"It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory." Bill Nicholson. SPURS


Monday, November 08, 2004

Common sense prevails.

Thank goodness that the club has done the sensible thing and appointed Martin Jol as the next head coach. None of this waiting around for the right man nonsense this time. They have appointed the man Arnesen wanted in the first place. Good luck Martin, I hope you are as succssful as Bill Nic!

Meanwhile the perv, Pleat, has been mouthing off about our management structure along with most of the press. The logic behind it all seems to be that because it works abroad it can't work here. Bollocks, there is always a time for a first and I hope that this structure does take Spurs significantly forward to shut up the twats in the press. Pleat also recieved over £1 million payoff after wages and bonuses which was a joke. The club said he was entitled to it in his contract so the question must be asked why did he have such a lucrative bonus scheme in the first place. I expect that if he can recieve a million for nearly relegating us he would of recieved the keys to WHL for winning the league.

Finally Spurs treck up to Burnley for the league cup. I have no idea who Jol will play. Will he rest players with an eye on the game with the pikey invaders from Woolwich or will he go all out to secure a place in the quarter finals? Whatever he does I hope the team stay overnight in a posh hotel in Burnley instead of heading back down the M1 and arriving back in London in the middle of the night.

Whatever happens we must give Jol our full support not just for the next few games but for the next few seasons. 8 managers in 11 years or so is one of the main reasons we have been lagging behind the Premiership elite for too long.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

totally agree with above.
we need stability if we are going to progress.
martin Jol has had time to know the players since joining us and now needs to be given a chance to take us forward.
i think Jol is our 9th full time manager in 13 years and thats loads too many.

7:05 PM, November 08, 2004

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paying for sex with women (or men for that matter) does not make someone a 'perv'. It is not something I do personally but I don't feel the need to label Pleat with this cheap, nasty, tabloid tag just because I don't like what he's done at our club.

As for what he has said in the 'press' if you had read his piece in the Guardian today you would've read his view that the structure is fine and shouldn't be abandoned by the club at all. He actually condoned the stucture at Spurs completely, he was however slightly concerned about the appointments - a view he's more than entitled to. Not only has Santini gone, but Cuperly may go as well which would leave a hole in the coaching staff.

So in future please don't quote from the Sun/tabloid press and please try to use a bit more sense when labelling people otherwise you end up sounding like Ian Wright - and no-one wants that...........


7:19 PM, November 08, 2004

Blogger Gamblog UK said...

Martin Jol did okay with RKC Waalwick, good enough for the premiership?

We shall see.

7:25 PM, November 08, 2004

Blogger spursexile said...

I agree. Why shouldn't we set the trend for English football. Jol has plenty of experience. Let's face it, there aren't many teams with as bad a record as ours who can command so much press attention.

Here's to our season starting now.

PS I've no qualms about having a go at Pleat - he got a fortune out of the club for not achieving anything. Even his young signings have not yielded much - Davies = yes, Ginger Pele?, Etherington is now in the right division and Gardner = time will tell

8:01 PM, November 08, 2004

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for the Anon. Whatever is going on with Santini, i wish him the best. Secondly i think we have done the right thing in appointing Jol. It means no more new structures an a coaching staff that already knows the team ( an more to the point that Micheal Carrick exists)! What a home debut that was! Even though we lost. Come on you lot lets get behind the team! I spend as much time with my friends mulling over our short comings, but feel like the team, we all have to press on to the future an forget about the past (Pleat and Hoddle included). Im not getting on my high horse as i am as dissapointed as anyone that we are in the press for the wrong reasons AGAIN! However this is our chance to give one in the eye to all those pundits and press boys that have made a pass time of getting on our backs! Jol seems a strong character, and with uncle frankie casting his web over the transfer market, i'm sure we will make some good buys in Jan. So to all you Spurs fans out there, lets get behind the team again! Come on you Spurs!!!!!

9:28 PM, November 08, 2004

Blogger Paxton Road said...

Steve, I read Pleat's article in the Guardian after I posted this. What I meant was his attack on our choice of foreign managers.

9:49 PM, November 08, 2004

Blogger Ongar High Street said...

Two points: One. They'll be lucky to find a posh hotel in Burnley.

Two. i wonder what will happen to all the shirts, scaves etc left as memorials to Bill Nick? Surely they should be displayed at the lane as some kind of sign of affection for the big man..

1:45 PM, November 09, 2004


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