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What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs?

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by jimmyb, 2 Feb 2013.

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What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs?

  1. Taking Spurs from mid table mediocrity / relegation potentials to perennial top four challengers

    27.9%
  2. Keeping Spurs among the top clubs despite a huge financial disadvantage

    24.6%
  3. Having a clear vision for the club that has seen it progress steadily

    21.3%
  4. Adopting a strategy that is both prudent and ambitious

    8.2%
  5. Delivering the world class, universally acclaimed new training centre

    6.6%
  6. Being on the cusp of delivering a world class, new stadium that will enable the club to compete

    1.6%
  7. Appointing Harry Redknapp

    9.8%
  8. Appointing AVB

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  1. jimmyb

    jimmyb Milija Aleksic

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    Since it appears to be the current done thing to post multiple negative threads about Daniel Levy, it only seems fair (and more balanced) to post one discussing his positive contribution.
     
  2. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    Re: What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs

    All of them? \o/
     
  3. BushHillSpurs

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    Re: What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs

    - Funding/approving the most advanced training ground in the premier league and with great value. It is sure to attract top players to us.
    On the downside though, it'll be tougher to get rid of the deadwood!
     
  4. jimmyb

    jimmyb Milija Aleksic

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    Re: What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs

    Poll added.
     
  5. Richie

    Richie Naybet

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    He deserves a lot of credit for promoting Harry. 2 points from 8 games to the Bernabeau.
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Re: What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs

    Dem Options [​IMG]

    i think it's hard to single out any one thing in particular but something that stands out to me is the work he put in to researching European football the season or so prior to the appointment of Arnesen/Jol and following on from the appointment the way he stuck to his guns in the face of what seemed like a wide scale media backlash against a man/Club trying to do things in a more European manner.
     
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    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    Re: What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs

    Signing Edgar Davids.
     
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    Re: What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs

    Another one or two to chuck into the mix;

    Appointing Steffan Freund as Assistant manager. His passion is fantastic and I cannot doubt his ability either with his experience in Germany.

    Also appointing Tim Sherwood as Youth team/Academy development coach. I know a spurs player who his always in and out of the first team squad/Being loaned out (No name dropping here.. :lol: ) under him who cannot speak more highly of the bloke.
     
  9. jimmyb

    jimmyb Milija Aleksic

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    Re: What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs

    Yeah, sorry about the options!

    Got bored and, to be honest, the thread was only a slightly tongue in cheek response to the proliferation of critical threads about Levy!
     
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    nah im saying they're good options - makes you realize the genuine good that has been done during his time here
     
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    Re: What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs

    Perhaps his greatest achievement is doing all the things the poll has listed while keeping Spurs a dignified, trophy-winning operation. Well run, always veering toward the skillfull and entertaining playing approach and, the Jol-Ramos Transition and Ledley-On-The-Lash notwithstanding, certainly a relatively scandal-free club.

    It's a pleasure to think of Spurs doing as well as they are without all the constant attendant baggage that surrounds clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool, ManCity, and even Barcenal.
     
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    Absolutely this. Breaking away from the traditional British way of doing things has been fundamental to our improvements.
     
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    Training ground and kick starting the NDP that will hopefully raise the standards of the club and area.
     
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    thfcsteff Colin Calderwood Staff Member

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    Re: What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs

    This.
    Poll should be amended to include this option!
     
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    thfcsteff Colin Calderwood Staff Member

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    Re: What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs

    This too...we are very VERY lucky to have him IMHO.
     
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    Helping us forget we were actually a mid-table side for a long long time since our 80's successes.
     
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    rosenthal Ramon Vega

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    Best poll ever
     
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    Re: What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs

    For me, his finest hour was the refusal to allow Modrić to move to Chelsea. It's just a shame there couldn't have been a repeat the following year, in the absence of acquiring Moutinho.
     
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    Re: What has been Daniel Levy's greatest contribution / decision as chairman of Spurs

    How?

    When you look at our two best managers under Levy, Jol felt like he was held back in developing the squad (and when you listen to his comments about what he wanted to do, it was exactly the same as what Harry did do - ie Add tougher / experienced players) because that idiot Comolli decided to play real life football manager with us, while Harry is about as traditional British as you can get.

    In terms of player recruitment, we have had a lot of value out of signing championship players. I dont think the European ways of working that we tried to adopt really did much for us.
     
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    Best thing was easily hiring Redknapp. He wasn't considered a manager good enough for us by the fans despite being well respected within the game. He realised his fancy european way of working was ridiculous and clearly not working, so he decided to stop messing around, scrapped it all and got a decent English manager who knew the league and knew how to build a squad (even if it meant signing an oldie).

    Many chairmen wouldnt have done that after only 8 games, neither would they have looked at Harry. It's doing something that no one else would have done (and no fans were really calling for Harry) that makes it his best decision.

    His last decision that not many would have done... sack Harry and hire AVB, hopefully that will turn out to be a good one.
     

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