A New Dawn

Coyboy

The Double of 1961 is still The Double
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#21
Nice read, out of nowhere took me back to that painful day two years ago or so. When's the book out?
 

Coyboy

The Double of 1961 is still The Double
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#23
I thought he was talking about a new book, biography of Jol.
 

gloryglory

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#24
I suspect many of those who wanted Jol out, wanted Ramos in, don't like Harry the cockney half-wit, are very upset with Keane when he scores 4 in one game, and are beside themselves that Gio doesn't play every game (he played for Barca, by the way).
Very astute.

Though there's probably a flipside in that many of those who loved Jol probably wanted Levy out, took against every Comolli signing on principle, wrote off Assou-Ekotto, booed Zokora for not being Carrick and Bent for not being Berbatov, chased some of those players away, and punched David Bentley in bars.
 

Son_Of

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#28
Jol himself, said: "I can understand the position of the club in light of the results. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. Tottenham Hotspur is a special club and I want to thank the terrific staff and players.
"For me the fans were always amazing with their support so I would also like to say thank you - I shall never forget them."
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I love martin jol, martin jol loves me. (all together now)

if he ever comes back to the Lane managing the opposition in a european game it's gonna take a fuckload of loyalty points to get a seat :)

glad the DoF was scrapped eventually
 

Spursyid99

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#31
BMJ to come back one day?...as he would doubtless say, "but of course"...taken from us in his prime and maybe, one day after Harry's won the Premiership and the Champions League he'll come back and make up for lost time by doing it all again...dream on you crazy cockerel.
 

KenilworthSpur

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#32
Despite Jol's tactical shortcomings, I cannot help but love the big man. I must admit, I miss him stood on the touchline scaring our players into playing well! It wasn't until after he went that I appreciated how much of a top man he was (and is).
 
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#34
Ally,

It's great to have you back.As many have said, it was your articles on Newsnow that drew me to this site in the first place. Like many fans, I don't think I will ever truly get over the departure of big Martin. Hopefully he will return one day. Whenevr I watch the Gatafe video "Stand up for Martin Jol" I cry like a big girl :-(
 
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#35
Nice article Ally - Good have you back :)

I can still remember that article you wrote about crossing a field to find a small pub in the middle of nowhere to watch the match - Classic !
 

southlondonyiddo

My eyes have seen some of the glory..
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#36
He didnt have any hair

He was a proper Tottenham man who loved the club

Too honest for some at the club

I loved him and he loved me

Would have brought us some glory had he been backed 100%

What a shame for us

:cry:
 

psturdy

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#39
Great to have you back Ally - I credit Jol with restoring my interest in Spurs after the Badger, GG, Glennda and all the messing around with Pleaty and Santini.

During the Jol era, I can recall on BBC606 message board an "I love Martin Jol, Martin Jol loves me" Thread that ran into 1,000's describing his special powers in all their diverse curiosity.

Some of those posts just made me snigger uncontrollably. That sort of affection transcends the money and politics in football.

It's just something that will never happen with Harry.

One day when the time is right BMJ will return and many a tear of joy will be shed at WHL.

Neither has he any hair, nor do we care.
 
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#40
Great read. Loved the quote "to wipe the slate clean with a wife who’d come back home repentant over her summer fling." as that's how I feel every summer with Tottenham.

I thought BMJ did a great job for us and I think it would have been a different story had he been given complete control a la Redknapp, but we'll never know. I think Harry is doing a fantastic job and, although Levy has made mistakes in the past, he was quick enough and big enough to realise it was wrong and change it. I think the future is looking very bright for us. 3rd in the league having already played 3 of the "big four" and with the Woolwich Wanderers later this month, it's looking good. If someone had offered me this in August, I would have bitten their hand off.
 
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