The final straw

The final straw

I think we have seen Juande Ramos’ last game in charge of Tottenham Hotspur. With Martin Jol at the helm Spurs were in much healthier shape, back to back 5th place finishes and a side that looked like they could play football together, but that wasn’t good enough. Under Ramos, Spurs have managed just 2 points from the last 24 in the Premier League. What is keeping Wendy in charge other than Levy not wanting to look like a mug for courting him in the first place?

Forget the excuses, forget Berba and Keane. The players at the club are the players Ramos wanted. He made the decision to make so many changes to the squad in the summer and with the money he had at his disposal, a return of 2pts is a joke.

I’m not judging the man on 7 games, I’m judging him from the moment we won the Carling Cup. Week in, week out, players were not pulling their weight but he just coasted along and did nothing to give them a wake up call. Fine, he shipped out the players he felt weren’t up to it during the close season, but if you replace them with others that have no heart and no fight, the end result is the position in which we now find ourselves. People like Tainio and Malbranque may not get you top 4, but they certainly show enough passion and fight not to get you relegated.

Comolli needs strung up for his part in this mess but I’ve wanted rid of him for I don’t know how long now. He has proven his treachery, ignorance and lack of talent know no bounds.

Juande, go quietly back to Spain, we have no real bad feeling towards you. You delivered our first trophy for years but basically you just aren’t up to managing in the Premier League. Your English isn’t up to it, you’re tactically not up to it and I just don’t feel the players have any confidence or belief in you anymore.

Who do we get? To be honest I don’t really know. Someone that has a good grasp of English would do me at the moment. We need a manager to come in and give the players an instant confidence boost and win a few games so we don’t get to February/March time with the threat of relegation hanging over us.

The team in it’s current form do not look like winning a game full stop. We can’t create chances, therefore no goals are being scored. There are just 11 individuals running around like headless chickens and picking up an average of 40k a week for it.

I’m sure there are still a few fans saying give him a bit more time, the last thing we need is yet another new manager. The problem is we don’t have time. It is imperative we keep our Premier League status and under Ramos that just isn’t going to happen.

59 thoughts on “The final straw

  1. We want are Tottenham back.
    Moyes still to sign a contract and he would steady the ship. Simmilar record to JOL (if only we had not chop the Godfather)
    Teddy to young but will install passion maybe to work ElTel.
    Advocatt\hiddink both paied fortunes in Russia but would great for the club.

  2. i agree this is getting very embarrasing how can you have a centre half that plays every other game ledleys a great player but its un settling our so called defence sorry mr ramos but i think its time to go and please mr levy can we have a british manager with a bit of passion you no someone that actually cares and feels as pissed of as i do after every defeat

  3. We have enough trouble with anti-Spurs media nonsense without giving them legitimate reasons like this post

  4. it’s time to admit we’re in a relegation dog fight. We were in dreamland when we predicted 4th place.

    Arsenal had an off day against Hull, today was a normal day for spurs.

    Keegan could be the answer.

  5. Instead of judging him from the moment we won the cup, why not try judging him from the moment he took charge ffs, And, just what do you think a new boss would do? take a new striker from his sport billy bag?? help Modric settle faster? Improve Bentleys pace? turn Bent into a 30 goal a season man??
    Not likely, probably steady the ship through a honeymoon period, before buying a couple of forwards in Jan.
    Which is what Ramos will do. So far, less than 12 months in charge, he has bagged a trophy, and I wont have that “little cup” bollox.
    Its a new team, its gonna take a little time.
    granted, we look short up front, but we need to get behind the side and Ramos and stick it out, otherwise in 12 months time, when the new man is shaping his own team, history will repeat itself.

    Hang in there. -PLEASE.

  6. Hiddink or Advocatt they are just above average and far from outstanding. Their achievements were just around 4th. I bet that’s not what you really want.

    As an Inter fan, I hope the former Inter coach Roberto Mancini can be the next coach of Spurs.

    He is a real winner and great master in tactic. And Tottenham is a very ambitious and promising club.

    Mancini needs a new stage and Tottenham needs a great coach. Why not invite him?

    What do you guys think about him?

  7. we must change this director of football system,man u,arsenal and liverpool dont use it ,it isnt working. one manager making all the decisions.

  8. gd shout bout huddink who is def one of the best managers in the world but mid season i feel he wouldnt be a good appointment as he would need time to find out about the players so we def need someone who is close or managing in the epl would love roy keane with el tel as dof . would also love levy to f off coz at the end of the day he has got us into this position by watching the profit sheets and not the team and for keeping that prick commolli when its clear he,s shit at his job and that no one can work with him

  9. I think you should all just do a Sol Campbell, turn to Arsenal.

    He was clued up enough to do it and he won trophies and was at a properly run club.

    Then again, the way you lot behave I wouldn’t want your sick chants.

  10. the dof position will only go when levy does coz theres no way he will admit it doesnt work . i hate it coz everyone knows that martin o neill would have come to us but refused to work under a dof

  11. Let’s Get Real! We won’t get Hiddink or Van Basten or Bilic or anyone of the highest regard. That’s over now because we are a joke run by a group of clowns. The only people who would take the job is Sam Allardyce, Venables (God No!) or someone ridiculous Joe Kinnear – which may happen in 6 weeks!!!!

    Be Afraid, be very afraid.

    GET RAMOS, POYET, LEVY, BENTLEY OUT!

  12. oh please dont start blaming bentley for this shit . what part did he hae in us having no top draw forwards

  13. How does it feel to be laughed at. Your team is the joke of the league.

    Whats happening at newcastle is the only thing taking away your limelight.

    Juande ramos you are a legend we love you.

    Prepare to be spanked hard at the emirates whipping boys.

    Ramos was caught doing 120mph 2night. police reckon he was desperate for 3 points.

    whats the difference between a triangle and spurs. a triangle has 3 points

    I cant wait for MOTD2 2night.

    Have your players learnt any spanish yet????

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

  14. you gooners that post on this site make me laugh is it because your left hand is getting jealous of your right giving yourself a quick wristful that you need to type something

  15. wrighty you prob will coz you wont be singing bout your own team coz you aint gona win f all . again . u got the only manager not under pressure to win anything . wankers

  16. When Ferguson took over Man U he nearly got sacked in the first couple of seasons…what a mistake that would have been. Through their patience and foresight he went on to create one of the greatest dynastys within football.

    Those that have experience in management of any form know it takes time to gel a team. ie Forming Storming Norming Performing. This is an on going cycle, hence with the reshuffle in the it started again. We are now in the storming phase where players are establishing their roles within the team. Once they havedone so theywill start to normalise and steady the ship. Then and only then will they start to perform to their potential.

    Admitedly we are lacking in stickforce which will make things hard. However once the teams confidence starts to return our present strick force will suffice til January.

    Whilst it is good that fans are passionate and want the taem to win, it is not only unproductive, fikkle and naive to give up on Ramos and the team it is also not the actions of a true fan.

    I wear my Spurs Jacket with pride and shall continue to do so. Whilst it is good for fans to express their view I will not support inexperienced and niave views from those that are easily demotivated.I think we have witnessed enough poor decision making and treachery within our club without our fans assisting them, the press and other clubs.

    Now is the time for a rally cry…not devision and derision
    “To DARE is to DO”

  17. Get levy out get a new owner in and get them to beg jol to come back in! Ramos hasnt got a clue with the team he picks. Im fed up of hearing how spurs are going to start winning soon! If cant get jol back get in allrdyce or Vennables!

  18. Well said wrighty.

    you spuds are good for a laugh every weekend we type for the fun of it. imagine it if you lot got relegated. i wouldnt care if we didnt win anything this season. if you boys went down that would be bigger than any silverware.

    You’ll be lucky to beat derbys points tally at this rate.

    oh the joy.

  19. i do not think ramos chose the new players. in fact comolli seems to have gone out of his way to fak up deals for la liga players.
    levy is sitting pretty, we spent no money, the books are balanced 3mil in our favour after the transfer window ( i believe ) and the club is up for sale. levy is a financial genius but he has allowed too mant cnuts, kelmsey and comolli piss in his ear.

  20. have you heard the we need time to gel sob story. you spuds havent won a league game since when was it, feb. its now oct how much time do you want.

    theres no other manager out there who would be stupid enough to take on the spud job.

    you’d be the next barcodes.

    On second thoughts, why dont you try sol campbell.

  21. what gets me is why did Ramos sell the steed & Taino who would be at least prepared to put up a fight. We have a team of flair players who when confidence is high will excite us but when their backs are against the wall just lay down. Its pointless blaming our strikeforce when at times when you need to dig in to get a result the midfield must produce. Every season Spurs flatter to deceive and the fans deserve better. Ramos looked to model themselves on Ar5na1 but forgets that they retained george grahams nucleus side for 2 seasons before making the wholesale changes that Ramos made in one summer. I'm even beginning to get sick of seeing Poyet's face after each game – but I guese its a dirty job and someone's got to do it!!

  22. I would also like to add how sad it is that Arsenal fans have surched for this site in order to belittle us… espesially con cidering their result to the same team.

    Psychology would suggest that they are feeling insecure about their own teams performance. Compensating there own embarassment by focussing on us. How sweet or is it pothitic

    Gunning for the title I think not, your team is in the performing stage and they are not performing as to your expectations. Deal with it.

  23. Matty is the only one who seems to get the point!!! This director of football system DOESN’T WORK!!! Particularly when u have a buffoon such as Comelli signing duff players with no character or bottle and at vastly inflated prices!! It really doesn’t matter which manager is in charge the fact he has NO say in the recruitment of players is crippling the club! U also have 25 years of MISMANAGEMENT 2 contend with which will result in RELEGATION this season. There’s nothing much i can say about the players, they’re just a pathetic bunch of wasters in a long line of wasters we’ve had at the club. As keith burkinshaw said when he left in ’84 “there used 2 b a football club over there” RIP!

  24. Ramos may have been with us since Feb but there were wholesale changes that were OUT OF HIS CONTROL hence the team cycle starts again. AS SOME ONE ELSE SAID if you dont like the club that much follow Sol to Arseanal
    You sad glory hunters!!! Learn a bit about real management!

  25. I posted the two comment refering to the team cycle and FULLY support Ramos, However the DOF management system undermines the manager and his ability to do the job. Unfortunately in Jols case he had to go BUT now we need to rectify the situation..The only way that it will happen is if Levy and Enic go. BUT FOR GODS SAKE STOP BLAMING RAMOS WHO IS AN EXCELLENT MANAGER. IT IS THE SYSTEM THEY HAVE THERE THAT IS STOPPNG HIM FOROM DOING HIS JOB!

  26. COMOLLI OUT…HE F@CKED UP BY NOT SIGNING REPUTABLE STRIKERS TO FILL THE VOID.

    RAMOS HAS BEEN DEALT SH1T PACK OF STRIKERS TO REPLACE 2 AWESOME STRIKERS WHO SCORED 50 GOALS BETWEEN THEM LAST SEASON.

    DOES HE BECOME A SHIT MANAGER ALL OF A THE SUDDEN….PLUS….IF HE WAS IN CONTROL OF TRANSFERS DO YOU REALLY THINK WE WOULD NOT HAVE SIGNED A SINGLE OUT FIELD PLAYER?!??!

    ANY SPURS FANS YELLING FOR RAMOS HEAD ARE COMLETE BLANKS WHO CLEARLY HAVE A SHORT TERM MEMORY..ANOTHER MANAGER AINT GOING TO CHANGE THAT!
    COME ON RAMOS AND COYS SPURS…AND ESPECIALLY OUR DISAPPOINTING STRIKERS!!!

  27. COMOLLI OUT…WAS NO SPANISH PLAYERS IN AT ALL RAMOS’S CHOICE????? I THINK NOT!!!

    COMOLLI FINAL STRAW…FUCK OFF!

    WE NEED SOME STRIKERS WHO CAN PUT THE BALL IN THE NET!!!

  28. ITS TIME TTO DUMMINK DIFFRENT

    I FINK TEDDY ALOND SIDE EL TEL COULD WORK

    KEANE HUGHES AND INCE HAVE BEEN RECENT SUCESFULL MANAGERS WHO PROVE BRITSH AND IRISH MANGERS CAN WORK

  29. your all getting carried away ramos has'nt done great but he did bring us a cup and another chance in europe. the problem is the board i really thing they boob up by not selling berba in may for 25mill when everybody knew he wanted to go, would of given us enough money and time to bring in a proper stiker or two. another problem that we have had for years is the fact that we have never had a half decent holding tough tackling cen mid zokora for all his running is just not up to the job. plus for as long as i can remember we have never had a decent left sided midfielder so why buy bentley when we already had lennon who this season so far has played better than bentley. on that note you have to wonder who bought all these players, i don't think ramos did it stinks of comolli & levy. we don't need a directer of football let the manager buy & play the players he wants. so don't start shouting for ramos's head let go for levy & comolli there the cancer in our great club and we won't get cured untill they are gone.

  30. you lot belive ur own hype to much.

    you sing 4th place every season yet you come NO WERE next to it.

    apart from Food Poisoning Gate. haha.

    your a million miles away from breaking into the top 4.
    now ur in a Dog Fight to stay in the prem already. its laughable it really is. all that money spent and all u got is 2pts

    in Ramos we trust LOL!!!!

  31. By the way – thanks for that £6m windfall we got for Bentley when you signed him. KER-CHING!!!!

    Question: Do you still sing – “we’re by far the greatest team the world has ever seen?”

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    Can’t believe the Triangle joke still works in OCTOBER!!!

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    Please bring back Terry Vegetables. He’ll even give Loony Gazza a game!!!

    THIS IS TOOOOOOOO FUNNY !!!!!!!!!!

    WE LOVE RAMOS
    WE LOVE LEVY
    WE LOVE COMOLLI
    WE LOVE DARREN BENT
    WE LOVE POYET
    WE SALUTE YOU ALL!!!!

    And we LOVED the way o’Hara celebrated his goal in the Carling Cup – like it was the most important World Cup winning goal of all time! HILARIOUS!

    Thank you Spurs.
    Best ever season!
    Now F*** Off and get relegated!

  32. Two things.

    Firstly, I’ve never read an Arsenal. Chelsea or West Ham fansite – I don’t support those sides so why the fuck would I read their fansites? Why don’t the plebs who don’t support Spurs piss off to let us Spurs fans to lick our wounds in private. You weren’t posting comments after we done you 5-1 or beat you at Wembley or broke your hearts at Upton Park in the last minute so why post them now??

    Secondly, fansites like this really piss me off. Why do most Spurs fans think that changing the manager/director of football/board will change a damn thing? It won’t. Bad deals, bad management, bad conduct – all true. But who in their right mind would come to us now. Are we going to trade down in the quality of manager by getting rid of Ramos? Commoli is a fucking wanker that deserves to be lynched but what good does it do to our team by getting rid of DC now. We’ve got to be realistic – nothing is going to come of getting rid of anyone right now. Instead the club should identify what our best 11 is and stick to it. This is going to be one long-arse season for Spurs and it’s not going to be made any easier by changing the team each week.

  33. it might have been mentioned already……….
    how can we win games when we have 3 or 4 changes every game….with players cup tied and changing formation every week?
    who says pav and bent can’t play up front together anyway???
    bloody embarrassing…..get it sorted!
    who would want to go to spurs in the new year. Venables/sheringham – spurs through and through 4-4-2!!!

  34. Give Ramos time to ride this out.. I ask you! Who was the last manager when stood next to Wenger/Scolari/Ferguson gives you belief that they can beat the other side.. In my opinion Ramos is the first manager in a very long time that can do that 2 uefa cups and 2nd on last day of la primera liga with SEvilla.
    Come on guys, stay with him, the team are not upto it in areas. Ramos will prevail.. Let’s take the shit for now and we will reep the rewards.
    Come on Ramos, Gus and COYS!

  35. Levy basically panicked last year in sacking jol (a proven coach for the last 2 seasons) and appointing ramos, unproven in the EPL. i'm still shaking my head at his removal. why jol lost the dressing room? was it instigated by all the dehind teh scene happening by levy & comolli?

    also, i thought DOF was suppose to ensure we dont ship out and in totally new team when we change coach but isn't that what we did after ramos came in.

    so that we dont keep messing up, we shoudl keep ramos and let teh EPL results for the next 8 games determine his fate and our faith. comolli needs to go asap.

    and teh fans should ask themselves- which is better? continuance in EPL or champinship football with either carling or eufa cup. I just hope Jol will come back if we ask nicely.

  36. Ramos to stay, he needs time, we won’t go down. We created chances against Hull we just lack a top class finisher and a replacement for Ledley.

  37. you lot make me sick and embarrased to be a spurs fan, the same ones calling for Jol’s head last year are now the ones wishing he was back.

    Ive had it with football in general and the fickle nature of all fans but especially ours, the money the fancy dan players

    its all bullshit and this post confirms it.

  38. I never wanted Jol to leave and thought him and Chrissy Houghton were treated despicably. I thought Levy was bang out of order but have given his gamble a chance. It hasn’t paid off though has it, we are a laughing stock.

  39. At the weekend Jol was talking about how we don’t have any English players anymore, how we have an identity crisis, how we’re so desperate for success that we could be in trouble… It made me realise all over again what I intensely disliked about the fat Dutchman. He spoke crap all the time!!

  40. UNLIKE MY FELLOW SPURS FANS I HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS AND HAVE SPENT MOST OF THE TIME TELLING PEOPLE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN BEFORE THE SEASON KICKED OFF AND HAD MANY FUNNY LOOKS AND NOW PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TAKE NOTICE. I WILL SPELL IT OUT THE ONLEY FAULT I CAN LEVEL AT RAMOS IS GIVING BABY FOOD TO SPURS PLAYERS WHEN THE OTHER FUCKERS ARE TAKING ENERGEY BOOSTING DRUGS THAT THE DURACELL BUNNIES TWO YEARS AGO HAD A FAMOUS COMBACK ON AND WON A BIG CUP AND BECAUSE PLAYERS HAVE LEFT AND GONE TO OTHER CLUBS LIKE POMPEY ARE WINNING GAMES IT MEENS TEAMS LIKE HULL CAN DEFEND FOR 100MINS IF NEED BE AND DONT TIRE AND CAN BRAK AT SPEED THIS ENERGEY IS ALL OVER THE PREM AND PLAYERS ARE RISKING DEATH THIS CAN KILL IF USED TO MUTCH THATS WHY IF ATEAM PLAYS TWICE A WEEK THE PLAYERS CAN LOSE TO MUTCH WEIGHT LIKE LONG SHANKS IS LOOKING ILL THATS WHY LIVERSKINT COULDENT PLAY HIM TO MUTCH IS FACE IS LIKE A SCELETON BECAUSE HE IS PLAYING TO MANY GAMES FOR IS PRESENT TEAM.

  41. LETS ALL LAUGH AT TOTTENHAM hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    have fun in the championship.
    TOP 4 finish is looking good juande and his men
    its your year

  42. Why dont you copy and save all your ludicrous comments about sackings and blame, then you can post it all again in 12 months when the next manager doesn’t get us into Europe (oh wait, we are in Europe) or win as a trophy (oh wait we have one of those too), ok ok, then doesn’t er…win the premiership, er, get us CL. You could just replace “ramos” with well whoever the poor bastard is. We have had massive changes at Spurs in the last year. Yeah I agree its grim, but come on, show some grit. Ok we have no great football to talk about but don’t let that become reason to waffle on about sackings as compensation. If we get rid of Ramos we will be as shallow as NUFC. Stick with him, he knows football. It is a huge task to rebuild when your best 3 players are out. Two sold and one who will never be the same again. He is new, the players are new, yeah I think it was dumb to get rid of so many, but he did. We have cash, leave it. It will be ok.

  43. We are screwed guys, the players we bought in the summer dont want to be here, ramos is struggling with the language and the players arent bonding.

    modric and pav are not worth half wat we paid for them thats why non of the other teams went for them. bentleys an ego player which is why wenger let him go, when the chips are down he doesnt care.

    we are guna struugle in the up and coming fixtures i cant see us winning any of the next 5 games.before we find form we’ll be too far behind to catch up. and if the gooners hammer us at their place we’ll lose more confidence.

    lets face it we are going down and im annoyed with everyone involved at the club cos after jol weve lost stability and we are sinking fast.

  44. I bet many of you who wants Jol back now are the ones who wanted him out when Ramos came. Why are you always blaming the manager? It’s much too easy. I wanted Jol to stay, but now when Ramos is here, we need patience… again. If we keep sacking our manager every second year (or less) we’ll just be in the same situation come next year. Moyes almost got Everton relagated, but they gave him time. We NEED to do the same. Get a grip! Do we never learn?

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