"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


Friday, December 02, 2005

How Lucky We Are.

How Lucky we are.

Reading the Spurs message boards over the last few weeks could lead you to believe that Spurs had Christian Gross or David Pleat still in charge. There are continuing rumours about Jol – has he done this right, why has he dropped Defoe (er, no goals for ages), why is Keane playing (he is scoring), why don’t we play this formation or that formation. Some posters have even stated that maybe it is time Jol should go. HOW RIDICULOUS! It is no wonder that the press sometimes jump on Spurs fans for being fickle! It is not an accusation I agree with but these few fans with dumb views continue to fan the flames of the media scum who usually have it in for us.

Look at the facts – Jol has only be in charge for just over a year but his average is not that far off 2 points a game, he is refreshing, honest, the football is generally good and we have had our best Premiership start for six years. If you take Jol’s first 38 league games his points total would have seen Spurs qualify for fourth spot during the last two seasons. He is clearly a quality manager who has built the strongest squad for ages. He has made a couple of mistakes but who doesn’t. Grimsby was a balls up and resting players against Blackburn wasn’t too clever but generally he has made the right choices all along. Wenger made mistakes at the scum – it wasn’t that long ago they were stuffed 6-0 at old Trafford (clearly a big mistake that day) but look what he has achieved through time. Rushing through managers is what Spurs have done for ages and it has got us nowhere. In fact we have only won one trophy in 14 years. Another club that chops and changes managers on an almost daily basis is the south coast “Premier” club, Southampton. Relegated by their archrivals manager, who then failed to get them back up and is now about to jump ship back to where he came from. Fantastic. Football clubs need continuity so get off Jol’s back some of you and continue to support him.

Moving on to Sunderland – three points a must and it really should be a home banker. I expect an unchanged line-up with Keane preferred over Defoe because he scores. Maybe if Defoe concentrated on his football than turning up on MTV he would be in the team. I also expect Routledge to make the bench.



Anonymous defoenitely said...

Well said, Jol is the best manager imo that we have had for about 10 years, our squad is probably the best we have had also for this time.

I am a big Defoe fan and am keen to see him score goals, but I am also keen to see our team score so whoever puts in the back of the net has the right to assume they will start the next game.

Come on you Spurs.

5:03 PM, December 02, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

please let pamarot start this game and the rest of the games for the season!!! hes the best right back spurs have!

6:37 PM, December 02, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephen Kelly is a superior right back to both pamarot and stalteri and should be given a chance by Jol. For me stalteri gives away too many fouls in dangerous areas (ie just outside the box) and is poor when he gets forward. Kelly scored a couple of decent goals last season and i think he would link up better with either routledge or lennon than stalteri does.

7:20 PM, December 02, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

totally agree with you there horse even though if im really honest, I have not heard much stick going big martins way. Seen as though im typing I might aswell say a few things. Martin Jol is a legend in the making and will rise to top of his profession lets just hope its with Tottenham. Any so called Tottenham fan who is publicly slating Big Martin is obviously one of two things. a f>cking moron with a big cock in the place of his brain or hers for that matter, or , an enemy in disguise posing as Tottenham most probably a disilluisioned gooner trying to come out of the closet but he cant cause hes gay and he knows it. Anyway all gooners are gay but even funnier than that is the fact that their mamas wear army boots. Martin Jol is great all hail him. all yee who doubt should sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up. By the way were gona slaughter Sunderland tomorrow cant wait.

8:13 PM, December 02, 2005

Blogger Gally180 said...

MJ is certainly the best Manager we have had since El Tel, he could prove to be better. Only other one in last 25 years that has done anything is Burkinshaw and he was let go because his contract run out.

I say come on you spurs, come on the Jolly Dutch man. Give him at least another 2 years if we are mid table after that time then look to replace him.

8:42 PM, December 02, 2005

Anonymous Dave2904 said...

I hope MJ is our manager for a long time, he's the best since Keith Burkinshaw, he is building a good team with good spirit and it all just takes a little time, and let's face it he's only been there for 50 games and Rome was not built in a day, so patience Spurs fans, hard I know, but he will get it right, but it will be MJ's way.

8:50 PM, December 02, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever starts should not have too much of a problem tomorrow. We all like Defoe but a lot of us like Keano too. Play them both with Mido in the second half and lets pulverise the half wits.

That all said watch them sneak an early penalty and then put 10 men behind the ball.

Wish i could go tomorrow, enjoy yourselves.


11:48 PM, December 02, 2005

Anonymous robins-a-yid said...

im a big MR JOLLY FAN and yes i have heard it a couple of times and most of all-a-yid on teletext from those pricks from cock a dooddle doo critizeing him i love to see them do a better job and its getting on my tits slaging one player then another
this is probablely our best TEAM since 1990 and before that the early 80`s and i have watched them all let martin pick the team and us support him!!!!

11:53 AM, December 03, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

as much as I like Defoe and his dazzling skill, he is underachieving this this season. 3 goals in 14 games is way off. Keane has scored as many goals in fewer games, and his have been more crucial by far. All you people who jump at MJ's throat for dropping JD remember that Club comes before Player always and without exeption!

12:21 PM, December 03, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love both Defoe and Keano but the fact is Keano has banged as many in from the bench as Defoe has from starting almost every game. The right choice is to play Keano as he is gagging to play and impress. Some time on the bench will do Defoe's ego no harm.

8:13 PM, December 03, 2005

Anonymous Ryan K said...

To say Jol isn't doing a good job is a joke in my my 12 years of spurs supporting I haven't been so excited since Klinsmann. I think we are going to finish top 6 this year (if not top 4 :) ) and I put it down to big Martin and his masterplan. He's the best manager I have seen at Spurs, and his loyalty is second to none (turned down Ajax, stuck around a lot longer than "Frank" "Arnesen"). The squad is great, we're going places - All Hail MARTIN JOL!

8:20 PM, December 03, 2005

Anonymous Englands No.2 said...

only 12 years??
MJ is doing a fantastic job, he blends youth with experience and always has a plan up his sleeve, although having too many young players does become worrying when we only have a 1 goal lead and we are clearing before thinking, if Jol can get the mentality of these players right then the team will progress further

8:47 PM, December 03, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

as i live in belfast i dont get to many games on matchdays i have the radio on in my car, when at home its soccer saturday and i have to listen to mcclintock and his other gooner friend charlie boy nicholas slagging off my team ,its bad enough when we get a monday night match on tv then its alan liverpool parry and an other gooner the eliterate alan smith so it saddens me when i go on websites like this one and read so called spurs supporters also having a go at the team. manager martin jol is a breath of fresh air at the lane when we look back at the rubbish we have had before gross, francis,santini,and the biggest mistake of all graham. jol has tottenham at heart he has given us a winning mentality that hasnt been there for ten years how many times have we rolled over and died when we went a goal down when i am at home and one of the tv gooners takes delight in saying charlton or sunderland have scored i dont panic because i now know that we can come back unlike a few years ago, we have a team that can challange for honours king,dawson,carrick,jenas,defoe and robinson any premiership team would kill for those players now but we have them those of you at the games who boo should hang your head in shame if i was at the lane i would be cheering on my team not critizing because the bad times can easily come back if martin decided to walk then the vultures would gather and those names i mentioned above would be back at the lane in gooner or chelsea or man united shirts and then were would we be so as a true spurs supporter who would give anything to be at the lane every match day i ask this think back a couple of years ago when we were a joke team cannon foder for the television and press and then look at us now sitting along side the so called big five i am very proud of what martin jol has done in a year i go to work on mondays smiling now no stick from anyone because my team is right back were they belong yours brendan

9:51 AM, December 04, 2005

Anonymous Druss said...

I'm a supporter of A.F.C. Ajax from Amsterdam, so their is a little interest in your favourite club from my side. ;-)

What I want to say is that I think the poster of the "How Lucky we are" story is right.
I have seen it at my own club for the last couple of years, and a continues change of managers isn't doing anything good for the club at all.

All these changes give to much unstability to the club, what makes it a lot more difficult to achive some great goals and win some prices. Stability in the club's core is very important. Just a manager/trainer a real chance to built the team. To get routine and experience in the movements, tactics, standard situations and so on.

Only THAT gives the team a big chance of reaching (for example) the Champions league.
At Ajax their has been a lot of trouble going on for the last 5 years of maybe even longer. It is rotten from the inside (at the moment we're at the 8th place in our national competition... :( ), their are some business men sitting on places where club men should be. At the presidential seat for example.

There is a fucking lawyer earning a lot of fucking money...
Allright, he only just started (for 1,5 or 2 years now), so maybe he should get another chance. But you know what I mean.

Luckily Ajax appointed Danny Blind as manager/trainer last year after the sacking of Ronald Koeman. And that was a first good movement of the board. But that's all short-term view. When the club is rotten, it won't be solved within a year. The whole structure of the club must change.
And now finally Ajax seems to be taking care of that. Appointing a well-known technical manager, who will take care of scouting, selling and buying players, the youth education and so on.

Allright, the story is getting real long now, but what I want to say, is that when Spurs is trying to achieve something, they should give Jol a real chance. And from what I see from the Spurs' games, he's doing a really great job their.

And ofcourse he's making mistakes, but hey.....don't we all?
We're supposed to learn from our mistakes. And as a manager you do what you think is the best at the moment. Sometimes it goes well, another time the result sucks. But you MUST take a risk. Part of the job.

I wish him and ofcourse all you spurs fans the best luck. And get the motherfucking chelsea of that first place. Buying a team is easy when you have the money, but building a team when you have less money and less quality is a lot more difficult, but so much more satisfying when you win a price.

And the clubs characters stays alive! And that is even more important.

Sorry for the long story, but I hope everything makes a bit sense and that my English is readable ;-)

Bent, Ajax Amsterdam

6:23 PM, December 06, 2005


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