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Ramos was offered Jol's job

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So, it now appears that Ramos was offered the job to take over from Jol at Spurs.

Although Ramos is an excellent manager, this is an awful display by the Spurs board. Do they really think that another manager can come in and break Spurs into the top four consistently at this moment in time?

Not only has Jol had to deal with injuries to key players, he hasn't had the financial clout that Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal have had and continue to have.

Realistically, any club other than the so called big four can expect to finish only as high as fifth at the moment.

Given the amount of time Jol's had in the job and what he's trying to do there i.e. bringing in young players to develop in the Premiership and the money he's spent, fifth in the last two seasons is an excellent achievement by him. He's also got Spurs playing good football.

It leaves me with one question. Do the Spurs board know what they're doing?

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comment by ragsy81 (U2471295)

posted Aug 22, 2007

What on earth are the board doing? It's ridiculous. It makes me angry that they can even consider doing anything like this. Are they not in touch with any of the fans? Surely the fans are the one's to please, we pay the money each week to support the club. I find the whole situation bizarre. Jol's an honest man who speaks the truth and doesn't hide. We have improved, it's never going to be easy, the top 4 have all invested. It makes me both angry and sad. Angry at the board and sad to see Jol being publicly humiliated. I'm quite sure they will get rid soon, whether its this month or next

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comment by jelbot (U3222571)

posted Aug 22, 2007

I dont know who to believe. Tottenham say they didnt approach him yet Ramos says they did. Its all a load of B*ll**ks.
Leave Jol alone to do what he has been doing for us since he came to the club, climbing the league table and getting results.
For once Spurs just please trust in your manager and let him do what he has too. Your fans have told you how they feel about him and how much he means to us.
I love my Spurs with all my heart and my father, and grandfather before me. They would be shocked and dissapointed with what has been going on.
Just concentrate on this weekend MJ, we are all behind you.

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posted Aug 22, 2007

It is a very bad move.

1. MJ has got you into the top 5 two years running. He is building a good squad of players and they will only get stronger.

2. Even if Ramos accepted the job, he will need to introduce his style of football and may not fancy some of the player that were bought for this season. Which could mean that players need time to adjust and Spurs drop more points, while everybody adjusts.

3.The Spurs board are deluded in thinking that Ramos will automatically achieve the 4 place. They have forgot the big 4 aren't going to give it up and are they so removed from EPL, that they haven't notice Man City and Newcastle Utd, looking for the same position. With no disrepect to Spurs players, the above two have more talented players than spurs.(in some areas).

4. Jol, also has the players and the fans support.

So to conclude, MJ has done a great job and to change him now would be great if you're not a Spud, but if you are, then hopefully you're board can see sense.

PS: I think I am the second Gunner to back MJ, so I am off to have a shower now, to wash off the Spuds grime, from under my nails.<biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin><biggrin>

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posted Aug 22, 2007

Quite agree but this is the way they have always behaved.
Oxo are bringing out a new white and blue gravy to honour tottenham,
It's going to be called laughing stock

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posted Aug 22, 2007

jol has done a good job at spurs,why not give the man a chance,i do fancy spurs play.

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posted Aug 22, 2007

Shocking behaviour by the Tottenham board, there should be resignations from the board, not the position of manager.

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posted Aug 22, 2007

i think it's abominable that this can happen. i'm a big fan of martin jol and the spurs board should take a good hard look at the instability they may have caused with their meddling.

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comment by iauyong (U9055429)

posted Aug 22, 2007

It's all to easy to forget that it wasn't that long ago that Spurs were actually in a proper relegation dogfight - remember Klinsmann coming back to "rescue" us.
5th two seasons in a row with two decent finishes in the cups is definitely progress. The injury list is as long as your arm and the season is three games in. Signings don't immediately spell success. The wage cap also has meant that some of our targets have gone elsewhere (Duff, Dyer, Petrov...) with the midfield (LM) still a big concern.
It's amazing how progress is rewarded these days. Look at how Mourinho at Chelsea has been treated too.

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posted Aug 24, 2007

Looks like we have all been taken for mugs on this one. A load of media tripe

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posted Aug 25, 2007

Dont kid yourself spurs board are lying

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