And it's goodbye from nobody in particular, just another disillusioned fan

Discussion in 'Columns' started by greaves4FR, Sep 1, 2014.

  • by greaves4FR, Sep 1, 2014 at 11:55 PM
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    I'm looking on the bright side. There'll never be a better opportunity for a true fan who wishes to retain his sanity to make a break for it.

    I 've held my peace up to the last second, oo-er missus a&c, but that's it, I'm outta here. Cold turkey/cockeral for me, no spurs, no football at all until levy has made his profit and fucked off. It's been nice knowing you, and thanks to the many SCers who over the years have provided entertaining company in my despair, but Levy is a disgrace and i'm not prepared to watch my hopes and my club betrayed by him on a regular biannual basis any longer.

    Only the blind can now avoid the obvious truth that Levy has for some time had no real ambition to push the club forward, get top 4, or come to that to that to actually get a stadium built. His only ambition is to make as much profit on a sale as possible, which is, he now calculates, is best achieved by investing as little as possible into the club while keeping it poised where it is, a club on the verge of possible success, and so a tempting proposition for a moneybags buyer who wants a quick bang for his buck. He's just pimping us out, paying for a bit of make up and a few cheap knock-offs, while all the while pretending to us we're really a classy proposition and there'll be designer brands just round the corner.

    He'll smooth the way to a stadium, so it looks like an easy ride for the punter who he hopes will actually pay for it to be built, but will find any way possible to delay the moment he has to pony up himself, the latest being sacking good architects and scrapping a good design in order to do some more fiddling and not have to put the the job out to tender. Any hare-brained pie-in-the sky scheme that will provide an excuse to delay the process, a much too late olympic stadium bid, american football, will be milked for as long as he can.

    The shameless way he shafts managers again and again, persuading them of his ambition,(we've got a long-term plan alright, he just doesn't tell them quite how long-term it is) then failing to back them with the players they need, before sacking them to deflect attention from his own failure is too painful to watch.

    You can argue he's a shrewd businessman, a tough deal-maker ( he's not. He's missed so many glaring opportunities to make a modest investment that would have achieved top 4 and a gear-change not just in success on the field but in long-term profitability, and he's now finding himself regularly laughed from the table by every half-way competent football executive from here to south america ) but even if that myth were true, when a chairman/owner's agenda conflicts so obviously with the real interests of a club and it's fans, and is achieved at thier expense then he's nothing more than a two-faced opportunist shyster and should be called out as such.

    There has never been any solid evidence for the "be realistic the money just isn't there" argument. All the actual indications point to the money being there but Levy choosing not to risk it. Having had his fingers burned on early attempts to buy success (bent, bentley) he lost his nerve and decided to take the most conservative route to his personal profit, and then only listened to the yes-men like sherwood who told him he didn't need to buy, and has only wanted to spend money on young players who'll turn a profit for him, but aren't ready or good enough to do the job we need.

    Any pretence of lack of funds has now been comprehensively blown out of the water now anyway by Everton. If a club who have for years had significantly less resources than us and been models of cautious pragmatism are now outperforming us in the transfer market as well as on the field, (while also planning for a new stadium) then something is badly wrong and there are no more excuses to hide behind.

    There will always be suckers, and inveterate optimists who'll fall for this year in year out, and good luck to you. And of course there will now follow a short but nasty interlude from the dear bsodl, who for want of a putin or an IS to swear allegiance to will settle for a second-rate bag-carrier for his uncle Joe, who has extremely grand plans....for his own retirement in florida.

    Spurs since 1969, over and out.
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Discussion in 'Columns' started by greaves4FR, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Kirito
    And yet if we hadn't lost against Liverpool OP wouldn't have so many tears. Who really just gives up supporting? He just had a 3 month break from Spurs so really he needs to stop being a bitch.
  2. Dennism
    If you want to go just go quietly. Why do we need to know? What are you going to do now? Collect teapots or build model boats.
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  3. Hoddlesrightboot
    I've been Spurs since a wee lad in 1957, totally understand the OP's point of view but with Levy at least the club isn't going to do a Leeds or a Pompey any time soon. It is unthinkable to support anyone else as a lot of Man City and Chelsea supporters probably have over the years.

    It's a bit depressing sometimes (well, most of the time) but what ya gonna do? Give up football altogether? If the OP has been a supporter since 1969 well at least we've had a few cups since then, hey it could have been Preston NE, won the first league then pretty much fuck all for the last hundred years.

    Still, onwards and upwards there's always next year. Or perhaps I've been a fan so long I'm used to being deluded...

    As I write this we have just beaten Brighton and I see we have Newcastle in the next round, they have just beaten Man City.

    I have noticed over the years that shit teams beat us and then go on a good run. Now that IS depressing.
  4. TheChosenOne
    I missed this thread when it first surfaced.

    Dodged a bullet.

    If if's and ands were pots and pans there would be no need for tinkers
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  5. CosmicHotspur
    Thank you Spurs for the former glory which I wouldn't have missed for the world. I have been fortunate to witness some of the best football on the planet, albeit a while back and I still have some hope for the future despite the fact that football is a very different game nowadays and IMHO not as good as it was and is now as much a business as a sport and certainly I couldn't afford today's ticket prices. It's no longer the domain of the ordinary working man or woman on a lower income which is sad.

    Supporting Spurs is like a marriage, through the good times and the bad, for better or worse and there will be no divorce for me.

    I may be an armchair (or desk chair) supporter these days but I will be TTID.
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  6. Montasura
    In fairness to the OP, at least he stuck to his guns. Last seen on the forum September 2nd!!
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  7. mkkid
    I think the poster to essentially writing out being disillusion and with the club,I've. Seen spurs relegated ,I been a STH. Since the early 80s.
    I'd would say I went 90 percent of our games home and away in the 90s.
    I've seen the defence of calderwood,Nethercott,Austin and Edinburgh.
    I felt like I was part of the club.
    I've had spells when I fell out of love with the game but now I hardly recognise Tottenham.
    My eyes have seen the glory ,3 fa cups,3 league ,I eufa cup.
    Finishing 4th isn't glory to me.
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  8. yido_number1
    The games changed now, money is king when it never used to be. In the 70's, 80's probably even the 90's you could see a team come from nowhere and win things. Now only 3 teams in the league can win it and with the size of their squads it also makes winning the FA Cup a challenge.

    We just have to accept we aren't man city, chelsea or UTD (seems funny adding them now).
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  9. mkkid
    Money has always been king,Liverpool spent big,Leeds spent big and even Forest in the 80s.As well as Blackburn.
    We were a forward away from winning the league in 2012,IMHO .
    There has been 9 different winners of the league cup since 2000 and 7 in the fa cup.
    What you are watching at spurs now is a football trading company who model is to finish 5th.
    We paying champion league prices for a product that isn't good enough and fans are now beginning to see this.
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  10. CheeseGromit
    Glass half empty of half full. If certainly not our worst period. Expectation maybe different now but it is a whole lot better than some of the past

    Is Levy a type; yes a cautious type but still solid business

    Of course there is more than one version of the truth but I don't see yours as being a fair reflection
  11. longtimespur
    Being of a similar time span fan I can only agree with your post.
    We've seen the best times at Spurs although maybe, like me, you missed the "push and run" team's achievements. Seen relegation and some real dire footballers/teams but still here and I'm optimistic as always.
    Bring back "McNamarra's band" tune. :D
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  12. tiger666
    Back yet?
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  13. RickyVilla
    Never left I would have thought. Just another hissy fit. It's OK. Everyone has them.
  14. Lilbaz
    He's not been on the site since September. When he made the post. He stuck to his guns.

    Wonder if a trip to Wembley will bring him back.
  15. VanZan
    He probably decided to support Arsenal this season......d'oh!!!
  16. Lilbaz
    We're sure this wasn't a suicide letter?
  17. CosmicHotspur
    If he decides to lurk, we wouldn't make him feel embarrassed if he came back.

    Would we. :unsure:
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  19. Lilbaz
    @greaves4FR hope you come back mate. Things don't look half as bad as they did last September.

    Investment in the youth and academy over first team seems to be paying off nicely.

    Everton are not outperforming us on the field (neither are Arsenal at the moment).

    The whole club seems to be pulling together. Still waiting on the stadium but have agreed a £50m contract for the ground works and you can see from the pictures it's taking shape. Just a courtcase to go.

    We understand why you were disillusioned. Many of us were and we wont hold it against you.

    Come back and enjoy Spurs again.
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  20. CowInAComa
    Somebody should try and get a message to him. Call him in.

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