I insist

Post 48 Leicester 2 Spurs 1 (28/11) Watford 1 Spurs 1 (02/12) Spurs 3 Apoel 0 (CL) (06/12) In his press conference before today’s Stoke game, Pochettino is reported to have insisted that Spurs must learn their lessons from last Summer’s transfer window. “insists” is a cheap journalistic trick that has emerged over the last […]

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The Truth about Transfers

Post 24 20th July 2017   The Truth about Transfers 1. The first ‘truth’ about football transfers is that 90% of what you read isn’t true! Mostly it is fabricated gossip for no purpose other than to sell newspapers or, in the current era, to generate clicks. But some of it is planted or leaked […]

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Mexican Standoff

Post 22 26th June 2017 Two months ago I wrote this:   I realised that Sky really does offer the true football fan something much superior. (Post 2, ‘Reach for the Sky’, 22nd April 2017). I was writing about Sky’s coverage compared to the BBC, but I would say that Sky is substantially superior to […]

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In the Lion’s Den #2

Post 21 22nd June 2017   “Daniel is the first person who is creating a massive club for us and the fans because he is thinking, in the next few years, to take the club to the final level. With our signings and our work, we are creating a team that can, when we get […]

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TALKSH*TE

Post 19 20th June 2017 I am not your typical Talksport radio listener. I’m certainly not part of their target demographic (I usually mute the radio when the monotonous / inane ads are broadcast every 15 minutes). And I only listen when I’m driving in the car. It’s my guilty pleasure that I choose Talksport (most […]

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In the Lions’ Den #1

Post 18 19th June 2017   Spurs Finances In this series of posts (tagged ‘Spurs finances’), I’m considering the following:- (A) Whether Spurs can grow income to £400 million per annum by 2019-2020. (B) And, more generally, the impact of our new stadium on Spurs finances (and hence our ability to sign and retain the […]

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Match Day Income

Post 17 16th June 2017 Match Day Income “The Biggest Clubs are ultimately those with the busiest turnstiles.” I ended yesterday’s Post (“Reasons to be Cheerful #3”) with a carefully chosen word; ‘busiest’. Not Biggest Stadiums. Busiest. To understand Daniel Levy’s plan for world domination, you have to try and think like him. Or at […]

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