But you're guessing and while I would like to agree at the moment it's pure guess work to know what the implications of his approach have meant to us long term. It could well be that without it we'd still be looking for our first appearance in the champions league in the OLD stadium (because there is no new one).Surprised? I think Levy's style has been to our detriment overall. He's done a sterling job of building the club up but everybody who deals with him must approach the process with trepidation, and I'm not sure that is a good thing in the long run. He may get the odd bargain deal over the line but it seems that the other parties in such deals are then committed to never dealing with him again if possible.
It wouldn't seem to have helped us when it really mattered (Modric, Bale) and maybe hindered us when we needed to shift players (N'Koudou, Janssen). That's my guess anyway.I'm sure Levy has hindered us in the past, trying to bring in players, and I doubt that'll change much. But I wonder whether his incredibly hard ball attitude, has also helped holding on to a player/coach or two. By simply not wanting the hassle, or having the time or cash, to deal with him.
Worked out swimmingly last summer.Levy has been friends with the good people at Stellar for a long long time. There was never going to be much of a story off the back of an interview with Josh. I wouldn't be surprised if this interview was done on behalf of the club to tell everyone it's max $$$ or nothing this summer as far as outgoings is concerned.
So, you know more about dealing with Levy than Jonathan Barnett.It’s bollocks, all this stuff about how Levy is hindering our development. People have droned on about this every year since 2004, during which time he’s turned us into a world footballing power on a budget. Money has been spent when value was available.
Modric Carrick Keane Berbatov Davids Bale van der Vaart Eriksen Sanchez Sissoko (!) Son Alli Dier Lloris Vertonghen
All good business and good footballers who became part of a team.
I'm sure he's a nightmare to deal with. I'm also sure it is been overwhelmingly to the benefit of THFC.So, you know more about dealing with Levy than Jonathan Barnett.
Fair comment, but I think there are instances when his haggling and business style have cost us and has set precidents where other Chairmen avoid dealing with him. What he has done in terms of infrastructure and development though is incredible.People who honestly say Levy has hindered us are probably the same people who think we are on the same level as clubs like Man U, City, Liverpool and sadly Chelsea. We simply aren’t there yet either financially or in stature.