An open letter to Spurs from BringBack_leGin

Discussion in 'Columns' started by BringBack_leGin, Dec 25, 2008.

  • by BringBack_leGin, Dec 25, 2008 at 1:32 PM
  • BringBack_leGin

    BringBack_leGin I BELIEVE

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    I have just emailed this to Daniel, Harry, and various press factions of the club, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to get this our into the open world as well so that people can vent their opinions and the club can see I'm not just one ranting lunatic. (If I am, feel free to tell me, but do so nicely :grin:).

    I am hoping that the club takes note, because I have to voice some grave concerns.

    I am 23, and my first season ticket was for the 97/98 season, since which I have renewed every year. I sit in a seat, next to my father, which has been in my family for 30 years. Before I took up a season ticket, my uncle sat next to my father. He is now in the family section in the north stand with his two sons. Basically, we are Spurs through and through, we have sat through the good times, bad times, and down right atrocious times, and the club has made more than it's fair share of money out of us. The majority of our friends our Spurs through and through, the people we sit with are obviously Spurs through and through, and we know and love and understand the club.

    However, the club this Christmas seems to want to spit in our faces. How you can even consider bringing a player like Bellamy to Spurs is beyond me. Apart from the fact that he is one of the most hateful characters in world football, ranking along the likes of Robbie Savage and Alpay, he is a distinctly average footballer. He has no particular skill, barely ever finds a pass, and in recent years has the goalscoring record of a fullback. He has, in a long career, had one good top flight season, with Blackburn. That aside, he has never been anything beyond mediocre.

    Forgetting the fact, for a moment, that he is a striker who doesn't score goals (even Robbie Keane has scored more this season), he is also 30 years old and very very injury prone. I thought the days of signing injury prone pensioners were behind this club when we brought in Arnesen, but clearly I was mistaken.

    Levy, I appeal to your business sense here, do not spend millions of pounds on a player who is a big injury risk. Do you remember the money the club lost because of Ziege? Dean Richards? Even the free transfer that was Jamie Redknapp? Do not repeat these mistakes.

    Redknapp. So far the fans love you. So far I love you. I guarantee you that this will not continue if Bellamy comes. You will be known as the manager who signed satan. The entire stadium will wait for the first opportunity to sieze on a Bellamy tantrum, or error, or sending off, and rub it in your face and criticise you in every phone in and write in. The fans can hound any manager out of a club, and just because you have done well so far, you are no different.

    Have some ambition for goodness sake. Mourinho has stated that he will let Adriano leave. Podolski is itching to get away from Bayern. Defoe (and I know his girlfriend well) is itching to get back if you can get past this stupid rule L19 or whatever it is. Even if these are not possible, how about a young, on form, likeable striker who plays a similar role to Bellamy, like Kevin Doyle. Or how about Ligue 1 top goalscorer Cavenaghi, who has stated his willingness to come to us already. He is far more what we need anyway, He can hold the ball up, bring others in to play, win aerial battles. He has a touch of Sheringham about him. Bellamy, on the other hand, has one tool, pace, and even that has diminished in his eternity on the sidelines of recent seasons.

    Lastly, how do ou propsose to accomodate Bellamy? Do you sacrifice Lennon or Modric, by far our best players and the only ones remaining with whom the fans identify. Or Bentley, a player who was signed for a huge fee and currently has significantly diminished resale value, and likewise with Pavlyuchenko and Bent. I hope I am far wide of the mark there.

    I implore you, I beg you, on behalf of all Spurs fans, be they armchair, season tickets holders, foreign, old and young, do not drag our club through the mud by exposing us to the indignity of having Craig Bellamy in our pure white jersey.

    I thank you for your time

    Elio Pyliotis, west stand upper, block 5, row 18, seat 127
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Discussion in 'Columns' started by BringBack_leGin, Dec 25, 2008.

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  1. mawspurs
    I can see where your original post was coming from BBlG, and I also do not want Bellamy.
    I think you got your wording wrong though and veiled threats to the manager will not win any favours or get the letter taken seriously.

    Bellamy is not just a complete idiot, he is an average goal scorer at best and seems to be getting injuries at an increasing rate. His best asset as you say is his pace and that is also one the wane. He will not get any better so we would be buying a player in decline and at a price well in excess of what he is worth. The guys is just not a 'Spurs' player.

    I'd also ask Harry and Levy not to do the deal. Unfortunately I don't think they will listen. I can't see any good coming of it though to be honest.
  2. BringBack_leGin
    Yes, having calmed down, I appreciate that my tone and layout were all wrong and make me seem like the raving lunatic I had hoped not to be.

    However, I am pleased that at least you and the odd other member understands why I did it, even if I did it in the wrong way.
  3. BringBack_leGin
    Also, to those who say that Bellamy may be an arsehole but he's a proven premier league striker, and that is something we need, some facts, if you please:

    In one season with coventry he scored 6 league goals. In 93 league games over 3 and a half seasons with Newcastle, he scored a measly 28 goals,i.e less than 1 in 3, or, if you will, less than ten a season.

    He then had half a season in scotland, during which, for celtic, he scored 7 goals in 12 games. Just to pummel home how much that is a lack of an acheivement, Samaras has scored 10 in 13 for Celtris (I actually don't mind Samaras) this season in the league, which is two more than he scored in 55 Premier League games for Manchester City.

    Bellamy then moved to Blackburn. At Blackburn, he spent one season, in which he scored a respectable 13 league goals in 27 league games. QUite a good ratio. One good season so far then.

    After this, he went on his mersey trip, playing 27 league games for Liverpool in one season and bagging 7 league goals.

    So far in a season and a half for West Ham, he has played 24 league games, scoring 8 league goals, 4 of which have come this season, 2 of which have come today.

    Please explain where amongst those cold hard facts it shows that Bellamy has ever proven himself in the premier league? Seriously, I beg of you, show me.
  4. DC_Boy
    bellamy is not just a striker - hes a wide player who stretches defences like lennon

    i wouldn't be surprised if bellamy has matched or bettered lennons goals/assists tally over this season last 2 years etc etc

    i think bellamy would give us more on the left than bentley ATM

    i would still want a big/strong striker plus CB

    i see him more as a lm/striker

    i want ohara in instead of bentley but our squad needs strenghtening

    whether that includes CB i leave to harry and DL
  5. Strettsville
    The post itself was terrible - the worst part was the follow ups "I am so intelligent, I know more than ex pros" etc. You are a kid who enjoys playing watching and talking about football, with an opinion that nobody really respects, or you would be working in the industry.

    On the plus side, I've just finished reading the Henry Root letters and this has given me inspiration for a follow up.
  6. sloth
    I'm loving your bravado Le Gin, but I suggest you save a few of these posts of yours to your hard-drive to look back on when you're a bit older.

    (Btw, I'm sure you're very bright, but let others comment on it, when you blow your own trumpet too loud it tells a story opposite to the one you claim ;))
  7. BringBack_leGin
    yes i see the ridicule I have brought upon myself with such posts, those are a point of regret, but unfortunately I went on the defensive way too easily here and did not roll with the punches.

    my mistake, live and learn
  8. BringBack_leGin
    The follow ups were regretfully defensive and betrayed some insecurity and a lot of arrogance. However, I fail to see why being an ex pro qualifies any opinion above that of the normal football obsessive. I've spent many hours around many dinner tables with many ex pro's, mainly of our own club but some from other London sides as well, and the majority of them know as much about football as I do about how to go about removing a tumour from a kitten using only a water balloon.
  9. birdm
    Imagine the scene...... Fancy restaurant, wine flowing and a table in the corner consisting on many ex pros.... Gazza, Lineker, Klinsman, Pele, El Tel and er....Bringback_leGin :bs:
  10. BringBack_leGin
    yes, because I said that I sat round the dinner table with all of them at once at a fancy restaurant.

    birdm? more like birdbrain
  11. Strettsville
    Well for a start ex pro's will have 23 years of training in the game, working alongside people who really do understand the game. I'm not saying your wrong, just that your opinion is as worthless.

    For example, Bentley has played for England under 21's, has senior England caps, and plays regular football in the best league in the world - yet people say he is a rubbish footballer (!)

    It's just an opinion though, so people discuss that opinion and see the players performances through the perspective that they have created - which explains why some players remain despised despite their performances.

    My opinion is that Bellamy is a significant improvement on Campell, Pav & Bent, so go for it as long as it fits the budget.
  12. bspurs
    Join those that closed the Airport where I live.
    believe me, You'll enjoy.
  13. BringBack_leGin
    Anyway, I would like to apologise to the entire site. I have been childish, arrogant, patronising, unpleasant, and basically, a complete shit.

    I have surrounded myself with an impenetrable air of disdain, abandoned the very ideals which I constantly preach on this site to others when I take issue with what has been said, and made something of a tit out of myself.

    There are certain members who I more often than not agree with, or at least there is a mutual enjoyment of one anothers debate, and I have alienated them completely with behaviour that I am quite embarrassed about.

    I have made stupid comment upon stupid comment, blinded by the walls of the hole I had dug myself into, and I have spoken out of turn constantly.

    I cannot explain why I became so defensive, I am not sure why I decided to undermine several years of trying to integrate into the community that is this site, but I have done it and I regret it.

    In a word, Sorry.
  14. adwanhussein
    Young man ,modesty is one of the basic requirements for people who want to succeed in life ,never resort to self-aggrandizement and don't take on a whole community ,as this is very foolhardy.I trust that many on this forum are big achievers in life and business and are a credit to their communities ,so please don't dismiss them so lightly.I wish you success in college and in your tests and i like many of your contributons on this forum, but please don't alienate your elders and have more respect to others who might differ with you .
  15. BringBack_leGin
    you won't be surprised to know I am guilty of occasionally succumbing to something of a persecution complex. I lose it a bit when it rears it's head.

    Like I said, apologies to all round, especially to a few select members who have more often than not supported my views and arguments on this site, who I hope I have not completely alienated with regard to future conduct.
  16. JimmyG2
    Apology accepted. Move on and rebuild your reputation. Your passion was your undoing and is your strength. If anyone else can claim such a consistently positive, well argued and knowledgeable contribution to this site I have yet to read them. Apart from mine of course.
  17. punky
    FWIW, I didn't think what you wrote was all that bad. The only thing is that you can't give HR any crap, or he'll just walk and leave us well and truly in the shit. So I think that the threats to hound HR were probably a poor choice of words. We got him, because we need him, as he's one of the few people experienced enough and equipped enough to keep us up. I dread to think though if the fans turn on him and give him stick, he'll slide back to Sandbanks and see out his days playing golf while we trying to get ourselves promoted back into the Premiership with a fraction of our current, decent squad.
  18. Gin+Tonic14
    Wonderful riposte to a pernicious, ugly rant. Anyone with extreme views has no place in society or SC
  19. CosmicHotspur
    We all learn by our mistakes (if we have a spark of intelligence and a conscience) and you seem to have learned something valuable from this particular lesson - that you can voice your opinions freely here but not on behalf of others, who may have widely differing points of view.

    Put it down to the folly of youth and move on. Look forward to reading your future, more sensible and modest, posts. Happy New Year to you.

  20. DC_Boy
    respect to you BBLG :)

    but as has been noted we are in a very fragile situation

    harry and the team desperately need our support

    if we get relegated HR will walk away a multi-millionaire

    we will have to live with the championship

    ok worse things have happened but i'd rather this one didn't
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