Standing for Something

Post 26 18th August 2017 What does our club stand for? At this crucial time for Spurs, it is important that the club stands for something more than financial prudence. On the pitch, Spurs have long been known for playing a certain type of football – entertaining, with a flourish – even if at times […]

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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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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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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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Price Tag

“It’s not about the money money money We don’t need your money money money We just wanna make the world dance Forget about the price tag.” Jessie J, Spurs fan and singer-songwriter, 2011   Post 6 3rd May 2017   We are entering that period of the year when money’s talked about more than trophies. The […]

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