Tuesday, 20 December 2016
I brought you the comments of a reader Coco Hughes who, at length, gave his views (Part 1 and Part 2) that I passed on to you in two articles and they drew a response from someone with another pre-set vision. Martyn Giles first lifts a quote from Coco.
"I really find it hard to fathom how fans (not supporters) slag him off. Unfortunately too many people live in the minute and find it very difficult to see the future"
Oh the irony of that statement!
It is Levys long term failures that most supporters criticise, the fact that he has churned through managers in his relatively short tenure, more than most other clubs have had in their existence and each manager costs the club money.
The fact that Levy makes managers promises (you're an imbecile if you don't think he does this) and then fails to fulfill them.
The fact that Levy goes with the cheaper option and then fails to strengthen the squad at vital juncture.
I could go on but I'l end with this, my most recent criticism and I will use your words (whoever wrote these comments, I appreciate that the site didn't compile this drivle) so if it is inaccurate it because YOU ARE talking a load of scrotal juice:
Levy played poker with the club and it's heritage, he abused the loyalty of the fans AND did it so that he could increase the clubs value for the share holders by conning money out of the British taxpayers stained funds.
YOU said that he played poker with the club, you said that he did it to get money from the government. If none of its true this criticism isn't valid but like I said, I'l use YOUR words.
Nothing Levy does is done for the fans/supporters (I see little difference in that minutae but you seem to), it is ALWAYS for the share holders.
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There are two sides to every story and two ways of looking at Daniel Levy. If you want to see bad you will. If you want to understand we went through managers because he was looking for a top quality manager (happy to come to Spurs) who could build the club, not just the immediate first-team (which is after all the future). he has eventually found that man in Mauricio Pochettino and has backed him.
he hasn't actually churned through managers more than other clubs, they have all churned through managers around the same as us, Aston Villa for instance have gone through more. It's a myth.
I'm sorry Martyn but when you run a major company you do not make a subordinate promises. Daniel Levy is no idiot and he wouldn't be giving coaches the wild promises you suggest, that isn't how you run a business. All managers/coaches know the score when they come in. They know the clubs transfer policy and they ask to be employed knowing those constraints and thus have no come back if they have insufficient ability as a coach to make a difference, the difference Mauricio Pochettino has made, within those constraints.
Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela for instance, were not the cheaper options. This seems to me, to fail to recognise where Tottenham have been at in the last few years, a stepping stone club. It doesn't seem to accept that we do actually try to sign players who choose not to join us. Fans seem to think it is compulsory a player signs or that you simply have to throw money at them, the reality is different and they are the wrong mentality of player anyway. Moutinho wasn't signed because his third party owners refused to sign the paperwork, hardly Daniel Levy's fault.
It also fails to appreciate funds are not unlimited or that we are building a new stadium at great cost or that you don't gamble with a companies future and thus the teams future. The Tottenham business pays the football, the football doesn't pay for the business. The business has to succeed before the football can concede on a consistent basis, which is his stated goal.
You see what you want to see. You seem what supports a pre-conceived grievance. The club is on the brink of a fantastic future. That is what the vast majority of fans see and that is because of Daniel Levy, not in spite of him. An anti-Levyite will never see that though, as thye would have to admit they were wrong.
I remember writing once before, if you don't support daniel Levy, then the don't support the building of a new stadium and all the benefits that go with it. That is happening because of Daniel Levy's vision.
I respect your opinion Martyn and thank you for placing it, but I do think you have got it all wrong. The club has clearly progressed under his tenure. Newcastle United are the 7th richest club in the country, where are they and where are we? Worlds apart, thanks to Daniel Levy.
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