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What is Harry Rednapp's game plan?

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by OregonSam (U14083437) 10 November 2009
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Spurs have just announced record profits and Levy has stated that Spurs have assembled a talented squad. Hmm!! I say to that.

I see three good results this term--against Hull, West Ham and Burnley. The results against Birmingham, Bolton, Portsmouth,Stoke and Sunderland have all been very iffy and the appalling results against the big three--ManU, Chelsea and Arsenal tell their own story. I see a Spurs squad threadbare of prodigious talent and like Hull last year, pushing above their own weight. Does anyone agree with my assumption?

For a side with ambitions of reaching the top four placings in the PL, the results against Birmingham, Bolton, Portsmouth,Stoke and Sunderland were poor. As a Spurs fan I do not like slagging my team off when they are currently in a good place, but I don't see the verve and the chutspah that our rivals across the other side are displaying no matter who they play. It hurts me to criticise them but time and time again I see the soft centre no matter who's deployed and a side bereft of ideas when things aren't happening.

A team needs to play to its strengths which I understand but tall Crouchy is a better footballer than just being used to have high balls punted at him which are then swallowed up by the defenders. I do not see from the training,the deftness and the skills that are required to turn games around, instead I see the old Wimbledon FC style of play. HR is trying to satisfy all his players and last week against Sunderland he got his ideas all wrong which is why Sunderland were the better side but still lost. If Spurs are best at 4-4-2 then he should pick the best side to execute his plan. If that means leaving Keane or Defoe or Crouch out than so be it. We are back to celebrity football where the management team want to show the fans all of its squad on the pitch, it would appear!

We were fortunate against Birmingham and Portsmouth earlier and Stoke pilfered a result at our expense. I don't see anything different from past seasons. Sorry to sound so downbeat but we still cannot beat any of the big three and are succumbing to the minor ones as well. You cannot see the big three flopping in such a way. I don't mind Spurs losing to ManU, Chelsea or Arsenal when I know they have played blinders and given everything in those games. But to date there doesn't appear to be any desire--almost as if the side don't want to experience sweat on their jerseys! This is why I liken Spurs to last season's Hull in disguise. When it starts to get to the nitty gritty from January to May, we could be dropping like the proverbial stone!

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posted Nov 17, 2009

Your words were clearly racist or why mention the Jewish connection at all?

Ever heard of Godwin's Law?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

Comparing Spurs buying players to a Nazi war crimes tribunal is tasteless at best.

If Spurs hadn't signed Bostock then Chelsea and a number of other clubs would have.
It's that simple.
Don't moan about Spurs, moan about the rules.

Leeds was a completely different matter all together.
The club gambled with it's own status and failed miserably.
They had to sell off all of their players.
That's not Spurs fault and the club paid market value for them.

Spurs didn't do anything wrong at all and I didn't say that they did.
The rules are at fault for failing to protect clubs when bigger clubs try to sign their youngsters.

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comment by Livers (U13826572)

posted Nov 17, 2009

I think you've got a little OTT to be honest mate. I didn't find anything he said racist but you've taken as if you've been personally attacked. I doubt whether you even are of that particular race but a lot of Spurs fans get awfully defensive with the slightest remark to anything Jewish yet it's your major chants at games.

I'm not racist but also didn't find what he said racist. I suggest both leaving the post as it's getting silly now..

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posted Nov 17, 2009

Did you actually see the initial comment, Livers?
It was clearly racist and there was no other way of taking it.

If you find people chanting a particular word when directing at themselves and then not liking other people using it in their direction objectionable, then I suggest that you attend an NWA gig and voice your concerns.
Good luck.

Suggesting that Spurs ripped other clubs off because of the Jewish connection, which is what he did, is blatantly racist.
I honestly don't see how you can defend it.

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posted Nov 17, 2009

Is someone attempting to argue that Spurs ripped off Leeds and Palace? Leeds were forced to raise cash through sales and their own financial mistakes and Palace are you having a laugh? You do know that the ex Spurs vice chairman, helped Jordan in owning the ground, dont you? and we offered them more moeny for Bostock, they decided on the tribunal and the tribunal awarded less...facts, who needs 'em?

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posted Nov 17, 2009

PNP..You're getting very close to treading on thin ice. I have taken the time and trouble to explain your error and yet you still insist on describing my words as racist. You do so by misrepresenting my words and are coming very close to libelling me.

If you haven't got the good grace to accept you are in error I would suggest you withdraw and consider your position.

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posted Nov 17, 2009

Why did you mention race at all, then?
What does race have to do with anything mentioned?

Don't make thinly veiled threats to me, either.

Feel free to repost the original comment, which you will have been sent in an email and try to defend it when people can see it.

I haven't misrepresented you at all.
The comment was racist in my and several other people's opinions.
Any misunderstanding, if one exists, is clearly down to the way that you wrote it.

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comment by Livers (U13826572)

posted Nov 17, 2009

Bloomin eck, don't tar me PNP.

Suggesting I should go t oan NWA gig is waaaay out of line.

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posted Nov 17, 2009

PNP...I have alerted you as to the position you have allowed yourself to drift into. It is an untenable position yet you dogmatically try to defend the indefensible by blaming others for your own shortcomings.

You will have to live with your antisocial actions as will your football club. My general impression is you deserve each other.

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posted Nov 17, 2009

I haven't drifted into any position.
You made a racist comment which was moderated because of it and yet you're trying to throw mud at anyone pulling you up on it and hoping that it sticks.

Spineless.

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posted Dec 1, 2010

Spurs suck anyway smiley

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