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The ousting of Daniel (COYS)

ultimateloner

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Yeah, it's not the fact that he's choosing to cash in on Kane now, with a year left on his contract that causes the deep dissatisfaction - it's the failing to build a winning team around him for the previous 5 years. The opportunity was there to do so, granted we might now be selling him anyway but at least we'd have some glory to look back on fondly. Instead, what have we got to go our separate ways with other than regret and a healthy FFP equation?

Whether he means to do it or not, this club has been hamstrung by an excessively cautious approach in the boardroom for many seasons. The stadium was once a very good excuse for that - and I think a lot of us accepted it on the basis that it would be the 'gamechanger' promised.

I don't believe, and haven't for a good while now, that we can achieve any kind of sporting success under this regime. Nothing they have shown us gives cause for optimism that this time will be different - unlike the last time, or the time before that, or the time before the time before that.

Surely we've all seen this movie enough times by now to know how it ends?

They'll always let you down in the end.
Depends what your standard of sporting success is.
If it's winning the PL/CL then I'm with you; I don't think we will win those with DL in charge.
I think we could get back to our previous status of consistent top 4 challengers but it wont happen this or next season.
 

g_harry

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Sep 27, 2005
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Or, as many have said previously, he's to blame for us being in a position where Kane doesn't feel like he can win the trophies his talent deserve at Spurs because of how we've been run under this ownership.
It really is unbelievable the number of people backing Levy saying it better getting money now than nothing next year and they can't see we are in this mess because of Dan (coys).
What's worse is Dan would rather sell the family gold than put together a project/team to challenge to keep Harry.
Scary.
 

jimbo

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Dec 22, 2003
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Depends what your standard of sporting success is.
If it's winning the PL/CL then I'm with you; I don't think we will win those with DL in charge.
I think we could get back to our previous status of consistent top 4 challengers but it wont happen this or next season.
It’s subjective I suppose, and we’ll all have our own ideas about it. For me, it’s not prioritising the league over domestic cups so as to qualify for the Champions League with no intention of trying to win it - by which I mean investing in a team capable of challenging for that honour, or the premier league title. I appreciate we won the league cup under ENIC in 2008, and I did enjoy my day out at Wembley (less so for all the FA Cup semi-finals since ‘91) but I don’t really count that either, as it’s very much an outlier than an indicator.

I guess it boils down to a feeling that trying to win things is a secondary consideration at best - and that’s counter to my relationship with sport. You can never guarantee anything with any sport, and that’s what’s so great about it - but you can at least try.

Our financials are very healthy, we could have stretched them a bit to build a team around a generational talent. We might still have come to this point, and we might not have won anything on the way, but we’d still have a better team.

As it is, I think our cautious prudence will prove costly - I don’t believe our board understands this, and never will.
 

Yid-ol

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Jan 16, 2006
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It really is unbelievable the number of people backing Levy saying it better getting money now than nothing next year and they can't see we are in this mess because of Dan (coys).
What's worse is Dan would rather sell the family gold than put together a project/team to challenge to keep Harry.
Scary.

It's a no win situation.

Keep Kane this year, lose him for 0 next year. Rebuild starts again. Gets slaughtered for it

Sell now, get slaughtered for it.

I would have loved Kane to stay, but if he isn't going to stay and sign a new contract, doing a rebuild more in one season is better than over 2.

The ITK says we offered a few contracts to Kane, and seem to have had a decent enough window so far. Just now need to see what's been lined up for Kane going.
 

Indacupfortottenham

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Jan 17, 2013
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Selling Kane the day before the season starts is the straw that broke the camels back for me.
Not that they will give a shit, but I now refuse to directly give ENIC another penny of my money.

All excitement of the coming season has gone, I wish Ange the very best but fear for him, that squad that finished 8th is now far worse off than it was a year ago, leaders and world class players replaced with unproven kids, , while the rest of the teams above us and around have strengthened significantly.
 

Stamford

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Sep 15, 2015
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It's a no win situation now of course but Levy got us into this mess with his actions over the last few years. So deserves everything that comes his way.
 

yido_number1

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Jun 8, 2004
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It's a no win situation now of course but Levy got us into this mess with his actions over the last few years. So deserves everything that comes his way.
Fully agree , feel sorry for the shit show Ange is being left to deal with. He loves a rebuild but levy is still demolishing the team around him.
 

McArchibald

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Now that that little bald f*ck has actually gone and driven our best ever player out the door, his status as the absolute worst chairman in our long history is cemented for good.
When he's finally gone we should etch his likeness in the porcelain of all the stadium's urinals. That way we can all pay proper respects to his 'achievements' during every home game...
 

Joshua

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Demolished our home and replaced it with a soulless bowl with the justification of telling us it would make us competitive just to sell arguably our greatest ever player a few years on because we can’t match his ambition. Evil, poisonous little bastard.
 

oohaahedgar

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Aug 8, 2005
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He’s a dog. He is to blame for this shit shoe, no one else. All big clubs have erratic recruitment but they aim higher. We had the best striker in the world who fucking supported Spurs who came through the ranks for years and years and Levy wouldn’t risk or take the step and act like a big club. I hate him
 

funkycoldmedina

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Demolished our home and replaced it with a soulless bowl with the justification of telling us it would make us competitive just to sell arguably our greatest ever player a few years on because we can’t match his ambition. Evil, poisonous little bastard.
Bit of a shame a mod has winnered this. The vitriol in the last half dozen posts is ridiculous and shouldn't be condoned.
 

0-Tibsy-0

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Demolished our home and replaced it with a soulless bowl with the justification of telling us it would make us competitive just to sell arguably our greatest ever player a few years on because we can’t match his ambition. Evil, poisonous little bastard.
I miss White Hart Lane so much.
 

Joshua

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Bit of a shame a mod has winnered this. The vitriol in the last half dozen posts is ridiculous and shouldn't be condoned
So what’s the appropriate reaction? Should I just shrug my shoulders whilst the powers that be continually erode away at what makes the club what it is and replace with it with soulless, corporate enterprise and greed? I, like a lot of others, are hurt, angry and deeply frustrated. I’m sorry if that offends you.
 
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