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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Reasons to be Cheerful #3

Post 16 15th June 2017 Okay, so here’s the deal. The ‘narrative’ is that Spurs new stadium will affect our ability to sign and keep top players (for many years). It’s the easy assumption. I mean, it happened at Arsenal didn’t it? Most sports journalists and pundits aren’t very good at finance. They love a […]

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Reasons to be cheerful #2

Post 15 5th June 2017 This is the second in a series of what I’m calling ‘Summer Reflections’. Today I’m going to provide an overview of our Defence stats. Spurs conceded a total of 44 goals last season in 53 matches (at an average rate of 0.83 goals let in a game). Of these, 18 […]

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Reasons to be Cheerful #1

Post 14 2nd June 2017 This is the first in a series of what I’ll call ‘Summer Reflections’. Spurs scored 117 goals last season; 86 in the PL, 17 in the FA Cup, 6 in the LC and 8 in Europe. Three players scored over two thirds of our goals. But we scored so many […]

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The Emirates

Post 13 30th May 2017 Yesterday I wrote: “The narrative is that Manchester United, and maybe even Arsenal, ultimately had better seasons than Spurs, City and Liverpool.” Today, Spooky on his excellent ‘Dear Mr Levy’ Blog wrote: “It’s proof that football fans in general spout absolute bollocks to fit the narrative of that particular day, […]

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