Dear Andre – 27th November 2013

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Dear Andre

Ok, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I was one of those that didn’t fancy the idea of you becoming our boss.

You would never have been my first choice, my second choice, or even my third for that matter

Here’s WHY
Firstly because you took over from a manager who had a couple of 4th place finish’s and to finish higher than that would be a tall order for anybody, not just for you, couple that with the disaster that was Chelsea, I felt this would always be hanging over you, and both these reasons combined would give you absolutely zero room for error, at the first sight of any problems both the media and the fans would be all over you like a rash, demanding to know why Levy took you on in the first place. I felt you was on a hiding to nothing.

However, when you was announced as our new boss I also said “it’s done, so now lets give AVB a chance and just get behind the man”

The more you spoke the more I found myself liking you, the passion you showed on the touch-line I liked even more, your celebrations and love in with Bale just made me smile, and the never say die attitude of the players right to the very end of games came from you, and let’s be honest we’ve never had that sort of attitude. For me it was all looking very cushty. OK we missed out on Champions League (again) would sell our best players and buy some more (again) yet this time around we all felt it would be us – Spurs – that we was finally getting it right and was gonna take on all comers with our new 110 million pound signings. We all sat and laughed as Villa tonked arsenal on the opening day, we all sat and laughed as the goons phoned talksport crying whilst demanding “but why aren’t we buying anyone?” and we all sat and laughed when they signed their old has been on a free from Milan.
But Jesus Christ, HOW the hell we didn’t see it coming (again) HOW we was all so blind (again) HOW we continued to be loud mouthed Spurs fans (again) that true to form laughed at that mob up the road (again) only for us to go to their ground and lose (again) is beyond me?

To then hear they’d signed Ozil for 40 million, whilst we couldn’t even negotiate a single player from our special partnership that is Madrid, even on loan, “all” but spelt out exactly how this was gonna go.

With Fergie gone, Mancini gone and Wenger on the ropes our only real concern should have been your old pal Jose, yet with our new side we all thought we’d give him a run for his money too, with or without Will i Am.
However what we didn’t bank on, and what we didn’t see coming, was that you was gonna try to be a little clever, maybe even too clever, it wouldn’t matter if we didn’t strengthen the full back areas, it didn’t matter that none of our 25 midfielders couldn’t put a foot on the ball, or find that defence splitting pass we so desperately look for, simply because we was gonna play a high line, so high that our defence wasn’t even gonna be needed, if and only if the opposition would try a break away Sandro was just gonna – well – eat em. So all we had to do was turn up play high and then just – errrr – WIN!

As great as that sounds, this is Tottenham Hotspur, and we’re artists when if comes to shooting ourselves in the foot. We’re legendary at it, we’ve been doing it for years, in fact we’ve our own big red self district button just waiting to be pressed, and sadly all too often we’ve felt the need to press it.

Sundays battering didn’t surprise me, I called it mid-week, ok I didn’t dream it would be 6 i thought about 4, but nether the less I knew it was coming, not because Citeh are terrific, but because we haven’t been, although below us in the league they’ve been scoring willy nilly and we haven’t, I knew they’d rip our high line open and that my Andre is what they did, just like West Ham and just like many others will do if you don’t see the light and change what I’m simply put, a crap tactic – okay play high and they can’t attack, sounds logical, but since when has football been based on logic? clearly that system doesn’t work and on the other hand play high and we’ll also score a bucket load of goals, Well that clearly don’t work either..

Andre,
As Spurs fans we all want you to succeed, we really do because if you succeed then we succeed, we want you to work it out, even go back to 4 4 2 if it means scoring goals and winning games, i don’t want Levy to pull the plug, I’m all for letting you see the season out and giving you the time it might take to get it right, but if you don’t ditch this high line rubbish, if you continue to play players out of position like Vertonghen at left back and Lamela left-wing, if you continue to play narrow with inverted wingers who have to run inside to an area that’s more congested than Ed Miliband’s nose, and if you make decisions to take off a midfielder to put on a striker then only 10 minutes later take off a striker to put on a midfielder ? Then Andre my friend all you are doing is playing yourself into the front row of the managerial sack race.

And I for one “don’t” want to be talking about yet another missed top four spot, yet more importantly another sacked Spurs manager!

COYS


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Season So Far – Yet So NEAR – 5th November

Before I get down to business I just wanted to apologise for the long lay off between articles (family illnesses) and as there is now some catching up to do I have decided to split this next piece into 2 parts.

PART 1
The Signings

So, many games have been played since I last wrote back on the 19th of August, some good some bad and some just ugly, and our summer signings have given us plenty to talk about too.
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PAULINHO has in my opinion settled the quickest having already shown his class, always wants the ball and has already found the net, I’m convinced he’ll just get stronger better and will score a few more too, he’s a great singing.
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SOLDADO’S had a bit of a mixed bag so far, scoring 6 times in the 11 games he’s started is a fantastic return, although a lot has been made from the fact most have come from the penalty spot, that doesn’t actually bother me though simply down to this reason, he isn’t getting any goal scoring chances, week after week after week he’s been trying to live of scraps, during 90 minutes of football he’s been feed nothing yet he still has the balls the coolness and most importantly the belief to step up and slot 1 away, and that for me shows he has what it takes to make it in this league, he could easily have lost his confidence and disappeared up his own backside but he hasn’t, he’s just doing what top top strikers do, he knows the pass will come – eventually, but in the meantime he’s staying calm staying alert and finishing from the spot when it matters.
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CAPOUE’S been a real surprise for me, although he only managed a few games before his injury he showed plenty of what he’s about, I knew nothing about him before he signed but in the 20 or so minutes he played at Palace he stood out, and in the following 2 or 3 games he did again, I can see why his nick names The Tank, he’s full of running, breaking opponents down, he gets stuck in and has ability on the ball too, I’ll be honest and say i cant wait for a full season of The Beast and the The Tank side by side, it’ll be like watching a Hollywood blockbuster Iron man or The Hulk, NO more like The Avengers!
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CHADLI I’m not so sure about (yet) he’s got plenty of tricks but I think he’s a little light weight and surprised by the intensity of Premier League football at the moment, He’s the tallest of our new signings and does have some muscle but it’s the strength to go with it that he’s missing, I also think he needs to add some aggression to his game in order to get down the flanks, Bale was lightweight when he came but added plenty of muscle to his frame, got stronger and stronger then just ripped everyone apart “Taxi for Micon” and I think Chadli has to look to do the same otherwise sadly I don’t think we’ll see much of him.
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ERIK LAMELA’S another I didn’t really know much about apart from the YouTube clips I watched, but he too could be in danger of being left behind, he’s also very lightweight, very slight, but funny enough I don’t think it’s his size that will be a problem, from what I’ve seen and heard he has mountains of skill, both feet, quick thinking, can run in and out of players, drift and can leave them trailing he can also spot a pass a mile away.

When the Scum fans took to twitter moaning “i can’t believe Spurs signed Lamela” you knew he had to be good, yet his problem will be his confidence, he’s gonna take time to settle, unlike most of the others he hasn’t any fellow countryman to help him adjust, from what I understand his English is almost nil, I just get yet he impression he’s gonna need some help, I’d get Ossie in 2 or 3 times a week to help and work with him and when “When” he’s adjusted he’ll set the Premier alight just like little Juninho did for Middlesbrough all those years ago and he’ll be one to help find Soldado. Give him time give him the GAMES and he could be our new Gazza.
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ERIKSEN what a signing he was, everyone and his dog was after him but we got the signature, although he’s still quit young it feels he’s been around for a long time, at 21 he’s got bundles of experience, he played 113 times for Ajax, played every level for Denmark at under 17s 18s 19s 21s and has now played 41 times for the Full national side, he’s great vision the lightest of touches and can score from range, however AVB needs to let him go too, so far out of his 10 appearances he’s been subbed in 4 and completed just 6, in my opinion he’s another of them players you just let him go, get on and do your stuff son, he’s another man to find Soldado.
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VLAD CHIRICES has impressed me already, he’s one of those players that could be at the club for ever and with a name like Vlad you know he’s got cult status written all over him, he’s like a Micky D you know exactly what you’re getting them moment he steps on the pitch, you know the minimum he’s gonna give is 100%, he’ll dive in front of everything to try to stop a shot going in and just as pleasing he’s accurate with his passing too.

All in all I think the summer signings have been very good and in the main I’m very happy with them, add them to what is already a decent squad and the long-term injury returnees Sandro and big Younes and hopefully a more consistent Danny Rose at left back surely on paper this team can’t be that far away from success ? Yet to be honest some of our performances have been shockers, the scum away i thought we was gutless, West Ham a home completely naïve Sheriff away very open and very dodgy and Everton at the weekend in the 2nd half just dull and void of ideas, but, and a very big BUT we’re going through a lot of changes and it will take a bit more time to get it completely right. As for the new 7 would be it too much to expect all to have hit the ground running and to become instant Tottenham greats ? Of course it would, yet on the other hand Law of averages would suggest they can’t all make it either and 1 or 2 could fall by the wayside not given the full-time and support needed, of course i hope they all go on to become legends, because if they did it could well mean we went on to win a trophy or two? But as ever only time will tell!

COYS

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And that was that! – 29th May 2012

I’m finally back in the real world after my fishing trip to France, and after what seems like a season that was never gonna end, it did.

As I sat in our lodge on the Sunday afternoon watching the final 20 minutes of our season coming to an end my eyes were fixed on Garth Crooks. His squirming in his seat, the leaning forward, the halfway position between sitting and standing only to slump back into his seat when an attack ended with nothing, and with time rapidly running out both at the Lane and up North my nerves started to get the better of me, because the More Garth squirmed the more i tried to laugh it off. Then Yesssss he shouts, so i know weve scored, even before Gabby says “Oooo theres been a goal at White Hart Lane” instantly I’m not even interested in Whos scored or how they scored it because my attention has now turned straight to watching the origional monkey’s head Keown, I’m waiting for him to show me a sign, to shout Nooooo, but nothing. As much as i stare him down through the T.V with what can only be described as a Superman glare, nothing happens, not a bloody thing, “Nothing”

And that was that.. All over.. “Again”

I sat watching the live feeds coming through at the final whistle and there’s Levy in full shot on our T.V screen. Now I don’t know if you saw it but it worried me, he didn’t know what way to look? Who to turn to? Yeah he’s disappointed just like the rest of us but it wasn’t that, although he was clapping he himself looked a very worried man.

At “That” moment, right there the enormity of missing out on the Champions League just hit home. Levy had just realised he’s now in a position he really didnt want to be in. Like “where” do I raise the 30 40 50 or even 60 million quid Andre and the fans are gonna demand in order to stop this end of season after season emptiness?

Because unlike the past few seasons Levy has been lucky enough to be able to bring in decent players by using the money generated through the “sales” of some of our bigger players, not once have the Club or Owners had to raid the bank account in order to buy. Over the last 2 or 3 years Tottenham and Enic have got away with spending only money they’ve received. We have only ever replaced who’s left yet “Never added” to who was already there enhancing the side and the squad, and that’s why we’re short in depth, that’s why we as fans are constantly asking for strikers, and that’s why we keep missing out.
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Levy stood there clapping in the stand but looked more like an accused man in the dock, it was as if he felt like all 36,500 pairs of eyes in the ground were looking directly at him and asking “what now then Dan? This can’t keep happening?”

As in my previous articles I’ve said Levy Enic and the board have done a fantastic job securing the financial security of our beloved, and I’ve also said people forget that Enic are at the end of the day a business, but not just any business, an Investment company.

An investment company acquire a business or project (Tottenham Hotspur) they believe they can then increase it’s profile, customer base and turnover in order to then be able to sell on at a profit.

An investment company will happily spend large sums of money on said business or project (New training Complex and Stadium) in order to further “increase the profile and value” to be able sell on at a profit.

An investment company “does not” spend large sums of money on risks and gambles (footballers) on the hope (Champions League) that it just “might” all turn out rosy in the end.

And that’s why Levy looked worried, as this year he knows he doesn’t have anyone in our squad that could generate the large sums of cash needed. The likes of Gomes Bentley Gallas Livermore and even Kyle Naughton wouldn’t scrape together 10 to 15 million between em?
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However we all know there is someone who would?
This years premier leagues Player Of the Year

Levy knows full well the fans see Bale as a different prospect to that of Berbatov or Modric, both those players turned their backs on the Club, caused unrest and made it more than clear they wanted out, and as good as they were we all said “stuff em – get rid” however Bale to date has said nothing of the sort and because of this the fans would demand he stays.

Yet not only demand Gareth stays, but would also have the right to demand we bring in some top players that will finally enhance the side, and then be able to compete at the top level.

Levy knows the fans know this is how he’s been operating these last 2 or 3 years, and we’ve let him get on with it and stayed largely off his back. Yet because of the all the above he also knows this summer will be a big one, he will either have to sell his biggest “asset” in Bale in order to generate the required funds to improve the side OR finally dip into the bank and spend some of that hard earned profit that’s been building nicely these last few years.

Either of which any Investment Company wouldn’t like to do.

Q&A with Ex-Spurs Players and Celebrity fans – PAUL COYTE

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They walked out to the tune of “Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur” they heard the roar of the faithful, they graced the White Hart Lane turf, their team mates were our heroes, and every single one of them pulled on that famous white shirt. They will “always” be part of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, so they will always be part of us. Me, you, friends, family, the rich and the famous, all of us, The Fans.

We’d love to know more about our Players, to know more about their time at our club, we’d even love to know their thoughts on the current Tottenham too.
We also love a Celebrity, but a Celebrity Spurs fan “wow”
the thought of them cheering on our team, singing our songs, and when it comes Spurs their just like us, only famous. They have the same dreams, and fears, they’ve bought the shirts, sat in the cold, the rain, they’ve moaned and groaned, but they’ve also jumped up and down when we’ve won.

This Q & A page is dedicated to everyone that has either played for or supported Tottenham Hotspur

A Q&A With
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Paul has been a voice on our radio’s for many years now and is currently the Drivetime host on Gold, if you love the Oldies, Classic hits from bands such as The Beatles The Rolling Stones and any “Real” music, then you really should be listening in between 4-8pm on weekdays. Paul’s also the man with the Mic down at White Hart Lane and has been so for a about 9 years now, we see him on the pitch introducing and interviewing all things Spurs at half time. If your lucky enough to go behind the scenes on match days for some hospitality you’ll also find Paul there entertaining.

Here’s Paul’s Questions & Answers
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Q1.
Paul, do you remember going to your first ever Spurs game? and if so who did we play and do you remember the score?

A.
it was 14th February 1976 at home to QPR, just before my 9th birthday. We lost 3-0 and I cried when I got home

Q2.
What was you first ever Spurs kit?

A.
When I was a kid it was just the plain white and blue but when the new Admiral kit came out when I was 11 I waited for Cullens in Romford to open so I could buy it with the pocket money I’d saved. I still have it and my 7 year old daughter wore it when we had an open training day at WHL recently.

Q3.
Paul, what is your favourite Spurs kit of all time?

A.
Admiral yellow away kit 1978.

Q4.
What’s your most memorable Spurs game?

A.
There are 2, both at Wembley. 1981 FA Cup Final replay and the 1991 Semi Final.

Q5.
Who would be your top 5 Spurs players ever? and use 1 word to describe each of them.

A.
Pat Jennings – Safest
Glenn Hoddle – Majestic
Paul Gascoigne – Brilliant
Jimmy Greaves – Prolific
Dave Mackay – Leader

Paul's all time Top 5 Spurs Players

Paul’s all time Top 5 Spurs Players

Q6.
Paul, have you been to any away games? and if so what one was the best one and why?

A.
Loads,
But the best away game I’m struggling with? but I’ll go with The Emirates, season before last. 2-0 down won 3-2.

Q7.
How do you travel to games at White Hart Lane? bus, train, drive or do you get a lift?

A.
I Drive in and get to the ground about 4 hours before kick off.

Q8.
Do you have any Pre match rituals, such as wearing lucky underpants or items of clothing? Or do you have to go to a particular pub or food outlet before the game?

A.
I’m usually rushing around corporate lounges before the game so no time for pre match rituals. I totally avoid the superstitious stuff unlike some ex players like Martin Peters who will never cross anyone on the stairs!

Q9.
Paul, what’s your favourite Spurs song or chant?

A.
Nothing tops a good COYS for me
Come On You Spurs

Q10.
Who’s your favourite current Spurs player?

A.
Has to be Gareth Bale. I wonder why?!

Q11.
Is there a young Spur you’re keeping an eye on?

A.
Although he’s broken through already, I think young Tom Carroll has a great future.

Q12.
Paul, how’s AVB done in his first season?

A.
I think he’s done great. So much pressure to start with and a hard act to follow. I said from day one that we must give him time and I believe he’s delivering for us. A very nice man too and extremely intelligent.

Paul we’ve come to our final question Q13.

Q13.
Do you think we need to strengthen in the summer? if so in what areas? and who would you like to see us go for?

A.
I’d love to see another striker in the summer. Another Greaves or Klinnsman’s not too much to ask for is it??

Paul I’d like to say a massive thanks for taking part in this Q&A session, and as ever I hope everybody enjoys the answers as much I have.
I particularly like his answers to Q1 Q5 Q8 and Q12.

Thanks again

Also, don’t forget you can catch Paul on his Radio show where you can hear an endless supply of true classics, on Gold.

“NEXT UP ON MY Q&A IS ANOTHER OF OUR EX-PLAYERS”

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Q&A with Ex-Spurs Players and Celebrity fans – ANTONY COSTA

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They walked out to the tune of “Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur” they heard the roar of the faithful, they graced the White Hart Lane turf, their team mates were our heroes, and every single one of them pulled on that famous white shirt. They will “always” be part of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, so they will always be part of us. Me, you, friends, family, the rich and the famous, all of us, The Fans.

We’d love to know more about our Players, to know more about their time at our club, we’d even love to know their thoughts on the current Tottenham too.
We also love a Celebrity, but a Celebrity Spurs fan “wow”
the thought of them cheering on our team, singing our songs, and when it comes Spurs their just like us, only famous. They have the same dreams, and fears, they’ve bought the shirts, sat in the cold, the rain, they’ve moaned and groaned, but they’ve also jumped up and down when we’ve won.

This Q & A page is dedicated to everyone that has either played for or supported Tottenham Hotspur

I hope that this will be one of many CELEBRITY SPURS fan Q&A sessions for my blog.

A Q&A With
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Antony is the all round entertainer, appearing on our TV screens in programmes such as Grange Hill and Casualty, amongst others. He also did a stint in the Jungle on “I’m a celebrity….Get me out of here” and has also performed on stage in the West End Musical “Blood Brothers” but of course Antony is best known for his time in one of our most the popular bands BLUE.

Here’s Antony’s Q&A

Antony with one of his idols David Ginola

Antony with one of his idols David Ginola

Q1.
Antony, do you remember going to your first ever Spurs game? and if so who did we play?

A.
The first game I properly remember was against Watford at White Hart Lane, in the F.A Cup, it was in 1993 (I think?)

Q2.
What was you first ever Spurs kit?

A.
My first kit was the one from the 1981 season. It was to big for me, as my Dad bought it the minute I was born.

Q3.
Ant, what is your favourite Spurs kit of all time?

A.
I have a soft spot for the Holsten White kit, the year Klinsmann was there. I loved that kit.

Q4.
What’s your most memorable Spurs game?

A.
There’s been a few but it’s probably the Reading game when we beat them 6-4, but to be honest there’s been loads.

Q5.
Who would be your top 5 Spurs players ever? and use 1 word to describe each of them.

A.
5 Teddy Sheringham, 4 Glenn Hoddle, 3 Jurgen Klinsmann, 2 David Ginola, 1 Gazza.
All of them Absolute “Class”

Antony's Top 5 Spurs players of all time "CLASS"

Antony’s Top 5 Spurs players of all time “CLASS” – Imagine them together “WOW”

Q6.
Antony have you been to any away games? and if so what one was the best one and why?

A.
The best away game for me was Birhmingham in the 02-03 season, I got picture of me with all the Spurs fans behind me.. Great buzz

Q7.
How do you travel to games at White Hart Lane? bus, train, drive or do you get a lift?

A.
Most of the time I’ll travel to WHL on the train.

Q8.
Do you have any Pre match rituals, such as wearing lucky underpants or items of clothing? Or do you have to go to a particular pub or food outlet before the game?

A.
I always go to the Bill Nic pub, great banter and the owner is also a pal of mine.

Q9.
Antony what’s your favourite Spurs song or chant?

A.
That has to be “Ohh When The Spurs Go Marching in”

Q10.
Who’s your favourite current Spurs player?

A.
There’s two, it has to be Bale and Vertonghen.

Q11.
Is there a young Spur you’re keeping an eye on?

A.
I do like the look of Tom Carroll, he can pass the ball and seems to have a good head on his shoulders.

Q12.
Ant how’s AVB done in his first season?

A.
I think he’s done well with the squad we have, injuries Etc, We’re crying out for a striker for next season but that all depends on where we end up on the last day of the season, Please god we finish in the top 4!!! We can judge properly then I think.

Antony, we’ve come to our final question Q13.

Q13.
In part You’ve already covered this one, but again in what position should we strengthen in the summer? and who would you like to see us go for?

A.
As I said we need a striker and I like the look of Lewandowski of Dortmund, he knows where the goal is, and a creative midfielder too, maybe Mouthino.

“COYS”

I’d like to say a massive thank you to Antony for taking part in this Q&A session, and I hope everybody enjoys his answers as much I have.
I particularly like his answers to Q2 Q5 and Q6. Also if you haven’t already done so make sure you check out Antony on his Podcast “Ohh when the Spurs”
It’s a great show with some great guests http://ohhwhenthespurs.podbean.com/
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And finally, I’d like to wish Ant and the rest of the Blue boys all the best with their new single “Hurt Lovers” and the new album “Roulette”

To follow Antony & Blue Here's their OFFICIAL SITE http://www.officialblue.com/

To follow Antony & Blue Here’s their OFFICIAL SITE
http://www.officialblue.com/

“COMING UP NEXT ON THE Q&A IS
RADIO PRESENTER & MATCH DAY MC FOR TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR”
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Q & A with Ex-Spurs Players & Celebrity fans – MICKY HAZARD

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They walked out to the tune of “Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur” they heard the roar of the faithful, they graced the White Hart Lane turf, their team mates were our heroes, and every single one of them pulled on that famous white shirt. They will “always” be part of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, so they will always be part of us. Me, you, friends, family, the rich and the famous, all of us, The Fans.

We’d love to know more about our Players, to know more about their time at our club, we’d even love to know their thoughts on the current Tottenham too.
We also love a Celebrity, but a Celebrity Spurs fan “wow”
the thought of them cheering on our team, singing our songs, and when it comes to Spurs their just like us, only famous. They have the same dreams, and fears, they’ve bought the shirts, sat in the cold, the rain, they’ve moaned and groaned, but they’ve also jumped up and down when we’ve won.

This Q&A page is dedicated to everyone that has either played for or supported Tottenham Hotspur

A Q&A With
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Micky first came to the Club in 1976 as a 14 year old, travelling down from his home town of Sunderland. He had 2 spells with us, the first from 1976 to 1985 the second in 1993 to 1995. He made a total 102 appearances in our midfield scoring 15 times. Micky’s the proud owner of both a F.A Cup (1982) and a U.E.F.A Cup (1984) winners medal. Not only did Micky get to play for Spurs he’s now one of our biggest supporters to, he loves talking about the Club and can be found cheering on the lads on Twitter
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Micky you were born and raised in Sunderland, did you go to watch them play and if so do you remember your first game? Who was it against? and did they win?
A.
I used to sneak in to watch Sunderland play, my first proper game was against Manchester City in the F.A Cup quarter final in 1972, and yes Sunderland won 3-1.

Q2.
When did you sign for Spurs and at what age?
A.
I signed for Spurs as a schoolboy at the age of 14 and then YTS at 16, I then signed as a Professional at 18.

Q3.
Today’s players often get wonderful perks and gifts when signing, did you get anything special when you signed?
A.
Yes I did, I got to play for a club that my style fitted with like a glove, Spurs and I stand for the same things TO DARE IS TO DO.

Q4.
Who did you make your Spurs debut against and did we win?
A.
I made my debut against Everton and we won 3-0, I was also voted Man of the match, although in my opinion I wasn’t.

Q5.
Micky your first goal for Spurs, who did you score it against? and again did we win?
A.
My first goal was against Nottingham Forest and we won 3-0, it also won the goal of the month award too.

Q6.
Which Spurs players did you enjoy playing along side most? and who did you consider to be the most influential in the squad?
A.
Ossie Ardiles had a fantastic football brain, and along with Steve Perryman they were the two most influential players at the club.

Q7.
Micky when you were playing could you hear the fans singing? And was there a particular song or chant you liked?
A.
Yes I could hear the fans singing, and I loved hearing “One Micky Hazard” but “Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur” was just Magic.
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Q8.
You played in some big big games but what’s the most memorable game you played in?
A.
On a Club perspective it would have to be the U.E.F.A Cup Final, but from a personal perspective it would be the U.E.F.A Cup Semi Final.

Q9.
Micky do you still have your Winners medals? And if so are they sitting pride of place or are they wrapped up and tucked away only coming out on special occasions?
A.
I do still have my Winners medals, although they’re on loan to the Club dentist. He has them on display in his dentistry.

Q10.
Since you retired, who out of all the Spurs players over the years have excited you the most?
A.
I loved Berbatov and was gutted when he left, Bale looks a great Spurs player too, and it goes without saying Ledley is SPURS through and through.

Q11.
Who in the current squad is your favourite player? And is there a young Spur you keep your eye on?
A.
Gareth Bale is my favourite, and I do keep an eye out for RYAN MASON, I took him to the Club when he was 8, a Super player.

Q12.
Micky he’s still new to the job but how’s AVB doing in his first season? And is there anything you’ve noticed that you’d offer your advice on if you could?
A.
He’s done we’ll so far, but he needs to make one change, when he makes a sub don’t then move players around as this weakens the team more.

And finally Micky we come to our last question, Q13

Q13.
Do you think we need to strengthen in the summer? if so in what areas? And who would you like to see us go for?
A.
Yes we do need to strengthen, 2 STRIKERS and a CREATIVE midfielder. Berbatov Moutinho and a striker with PACE AND SKILL, SUAREZ maybe.

Micky I’d like to say a huge thank you for taking part in my Q&A, I’m sure Spurs fans will enjoy hearing all the replies as much as I did, I particularly like the answers to Q3 Q7 and Q9.
I’d also like to say I enjoyed watching you play and am pleased you played for Spurs, and finally Micky just as you always say
“TO DARE IS TO DO”

“NEXT UP ON MY Q&A IS POP STAR AND CELEBRITY SPURS FAN”

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“STRIKER LIGHT” – APRIL 8th 2013

“STRIKER LIGHT”

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I’m sat up in bed, had a crap nights sleep, I’ve got tissue sticking out from my nose, my eyes are stinging and I feel like death, yet still my thoughts are with My Spurs.
I didn’t see the match against Everton yesterday as I had to work, but from what I’ve read and stats I’ve seen it appears we played alright? I’ve seen positive comments about Adeybayor, in fact Graham Roberts even went as far to say that Adey was “Class” ?? Is that right ? Can that be true?
If so, and though it’s only been 1 game it leads me back to something I noticed when we won away at West Ham.

When a goal goes in at the death you celebrate like you’ve just scored the goal that wins the Cup, yet when you score a screamer from 25 30 yards out at the death you celebrate like you’ve just scored the goal that wins 2 Cups, yet when Bales strike sailed through the night sky and only stopped travelling when it hit the net everyone, and I do mean everyone went crackers, Me You T.V and Radio Commentators Spurs fans watching all over the world and even lads watching in Afghanistan, Everyone, everyone that is except 1 person, Mr Adeybayor. I’ve watched that goal a few times since and can’t help but to watch his reaction, or more to the point his “no” reaction, as Bale shoots you see Adey’s body turn away, and when the ball it hits the net he does nothing? I’ve seen it from various angles now and most telling is that Bale runs to AVB and the team also run to Bale, except Adey? 1 angle that Adey isn’t in, the 1 from behind the goal you even see Lennon run across from left to right to join in, he was even further away than Adey was yet he still goes across, eventually after what seems an age Adey finally comes strolling past, almost like a token gesture, like he’s thought “oh suppose I better go over”
Now this is “not” a dig at him, I’m not slagging him off, it’s just something I noticed at the time and it’s now come back to me. So why am I bringing it back up now?

Well,
I have a bit of a theory, there maybe something in it? Or it maybe just complete garbage? But what do we all know to be true? we know that this season “all” our strikers have had a disaster, JD started well but has faded miserably, Adey “can” score goals, make a nuisance of himself yet has done neither? Dempsey though not an out and out striker isn’t really getting a look in, yet he’s proved a very good player in the past, in other words “all” decent players that score goals yet “aren’t” so why? Is this just pure coincidence, or could there actually be a reason, as much as we “Love” Bale-Diniho and yes we do, since he’s come inside and no longer bombing down the left wing firing in cross’s to our strikers at will, the goals have dried up, and since he’s come inside although he’s been smashing in goals from everywhere himself the fact remains when he’s going on his solo runs he’s nearly “always” looking for a shot at the end of it, Could this be the reason Adey and JD aren’t scoring? Bales service to them has been replaced with Bale shooting, they do still get chances but the kind of clear cut ones we’re used to seeing them get are now few and far between. Now I’m not saying Adey’s sulking but his body language when that screamer flew in meant something? And I’m now starting to think its almost like him saying “what’s the point me being here if he’s gonna shoot all the time”, as I said before we “LOVE” what Bales doing, but maybe his now lack of service to the forwards and as daft as it may sound “could” in fact be their problem? I’m not suggesting they no longer like him but truth is a striker’s job is to score goals, and our have stopped scoring since Bale-Diniho’s been banging them in from the edge of the box.
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If Graham Roberts is right, saying Adeybayor played his best game in weeks yesterday and you look at his goal, or more to the point where the service came from, a cross into the box from the left, the very same left Gareth used to occupy then that could be the cause of our striking problems right there?

The truth is, this is a dilemma that we could well do without.
Either
Leave Bale in the middle scoring his goals whilst the others don’t?
Or
Push him back outside to create the chances and possibly goals for 2 or 3 of the others?

Ohh for gods sake Spurs, we “never” make things easy!

COYS

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