achieved milestones – Harry Kane became our all-time top Premier League goal scorer and joined the 100 Premier League goal club; Hugo and Jan played their 250th games for us and Jan became the most capped player in Belgium's history; Christian Eriksen was named Denmark's Football Player of the Year for a record-equalling fourth time and Heung-Min Son won AFC Asian International Player of the Year for a second time.

    We had three players, Jan, Christian and Harry, named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Season – making it 11 in the last three years – more than any other club.

    It is you, our supporters, that I want to especially acknowledge for the huge part you have played this season.

    With a capacity nearly three times that of White Hart Lane we welcomed more fans than ever and hopefully gained new ones. You filled Wembley and I doubt there are many teams that could have enjoyed such support throughout the season.

    Around the world we saw our Official Supporters’ Clubs grow to 165. It is always heart-warming to hear about the work so many do for good causes in their locality, among them our Supporters’ Clubs in Texas who came together to support the relief effort following Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

    As a Club, despite the busy time we find ourselves in, we continue to deliver on our commitment to our communities. This season we have done this in Brent too, holding jobs fairs, healthy living initiatives, grassroots coaching and community ticketing.

    I should like to thank all the staff at Wembley, Brent Council, residents and local services for accommodating and supporting us during our season here. We have been made to feel so welcome and it has been our pleasure delivering projects and programmes in the local area, several of which are set to continue.

    Back home we opened the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham in Lilywhite House, bringing first-class teaching from top independent schools to the area's brightest children.

    We also restored Percy House – a property with close historical ties to the Club – to its former glory. With its doors right on the High Road in Tottenham it is a focus for education and employment, delivering training, mentoring and job brokerage opportunities.

    Across all sectors including catering, marketing, design, architecture and property, we have delivered, at the time of writing this, 1,317 jobs for local people.

    We are seeing real, tangible, quantifiable benefits from our new stadium for the local community.

    And there is much more to come. Our new stadium and the associated developments – such as the museum and Sky Walk – will bring, in addition to football from the best league in the world, NFL games with fanfare and fanzone activations, music concerts and also seek to host leading international sports competitions. It will pump millions into the local economy.

    As you all head off for the summer period we shall be working hard on the final stages of the new stadium. With a project of this scale there are always challenges and unknowns, but contractors, with a workforce approaching 3,000, are working around the clock. We shall ask for your support in attending the two test events we shall run in advance of the formal opening. We shall give a further stadium update, including the dates for these events, as completion times become more certain.

    We shall shortly see the finishing touches made to our player accommodation Lodge at the Training Centre, a further enhancement of our world-class facility. We look forward to sharing details of this with you and welcoming the Brazil national team for their pre-World Cup training and preparation.

    I wish all our players heading off with their national teams well and a safe return to us ahead of our US Tour.

    And I wish you and your families a wonderful summer. Your support has been nothing less than amazing. My thanks to you all.

    Yours,

    Daniel
     
  6. DaveT316

    DaveT316 Danny Murphy

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    Doesn't give much away there...
     
  7. Nigeyman

    Nigeyman Gerry Armstrong

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    I love him. And I love his shiny head...I shall most certainly try to attend these test events even if it’s a international tiddlywinks or pony trials.
     
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  8. DeleHarry

    DeleHarry Jose Dominguez

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    Nice........but are signing Messi this summer or what:rolleyes:
     
  9. Denmark Spur

    Denmark Spur Jermaine Jenas

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    A message to supporters from our Chairman, Daniel Levy, ahead of our final game of the season against Everton at the new stadium this afternoon, as published in today’s official matchday programme.

    Dear Supporter,
    What a journey it continues to be!

    We are near the end of a season that will live long in our memories for so very many reasons. Moments we could only dream of that have now become reality.

    We started the season back at Wembley while we overcame delays to our new home. A period that also saw us host a domestic cup game at Milton Keynes. Mauricio, his coaching staff and the players simply got on with the task in hand and were ultimate professionals. They have my total respect.

    Six weeks ago we came home after a long and difficult journey. None of us will ever forget that emotional night here against Crystal Palace, when Premier League football returned to N17 as we opened the doors and turnstiles of our amazing new stadium.

    Today we have our last Premier League match of the season and the opportunity to end our home campaign on a high with a win which could elevate us to third place in the Premier League.

    Securing a top four spot to give us Champions League football for a fourth successive season is in itself something of which to be immensely proud.

    But today is not our last game of the campaign. Heroic performances against Emirates Marketing Project and Ajax have taken us to a Champions League Final.

    Even before the incredible events of Wednesday night in Amsterdam, this campaign has been one of the most epic in the Club’s history.

    I am delighted for Mauricio and the team – it is so well deserved and evidence of the truly amazing spirit we have within this squad. I hope they realise the total joy and exhilaration they have given us fans. We are so proud of them all.

    To reach the final against Liverpool on 1 June is something we have all achieved together. Everyone contributes to a team – staff, players, management and fans. No one person can do this alone, it’s the strength of everyone pulling together in the same direction which brings success and I thank each and every one who is part of this team including the millions of our fans around the world.

    We dare to dream and we want nothing more than to bring the Champions League Trophy to North London.

    It’s been unbelievable and now it’s time to believe.

    After all... To Dare is to Do.

    COYS!

    Daniel

    https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/2019/may/chairmans-message/
     
  10. MKSpur

    MKSpur Andy Sinton

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    I love the idea that he also refers to Cit eh as emirates marketing project :D
     
  11. P.D.

    P.D. Gerry Armstrong

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    Usually he mentions a bit about the squad/transfers but nothing this time around.
     
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  12. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Robinson

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    Praying he now doesn't think that we're fine with no transfers because we made the CL final.
     
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  13. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Naughty boy ;), you know as well as i do ( i hope) there will be signings this summer. Might not suit your ideas of who they should be but that will not be a surprise. :)
     
  14. a spur from swansea

    a spur from swansea Wilson Palacios

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    I got an uneasy feeling something has happened behind the scenes..one reason we didn't sign anyone could be Poch has hinted that he may want to move on,during the Jan window there was a lot of talk of him going to man ure/r.madrid,so Levy aint going to sign off a £40 mill transfer if Poch wants to go and now after last weekend when the goons gave us fourth place Poch comes out with his strange statement of packing things up and going. Did he get up off his seat yesterday at the game ,not sure,his programme notes was of now, and nothing of next season, even Levy didn't say much at all.

    With Chelsea,the goons,and man ure all up in the air with their developments there is golden chance of us stamping authority of being in the top three next season but we need to get numbers in asap...very good quality personnel is required,we made over 200 mill from the prem and champs league this year,jesus if its not now we can spend when can we,we even make 800k on food....

    i presume Levy has told Poch there are strings attached in who he can buy,otherwords he needs to sell before he can buy....I see the week after jun 1st the week where we know we stand with Poch and everything.
     
  15. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    Poch signed a new long term deal at the beginning of the season, I doubt by January he was signalling his intent to leave.
     
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  16. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Simon Davies

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    I think it was a brick message, he's not telling us everything and what he plans, How does he get on with his missus? is he going to get a new car? is he getting new curtains? what players does he like? Where is he going for his holidays. When will people ever learn we will know about signing new players when the club tell us, and any one who thinks you, Levy or the media can say what 20 to 30 players and coaches have in mind for the future are just as delusional as they accuse all other fans of being.

    The message is just a bit of PR take it for what it is.
     
  17. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Nick Barmby

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    Levy out for sure. That chairman ‘message’ has made us every more of a laughing stock to the entire world, as if that was possible. He didn’t even talk about the new sofa Mr. Aura wants for the lounge the coaches have their milky Nescafé cold blend in during break.
     
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  18. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Robinson

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    I know, but the opportunity was there. :p

    I just want us to be proactive, for once. Couldn't really care who we get in (even if it's Grealish or some other Champo wonder), but get them in first. Sure,balance the books, but worry about balancing the books *after* that. Give Poch who he wants first, and give him a full pre-season with his choices. That's all.

    Oh, and keep Eriksen. Tbh, if Levy pulls that off, the window will already be 50% of the way to being a success in my eyes. He's that important to us.
     
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