Player Watch Player Watch: Harry Kane

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He flew by private jet too. I mean I know Kane is a multimillionaire, but does he usually fly by Private Jet? I didn't think he did. Which would suggest the club funded his trip. You're probably right. He was in the Bahamas which was again funded by the club. I imagine the whole thing was a club trip.
great PR for the club
 

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I know Kane has always been a big NFL fan. But I do wonder if he has been “encouraged” by the club to push the subject. Quite handy for Levy that our star striker and England captain is plastered all over social media with his Super Bowl holiday snaps. I’ve no doubt he was interviewed by US broadcasters and asked about the stadium and a London franchise. Maybe I’m to cynical and it’s just a lovely coincidence.
He was not interviewed by American television
 

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Yeah I don’t think he was forced into anything that’s why I said “ encouraged”. He’s obviously very into it, so it’s win win all round on lots of levels.
 

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Kane and Brady are in some ways very similar.

Neither have been blessed with any great physical attributes - Brady wasn't drafted until the 6th round, but they both have worked their arses off to reach the top of their sport.

There are many QB's with just as much, if not more natural talent than Brady - you could also say the same with Kane and other strikers. Yet with great work ethic and mental strength they are both just about the best at what they do right now.
 

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I know Kane has always been a big NFL fan. But I do wonder if he has been “encouraged” by the club to push the subject. Quite handy for Levy that our star striker and England captain is plastered all over social media with his Super Bowl holiday snaps. I’ve no doubt he was interviewed by US broadcasters and asked about the stadium and a London franchise. Maybe I’m to cynical and it’s just a lovely coincidence.
I'm sure they are more than happy to stoke his love for the game. I mean, why wouldn't you?!

Sure we'd also benefit from Bill Belichick and the Pats joining us for a few social training sessions this summer too.

I love that Kane is constantly looking to learn from the best.
 
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My brother lives in Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta Spurs official supporters group. Last night he messaged to say he might call at some point during the game today, and to ensure my son was around.

Never got the phone call, but he did message to explain why.
They were expecting Harry to join them in the pub they all watch our games in. Harry's brother had contacted them to find out location, time etc.
In the end neither of them turned up...
He thinks Harry is still in the Bahamas and isn't due in Atlanta until later today or tomorrow.
ATL Spurs member here. Your brother is one of two members with that surname. Both are great dudes.

Disappointing the Kane's didn't make it but it was an exciting couple of days leading up to the match.
 

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Kane has always been a massive NFL and Patriots fan - he even named his two dogs Brady and Wilson back in 2014. I imagine that if Kane has been in the Bahamas and then flown by private jet to the Super Bowl with access all areas passes etc. that Levy (and Joe Lewis) will have laid this trip on for him. And I think it's fantastic ... what a way to reward a loyal, home grown superstar and what a way to maintain that loyalty.
 

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Kane and Brady are in some ways very similar.

Neither have been blessed with any great physical attributes - Brady wasn't drafted until the 6th round, but they both have worked their arses off to reach the top of their sport.

There are many QB's with just as much, if not more natural talent than Brady - you could also say the same with Kane and other strikers. Yet with great work ethic and mental strength they are both just about the best at what they do right now.
Agreed. It’s amazing just how much the mental part of the game, preparation and focus is often what separates the good from the great. Michael Jordan used to talk a lot about the difference between him and others from his era. He didn’t think he was naturally more talented than the best of his peers, but his work rate and determination was better than anyone else. Kobe Bryant had a very similar approach and was arguably blessed with more natural talent that Mike.
This is why Harry is so unique. I don’t think there is another player in the league who works harder than him, or is more determined. And like Brady, he will always play with a chip on his shoulder. Brady was overlooked. Nearly 180 players were picked before him in the draft. Harry was loaned out time and again. No one thought he’d be anything special at the highest level. And there are still people out there who have doubts. And that drives him even more.
We are truly blessed to have him. And I believe that unless something were to go terribly pear shaped, that like Brady, he will stay with the team that selected him for his entire career. I just hope he gets the opportunity to lift the silverware he undoubtedly deserves. For him, winning the title with us, would be far more meaningful than joining a team of expensively assembled mercenaries and essentially cutting a corner to pick up a few trophies.
Fingers crossed we can help him as much as he helps us. Seeing him lift the PL title trophy would be a dream for all of us... and him.
 

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Kane has always been a massive NFL and Patriots fan - he even named his two dogs Brady and Wilson back in 2014. I imagine that if Kane has been in the Bahamas and then flown by private jet to the Super Bowl with access all areas passes etc. that Levy (and Joe Lewis) will have laid this trip on for him. And I think it's fantastic ... what a way to reward a loyal, home grown superstar and what a way to maintain that loyalty.
It's like a classy version of Modrić on Abramovich's yacht.
 
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