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Daniel Levy - Chairman

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Howard Webb, 8 Feb 2012.

  1. inkpenspur

    inkpenspur Scott Parker

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    That sticks in my memory too... fudging tinkled up donkey!
     
  2. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Stalteri

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    18 years is a hell of a vision -> plan -> execution, wouldn't blame him.

    I actually think the relatively minor complaints/negative comments against the stadium is very telling, the level of detail to get that much right that early.
     
  3. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Niko Kranjcar

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    We should have had a pen early on too. Think Anderton got pulled down.

    One of Dean Austin’s best games for us too if I recall correctly.

    Sickner though. Especially with that horrible clam scoring the winner.
     
  4. Jon

    Jon Milija Aleksic

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    Surprised they weren’t using VAR for such an important match
     
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    DeanoAustin Niko Kranjcar

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    Too soon to be making jokes about that game.
     
  6. Jon

    Jon Milija Aleksic

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    I apologise for my lack of sensitivity.

    I did think Eriksen was anonymous in that game too though....

    :cool:
     
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  7. MKSpur

    MKSpur Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    We’d have won it if Bassong wasn’t suspended.
     
  8. Rorschach

    Rorschach Tommy Harmer

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    How did bassong sneak on to the legends team?
     
  9. MKSpur

    MKSpur Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    By virtue of being a GG legend??
     
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  10. galeforce

    galeforce Vic Buckingham

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    keep his fitness up whilst he's ineligible
     
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    Parklaner81 Bobby Mimms

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    Surely not, you must be mistaken - that arsenal team were a beacon of fair play and decency...
     
  12. Yermiyahu

    Yermiyahu Bobby Mimms

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    There you go, fixed it for you
     
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    Yermiyahu Bobby Mimms

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    This should have a million likes. #hero
     
  14. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Paul Robinson

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    Brings a tear to your eye.
     
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    Yermiyahu Bobby Mimms

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    Was he suspended for the Legends game ??
     
  16. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Just one?
     
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  17. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Robinson

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    Any more and Levy will start charging for them. :p
     
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    DubaiSpur Paul Robinson

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    More seriously, I came across something this weekend that I think would please all Levy's fans on this thread. :p

    Spurs Stadium 2.png
     
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    DubaiSpur Paul Robinson

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    That's from VillaTalk's 'Spurs' thread, which is so full of barely-contained loathing that it's amusing to read. :p

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    Yep, it does look nice, doesn't it? :p

    But, more to the point, a lot of Levy's fans make the point that we were once behind Villa, and that's true. Certainly I remember the days of finishing behind them while they were gunning for CL, just as we were - with a pretty solid team bursting at the seams with pace and energy. Young and Milner down the wings, Agbonlahor and Carew up front, Gareth Barry in midfield.

    Those days, they were ahead of us, and we wondered if we would upend that dynamic. And we did - we got into the CL, we broke ground on the new stadium, we hired Poch, and we never looked back.

    And they fell down the table, got relegated, languished in the Championship for season after season, and are now scrabbling to get into the playoffs, while holding up Jack Grealish as their greatest player amidst a team of overpaid Championship has-beens.

    It's certainly true that we ended up better than them, in every sense. The stadium is living proof of that, and I've never denied it. Other aspects of how we're run?

    Well, that's an argument for another day. But for now, enjoy. :) Do visit VillaTalk's thread - they're so bitter it's amazing, and I do feel sorry for them, languishing in the second-tier dreaming about what might have been. :p
     
  20. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Stalteri

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    @DubaiSpur the salt in the Villa thread was hilarious .. thanks

    I think you have to look at Levy across two measurables

    - Financially improving the position of the club, revenue streams, getting us established (arguably could be said Spurs created the top 6 concept, was Sky 4 before) in the top group in PL and most importantly securing long term future of the club = without doubt, an unqualified success, (look at Swiss ramblings view in financials thread), we have basically closed the gap on the Scum with revenue, and are a lot closer to Pool, Chelsea than those behind are to us. I'd argue probably only United has improved the revenue position in anything like what we have in last 5 years (City/Chelsea still dependent on money doping). Will be a historical figure for the club's history at some point.

    - On field results, this is the question with controversy. Has he improved on field result, given us a top level team that the best 11 can beat almost any side in the world on a given day? = absolutely, 12 European campaigns for a club that had been out of Europe for decades. The argument is, could we have done better? with a little more bravery/risk, would they have been a cup or two more, a CL campaign or two more? a title even?

    The second one will never be answered, it's speculation, and I guess my view is does it matter? in another 18 years (time from start of stadium project) if the stadium does allow us to push on (even if we need to wait a few years, maybe a different squad/manager) and we achieve that success, will we still rue that moment where it could have been a little bit more, a little bit better?

    Villa, Leeds, Newcastle and others show what could have been if he didn't get the first part right ...
     

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