Tottenham Hotspur Message Board
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Jan 21, 2013 13:54 Flag
Surely, surely they have to see that with a big name striker we would have won by 3 or 4 goals yesterday?
Defoe definitely looks like he needs a rest and as much as I nearly had a hernia at Deuce's equaliser yesterday we need an RVP type of player.
Dig deep Danny Boy, dig deep for goodness sake.
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Oct 31, 2012 14:23 Flag
"I think setting up a 'black' player federation is in itself actually racist. I'm not being funny there. But if that was done for 'white' players, there would be all sorts of uproar.
Surely, the whole point about defeating racism is to have ALL races, creeds and colours together. NOT introducing some form of apartheid."
I couldn't agree more John.
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Oct 31, 2012 14:16 Flag
SB=13- 1-2 sigs
Remmah=7- 1-1 dempsey ( after extra time )
Berks Yid=3-3-1 Bale
Graeme=0- 5-1 Vertonghen
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Oct 1, 2012 17:18 Flag
Well said Berks.
He must realise how stupid he makes himself look. 4 minutes is definitely alot for a second half with no major injuries!
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Oct 1, 2012 17:11 Flag
Ok, had a lie down in a dark room and I think I've got it!!!
I'll be in for Thursday's game, looks like I've got a few points to catch up on though!!
I saw a little rumour that Blackburn want Tim to be their new manager...I wonder what impact that would have and if he has been pointing AVB in the right direction tactically when he hasn't got it entirely right?
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Sep 25, 2012 11:50 Flag
Morning Sfer, morning John,
Sfer, I totally agree. Whether Modric would've stayed or not had we got CL football can be speculated upon. But there's no two ways about it not being in the CL has cost us some top signings.
I'm still prepared to give AVB time but we improved significantly when we changed to 4-4-2 on Sunday. The fact he changed the system gives me hope that he is not going to be rigid with his tactics the rest of the season.
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Sep 3, 2012 15:38 Flag
I suspect you haven't been to a game in a while because generally when one person starts chanting others follow, which gives the team a lift. I work for my money to pay for my ticket as much as anyone else and the fact that I get behind the team entitles me to feel part of the success.
Its not the message board I take seriously its the people at Saturdays game who think they're really doing any good booing our team, if you think it was just at the end of each half then you obviously weren't there.
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Sep 3, 2012 15:21 Flag
So, the fact that I left school at 16 and spent many years in the Army, serving in some dire places, seeing things that nobody should have to see, then getting a 'normal' job, working my backside off to make my way up the ladder to get to a senior management position with a decent disposable income means I'm not entitled to be as passionate and not as 'good a supporter'?
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Sep 3, 2012 15:02 Flag
SB, I'd be interested to see your team selection for Saturday's game against Norwich?
I suspect you will pick it based on who you feel played will using the gift of hindsight.
As for the booing...you really find that acceptable? Then you join the list of people that I'm ashamed of finding myself associated with. What exactly is it that you think that achieves? Don't you think you should go to a match to encourage and support your team? If they're on a downer we're there to help them get back up, they need to know that we're there through thick and thin. If a team equalises against us I start to shout 'Come on you Spurs'. Yes, I want to be entertained and although saturday wasn't perfect it was a long, long way from the worst Spurs performance I've seen.
There's about 27,000 people on the waiting list for a season ticket, if you find it necessary to boo, give up your ticket and let someone else help our fledgling team out.
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Sep 3, 2012 11:12 Flag
That article is an absolute crock.
We're 3 games into the season, our signings from Friday couldn't play Saturday and suddenly the world's going to implode.
This is no different to the start of last season when we actually lost our first two games but because we've got a different manager its all his fault? No doubt the people who think our season is over before its started are the ones that didn't want AVB and are desperate to say 'Told you so.'
As for the people who booed on Saturday, I'm disgusted. I genuinely hung my head in shame. We could have the worst team in out illustrious history and Juande Ramos back, it wouldn't stop me singing and getting behind my beloved Spurs.
I'll wait 6 months more before I take my rose-tinted spectacles off thanks. Til then I'm 100% behing our team and AVB.
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Aug 23, 2012 15:04 Flag
It seems as if everyone's got their wish anyway, apparently Daws has turned QPR down and is staying to fight for his place.
So perhaps it wasn't a case of Levy and AVB hawking him after all.
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Aug 23, 2012 10:02 Flag
The 'is it AVB or is it Levy' question is one we will probably never know the answer to but I read an interesting quote yesterday referring to football managers/coaches: 'He's like the chef, they want him to cook his signature dish, why would they then not allow him to source his own ingredients?'
I really don't see AVB as the type of man who would let Levy choose the comings and goings and then be expected to make do with whatever players Levy has chosen to leave him with.
Yes, Dawson probably didn't play because he was injured otherwise maybe he would've done but I my honest opinion is Daws was only real quality being lead by King.
My main concern is that the boardroom should be supporting AVB for a good while yet and so should we. To suggest that we're going to be in serious trouble because we're selling Dawson and/or because T'Hudd is going out on loan is ridiculous considering we were 4th last season without either of them. The only major difference will be the loss of Modric and even that I don't think is going to concer us with the new arrivals and the potential for another big name midfielder.
Add another top of the range striker to Ade and Defoe (assuming he stays) and I believe we'll be there or thereabouts the same as last season.
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Aug 23, 2012 08:14 Flag
Seriously, I f***ing give up on you lot.
Dawson hardly played a game last season and now you're up in arms that he's off?
Dawson's going so we're going to languish at the foot of the table - you mean like last season?
Wake up, open you your eyes and stop thinking with your hearts.
We all love Dawson, he's got balls of steel,he puts his head where I wouldn't put a rottweiler but we are long, long overdue for this clearout. Yes, we'd all see Bentley and Jenas go before Daws but is he the CB to take us another step on? NO. He doesn't fit the system and is just not good enough.
I for one will back AVB and the new system for a good few months yet, if I'm proved wrong then so be it but Jeez, give it a chance.
- Graeme Simkins Graeme Simkins Jul 30, 2012 17:28 Flag
I wasn't worried when the Modric to Real story broke because I thought ok at least we'll get the cash and get 3 decent players for that money. But as usual the whole thing becomes a convoluted saga because Levy is still valuing a player on the season BEFORE last not last season. Now as you quite rightly say we'll end up trying to get deals done at the 11th hour, the season will have kicked off and we'll have shipped points already.