Letters April to July 2002
I'm really not looking
forward to this season at all. Just for a change their seems to
be disquiet amongst the board and management. Then the inevitable cry
to the tabloids from an overpaid so-called 'Spurs star' who if
anything is adding to the problems (high wage, average player in
twilight of his career).
Why do we not have any money to spend. A club with ambition would go
hell for leather in attracting players like Robbie Keane (bags of
pace, talented and young). How else can we expect to get into a
European berth without speculating to accumulate. Times are tough, but
it makes you wonder who's benefiting from the clubs new sponsorship
deals! The 9m price tag for Robbie makes Deano's 8m price tag look
If only we could for once have some real ambition at board level
instead of the dreamers we always get. Another season of mediocrity
languishing behind the likes of Charlton & West Ham is just too
much to stomach.
Oh and thanks to Mr.
Levy for putting up the price of the season tickets and cancelling the
discount structure and the club shop. Ingenious!
See you there!
Ed : - The two taking
the bulk of the kit and shirt sponsorship money are those two named in
the response below I imagine. The season ticket increase might
be bearable if there was some money going on players. I echo
your comments about Keane. Not an out and out goalscorer
perhaps, but one who will definitely be better than what we have and
surely that is the least you should be looking for in new recruits.
Richards transfer fee
was overblown, but then that is what happens when you buy players from
big clubs. Sherwood might have been trying to engineer his way
out, but like Leo and Les, who would take them on with their wage
demands ? Perhaps we should offer them at 10% discount seeing as
how we don't get it in the shop these days !!
I am a lifelong Spurs
fan and quite frankly am sick of the way the various boards have run
the club. Each year we are the laughing stock of the Premiership
for one reason or another.
We have the basis of
a good squad capable of creating numerous chances every match.
However, we are missing that vital ingredient called a striker, who
can net the goals we need to take us into Europe. Now we are
told we have to sell Anderton to finance any deals, what a kick in
the teeth that is. Not only do we have some of the most
expensive seats in the Prem. we have just got a new sponsorship deal
plus the fact we were 10M up in profits. Surely we must be
able to scrape together 7-8 M to buy someone who could effectively
put us into Europe and make us money. This money is an
investment into the future of Spurs who at the moment are looking at
another season of mid table obscurity.
Commercially I would
hate to think of the number of younger fans with Spurs parents who
have adopted Arsenal & Chelsea as their team. How can it
be possible that a team like Middlesbrough spanks a fair whack on
transfers every season without fail, and here we are literally
begging the board to make just one decent signing.
This is an absolute
Ed : - The amount of
money available after trading last year was a £2 million loss I
think (but stand to be corrected), so the cash clinking around in
the club pockets is probably not as much as you might think.
With the sponsorship and kit money spent on wages for Acimovic and
Redknapp, the funds are further reduced. But there is a little
from the increased season ticket income and I am sure they would be
able to scrape together a few million to speculate. In the
current football financial atmosphere though, very few are spending
big money. Gibson at Boro shells out of his own pocket and I
don't think you will get that from an investment company like
Yes, I agree,
Tottenham should be spending money on class players, but it ain't
gonna happen until at least we get into Europe and maybe might have
to wait until we get Champions League football ... and that could be
With all the transfer
merry-go-round in full swing, Spurs do not seem to be dipping into the
market as much as we would like. Obviously we need a top boy up
front to convert the countless chances we create. Iversen is not up to
the job, Ferdinand will only go one more season and Ted can't keep
carrying them forever.
But I would say we need a real 'Midfield Enforcer' too. Someone who
will put the boot when the going gets tough and not go missing with
the heat is on. Someone who will stand up and be counted when
others go missing. Remember Chelsea in the FA Cup, they walked through
our midfield like it wasn't there. Bowyer would have been great ...
but he wouldn't come to us as we're not in Europe.
I think Glenn should
look to Ledley King ... he was outstanding in midfield under George
Graham (excuse my language) He is quick, strong, calm on the ball,
good in the air and strong in the tackle. When ever he steps out
with the ball he looks class. Freund,
for all his many good qualities, is not the answer and Sherwood legs
ain't up to a whole season in that role.
We are well covered at
the back with Perry, Gary D, Gardener, Bunje and let's hope we see a
more confident Deano this season.
Ed : - I think the
abundance of central defenders we have who can bring the ball out
might persuade Hod to move one of them forward a bit into
midfield. Not sure who, maybe Bunjy, but the enforcer role will
still probably be Freund's when he is fit again. There's no-one
else that can do it, although Ledley might in time. The real
concern is up front at the minute ... and those minutes are running
After reading in the
newspapers about certain strikers being linked to us, I am surprised
that GH hasn't made an approached for Dwight Yorke, after hearing in
several papers that Yorke wasn't in Ferguson's plans for the future
and that Glenn was interested in him why doesn't he make an offer for
him ? I can't see Kevin Phillips coming to us especially as he
is a Gooner anyway, and what happened about the Eto'o deal that was so
highly put about, that just seemed to go quiet. I feel that
Yorke although he might be getting on a bit he still has the ability
to hold in own in the Premiership and would prove to be a perfect foil
for Teddy or Steffen.
I find it disturbing that apart from Redknapp and Acimovic that we
haven't signed a quality centre-half yet, I don't mean to be
disrespectful to Ledley and Deano but if you put somebody who has a
yard of pace against them they ain't exactly Linford Christie are
I think GH and DP
should be looking for a ball-playing centre-half with a bit of pace, I
am sure between them they must know of somebody who fits that bill, if
we are going to become title contenders in the next few years then I
suggest he has a good look round to build a team/squad worthy of
rivaling the so called top 5.
Ed : - The forward
section of the team is far from being resolved. Armo on his way
out and Rebrov out of favour means it leaves Ted, Les and Ivo.
If the money is not there, then Phillips, Eto'o or anyone else who
costs a bit won't be arriving, but then GH should be looking for
alternatives. Zamora is unproven, but there must be players out
there at a reasonable price that the coaches at the club can make
something of ?
As for centre-half, I
think we are pretty well served, with a mix of talents there.
Deano is big and strong and hopefully, will do better this
season. Ledley reads it well and can bring the ball out well and
if it is pace you want, then Anthony Gardner has bags of it.
Realistically, if Hoddle is looking anywhere, it should be upfront
that we get a 20-25 goals a season man.
I was shocked to read Mr.
Levy's comments regarding the amount of spending the club have
decided NOT to commit to this close season. "Academy and
youth is the answer" said a straight faced Mr. Levy, "We
shall not have an open cheque book for signings".
This is clearly a smoke
screen for the lack of ambition Mr. Levy and his fellow ENIC
colleges are going to show the club. Without a half decent
striker amongst the ranks, I fear the worse for the imminent season
and wonder where my £595 goes following my season ticket renewal.
Talk Sport were
bombarded with disillusioned Spurs fans calling in to say how bad
things are, and how much worse they are likely to be....I agree with
them all, even Mr. Mike Parry who foresees "Major problems for
Spurs next season".
Its not as if we ask for
too much (or do we?). We badly need a YOUNG, injury free
striker to help the aging Teddy and Les and a flair type midfielder
who will not be in a BUPA Hospital following a collision with a
blade of grass ..... How about Massimo Macarrone, he sounds like an
exciting striker !!!??? No thanks said Mr. Hoddle, No way said
Mr. Levy, How much !?
I don't think I've ever
dreaded a new season like this before ..... I sure I'm not the only
one. I would be grateful if you would publish, print my views.
Spurs Season Ticket
Ed : - Dave, pleased
to air your views. You are not alone and the main thrust of
your argument surrounds how the club intend to push forward.
While others (notably Man. City so far) spend money on recruits, so
far we have two free signings (not bad business) and a young talent
for the future from Belgium. Not designed to strike fear into
the heart of Man U and Arsenal, is it ?? Well, the club do
need to spend some money ... not recklessly, but to bring in at
least one big name to show that the pulling power is still there and
that we are intent on going places.
With regard to Mr.
Parry, I would take his comments with a pinch of salt and hope that
those Spurs fans who rung in are not too representative of those who
jump to the "XXXX Out" chants too soon. There is
still the worry about the team tiring at Christmas again, but with
some more reinforcements in the midfield area, Hoddle looks like he
is trying to cover that vital area.
Now it's up front he
needs to bolster the squad.
Do you (or anyone else)
have any inkling over these KP rumours? If I was Peter Reid (thank
mother of mercy I am not) I wouldn't find the Phillips or Keane
dilemma a very difficult one to resolve. Only one of them is a young
athletic forward with a bright international future ahead of him and
good value for money. Do you think Hoddle finds this decision so
straight forward? Will I be eating my words? Will anything ever
God bless Les, by the way, for placing those heart warming 'I'm raring
to go comments' on the website. He can still be a valuable support
player for us (read same for Ted) but flog him to death and his legs
will pay the price.
Ed : - Fully agree that
Keane would be a better buy than Phillips. More suited to the
role we want him to play, used to playing international football and
would do well in Europe, more years in the locker and at a more
reasonable price (surely the most important factor for the club at the
moment). I just wish we would sign a forward soon, albeit one
who was more likely than not to score 20 goals a season !!
I find S.Cumball's inclusion in FIFA's All Star World Cup 11
ridiculous. If there were any doubt that FIFA were 'way out there',
surely this is confirmation.
This is not just a Spurs backlash against Campbell, but an honest
During the World Cup we took to calling him 'NASA' due to his
propensity to launch the ball at every available opportunity - a trait
instilled by GG no doubt in his last seasons at the Lane.
There was a time when NASA had a sense of class about him but that had
long gone by the time he left. He remains 'solid', but his fear
of the ball and a faltering aura of composure spreads nervousness
around the team in both his defending and distribution.
In my view he is not worthy of his place in FIFA's 11 and ought to be
replaced by a more confident footballer in the England side - e.g.
Ledley or even one of the jailbird set.
Phew. That's off my chest!!
Ed : - When you said
NASA, I thought you were going to say that he was never near an
opponent, so constantly looked "lost in space" !! I
can't understand how they left Rio Ferdinand out of the side, as I
have been very impressed by him in this tournament. Hopefully,
he and Ledley will pair up, before Anthony Gardner takes the Leeds
man's place to have a Tottenham pairing in the middle of the national
As for FIFA, they went
AWOL a long time ago. Linesmen from the Maldives ... purrrlease
So, England have been
eliminated with a below par performance against Brazil, and
Ronaldinho has joined the ranks of Paul Gascoigne (1991 FA Cup
semi-final) and Nayim (1995 Cup-Winners Cup Final) by catching David
Come (off his line) woefully out of position and embarrassingly
flailing at his shot. Disappointing, but as all the newspapers
are already saying, we've got the 2004 European Championships and
the 2006 World Cup in the bag already. Well, I have to say,
B******S! To win a major championship England have to put at
least six consecutive quality performances together, and that has
not happened in any situation be it friendlies or competitions since
Still, at least that
means that we can now go back to hating Messrs Seaman, Campbell and
Cole. It was tough work putting up with them and even cheering
them for the last three weeks, but now life can return to normal
! I have to say I cheered Judas when he notched against Sweden
(although I must also say until he scored his performance was
absolutely terrible!) and will continue to support any scum players
when representing England, but that stops when the international
scene is over. And as a way to go out of the World Cup that
was fine by me.
Back to the important
subject then - the Mighty Spurs. So far we have signed Milenko
Acimovic and Jamie Redknapp on free transfers, which are two
reasonable signings - Acimovic scored a goal at the World Cup with a
little help from the opposition keeper, and looked promising, and
Redknapp is a quality player if he can keep fit - we certainly
remember him down here in Bournemouth.
These signings have put
us seventh favourites for the Premiership title behind ManUre,
Arseholes, Liverpool, Leeds, Chelsea and Newcastle. But there is a
big gap in the odds, meaning we are simply top of the second layer
of the Premiership. Whilst this is an improvement on recent
years we need to spend a bit of money to try and gatecrash this top
six. We are in no worse a position than Newcastle were this
time last year; they signed Bellamy, Cort, Lua-Lua, Robert and
others and won themselves a Champions League place.
There is no reason why we cannot do the same. Some names I've
heard us linked with during the World Cup include Hasan Sas of
Turkey, Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon, Gabriel Batistuta of Argentina
(again!), a couple of South Koreans, and at least three other
players who I cannot currently remember. In my view the only
one of these players we should go for is Sas; he has looked an
excellent player. What we need is a class striker and I think
we should be looking outside the World Cup. Anyone there will
have increased their transfer value (with the exception of Hakan
Sukur!) and we need to look closer to home. In the lower
leagues there are decent strikers; Bobby Zamora is the obvious, Lee
Hughes and Jermaine Defoe are the other two I would like to see
Spurs going for although Defoe could already be out of our price
range. The one other player I'd like us to sign would be
Inamoto from the scum on a free; after his performances at the World
Cup it would be amusing to see him doing well for us next season...
What players do you
think we should go for Wyart, and come to that what do other
browsers think? I'm sure Spurs officials keep an eye on this
website, so give them some ideas. If you are a Spurs fan from
abroad, let us know about some underrated players so that the scouts
and so on can investigate. I'll start off with some names
gleaned from Championship Manager (which is very good for spotting
young players from abroad) - how about Tonton Mokouko, Stefan
Ishizaki, Peter Holm, Christian Wilhelmsson, Juan, Johann Vogel
and Sherbel Touma (if anyone knows if these players are actually any
good that would be interesting!!).
Anyway, whatever happens
the overriding thought must always be....COME ON YOU SPURS!!
Ed : - I am not sure
that Spurs could afford some of the players you mention from the
World Cup now, as you said, their prices will have shot up. Not
sure that the players you mention from CM are real are they ??
As for supporting the Arsenal players in the World Cup, well, I
couldn't get up the enthusiasm to get behind them. Cumball had
a dreadful time, I thought and only salvaged a mare against Sweden
with his goal. And we will never win anything with Ashley Cole
at left back.
As for arrivals at
Spurs, I feel they will be at the cheaper end of the market.
Zamora is the most likely, along with a cheap foreign import in
midfield. The only real money we will shell out will be on a
forward and my guess is Eto'o. He seems keen to come here and
hopefully, his pace will add a different dimension to our attacking
Hi, my names Nick
Baynham. I'm 17 years old and have followed Spurs passionately
since 1989. I love the club and watch as many games as I can, but the
ticket prices are ludicrous. So much so that I may not be able
to afford to watch more than 5 games next year.
Also I'm sick and tired of seeing the club down the road from N17 win
everything when we lose the mickey mouse cup to Blackburn.
I think its time we bought the glory days back to the lane with sir
Glenn at the realm.
I heard that Paul Gascoigne was returning as a coach.
I think its about time Glennda got some quality at the club.
Redknapp's a good start but don't you think Sergei deserves a chance,
if Levy coughs up the money soon Spurs and we could have the pacy goal
machine upfront with Sergei that they so deserve. The name Saviola
springs to mind.
Thanks for your time Nick Baynham
spurs through and through
Ed : - Nick, your raise
a good point about |Rebrov and I think if they could find a good
partner for him, he could shine. There is not one at the club at
the moment, so they would have to buy one in ... Saviola being
unlikely ... but anyone coming in would have to be funded by Rebrov's
sale. A bit of a Catch 22 !!
Not sure Gazza would
come back as a coach, as he fell out with Hoddle big time before the
1998 World Cup.
AN OPEN LETTER TO SOL
Having watched you cavorting merrily around Old Trafford last night,
grinning like a Cheshire cat at all those spotty Gooners, it struck me
how right you were. All those trophy-less seasons at WHL and now
you have Championship and FA Cup winners medals to show for all your
hard work. As Richard Kaufmann said on TalkSport today, it seems
to prove your point to us bitter Lilywhites. Shame on us
all for roundly criticizing you for leaving a club who have again won
So, having given it some thought, it dawned on me that Arsenal have a
fair chance of doing the same again next year and you couldn't rule
out the Champions League either. So I decided that after 32
years of supporting an under-acheiving club, it's time to switch
allegiances - next season I could support the Arse and I could say
that my team won this or that for a change.
Now Sol me old mate, unlike you, I have a little problem with this
....... it won't work because I love Spurs. Real fans cannot
just change clubs like overpaid hypocrites like you. I could not
enjoy any part of seeing Arsenal win anything, and if you had ever
really supported Spurs (as you always claimed) then neither could you.
So enjoy your hard earned success at the Arse. Unlike many Spurs fans,
I still think that you are a great centre half and that you have
played well this season. Just don't ever pretend that you were
ever a great Spurs fan - your face last night proved
Ok, so I'm a bit slow
off the mark with this one...but here goes anyway...
Why doesn't Glenn sign
David Seaman, Duncan Ferguson, Kieron Dyer, Ronny Johnsen Graeme Le
Saux, Francis Jeffers and re-sign Chris Armstrong. We
could then play
other Spurs crock
We wouldn't win anything
but it would sure allow our 'academy' players a chance to
impress - they'd be called on every week.
Having the most injury
prone Premiership club in history is one thing, but
signing Redknapp for four years had me in hysterics. If
Redknapp and Anderton ever play more than 10 games together, I'll
eat my trilby!!
I don't know whether ten pints of Belgian lager were playing tricks
with my eyes, but when leaving Sugar Reef (poncy place) myself
and a couple of friends managed to come across who we all thought
was Mr. Iversen. The only other reason for me not believing my eyes
was because he was involved in quite an exciting little brawl. I
have never seen 'twinkle-toes' ever throw his weight about as much
as that before on the pitch. I really don't know if this story ever
managed to come out in the press as I'm a student shut off from the
world of reality and don't come across newspapers that often.
Again I cannot believe
my eyes after watching Clemence against Liverpool (I was sober this
time due to stupid Premiership KO times). The man who somehow
managed to get contracts from previous managers, showed exactly why
with a performance that must only have been seen before in training.
Ed : - I know he was
a striker, but the thought of Iversen in a fight is something that I
had never contemplated. If it was him, then obviously he
didn't do well enough to make the papers and the idea that someone
is going around dressing up as Steffen is one too sad to imagine.
As for Clemence, he
did really well against the Reds and will be a useful squad player
to bring in when required.
I have just discovered
your website, great stuff! I'm a season ticket holder in the
Paxton and just thought I'd jot down my views on another
It all started well
enough, some of the early season stuff was superb, almost as good as
when Hod was playing! For the first time since 1987 I was
watching my team play the way that made me love them. Arsenal
came, we got the vilification of a former player out of our
systems and as an aside, in my opinion, played the better stuff and
were more than worth our late, late equaliser. Then, slowly,
it started to go belly up. It's hard to put one's finger on
the reason, injuries, confidence, ageing players, luck, but after
the demolition of Chelsea the beautiful football just wasn't
clicking anymore. When I arrived in the Millennium stadium for
the Cup final and heard the team selected by Hoddle, I couldn't
believe there was no place for Simon Davies. In my opinion,
after watching the first half, he should have brought Davies on at
half-time, but he seems to wait until it is too late before bringing
on his subs doesn't he? I have to admit, I was well pissed off
about it for ages afterwards and it seemed to me that that applied
to the players too! The "beautiful" football seemed
to go out of the window, a lot more hoofing was indulged in and it
became almost painful to watch ...
Well, now another season
has almost drawn to a close and we start to look forward with hope
(Again) to another one. Will we sign the top quality striker
we need? Kevin Phillips' name has been linked with ours for
ages, I'd love to see him join, but I cannot help but feel that yet
again we will shy away from spending the money. When I read
Hoddle saying how brilliant Iversen can be it just makes
me sigh and wonder what the excuse will be next year (Am I the only
one who thinks he misses too many easy chances and is therefore
But hey! We all
live in hope, that's what makes this game and following Spurs in
particular, so addictive! Maybe we will sign a top striker,
maybe our players will have an injury free season. Maybe the
manager will have learnt a few lessons ... Maybe the board will give
him some dough and stop milking the loyalty of the supporters.
By the way, I
couldn't give a toss what colour the bloody logo is. How far
down that particular road will some fans go? We all hate
Arsenal, that goes without saying, but get a life or get an away
So, COME ON YOU
SPURS! See you next season.
Ed : - That just about
sums up the season I reckon. One of being so close, but it all
running out of steam at just the wrong time. With the summer
coming up it will need some clever dealing in the transfer market to
bolster the squad and players will need to realise that they will not
play every game. We've heard Phillips is a certainty, but will
only believe it when we see it. There needs to be some reduction
in the wage bill, so expect some movement out of the club too.
a thought - how about Darren Anderton and Jamie Rednapp job-sharing?
At least then we've got a chance of having a midfielder who's not
injured! Spurs can lead the way in the equal opportunities
Ed : - How very PC of
you !! It is a thought and might allow some rotation on the
treatment table too !!
I'd just like to say
congrats to all the spurs fans
who couldn't get tickets for Saturday, but made it to
the Paxton Road end to watch the game. - it was ram jam packed full,
and when Ted scored, the place erupted. But the biggest cheer of
the day was for super Ted, when he kicked that dirty arse(nal player)
sol in the face.
I'm suffering from
after match alcohol. got to go to bed. I hate arsenal, and that's a
good thing. I hate that idiot Freddie lunge burg with the red hair
most of all.
Ed : - While the
alcohol might ease the pain, you will still wake up to the sight of
the pink haired one in the papers scoring one of the goals that
condemned us to defeat. There is little to take form the game,
but you have just about summed that up.
Just read about Stephen
Well, that's another successful season for the Spurs medical team ....
What a record:
Two players out all season (Carr and Armstrong)
One lost forever (Korsten)
One who had to seek his own doctors before he got better (Tarrico)
One who had a fractured cheekbone only to never be seen or heard of
One who disappeared almost as soon as he got here (Ferguson)
Plus a whole host of others who seemed to disappear for weeks on end
without us knowing why or how nor when or if we were ever going to see
This is without the genuine injuries to Docherty and Clemence which I
guess were unfortunate. But you can't help wonder if they are
getting the right treatment can you?
Personally, I believe the whole medical team should be cleared out and
new ones appointed. In my opinion their record is abysmal.
We get the same problem year after year after year. I know of no
other club who suffer like we do. When is Glenn going to do
something about it? I'd like to think he is asking questions and
putting them under pressure and that there are actions being taken to
improve the situation, but we hear nothing. They don't even keep
the web site up to date so we never know what's happening.
I know some things
can't be made public but even so....
Then to cap it all we shoot ourselves in the foot yet again when our
star striker - who after several years has finally started looking and
playing the part - goes and breaks his own wrist in the safe confines
of his own home! You couldn't read about it or make it up could
you?! Not since Alan Mullery ricked his back while cleaning his
teeth have I heard one like this - and he was a Spurs man too!
Like I say, no other club makes an idiot of itself like ours.
I really do feel strongly about the medical team though. I feel
cheated. All that money for a season ticket and I haven't
seen our best player once and we've never had a first choice 11 on
show. If the club won't sack them I can't understand why
they don't resign given their what I consider to be pitiful and
Don't know if you are in a position to put some of this to the club
but if you are I'd sure appreciate some feedback.
Ed : - Unfortunately,
we do not have the ear of the Board. They would not take kindly
to us telling them how to run their club ... and besides, I wouldn't
know the first thing about medical issues. So, perhaps I am the
prime candidate for the job !!
The injuries do seem to
have plagued us since Gerry Francis' days. His hard running
Tuesdays did knacker a few players in more way than one. But why
it has continued, who knows. Too few players meaning that those
carrying injuries have had to turn out ? Too many games with to
little time to recover between ? Goodness only knows what would
happen if we had European football on top of what we play now !!
I think they need to do some Feng Shui in the treatment room ... that
or dock some wages of those who spend the most time in there. No
other business would stand it.
I certainly don't think Hoddle
should be sacked, he needs to be given money, enough to buy at least
5/6 top quality players of his own choice. If he then cannot
transform Spurs into a title challenging team within 3 years,
then I'd say he should be sacked.
People say he hasn't
made subs in games at the right time, but who the hell can he bring
on ?? Too many so called BIG name players haven't produced
enough for the team. Our central midfield is a JOKE, we need
some quality and pace in there for the start of next season, without
a doubt. Another striker, 20+ a season man, and another top
quality central defender??
But will Hoddle be
given the amount of cash needed to bring in this type of quality, 'cos
it won't come CHEAP. A manager can only work with the players he's
got at his disposal and the ones Hoddle have aren't good
By the way, do we
need a goalkeeper as well? Hoddle's made some mistakes this season,
lets hope he learns from them.
Ed : - The question
of money available will be the burning one of the summer.
We've heard about the interest in Redknapp and Effenberg, who will
cost nothing to buy, but a lot in wages. The real crunch will
come when we need to pay out for a player in whatever position he
I have been trying to
think of what to say to all you Hoddle doubters since the Charlton
defeat. Then I open the postbox on the website and see the
comments of Phil Drummond of Bournemouth (29/3). Never were
truer words said. What do Spurs fans expect ?
So called supporters
calling for Hoddle's head make me sick and I can only assume that they
are Prawn Sandwich lovers who couldn't tell the off side law from the
(not unsubstantial) back of Jimmy Floyd's arse.
Sometimes I get so depressed listening to the horse manure that I hear
coming out of some mouths at The Lane. The man has been in
charge a year and he's had us playing some of the best footie I've
seen us play in years, got us to a cup final, and has us handily
placed for a top 8 finish.
OK, so things went pear
shaped for a while and I'm sure that they will again.
Think back to the drab old crap we had under GG or the millions wasted
by Francis and Ardiles (remember Dozzell!!). Glenn spent
wisely but they simply ran out of steam when it mattered. Give
him some money ENIC!!!!!
Finally, if the comments recently attributed to Matthew Etherington
are true, he should be told to shut the hell up. I cannot
believe some of these kids. He comes to one of the biggest clubs in
Britain from Peterborough, spends a few minutes here and starts
issuing ultimatums. No matter how promising he is, he should
take a leaf out of Simon Davies's book, knuckle down and earn his
place in the side - young whippersnapper!!
Let's do the Arsenal
and give the Scousers the title ... I know it's a dream, but please
Ed : - You hit the nail
on the head when you say give him the money to do the job.
Winning the League Cup might have covered up the cracks like it did in
1999. At least we know now that the side needs strengthening to
get into and stay in Europe. As long as Hoddle is given the
time, I think he can improve the side, but he still has some things to
learn as a manager too.
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