Problematic Pre-Season: Leicester City Cancelled, Frustrating Centre-Back Search, Kane’s Future!Jul 24, 2023
question, so before we start I'd like to say good night, good morning, good afternoon, depending on what time you're tuning in. Hearing this for the first time tomorrow morning, but Vicky, yes, you're right. I mean, we already felt like we were quite behind because when we played West Ham, they had already played two pre-
seasongames and came into that game. Their third game was their first, we had a good account of ourselves in that game to a certain extent, but obviously you know pre
seasonis preseason, so results aren't the be all and end all, but obviously you could see they were. a little more. before the schedule that we um, you know, that was then and we still haven't played the game since then, it's so worrying, I know, obviously, like Lee said, I mean, when was it for the first time, when, when, when, when, The match was suspended or it rained.
I was really angry at the time, but then I thought, you know what happens in nature and things like this happen even in the Premier League, the best league in the world, we've had games canceled due to snow and adverse conditions, so which happens really
frustrating. I feel sorry for the fans who flew there or fans like Lee said they literally only get to see the Spurs play maybe once in their life and of course the game was canceled but from the fans perspective it was really
frustratingbecause I was really looking forward to the game.
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I was pretty surprised by the lineup we're probably going to go into. I was surprised that Royberg was starting as an order. You know, there are rumors around him that he wants to possibly push for a move to Atlético Madrid. And I was thinking about whether it would really be wise to start him when he might not be here when the season starts, but obviously he probably would have had 45 minutes and we would have played someone else, but going
backto the actual preseason is very worrying because you know we have the game on Wednesday against the London City uh City Sailors with all due respect, it's not really going to be a game to test ourselves and for us to evaluate and find out where we are so.
We have destroyed Donetsk on Sunday 6 August outside the Tottenham stadium and then we have Barcelona, two days later, in Spain and then our season starts and if you look at it now, Manchester United have played three pre-seasons. In the games they played they led, so obviously they played against a decent team, they played against Leon, who are a very good caliber team in the Champions League, and then they played against Arsenal last night and they beat them. By the way, that's our second game in the Premier League, so "They are already way ahead of us in terms of preparation, the level at which they are playing.
They have another game against Wrexham on Wednesday the 26th, so they are very ahead of the schedule. Arsenal played three pre-seasons playing their league games. Now Chelsea have played two, but they will play again on Thursday and I play against Newcastle. Newcastle played three games close to being four and, as I said, Westheimer played all four of our games now, so if you compare it to teams that are at our level. We are way behind and it's quite worrying at this time last year, we had already played three preseason games, we played against the All-Stars of the K League, Sevilla and Rangers, so it's very good considering we have at least one new coach. three or four new starters who haven't played together, we have people who were hopefully looking to join like Salsa and Don Belle Sergio gift so we have a lot of new components and obviously we are really struggling with this whole center
backproblem you can see the 63 goals last season all the fans now are honest with themselves no we need to play sober and Mickey Vandervin at least when you add it all up that without being a drama queen and without you knowing it. being one of those guys who wants to run and Rave is really worrying so sorry I'm just laughing at this comment yeah listen there's an audio there Barcelona loser against Spurs came so I'll let you practice . long cape the long cape or was it again, so yeah, but not going back to that, it's quite worrying and you know I don't want to be one of these guys, but I'm quite worried.
I'm not going to lie to you because our Premier League stars, the season starts quite intense, we take on Bentford, who obviously beat us last year, they are a good team and then we have Man United at home, our first game in home, and right now you know that Man United finished strong. They finished third in the league and if I'm honest again in pre-season they're looking pretty good, their results are good, they're playing a good brand of football so yeah you know things have to change man the things must change. get in shape and uh, I'm worried, I'm worried about Ange, I'm worried about the players he hasn't brought in yet, I'm worried about the rumor from the circle of our best player and I'm worried that we haven't had real football like everyone, basically everyone the players have 45 minutes of football at the moment, which is worrying, so yes, there is a lot to think about at the moment, absolutely Mitch, to bring you.
I must say I will reference this for our viewers and listeners, you tweeted today which again I thought was spot on 19 days until the Premier League season starts it will be 18 of course I will listen to the audio and Spurs have played only the only couple of preseason games that had doubts. Harry Kane's
futureand you can't help but think we're destined for a slow start, but of course you'll want to be wrong, but I guess the question I'll ask you is similar to the same kind of lines and Don't try to be too negative, but being brutally Honestly, it seems that this preseason is not a state of chaos.
You know, there's only one game left. We are at the end of July. We have our star players. As the
futureis dominated in the media, of course, we still have to sign that elusive sensor who is in a team that scored 63 goals last season and Scott Munn, who of course is our new CFO, start date, since it also had to be postponed again so don't be too dramatic, there's a lot of Mitch stuff going on behind the scenes that frankly could have been done better, look at how they control you in general Mitch, yeah I mean there are some issues around to the whole kind of situation for me because you know you work pretty hard to get Ange through the door at a relatively early stage towards the end of last season and there's an obvious reason for that, you know you fired all the candidates, you had all the problems over who was going to be the new manager, uh.
The dust settles on the potential possibility of you bringing him in and it seems like every major aspect of their planning for the new season is being disrupted, I mean, in terms of the entire preseason at the end of the day, you know. you can create all the team bonds you want, you can get to know the players on a personal level, you can spend as many days as you want to do it, but the way he will be able to make an impact and create a The difference with the Spurs is that watching them against rivals, you know you can play internal friendlies and you can play against the under-21s and things like that, but you have to see them in a competitive setting against the teams we have essentially.
He lined up for pre-season, you know West Ham will have been a very good starting point for him and Lester would have been even better for him as well because you know it's another level of opposition, meaning you. I know they are probably still quite similar to a lot of Premier League rivals, with the quality of players they have in their team, but with that being canceled and then you can see there is a game we have in midweek, which Once More, it will probably be good for the fitness and to give the player's legs minutes, but in terms of looking at it from a tactical perspective and comparing the level of opposition against the teams we are going to play. week and week in the Prem uh I'm not quite sure how much of an impact that's going to have in that sense and then you know you look at some of the other problems of every person who follows Spurs and supports.
The Spurs will have told you that the biggest problem on the team is the offense and it has been for a long time, so you know, I'm not going to include James Madison's record because I absolutely love the guy and I've been wanting him on the club for a long time because I think he is brilliant, but I feel that the priority should be that defense and, suddenly, as you read in my previous tweet, when I was 19 days away from the club. The season starts, it's not time at all, and we still have the same defense we had last season, which scored over 60 goals, which is pretty catalytic and considering we now have a coach who wants to play. attacking football and potentially we're going to be even more vulnerable at the back, so you know, as Pat was referring to earlier, we need to get at least two quality
centre-backs through the door, one of those and this is just Mi opinion and I hope that more than anything it is good, so it has at least three up.
Pat has four fingers. Yes, we need that quality out of the gate and in my opinion, we need one of those within the next week. It has to be done, you have to give at least one of those guys time to do some preseason because it's a different system that we want to play at the back, you want to play on the high lines, you want to play. Really progressive on the pitch and with the defenders we have at the moment it's just not really possible. And then when you look at the Harry Kane situation as well, I think a lot of fans have echoed what I think. on social media as well and the whole saga is dragging on and getting a bit boring now and I feel that we as fans deserve at this point a bit of clarification from the club or the player about the situation, which is happening.
If Daniel Levy is willing to sell Harry Kane for less than a million pounds this summer then I feel that is something that should be made public and I think if he is not willing to sell him this summer they should issue a state statement. and say that that's not the case or that a free word from Harry himself would be nice, you know, just to see where his head is at, you know. I appreciate that it's probably a little more difficult from the player's side and he doesn't want to. It upset people like it did a few years ago with the whole City saga, but there are so many issues going on in so many different areas at Spurs right now and we know it with less than three weeks to go.
The season is starting. I feel like there's still so much to do in such a short time and when you think about the reality that everything will be resolved by the time we start again against Brentford in 19 days, it's a bit worrying. For me personally, because Andrew has had these notoriously slow starts on the teams he's joined and everything points towards the same thing with the Spurs as well just because of the radical change in playing style we'll see going from defensive to offensive. style, trying to go deeper into the players to change the way they have played on the pitch with Conte under Jose Mourinho under Nuno, it will be a shocking forum and it will take time to adapt, so yes, a lot needs to be done things and I just hope we can do it with no preseason, it's just another one of those things that aren't very helpful to coaches.
Just to add to that, I want to say you speak a lot of common sense, Mitch, as always, as does Pat. Um and Rick you're just talking, no, I'm joking, you're talking nonsense, Rick, get up, but I was just going to say, like you know, look, there's a lot of comments in there that concern us and there's a lot to think about. that you know Pat and Mitch, who said you know, would he be worried and like I said at the beginning of the show, right on the inside soccer ball, it's not ideal, but, but, but, actually, we'd be saying the same things.
If we had played today, probably yes, as if the central defender's situation still had nothing to do with today's friendly, it does not mean that the stick situation had nothing to do with the friendly situation, that the dog and the director of football could not begin their work. That's nothing to do, when we talk about dramatization, if we look at today's friendly, that didn't happen, that impacted a 100th preseason, yeah, and it's not ideal, all the other things are going to happen anyway, because they were happening, so I think. We need to strike a bit of balance.
I think the other key thing is also that and it's not about comparing last year with next year and the year after, but when you try to progress and when you have a new The coach comes to the football club with a new philosophy and makes you touch it . You know it usually starts slower because of those things. You want a really good preseason for yourself, but yeah, you do, but actually, that game is going to do. Suddenly we are 10 points behind where we wanted to be and again it is very difficult to qualify now we quantify that because the answer will probably be no, no one really knows last year when everyone was throwing up on the field and we If we did our business early, we had signings after signings, after signings, entering through the door ofour fourth day off, well how did it work?
Because it was 63 goals that we allowed and we finished eighth, so I guess what I want to say is Like the Premier League, it won't be ideal if we don't have good preparation. I am not tolerating the fact that I disagree. I'm not arguing with you by saying that preparation doesn't matter, of course. um 100 ago, it matters, but it won't be a slow start that won't put us in the top four five because you know, look at Villa Villa in the bottom four and they set their manager at Chelsea, they have four different ones. The coaches still have European football because it's a marathon, not a sprint, so I don't think we can worry if we want to, that's their quality, but I don't think we as fans should worry about things that may or may not be.
It will happen in eight months or six months or seven months. I think what should we worry about? What about today's friendly? If that's what we're talking about, yeah, it's a bit of a spectacle, it's a nightmare, it's a fans' nightmare, it's not intended for traveling fans, it's nightmare football that you paid your money for at the Spurs game or whatever and it's clearly a nightmare for preparation since uh, but we have a chance to be able to get that preparation back, I mean go. to Barcelona, uh, chat with Tottenham, some really tough hard feelings, you mentioned Pat before, um, that a couple of teams have played Leon and you know Champions.
We're also going to play against those types of teams and that's going to happen, so I don't think that's it. We have to be too worried at the moment, oh this is going to give us a bad start because we don't know that last year the warm-up games were brilliant in style, so the Premier League better have started fantastically, but then look what. it happened so you know, you just know, I think it's just a little bit of a look, everyone knows my My views now, um and if you haven't, you've been watching the channel for the last six months, but you know my opinions on the lack of plan and lack of direction and I still think that is the case and the arrival of Costa Cogley to the football club has not changed anything, we still have not had any communication in Mitch, you say I have just pointed out widely from the football club about a hurricane situation or obviously about a football official or you know, wherever it is.
I put out a tweet about people saying why do you want to see you, why do you want to see the man squatting. I don't necessarily want to see him, I want to know about him, he is the leader of internal football. I do want to know about him, whether he is a football administrator or whether he is the leader of our football within a club, so I do. hearing what our plan is and where our goals are, so when we talk about lack of planning, when we talk about lack of preparation, it's really important, so believe me.
I totally understand it. I have run several businesses. I've done it too, I've been in boardrooms as I understand it, but equally we are worried about something that we cannot control, which ultimately is the weather and it makes us have a little bit of pessimism because we are disappointed, but let's move on and see What else can we do. Makes sense? Because one other thing, Lee, just to cover the business perspective. Of course, there will be many foreign fans who will watch the last of the Spurs and will be really disappointed. which are obviously based in Thailand, we have massive support there for the program and obviously those fans would have been very excited to see Angelo as you obviously mentioned and to see the players up close and personal, and it would have been the first time that Spurs would have performed in Thailand so I think it's important to cover that if you don't mind the point that you know many ask why Spurs go on these illustrious tours that the wider clubs do.
This you know if there is a factory during the monsoon season, but this is really the only opportunity in a year where clubs have the opportunity to go abroad to see the fans, so you just want to expand that point a little, of course there is a Many people in Commerce say: Kim, why go there, Monsoon, but when else can you go there? Because preseason is not, you can't move preseason views and listeners, come on, let's do this right, you can't move preseason. it's played now, so if monsoon season is always now every year in Thailand and pre-season as always, now you're basically saying harshly to all the fans in Thailand that you'll never see Tottenham play live because we're never going to come .
It rotates and you just have to see it from that side. I think maybe you don't mind, maybe I mind the Thai fans, but the club is and it's not just about us as friends in the UK, it's a global game and we're a fantastic football club all around. the world and sometimes our main sponsor, our jersey sponsor is from the Asia pack region, like you, we have a huge following in the Asia pack region and that is one of the key reasons why which is not just You know, Jason lived in Thailand for 12 years, one of us, it's not just about Jason going back there and the money that at the time and his disappointment, it's also the fact that there is an official group of Thai fans there. thousands of tired fans who wanted to see their team play live, the only chance they're going to get, you have to take that into consideration, of course it's a commercial, there's a commercial piece there and I understand you know that's not the case .
It fits perfectly when you have to pay the Spurs fee, you have to pay to go out, you have to pay for the tickets, you have the right members, you know the membership, Rises and all the things that made some important. points in a couple of shows ago, but there was a balance here too and unfortunately sometimes it's a political piece, you see, that's where I come from, so I think it's not just a thing you have to do. We have to consider a lot of other things and if we don't go to preseason in Thailand on this date then you will never see us play live or we will never have to change preseason, we know those two can't happen, so one of our mottos and let's go to the club and I too, many of us have a club nowadays is to play football inside, well, we dared to go out and give it a Let's go, you know, and we ended up because of the weather.
I mean come on it's the same with Leicester like it's one of those things and hopefully we can get that time back over a period of time but at least we're trying. Yes, I am referring only to that point, of course, of the beauties and, of course, we know that we must add to the planning problems of the apostle Cognou. Spurs will of course not face like Roma, that game was replaced by Lion City Sailors, they are currently third in the Singapore premiership. league and they have intervened very, very late, they are at least halfway through the season so they should be very good, but I am not expected to be at the level to test Tottenham just to have context about them when I would do it.
Let's say a second Dortmund team, with all its World Cup players, beat Lion City 7-2 in a friendly in Singapore. If they go to school against us, now we will absolutely be back, imagine we tie two, two, good again. I think it's important to give some context to that. Yeah, I think a lot of people will be intrigued to know, of course, if we get a kitten based on cricket scores again, obviously we'll be very, very excited and hopefully we'll see the mark. I'm looking forward to what's to come, but, cognitive pastor, I said, look, the last 12 or 13 days I've been in the club, the fog is lifting.
I can see more of what needs to be done. The West Ham game revealed a few things. You can't see that unless you play the first game, that's the main thing for me. I'm very alert right now about everything, so I think that's what you want to hear from the coach and, again, I think he spoke very well before. We are going to our first break. I just want to cover what would have been Pasta Cogloo's second team that he would have lined up for Tottenham Hotspur according to his head coach. Now, Harry Kane would, once again, have remained in the side with him. inside turning with him and Dien kolasesky also up top we had Pierre mihoyberg going to the center of the field with e-passumer and James Madison and in defense we had Christian Romero Ben Davis partnering in the center of the defense with Pedro poro Destino de joji, the full backs ahead of goalkeeper Guillermo Vicario, um, think about it if I can, Pat, and then when it comes to Mitch, um again, it's not an event, again it didn't happen, but from a team perspective, what did you do? from that life yeah no I looked good I mean just coming back with Mitch and Lee they've made some really good points and I think one of the points is you know the team we're playing next so basically just we finished in the pre-season, obviously the game we're playing next, Lion City Sailors Singapore, isn't great, but at the same time when you look at Arsenal, they played against FC Nuremberg, they tied one just to give it some context .
Chelsea played against Wrexham. They beat them five to zero, but again Maxim is not a great team. Newcastle get paid to Gateshead FC and also, I mean, they beat Gateshead FC32, but they lost two nil to Carlisle United yesterday, so no one talks about that, so just Spurs. fans I really mean, I'm really frustrated and I agree that we didn't get to see our team play today, but just to put into context the team that we're going to play next, yeah, they might not be at the level that we would like. I watch the Spurs play, but a lot of teams in preseason play against teams of that caliber and then, like Lee said, we destroy the Nas ramp and then obviously we have Barcelona, so it's frustrating that all is not lost , but I mean it when you add that.
With everything that's going on, you know, we've lost the game, we were already behind the Kane situation, the
centre-backs, the lack of movement in terms of Dead Wood, it feels very negative, it feels like there's a black cloud floating around. About us. and we had a lot of jubilation and joy when we played against West Ham, even though we lost, no one really cared about the result, it was the style of football we saw, you know, playing in the back boss in possession, right? Knowing that the way we moved the ball during the first game was fantastic so I was excited to see that today against better opponents and really with the front three that we all want to see Song Kane and Kulu uh but then until then. and then obviously we chased our bassist and Madison.
I was so excited, man, that's a you know, a top, a five or you know, the front three plus the back two, so to have it taken away from me, I think that's why so many people are frustrated and agreed. agree, but then Lee made a good point about how we can't move forward in the preseason and unless we do what the NBA does and when I say read a major league where they start having games and schedules, you know, games like in the middle . of the season they like, the NBA will come to London or they will go to Germany and the NFL will do that.
Let's be honest. I don't think we as football fans want to see that, so all three seasons is when you'll do it. get these games, you know, in different countries, so it's frustrating, the monsoon devastated us and again killed not only us but also Lester, but it's just one of those things that sometimes you have to bite the bullet, so yeah, frustrating. but I just wanted to put that in there to add a little bit of context to the fact that yes we have lost the game and yes the opposition is not good on Wednesday or yes on Wednesday when it is but let's be fair every team does. are. playing on teams of that caliber or that is not just what we like, so yeah, but getting back in the game if you get the lineup back in order, thanks to Ricky, so yeah, like I said, Deki Kane and his son, those They are the first three that we all want to see.
I was really excited to see Madison sitting in the back, you'd expect Zuma to be number eight and Hoiberg just sitting as DM slash six. That really excited me to be fair. When I saw Heidberg's name, I felt a little like hmm, I'd rather see someone else there considering there's talk of him wanting to leave. I mean, I don't care about Hoiberg. I don't dislike him like many fans do and I don't love him either. I'm like 50 50 with him when he's good, he's good, but I think, unfortunately for him, I think he ran out of steam.
You know, he also played in midfield for almost the entire season and every game we played. We played against three, so, you know, he ran erratically and it's not his fault, but at the same time I feel like he's a little bit limited in his style of football and maybe it doesn't suit him and the zip code hits the fact that he. he said that he wants to leave and we're not really that worried if he leaves or not either, that tells his own story, but I also wanted to talk about the fact that you, Doji, and were probably playing together as wingers.
Really excited to see very good quality attacking players coming forward, both with excellent deliveries, both weregood. The rhythm wants to dribble, it wants to create. I was really excited to see what that would look like, but also defensively when we're only playing with about four and two of them are very attacking players, what would that look like against someone like maybe a vardy or someone with Pace who obviously doesn't could just blow up The High Line, so unfortunately there were a lot of intriguing factors there? It's really frustrating that we didn't get to see him play, you know, because yeah, I really wanted to see him and, again, salsa had a Blinder in the last 45 minutes.
The other day I wanted to see how he fed when he came in or you know what would happen there I wanted to see the Charleston essentially got into the game to not take advantage of the opportunities and just relax a little bit and again Solomon's man looked great so I did it did, so there was a lot and even to be Justo Perisic and a lot of people again, you know, 50 50 with him, but let's do it right when he came in and played as a winger. He looked very good. I created a lot of good opportunities and when he doesn't have to.
Basically I worry about defensive work, he's a very good player, so yeah, there were a lot of things I wanted to see today and I didn't see them, so that's probably why I agree a little bit, so I thought: you know what I left for ? Stay on Twitter because I don't want to just be one of those guys who is negative and criticizes the club when it's essentially not their fault, it's not the club. so it's not Daniel Evie's fault, it's just one of those things that happen, Mitch , I can bring you. Just to be clear, we only had 11 players named on that bench, meaning several were missed due to fitness, one of them including Tung and Down.
Next, we understand that he continues to recover from a knot that took him out of our prison note now against West Ham, but he was backing training on Saturday after the knock on his ankle. Jed moves to Joe Road and also continues to recover from injuries while youngster Alfie Devine was out. selected for the game um Mitch, what did you do with that team? We had Vicario poro Romero Davis adogi Hoy Bier bassist Madison because he came and son and uh Whiteman Emerson Gaia tanganga regular celso saw Sullivan perisic and Rashad was on the bench what did you do?
Yeah, I mean, I'll start with the positive and the positive is that I actually quite like the look of that lineup. I think the two obvious ones that I think we can see changes before the start of the season will be Ben Davis. And hoi, I mean, based on a lot of notifications ringing on my phone right now, it looks like there's news from Gary Jacob tonight that Hoiberg is on excellent personal terms with Atlético Madrid, so we could see one coming to its conclusion in the next few days, so going back to what Pat was saying about that, I'm quite surprised to see that he was in that sort of first outing at 11 um for the first half of today.
Personally, I probably would have preferred to have seen it. uh SAR in that position instead of him because he really impressed me against West Ham um in that second half um but I quite like the kind of dynamic of that team again, the full backs uh are probably the most interesting point of that team the front free, self-explanatory, Madison's chaser and midfielder. I think they're going to form a pretty nice partnership over the course of a season, which will be lovely and Vicari obviously looks like he has that number one spot heading into the campaign. also, but yeah, Pedro poro and adoji, I'm very interested to see how they work as a dynamic, obviously there's a lot of talk about the wingers being reversed during the attacking phases of the zip code game, which I think will really be They sit pretty well and have a kind of attack mentality.
I think both poro and adoji are obviously weird to say I guess, but I guess it's kind of a staple of a modern defender these days as they probably travel a little bit better and move forward with the ball than they are or maybe you know defending one on one or being part of that backline, so I think that's a really interesting dynamic for me, I mean looking at that bench, obviously you mentioned the names, sorry. You can change it back in a second, um, but yeah, looking at the names you mentioned, obviously, Joe Road on Jed Spence and Don ballet, Saturn Young is missing, obviously with that injury too, but I mean, look how aggressive that one is. bank too.
I have parasite Celso HRH Solomon Rich Allison there. I feel like that caliber of player compared to the defensive options on that bench there is a significant difference in quality. You know, Royal Regulon Dia Tang angers and Skip um compared to the attacking players that I just mentioned before, is that again I highlight the problems that we have with our defensive players at the club, so, looking back, I see if that will be the type of team that is named in the first one. uh weekend against Brentford, obviously I'm not quite sure yet and I'm sure AMG isn't completely decided on that either, but I hope the line-up we see there is the line-up we see on Wednesday as well.
No, I hope he doesn't change it for Wednesday's game and just sticks to the plan he had for the Leicester game because it will be really interesting and I know it. People may not agree with me, but I feel like that lineup is going to be very, very close to what we'll see against Brentford on the opening weekend. Like I said, unless Ben Davis comes out. whether it's Mickey Vandeven or tap sober, obviously, as long as we get either of those into the club and over the line, and then yeah, with the Hoiberg thing or HRH, maybe in that role, I don't think you, I think it would be difficult. maybe to facilitate a midfield of bassist Madison La Selso if you're looking maybe trying to protect those four defenders a little bit um and maybe uh and Don ballet as well.
Again no, we are not very sure about the clarity. From that situation, he will stay and be part of the team for the season. And I think that goes back to the point that I think Pat was saying before again: we still have so many players at the club that we have unresolved futures um and it goes back to what I was saying earlier with only 19 days left until the start of the season. and we have a hugely bloated team and I'm still thinking we need to get rid of at least you know at least five or six of those players, I think you're being kind Mitch, I'd say eight or nine, yeah that's what I want I mean, at least because I know, because I know Europe, you just feel, I mean, you know, yeah, in general, I think.
If we had it our way we would get rid of a dozen of them, but you know what we have and how things are going and there is a glaring and obvious problem when it comes to getting rid of our players, I mean look. the way Chelsea are trying to get rid of their Deadwood Arsenal, they're doing very well too, um man United, getting rid of some players to raise funds, we're really struggling in that area, um, and I just don't. I know if I backed Daniel Levy enough to make the effort and get significantly reduced player fees, Davinson Sanchez looks like he might be on his way out, okay if we get £10m for him then great you know Obviously a fraction. of what we paid for him, but it's probably about the market value of him at the moment, but you know players like Sergio are regulars, how much do you get for him?
Are you selling it now because of CES and Young's injury? So, what about Don Ballet, will he stay? Will he go out alone? What are we going to do with Oliver skip if SARS perhaps overtakes him for that back-up central midfield role? Do we bring a replacement for the hobby because I have seen a lot of people debating that topic online. Do we give HRH that chance or do we go out and spend that Hobie on someone like Conor Gallagher or another player Andrew is a fan of? So, yeah, I mean the lineup, I like it.
Look, I'm excited to see how it plays, but I think looking at that graph and the team as a whole, there are still a lot of issues and I'm not trying to be too negative about it. I appreciate it. It could ring. a little bit, but I think we have to be realistic and if we want to achieve those goals, the president obviously wants to and ultimately that goal is to get back to the Champions League, there is still a lot of serious work to be done with that team. We talked about goals, I think that's where we're going to move on next.
We're going to do our first break from the show for our listeners and audio and even though there hasn't been any games, we have over 1,300 of you watching. us live so again thank you so much for all your amazing support for the last one at Spurs when we're not even here reviewing a game we're reviewing where we are with Tottenham Hotspur currently in the summer I love the musics ask when. Will a mainstream media journalist really ask a difficult question? I think it depends on what he's doing to make it a difficult question. I mean, I have to say the way the press handled knowledge of the cartel until now.
Impressed by the way he handled the hurricane situation. Just for reference, we will talk about Harry Campbell. It will be towards the end of this program, as we want to continue to make that point, we don't have to derail the entire conversation. on what seems to suit everyone at the moment, the future of Harry Kane, but let's discuss where Spurs are in terms of the transfer window. You can argue that this could actually derail the show and this man has to try to run it again. Leo comes to you and then we'll go to Pat um and he may have confirmed that the club is working on signing a new centre-back.
He said yeah, we'll do something there, it's not a secret, we've been working on it for a while. and we will definitely try to do it as quickly as possible now again just to repeat the point that Spurs conceded 63 goals in the Premier League last season and at the moment we still have the defenders present in place, we know that Spurs have a There is a lot , a lot of interest in Mickey van dervin and Edmund tapsoba, along with fellow Blackburn youngster Ashley Phillips, we'll talk about that situation very soon, but Lee, interestingly, before telling you about this, the apostle said that sustained success only happens when the entire organization is working. pretty much in the same hymn in terms of what we're going to do so far.
I've had all the support I've needed in terms of the staff I've brought in on the transfers we've made and it just has to continue. so now just to give context, what antipastical Glue said last week at the same point where he reiterated the point that Spurs want to sign at least one central defender Lee, give me your opinion and you're cool and calm. quite rational, where are you with them about the fact that the Spurs are working on centre-backs, but none currently, as we remember this program, that's a joke, that's an absolute nightmare, no, I mean, I'm frustrated like everyone else, um, you know what it is?
It is absolutely obvious that we need reinforcements, not just reinforcements on that back line. I mean, I think about it again, I don't want to sound like a spoiled child here at Christmas without getting the right gifts, but if we only get one CB before starting a This season I'm going to be very disappointed, we need at least two main sets of Acts and, in my opinion, we also need another one, even if it's a backup and, to me, look, it's not much, it's not Clement Longley, look at Clement Longway. Isn't that the man you know?
Is it Ashley Phillips? Did you just say Blackburn? He is he he is an opportunity if you listen and watch Ali Gold's videos you will always talk about them you know the way. Spurs are approaching the transfer window, especially under his attitude, also when we know that he has still been pulling the strings behind the scenes too in those consultative worlds we talked about before, and you know that Ashley Phillips is a chance, although the Junior three million opportunity maybe not. so much opportunity, 9.5 million, the last one in Spursuit reported before, so that could be something that goes away, but again, Ashley Phillips, you know he's not the answer, you also don't know that the answer is a high quality center back that wants to come play. for Tottenham um and it fits into Aaron's blue postcode system and I think, again, it's very clear to me anyway, from a stranger looking, that we've been tracking uh vdv um and also Taps for a while um and you know they are the ones that have been identified using data and also blue antipastical and what we are looking to do is that the reality of the situation is that they are our main targets, so we have to go find them, you know, and come back .
To the point of preseason, we're still playing preseason with Davis Dyer Reggie and dumbbells regularly, sorry, Joe Rodin. I mean, in my opinion, none of these players should be in a club, much less during the preseason. so when we have a you know, we're panicking about our pre-seasons, you know we've lost, we've lost the Leicester game today, you know because of the schedule, well, sober vdv and chat,I haven't even played. for us, there is still something signed for us and they are the ones we really need to focus on, so the centre-back problem is the biggest problem in my opinion, my humble opinion, that's why you have me.
Eric, um, that's the biggest problem we have right now and this is what we need to solve and I think you know there can be complications. There's so much stuff on Twitter, there's so much stuff on different social media channels. There's a lot of things you hear different reports, the reality of the situation is, in my opinion, two, two centrals, probably three, and they need to send some people too and they can't send people while they're in one while they're on tour, I thought which you knew to leave by the way our club captain as he is at the moment at home to make another move and still take David's Dyer ballet Reggie London Jeffrey Tanka uh you know Joe Road and Lizelle so the list goes on and By choosing all those players, what that suggests is to suggest that Angie is giving them a clean slate, which he has said he would do and he will look at them and you know if he decides that Regulon will be his starting left back. because he can get a melody out of it and it becomes brilliant.
I'm fine with that if he wants to go and sign Kevin Carter Vickers again because he was bullying Celtic. I'm fine with that too, but it doesn't have to be that way. It has to be now, they have to come to the football club now, we can't make signings on deadline day just to get one through the door and I made it clear that Twitter got angry with me the other day when I had a random compliment about defenders central, the reality of the situation is that we have been here before over and over and over and over again, let's have it one more time, so a lot of people when they say, oh you know, they shout the board thisThis is calling the board of directors , we have been here so many times under this ownership of Daniel Levy and an Inc where a manager wants a center and doesn't get the center he wants and they called me. on Twitter for saying "oh, maybe they probably didn't want to come, but when you run a phenomenal Rich nightclub in the world, a phenomenal stadium for a normal training session, if all things are in your favor, it's the job of the custodian". the work in a soccer club to bring players here we have Madison and look at him, look how well he speaks, who doesn't?
He would be upset if she were vice-captain or even captain. I dare say that if Kane moves in the guy has been absolutely fresh air for us and we get it and there will be other clubs that we will get it too, so it's up to us to bring these players in, we have to talk to them and get them and We have to sell it to them however you want, said in the dream, I don't know what you want to call it, but the fact of the matter is that we need to motivate them a lot and the zip code you do it well, you listen to me, you see me and you hear me. correct for me, yes, and it is possible, so you need them to sit down.
The issue arose due to the average cost of calling glue. You meet people like Vicario, it was very interesting, but I'm not an expert in body language. I know a lot of people. on Twitter they're body language experts now, um, based on Bella getting off the bus, but you know when you look at the body language, you look and you look at the verbal language too, there were a lot of I's when Ange had hers, not this last one. press conference press conference before you think about what I assigned when I assigned James Madison when I signed Vicario that's pretty revealing like he didn't say when we or when the club said I wanted this player and I'm going to sign that player does that make sense, I don't know if any of you noticed, it's pretty revealing, so look, you know the comeback situation is driving me crazy.
I'd really love to wake up tomorrow to breaking news and we've signed the very happy bunny of that prospect, but it doesn't look like Rick, does it? I mean, you tell me you're all about I'm not the transfer man, right, you guys are more transfer than me, but it looks like this, thank you, not quite right. It is not like this? I just think it's because of the fact that you know when you can see Pat coming at you, you know the element of the goals that you've scored 63. uh, you would assume that along with a goalkeeper, of course, that would have been the main area to address in the summer, the fact that Spurs haven't done it yet and I have to use the word yet because it could change at any time.
I think that's the level of concern and frustration that exists because, like us. Sit here now, we're 18 days away from the start of the Primitiva season and I'm worried that we're going with exactly the same centre-backs that we ended up with, so I mean, Pat, look at the potagogue, he also said that we're working with players that I have in mind. Right now I'm very happy with the way they're working hard, but obviously we still have time in the transfer window, we're still looking to do some business, but yeah, I think that's definitely our intention in relation to Data Center - we've Been working on it for a while and we will definitely try to get it done as quickly as possible.
Some of them I have identified from the beginning. I don't think there is any secret about the areas we need. Stream fun Pat, where are we in the centre-back
searchand how confident are you that the club will look to sort this out in the next week? This is the nicest way to say it. You know what to start with. He was very confident. all the news and all the you know, the words that come out, the buzzwords, the things, the updates that come out on Twitter that we heard very positive, we were very close to touching the sober personal times, we agreed immediately, they are singing Mickey They go these way. they're guys we had scouted we saw uh I used data I used all these different things to identify them two good good center backs that we can all agree would instantly improve our backline young hungry guys want to be here yada yada but this was two weeks ago know all the updates from every level was you know we're very close to the agreed upon personal terms it seems like we're almost there and then literally every day since then it's been the same update and they just regurgitated the news and a little bit.
I changed one or two lines and obviously as it drags and drags and drags it becomes a little worrying because obviously it's common knowledge that we were looking that we're not the only good team that needs centre-backs and my fear is if we just we wait. and wait and wait, I don't know why it's taken so long, to be honest, considering we need these guys, they should have been here yesterday, the three season tours that are happening right now, they need to come to bed, ideally play, understand the coach and then you. Obviously I have other teams that can make a circle and also have a good attraction and come to bring them, that worries me.
I mean, when you look at a team like Aston Villa, Lee made a good point in selling them the project, selling them the dream of bringing them. "With all due respect, Aston Villa have now signed their friend Flores, they have now signed, um, yes, the RB and Yuri Tillermans, those are three good players who instantly improve Aston Villa's starting 11 and if they can do it, what? because they can?" We hit our targets and I'm not saying let's go out and get them paid or let's go out and introduce them to this world beyond, but the guys we're looking for definitely improve, the right team will ideally be here for three or four years and they have a ceiling high, your players as you know, we know we can't go out and meet the best centre-back in the world right now, we're really fighting that £80 to £100 market, uh, a million pounds. but the guys we're looking at are good players they will improve and they will instantly improve the team but I don't know for what reason I just don't understand why it's taking so long and people can tell me you know that. it's been going on for a long time and it's what other teams are doing and we've done deals too so what's going on with this with these two central defenders and then you know you see updates?
Eric Dyer is not looking to leave, he is looking to fight for that place. I'm sorry if the club doesn't want you here and you really know that we as a club should say no so you've had your time to move on Ben Davis Eric Dyer Tang gang I'm undecided about I don't know her. Sometimes I think he should go, other times I think you know he's 24 years old. It can still get better and I don't know what it is for me because I think that's where you know and I do it all the time. Well, sure, I'm not saying that you and I am just old, that's true, but maybe that's where we have to give some credit to add, she will know what let me take a look that we don't want.
Hear that as none of us, none of us, viewers or listeners, wants to hear that you're taking another look at Eric Dyer and you know you know a lot of problems and so on. with the rodents, whatever, but it's your prerogative as managers to come in and go do it. You know what my philosophy is, everyone has a clean slate. I'll take a look at it if that's my philosophy. I'm not going to just say it and then not follow through because that would be, you know, untrustworthy. and disrespectful and all that kind of stuff, so maybe we have to give him even more credit.
I never give much credit to an advantage anyway. um, either of us have really enjoyed it so far, but maybe he does need to have that look. just so I know Rick, you quote this press conference or, didn't you mention that he was like the fog is lifting and now I can start to see? Yeah, he maybe he was watching. Yes, the fog is lifting. I have given Sánchez a chance. and now I can see that he's not good enough to play for my football club look where I come from so yeah that makes sense it doesn't help us it doesn't help us as fans because we're like Come on we've seen this for four or five years, but to be fair, she hasn't done it and I know it's not what we all want to hear, but maybe that's why she took it on tour, but and sine V DV. gesture let me see what I can do with Tango let me take a look yeah and then you know it's all set up and maybe now I'll go back and play two friendlies which is just one now so that could be the problem but we pay . two friendlies in bad taste eh Sánchez you can let them go for eight million pounds don't sign me vdv I mean, that's hope and you know what hope always does and it also makes sense because when you look at La Salsa, for example, it's a The guy that most of the 80's 90's probably wanted to date played blind in 45 minutes so now people are slowly warming up to them so again if Ange doesn't take that look and that playlist , then we wouldn't feel what we felt, so yeah, let's do it again too. keep trying to keep the chat flowing like sales is a perfect example of what was a shining example, yes, because it would sell me more or less tomorrow, but I would sell it even right now, it seems so, but right now. on that number eight and this is the point, this is the point is to pay for 40 minutes or 45 minutes, yeah, and suddenly we fans say oh, that's perfect, but before we had forgotten how disgusting that guy has been when he doesn't it does. he shows up, he never showed up for us, he doesn't really want to be there, the attitude, the Argentinian thing, they played him in the wrong positions, apart from under Conte for a while, eh, then, and it was really good when you look at something, that's a video and everything. the other teams that played this position, Bettis, for example, looked good, and this and this debate right here, that's exactly the point I'm making, just to see why you have to take a look at other players, because If he simply discards cell phone like I just did, we wouldn't be able to have that debate because he's already a Soldier, see what I'm saying?
Yes, it is important for the boss to have his point of view, but the debate is the reason he has to seek. himself, yeah, that's why I thought, let me bring you, you know, he made the point and said in terms of the other guys here, we have a big team, but my views I wanted to bring them all in just to work with they. them and have clarity in my head and give Glenn Clarity because I think you'll find that a lot of them will say, to be honest, it's not for me and the way we're playing, the way we're training because, like I say, doing the things differently every day we have to give up every game like the one against West Ham, it gives you clarity on certain things and there is no doubt that the score we reduce and there will be some more changes between now until probably the end of the window transfer looks very bold there, as Lee touched on the fact that he will give everyone a chance and also make decisions that won't please everyone, but to be honest, we introduced this before.
To get the team's season ready or the team's season ready, you really have to lose, at least I would say eight or nine to do it, because what I know again is that if you agree here, Mitch, you have to keep the team as competitive enough. So the players you have there, a team, areeveryone eager to know that it is competitive only for the Premier League, the League Cup, because there is no Europe, how difficult will it be to be able to do with Mitch and also where are you in this? center back
searchat the moment oh, I think it's a little difficult because I agree with what Lee was saying about the fact that he needs to take a look at each player and obviously he's said that, um, in some of his quotes that you just read there and the only thing I will say is that you know that he will have also done some research before joining the role, so he won't have come in completely blind.
He will have had a taste of some of the players and you never know, he may have seen some of them last season too. I've already done a little background research on the club, which is absolutely fine. but I actually agree with his decision to take all those players on the preseason tour because I think a lot of people tend to forget that even though they're like supreme athletes who everyone looks up to and admires, they're human. um and they play in and out of shape at different times um take the kind of human song from last season, for example, the guy revealed at the end of the year that he was playing with an injury from years of sports hernia, which, ultimately instance, you know.
This is affected in hurdle performance, so when you combine things like that with a different style of play that obviously, and you just bring it to the club, different players will react differently to that and some of them will thrive in those environments. some of them are not and when you bring in an attacking coach like we have suddenly done and this has been reflected on social media, I think we have all seen it, players like Leselson and Don ballet, the midfielders who have left . Less emphasis and desire to do defensive work and more interest and stand out more in performances because we have changed the way we play, so it is really difficult and I am personally of the opinion. that if we can get a decent fee for him then we should probably sell him just because you know he's had a couple of years and he's been on loan and while maybe he's impressed by Villarreau and wherever he's been, I don't think he's necessarily the kind of thing we're looking for to take us to the next level because you have to remember that the end goal is always to be better than we were.
Be honest with yourselves and I know we are, and I'm not the one saying we're anywhere near that level, but the ultimate level that we as Spurs fans expect the club to reach are those peak years of Pochettino in that era of football, which is what we seek to return to and overcome, that is why there is so much frustration around the club. We have seen that we can play at that level, we have had a coach and a team of players who can compete for the Premier League, although obviously we did not achieve it in a couple of seasons, but we know that it is possible within the club and that is why that we have such high standards, that's why we want to bring in such good, talented players and that's why we want a coach who can offer a similar style of football to Potch and, hopefully, Yes, I'm just that guy, but you know you have to be with the late team, with the bloated team, sorry, you have to be a bit strict about that too, because, as you said, Ricky, the lack of European football this season is This will mean that there is less competition and less rotation throughout of the year, so you know that the FA Cup doesn't start until very late the day before.
You only have the Premier League and the Carabao Cup in the first few months of the season so it is very likely that we will see a fairly stiff start with 11 and that is purely based on the difference in quality between some of our players who fit in. that starting lineup and the rest of the team, as I mentioned. Before, looking at the bench, um, so it's like there's a bit of a balance in terms of how Andrew is probably looking at it and I think he's done it completely the right way, but now I also think we're getting to that stage in which you start, you need to start making decisions, which I think is like with Sánchez.
I think a few more are needed to make a final decision and obviously whether we're going to bring in replacements. to that and it's the same with the center backs. I don't think we'll see much of Eric Dyer next season. I think you're obviously staying at the club, which is lovely, oh shower Ramsey. Man, how are you? This is here in the comments, but yeah, I think we'll see less of guys like Eric Dyer and maybe Ben Davis, this season as well, they'll probably fit back into that rotation role. unlike the amount of minutes they played with Antonio Conte last season, Mitch, are you worried?
Are you worried about the club when I say the club? I'm like Daniel Evie. I'm talking about the board of directors just to clarify. For the comments just when I'm talking about the club or something, are you worried that the club is going to give Ange Clement Longley as the starting center back on the left side and our back four against Brentford, will it be a doggy Clement Longley Romero? and Potter because because I'm worried, Mitch, I'm worried that that's going to be the case and that's just not going to work. I'm, no, I'm worried, yes, I think that's an option.
I think there's been too much noise around the whole situation and the fact that we're trying to get it for free or for pennies, so obviously I think it's a backup plan, if you know, I think the main problem with both of them. The middle hitters we are chasing right now are sober and commanding a pretty high fee. I think Van de Van won. I think they want between 40 and 50 million euros. Yes, I repeat, it is not much, that is the current rate. It doesn't, but I think that's the going price if you want a top.
I think look at what we paid for a play for Romero. I think if you want a decent half feel, that's what it's going to cost you, isn't it? What is this that bothers me? Because why are we stingy as if we were not a poor club and that is why when I refer to Aston Villa paying 60 million for drb 50 to 60 power 12 it is the 40 million they paid for him? Still stingy, I mean some of the money the club brings in. I mean, yeah, two days ago I couldn't leave my house because there's a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert.
There are things happening all the time. Beyonce Red Hot Chili Peppers NFL. we've got karting coming up, we've got this, we've got that, you know, we were in the Champions League last year, we were in the Europa League, we were in like the club made a lot of money, we're always on TV, in terms of Tottenham as a global brand, we are huge, we are huge, why are we struggling to pay 40 or 50 million in taxes? No, I don't think I have anything to do. with not being able to afford it I think we could afford to spend 80 90 million on a central defender if we really wanted to, I think it will probably just be a case where maybe Daniel Levy himself doesn't value uh Take advantage of that amount and if you know How is he in negotiations, you see him everywhere, you know he is a very tough negotiator.
Clubs hate talking to him about transfers and from time to time you will come across people who are as stubborn as Daniel Levy is when it comes to selling his players and it seems like that is probably the case with Taps. They don't need to sell it because they just sold the RV for $50 million. Are you worried again too? That is the question. For you again, we don't have to be fat right now, we have a lot of journalists like, come on the show, Mitch, are you worried that the fact that Spurs need to bring out the centre-backs is that maybe we haven't brought any in?
Is that a concern? I know what I think, I think that's probably what's going to happen. Personally, I don't think we're going to see ourselves signing Center until the Sanchez deal has maybe gone over the line and gone, and obviously that's it. I don't think there's any money in your perspective, Mitch again. No, yeah, I don't think it's money, you know. I agree with you, but I don't think it's money in his outfit. I know everyone is tipping everyone because why do we have to sell before we buy, but you mentioned it before? Mitch, it's such a bloated team if you go and bring two others and you don't have them.
I mean, what's going to happen, so I don't think so. It's money, you know, but I'm not sorry either, I also think it's manageable. I also think it's a situation, maybe it's a matter of time because Angie is checking out and he's checking out all the guys that are on the tour, but at some point. I have to turn around and go like these are in my plans and these are not, and you guys have to go and find a new club, whoever you are, forget the names, everyone has their own opinions on the names, but there is in minus seven, eight, nine of them, names that must leave this club and not just be on loan, you know they need, they have to leave the club, well, I agree with you, Pat with Jeffrey Tengang, as if he were one of our , maybe I need to do it alone and go play a year of soccer like Skippy did, but you know, some of the moms you know have been, been on loan and Celsius was alone and then Bella was away. alone, they are not, they are not cut into mustard, right?, they need it, they need to move on, as you know.
I know everyone's excited about them, but he doesn't, he didn't do it in a title within. Last year, you know, if you want, you never saw him, he never plays for 90 minutes, it's not, it's not what we need, it's not and it's a singular cell, so you play 45 minutes and people say, "Oh , he's great, he's a World Cup winner, you name it." I've been playing the World Cup and he's not the right fit for us for Four Four Seasons. Believe me, if you can get June out of it, it's amazing, they're not in our Back Edge, but in that same case you have them back. hand if he stays with Davison Sánchez and Derek died at the club, but if you want to do what we won't do, I mean, you'll laugh because I said, you know, I really want us to keep Endon's belly, I really want to see him play in a system of attack, I remember that Poch brought him and since then it is our coaches who do not adapt to his style and game.
I think ironically Zip Code is the guy that would suit him the most out of all the trainers so I'm really pushing for Endon's belly but I would understand if we sold him and it's also the same thing but yeah there's a lot you know that definitely need to go. Yeah, the system thing isn't really an argument, it's really good just because. right, he hasn't paid into the right systems, you know, and a lot of people say the same thing in the comments also about the sauce and you know, I think halfway, that's good, that's fair, however, you know, I'm going to get absolute pelters because I'm doing it wrong.
I don't want to keep these players in what I'm going to say, but you could also say that someone's defenders haven't played in the fight, let's see what I'm going to do. Listen again I don't like it many will agree with that and again unfortunately you are under a different manager who knows but unless I love you mate I will say I want to see someone move on please I think the thing is I think. Jamie, one of ours in the past, in the last book, shows up when we were doing his job, he said yes, you have to freshen up the team and bring in some new faces.
Look at Madison, he looks at what she's done. changed, to be fair I haven't seen them separated in any of the videos. I've been sitting next to each other on the plane, like maybe that's a good thing for Cane's future, you know, staying, but you know it is. I need to generate frustration and I like that fresh young face to show up like the VDV and you know, the tap overs and the communists always say I'm so excited to see them coming, you need to get over a line and if that's it. a 40 million tariff and a 35 million tariff and a 50 million tariff, yes, that's right, it's difficult because some of the big tariffs haven't worked.
I mean, look at the kid, don't you? Will he do it for us this year? He has to step forward, right? Yes, 60 million, but you can't. We can't continue using this excuse to order large posters. It hasn't worked because, at the end of the day, the big clubs have failures and Chelsea Manchester, all of them, have. they don't use that excuse, so they didn't work, so we're going to say no, come on, obviously do your due diligence, do more homework, understand the player, understand their Persona personality, blah blah blah, but we can't use it as an excuse because otherwise we will never be able to compete it's about that behavior that personality can this individual is right for us not only technically this will go back to sales shows and ballets technically they are very yes, right? fit into who we are and what we need because I don't have an impression per se so I think it shouldn't be too good for Tottenham, that's what I personally think and I just think Indian ballet wherever I've been.
Napoli never played the full 90 minutes and whatever it is because they just don't have it, they don't have the right attitude to do it, if Andrew can get that out of both of them, there's no question. we have two bowlers there but I'm skeptical from what I've already seen we've all seen it with our own eyes that's fair to me yeah I have to say guys we're an hour and 15 away in one of the first showsmost fluids from last month, if the foot was so full of this conversation, we will be in a very, very exciting time for this next season, before we touch on the future of Harry Kane because we need to cover that and I am aware again of the time for all the who call in the Bingo car, you can take it out of your book, now this is your wish list and we have to include the Harry Kane conversation and where we are with that before we do it.
It's real quick before we do that, though Rick first, can I ask another bingo card what James Madison is? Quickly, he is a lock opener. In fact, we've gotten some lovely quotes from Anne John James Madison that we've all hopefully cut toward the end. of the show, let's go too, but before we do, just to give a little update on where we are with regards to Spazzy's pursuit of Ashley Phillips, now we look at the end of last week, Spurs were closing in on a Defender Now, at the time, we understood that it was going to be a deal of around 2 million to 3 million for an under 19 year old, it was very much one for the future, as a friend of the show, Ali Gold was telling us six foot three , sorry, yes, six feet.
Three, a really imposing central defender, but who was going to go to youth development but who would have gone with Tottenham for this tour, has not materialized yet and when I said the reason for all that is that black burner. that fee now looked like the Spurs were going to approach a whopping 9.45 million and that would mean the Spurs would have to pay a big chunk of that upfront along with a potential 2 million in add-ons to secure the deal. That's why things have calmed down, it will be interesting to see if Tottenham look to get back to that deal before the end of this window and with a black sign open to sell him, but as things stand there is no time for that currently, but look again.
It's the transfer window, things can always change but as we are recording here the deal for young defender Ashley is stuck.Phillips um again just for clear reference we have mentioned many players in this program and Spurs are open to the office with Evanston Sanchez Joe Rhoden and the traffic tanganga this summer, they also have a firm interest in launching adorable, of course, um Fulham and They have lost quite a few players this summer, it already seems that coach Marco Silva has the future of the committee until the next Saudi offer appears. um defense radar and I think as Mitch mentioned earlier, Pat and Lee Clement Longley.
It is a defensive option that the club is still studying between now and the end of the window who they could bring back. We've had some news, Mitch. I want to address you before looking at Harry Kane on the piano as we understand him. This Sunday afternoon we received reports that Pia has reached a personal agreement with Atlético de Madrid and now it is just a matter of Tottenham Hotspur and Atlético de Madrid agreeing on a fee for the player so that he can complete his move to the club Spanish, what I'll ask you, Mitch, is a good decision for both parties and ultimately it's strange to let it go.
Do you need a replacement? Oh yeah, I think if we get a decent enough fee for him, I think it'll be around Mark's £30m and above, I think it's a decent fee for a player of Hoy Bear's caliber considering his age, I think he'd like There's 27 years left on his contract and you know, he played almost every minute for us, last season, so yeah, I think I think it'll be a good deal, um, it's pretty fun, obviously, personal terms have been agreed upon like you just mentioned. say and the only thing left to do now is for the two gloves to agree on a fee, which, um, yeah, no, um, but yeah.
I think if he's coming from me and only me personally, I think he needs a replacement. I know a lot of people think Pat Matissau would like to see him in that role and possibly think he's ready. To fit that role that Hoiberg had last season, I don't think he's there yet. I don't think he necessarily has the experience, so for me I would definitely be looking for a replacement to see who that replacement is going to be, obviously. again, there are a lot of names floating around, obviously, you've had Conor Gallagher as the main one, I think in the last few days, Aston Villas, Douglas Louise has been another one that's been floated as well, I think.
Arsenal were interested in him in January so it would be interesting to see if that's something that materialises, but yeah, I think it's probably the right time for him to move on because I think Spurs have been quite guilty in recent seasons there. They are selling players when they have a little bit of value left, they have waited until they go into decline or enter the final years of their contract. I think we had a considerable offer for Lucas. Moore at one point, sometime around that iax game in that whole Champions League and we didn't, we just decided not to sell him and you know, now he's free, so for Hoyberg, I know he's probably the only player . at the club that divides the fanbase the most, some people really love him and what he does and some people can't stand him, they think he's just a passionate trader or I don't know how people refer to him these days but um for me it's been a bit of a mixed bag um in terms of what he's contributed.
I think you know he probably went a little crazy last year just because he was knackered playing every game because we didn't really have anyone capable. replacements for him in that midfield role, doing all that running and everything else, but um, yeah, it seems to be something that Ange must have already approved, um, because we're hearing a lot about it. I don't think he's I'm going to have a problem with him saying um and I don't know it'll be interesting to hear what the guys think about this whole deal and if they think he should be replaced if we should give skip or SAR or less somewhere else and unchecking that role, um, but for me, yeah, he's someone that if we can get a decent fee for him, we won't have any problems, he's not my favorite player in the world, but I think he's done well for us considering.
We signed him quite cheaply from Southampton a couple of years ago and yes, I would like to see us bring someone in. I'm quite optimistic about the idea of bringing someone like Conor Gallagher to the club because I loved him when he was just at Palace last season, not so much when he was back at Chelsea, so it would be interesting if that's a realistic deal between Chelsea and Spurs. I'm not really sure and I know there are other names that have come up out there I think I'm sure too, I'm sure Pat up or Early might have remembered their names because they're gone from my viega or someone, yes, yes, exactly, I was going to say Gabby Viego.
He's someone I was getting into a heated debate about on Twitter because I said, unlike Gabby Viega, like Mitch was saying, I'd rather see the sergeant get bought out and I know a lot of people say SARS isn't ready yet, but Sometimes the young player is never ready until you give them a series of games every time a star comes in, he looks good, I mean we'll talk about that San Siro away game in the Champions League, you know, we're your thread, They have shorter players, eh, Saul next to Hoiberg. and they look a lot better than the Tonali guy who just went to Newcastle for 50 million so I think I saw every time he played that he looks good and then frustratingly we don't see him again for 10 games so I think SAR is now at the point where he needs the opportunity and needs to play more again.
Last week's cameo looked great, but Gabby Viego is someone who I think is a very good player and you know if she would get rid of Hoiberg and bring him in. It's a big improvement. He looked very good for Celta Vigo last year. It's funny, he played in the under 21 final against England. No. He looked good, but you wouldn't have thought he was our best player, but he's good, he's young. a lot of energy and it sounds very, very technical, so yeah, but again I like Derek saying in the comments that I think it's time for SAR to move on now, and you know, we brought him in when we bought a mini, he was basically a golden child . and considered one of the best young men in the world and again we have impeded this progress and somehow we did the same with all the Skips and now skip is not where we thought he would be.
I did the same thing with Winx and our tanjangles are another perfect example where the guy looked like mustard in 2021 and now he's 24 and not really where he needs to be so I think it's time to take sarin and let him play Lee where we are . Obviously, this situation of the midfielder Hoy Beer wants to leave, it seems that he is going to give Champions League football, of course, in the physical Madrid, it is a deal that he would be interested in doing and, if so, do you feel that we need to bring to a self? he said a direct replacement, but something that will be, I would say, much more flexible for that role that can really carry the ball forward, provide goals and assists, perhaps many would feel that that is what Conor Gallagher would do along with Allah, has mentioned to Gabri Vega.
What do you think I left you? Yeah, I think I'm one of those people that Mitch referenced earlier about which side I sit on with uh huepia. In fact, I also had a man crush on that guy, um, I also think I think it's like that, I think the cookies were named in the garbage can when he first came to the football club. One of our own Lily White Rose John trips went through Twitter saying that he started 145 games in the last three seasons for Tottenham. I know and he keeps in mind that he has had like five managers, so if every manager walks through that door, regardless of the quality of his managers, he chooses him every time he has to have something.
I also think you know that I do too. I agree with the guys and they mentioned before that, you know, I was knackered, because I was, you know, doing, you know, two people's jobs and one guy also got that label and Chinese Potter, when I think that was when Dem Beautiful he was. injured or when both when you're and then Bellevs is injured and he had to do two jobs in that full and midfield role um and it was one of the positions that we were clamoring for for years for Tottenham. We need a gap in midfield and we have one in Hoiberg in terms of investment, so I think he has done it, he has done relatively well for the club.
I think he scores goals and assists. Education is always under the microscope. I think he scores some wonderful goals for us. Last year, there's not enough talk about uh long-range effort against Chelsea, um, there's not enough talk about that winner in Marseille, you know what an incredible game, you know the situation the club was in. and he went through and if that ending was as good as anyone can end, so you look at someone like he has four limbs of him. I don't look at it from that kind of backward, negative side. I think that was the circumstance that happened, however, I completely agree. with Mitch, two left on his contract, it's the perfect time to sell, if he wants to go and explore other opportunities, we can get a fee for him in the transfer market if you use that, his current value of around 45 million euros, that gives you a sort of good indication, I think five million would be paid for it and Carl Walker Peters would go and get, say, between £30 and £35 million for it, um, it's a no-brainer.
I think we should let him go in terms of replacement, I'm not going to go to left field, but I'm going to go out and do something slightly different. I think Persuma can play that position as number six. I think we have to skip. as substitute number six potentially I think we also have a single. In fact he would go and sign jwp from Southampton. In fact, one of his colleagues. He is a local player. I think you can get it relatively. I know he's on a long contract at Southampton but he's obviously been relegated so I think you can get him for a decent price and I also think he's an absolute master in Deadpool situations and I know we have issues but again I think when you look in one position, he's kind of a number eight, he's not a defensive midfielder, he's more of a quarterback type of person, but I think if you had a consumer and you had a Madison and you know, let's give you and then Bell hurts me.
I know you don't want to hold him in any way, so sometime and then we better move, you see that, um, and then you have a Skip and that or a jwp inside that midfield. I don't think you could. I think he would offer. I think jwp would offer a more offensive threat than hoiber has traditionally done, but they can actually mix it up. I think he was in the top three in terms of interceptions last year in midfield, in the Premier League, in a Southampton team, by the way. I've been redeployed so I'd go for someone like that rather than maybe a fancier overseas name because I think the local pieces would be good and I think before Southampton get relegated and I'm on a five-year deal. contract I think the blood is probably worth 75 80 million giving up people, he's taking free throws to Jeff, so if you could go pick him up for a fee that was roughly similar, I don't know if you can do that or not, walk yo same. we would be herebecause I think it would be an amazing deal personally.
I think that no matter what happens we are going to sell beer today. Just in my personal opinion. I think the Spurs need to fill that with someone outside of what we have. just my personal opinion yeah so we'll play some courts in the future yeah 100 likes I mean the wall press is a play with a dead ball situation I think before we had Madison on um I would have said Yes, I think about it again. Warcraft is my only concern is to bring someone as a ward. I don't see how that works. We also have Madison as a team and then you had Benson centering that and chasing, but I think it would be great to have a variation of options.
Let's think again, the most important thing on our mind right now is that with the size of this team, how are we going to keep everyone happy? So, in fact, at that point, do we need a replacement? Because I mean, Paulina is a Great Show, a lot of people in the comment say Paulina from Fulham is a Great Show, but do we need a replacement? Because if you're on the other side, how are we going to keep everyone happy? So for a second it was just a Second, I promise you I forgot about Ben Tinker because he obviously he's injured and he's going to be back to full fitness until January.
Let's be honest, even if he arrives around October, he won't be fine, but yes, when he returns to the team. Basically, even without Hoibier and you keep the SAR, you have to skip the SAR to consumer Madison Benton Kerr, yeah, and one of your fancy signings like your Belize end or the universals, so if you keep one of those, you have six, yeah . Yes, yes, you are a position we really don't need to replace, which is why I say push us all through Divine as well. Yeah, I think one is the keyboard and again, Pat, you come to this.
I think the key is. which you know if Spurs don't send SAR out on loan it will be interesting to see if they bring something for the beer Today because that could be a keyboard yes yes definitely and I really want to see Sar play out the season and if He doesn't go to play here, so yes, we have to send them. He is on loan because I feel that there is a very, very good player there and now he is 20 years old. I don't want to see him suffocated. He needs regular minutes at this age.
He really needs to step up and get minutes in the tank now. um Jay Lambert in the comments here makes a good point, he says we need defenders LOL uh laugh out loud so quick question behind that guys would you guys get a replacement for Hoiberg or would you rather go and spend more money on two? three maybe four center backs if it was a choice, oh yeah if you could take the money hobby and add it to the pool of defenders. I think you have to do that, live music just says here before talking about Kane as a coach. a team that can see 60 goals, you are very worried if you imagine that you don't have the defenders and you will pay the price, so well, do it well, what we all do guys, we are an hour and a half aware of the times of these guys we're also wrapping things up so sorry guys it's been such a smooth conversation.
I did not interrupt you, it has been a fluid conversation, let's close it on the charging stick debate. We have between 13 and 1400 of you watching us live again. Thank you so much for all your incredible support over the last one and to the Spurs, just a reminder. I know you're going to laugh when I say this that we have an old VPN and Well, besides the fact that we haven't had a preseason game today, just a reminder of course that you can use that Elders code to get a big discount on your regular VPN plan plus a free month and an additional gift. completely risk free with today's news, debate, money guarantee and just to note also that Barcelona are yet to come Tottenham's way, destroy The Nest or come Tottenham's way, so for our foreign fans who They look to get around the Spurs, that's one way to play. do it right, the time has come guys, we are going to try to fight this in the most polite way, so Mitch, I am going to start with you, the future of Harry Kane, the future of Harry Kane and where we are now.
Avoid trying to derail this show just to put it in context and speed up to where we are from Harry Kane. The last news we had was towards the end of last week, where again a lot of the mainstream media like Valley Gold Sammy. Mop Bell of course from the respected British football press tells us that Harry Kane will not be signing a new contract at Tottenham Hotspur this summer, but he is of course open to staying at N17 and if the club progresses under Ange's banner , he calls it glue. He could change his mind, we understand that, however, if Bayern Munich were to make an offer this summer, Harry Kane would be willing to talk about Bayern Munich now.
I just want to mention one thing before I bring Mitch in, we saw him on Friday. or Thursday was a truly embarrassing moment at a press conference in which a German journalist held up a Bayern Munich shirt with Kane on the back, whose postcode read absolutely excellent, and said: "You laughed, here you come." all the way for that thank you and it was construction reporter Max Schrader who has now had his accreditation revoked after that incident and has been banned from attending all future Tottenham press conferences, which again I think is a strong statement of how much it bothered not only Tottenham, but Ange Postercogler again, I have to say that he had done very well, he said, look like I said, it's a great football club, a great opportunity, a great challenge and that's what What I'm trying to do to bring success to one of the biggest football clubs in the world.
The world is big enough for fake jumpers to be a presence and I thought we handled it pretty well, so Mitch, we'll go right to you and then the guys to close it out. The future of Harry Kane and where do you personally think we are? and I guess that's the million dollar question. Well, in your opinion, Harry Kane will be a Spurs player at the end of this summer window. Well, I actually think he will be a Spurs player at the end of this summer window. I'm firmly in the I'd rather lose him for free next summer camp, unless he's made it very clear, you know he wants out and he wants out now, and if that could potentially affect his performances over the course of a new campaign, then maybe that's the only way I would consider selling him this summer unless of course PSG want to trade Bape for him, then I'm more all-in on that.
I will help make this happen if so. possible, um, but anyway, um, yeah, I think look, there's no getting around the fact that the German media has been very, very intense about the whole thing and I think it's part of their tactical strategy on how Bayern Munich signs the majority. of their players, I think they're used to doing it in Germany and they're used to intimidating a lot of the Bundesliga teams, and I think they're finding out very quickly that that's not going to work. um with us, I think that's probably the last club you want to do that with, um, but yeah, I mean, and just to mention your point about construction reporter Max um, at that press conference, I think it's completely The amount is ridiculous. from people who would give him a lot to be able to sit in a press conference with the Spurs manager and be able to ask him questions and get that accreditation and follow the club around the world and do that and, yeah, it's incredibly disrespectful.
Go there with the Bayern Munich dugout, Kane at the back, but anyway I think it's really interesting because obviously the English media are very adamant that Harry Kane is obviously not going to sign a new contract this summer, but it is open to everyone. Possible avenues still um I think it would obviously be pretty silly if he signed something this summer, but simply because that would completely close the door on him and leave him especially with quite a bit of the transfer window remaining over the course of the next month or so. Anyway, um, but uh, I guess I don't know if I'm deluded and I'm sure one of you will tell me if I am, but I still have a funny feeling in my head that I could still end up signing a new contract.
Obviously, the contract that is supposedly on the table for him is something like 400,000 a week, much more than what he has right now. I think each and every player who is offered that, regardless of how long they have been The club is going to sit down and think about that and take note of it, um, but I just feel like we're getting closer to the That's the way we went down with the whole
city, you know? The
cityis going to come with an offer for Harry Kane um and we were left in the dark and as I mentioned before, that's what frustrated me the most with the whole thing.
I think we all just want a little clarification on that. um, however, I firmly believe that Bayern Munich does not have the guts to raise the money that Daniel Levy wants for him. I don't think they're willing to pay more than £100m for him, which is worth no matter how long he has left on his contract if he has one year left, it doesn't matter, he's worth £100m 120m to Spurs, so that's what the Bayern Munich will have to pay for him, you know, you can say, oh, we'll go for a free one, next year, but you know, if Harry Kane helps us get into the Champions League next season, that will make up for that kind of loss of income and funds, so I think it will stay.
I don't think he's pushing. You know, he only wants Bayern Munich. Thomas Duke was putting a lot of pressure on Katie Kane, who you know can't even have the decency to get the writers off her name. Buying houses in Munich is a load of rubbish and I think if he stayed at Spurs for the next year he would be more than happy because he loves the club and would love the chance to try it. He wins the trophy with us next year, so my opinion is that he stays. My hope is that he signs a new contract, but from my perspective, I can't see him leaving this summer because I just don't think Brian is willing to pay what we want for him and ultimately Mitch, he's in your 11, it's him for preparation for the opening match of this season, yes, and he and I think you have to give him the captain's armband.
I appreciate that you know you have players on that team like Madison. that he has just arrived and Sonu may also have those qualities to be able to lead the team. I think Harry Kane has to be the man to have that captain's armband, even if he's not committed to the club for the future yet, yeah, I'm going to go with Pat and close it with Lee Pat, come and see you. I think many are asking you to comment on this. I'm laughing. These are the Vape rumors. Look, he was informed by a again. You know many of us are amazing.
Source That's why he was there again. I'll let you believe all that. You know, this has been an ongoing conversation we've had since you last joined with the Spurs, really the last four or five months. Harry Kane's future was dominated in almost every single episode you were in last episode, except for Spurs, and I think the reason we saved this for last is because we don't want him to dominate a shows and learns from what is really happening at the football club and of course the hurricane situation is there, it goes on, but the reality is that none of us really know how this will end this summer, so Pat, so that you hear, so Mira for Kane himself, how do you expect things to affect?
There is some? Does your opinion change every week you are here? The Harry Kane difference. You know what I have to be very careful with how I use this because for me. I've said this before Harry Kane is my favorite Spurs player, he's the guy I've watched week in, week out. I absolutely love him, I adore him. I think we're very lucky to have seen how he came about. through the Academy, I don't think people really appreciate and understand how successful the Harry Kane story is and how incredible the guy is in terms of getting an academy player who is a genuine world class player comfortably one of the second first second. or the third best striker in the world and he came through our Academy and the guys literally listen to every challenge, he established himself, you know, when he first arrived.
Rivals beat him one season, one day it's this, it's that and he never does it, but the boys entered without problems. the England team scored on his debut and he has literally been the best player in England and Tottenham, since it is a crime that he did not win the player of the year award when he won the clown assist and when he won the Golden Boot, the guy did it all three. golden boots the only player to score 30 goals in two calendar seasons and not win another Golden Boot so technically he could have had five has a World Cup Golden Boot has one assist or playmaker you know, a clown he is crazy probably one of the best strikers we will ever see in the Premier League and only when he retires and people move away from him, he played for Tottenham, he didn't win any of that, understand what a good player he is, with all that . "I said I'm veryfrustrated and upset because this cloud is hanging over us, but I understand because he is a good player and let's be honest, the media hates Tottenham, they hate our history, they hate that we have become as good as we are. "We have been without a big turnout. of cash without you knowing it, but we've done it in the organic way that people talk about Newcastle, they talked about Leicester but Tottenham or a team that was never intended to hit and hang out with the heavyweights and the great guys and we have done it and we have done it the right way and of course we have not crossed the line and you know we have become the butt of jokes and this and that, but if you really look at where we are we come from and what we what we're doing is absolutely extraordinary, it's just that I've shown that we didn't actually get that Trophy and who knows, it may come this year, I hope so, but yeah, with all that said and how it got to be as good as it is.
I understand that the media hates the fact that he is at Tottenham and always tries to sell him and get him out of our club, so sometimes when you see all these stories you really have to accept it. with a pinch of salt because the media is always working overtime, so when I see a player, when I see fantasy, get him out of our club, you know he deserves or deserves trophies, we should let him go. I wonder why you would want the best you can. Every player who left like he never wanted came and didn't take them hostage.
He signed a five-year, six-year contract. He understood it when he signed it. You know how good he was and what was going to happen. Of course the club hasn't followed the trajectory it was intended for Daniel Levy 100 hasn't backed the team like it should have but I'll never want to rush it, he got out the door no way and like Mitchell I don't care if he goes It goes free next season. I would prefer him to stay this year and definitely Harry Kane is a great professional who will never stop at not playing his best and helping the team that lost, Tottenham, and he is just that guy.
He would love to break all the records and if he wants to be the best in the world, he thinks he's the best in the world and he wants to prove it, so I don't think he'll ever stop acting, so for me, I mean. I want to keep it. I hope that if football goes well and things go the way they should, then he can sign a deal. I want to see Kane here for the rest of his life, but also at the same time. I understand that if things continue we will always have this question hanging over us because he is so good and people don't want to see him at Tottenham.
Let's be honest, so I'm a little torn when I say it because yes I'm being honest, as much as I love Harry Kane and wanted to be the captain. I'd rather go with Sunny. I just have to be real because like I said on this show before, someone was showing loyalty when it wasn't necessary. When Nuno was our manager and a lot of clubs wanted his son, he signed a five-year contract that you've never seen before, you know, every time rumors arise about Sony closing him down immediately, I think the sun is like you look at it basically . who's for Tottenham who ride or die when Harry Kane got injured son always stepped up man city Champions League Man City in the league you really know Sun has always been that guy that really pushed us when Kane wasn't around so I won't be offended that Sonny was given the captain's armband considering he wants to be here.
He has never flirted or played with other clubs, but Harry Kane is so good. I understand again why, so you know, I'm like yeah, I'm even torn. when I say this, but I wouldn't agree to have it if Sonny was given the captain's armband, but I understand that if Kane stays, he has to have it, so, you know, 50 50 with him, but I don't. I don't want to see Kane sold. I will never lie to you and say yes. I'll never be one of those guys that pushes how he got out the door. um, yeah, Gina, I agree, Captain Sunny, but also Harry Kane is so. well and he literally has Spurs from the end so yeah it's tough it's tough um I hope Kane stays but also like Mitch says you can't insult us enough for 60 million 70 million if habits they're gone for 65.
If you know, Mason Mount is gone for 60 million and I see all these other guys paying that fee even with six months left on the contract and he's a genuine world class striker. 100 million is standard and that's what it should be. the minimum we ask for because if we do it as it came, we will never be able to get a player even half as good as him, so obviously we will have to invest that money and go again, so yes, it is worth it. We're sorry to keep our dd
kanestays and science, but to be fair to Harry Kane, just show some ambition, show a real desire to improve and then obviously Harry Kane will want to stay, but by the time we're playing with they.
We can't even agree, if we're sober we can't get Mickey van Dervin in the door, this Ashley Phillips guy, we say we're close and suddenly we're far away, he's embarrassing and you. "We are looking at it from a player's point of view, someone like Harry hurts. I would feel ashamed if it was how he arrived now because the way the club moves is not how the big ones move when you look at Aston Villa, how they". We're operating, even how Newcastle are getting their stuff transferred through the door, uh, united man, like what they're doing, Chelsea too, why don't we act like that?
And that would show how he arrived and was given the confidence to sign a new contract. So yeah, I'm really torn about it, but then again, I would never want to see how it can go away, so that's how I feel about it. And you know what I mean. There is so much we could say about the hurricane debate. but I think the main reason we said it all the way is because ultimately we could do one or two hours with Harry Kane and nothing is really going to change, so yeah, I think for our own sake we want to do two hours.
I'm going to close with you. I must say there has been an avalanche of lovely comments coming in tonight. First time viewers, uh, first time listeners, didn't get to see him live again for the first time. Thank you very much for all the incredible support. Our 13 1400 of you who watch us live when we're not even reviewing a game say it's extraordinary and again a big thank you to these wonderful guys you see on the screen who put a lot of time into this show and again two hours of their time. On a night when Spurs didn't even play Lee, I'm going to close with you and possibly admit that he is not relaxed about the unresolved issue of Harry Kane's future and warned that Tottenham cannot allow the uncertainty over Harry to drag on. a lot.
As long as he said it's fair to say I'm not relaxed about it, it's like you're saying oh well, you know, it happens or it doesn't. I mean, it's a very important part of this football club, not just the team, but the football club itself. huge number and I have already said this although I don't focus on it on a daily basis with other things I need to do. I know every time I talk to you I refer to the press when Harry is going to speak. That's the first question they're going to ask you, so you have to face it and I think for everyone concerned we don't want to keep doing that for a long time.
I don't think it's good for anyone. I doubt it's good. For Harry, I know it's good for the club because, as we are laser focused, we want to be, and you end up repeating yourself along the way, but the other side of the coin is that I don't want to put a deadline on that because that still adds up. further. more pressure you want these things to happen for the right reasons, the reality is that he is still a contracted player of our football club so that's how I want to see it, it's not that his contract ends on August 12.
He has a decision to make, he's got a year older, so other than that I'm not relaxed, but I'm not putting pressure on him or anyone else at the football club saying, well, we'll have to do this, but I'm not thinking deeply. any of us want this to go on for a long time again whenever possible talk Just saying this I really love the guy you know I think he's handled such a difficult situation where honestly it's so awesome Lee let's close it. with you Harry Kane, where do you think we are and ultimately where do you think this will end up this summer?
Look, a couple of things are good, so in 2021 I received the information that he would stay and that there was almost some kind of contract, but an agreement was reached that he would stay at a football club and that is exactly what happened. I also have information this time that Harry Kane wants to go to Bayern Munich. He's fine, I'm not saying. that he will definitely go, I'm saying that I have that information that he wants to go, um, if that's the case, if Harry wants to accept a new challenge and he really got in a bad mood and said through different journalists or different journalists reporting that Harry wants to do what's best for the football club um and I don't do a Sol Campbell essentially if Harry wants to go then I think the offer is for the club and again this is not inside information at all but this is just my humble opinion , so prefer him on the bench straight after if you want, but I think Daniel and the football club will want to have some kind of record transfer and given the fact that Declan Weiss has just moved to Arsenal for 105 he is the most expensive British player.
I think that the offer that comes from Bayern Munich or anyone else who wants an offer and there are other football clubs out there, I think it should be above 105,100,608 million. a pound for Daniel to even deal with and then you might not get it right and I think Harry is pretty relaxed about that. I agree with Mitch, why would Harry want to go now when he can actually sign a pre-contract as few people have pointed out? in the comments in six months with his club abroad, but you can go wherever he wants, go whatever he wants in 12 months, why would you want to and all that? and wherever he wants, there could be another deal, above, to the right, us.
I've seen some of the highest profile players earn their contract and then sign another contract, but look, I'm going to butcher his name, so forgive me, but thank God, he's absolutely exceptional for his own city. The contract gets canceled and then people say, "Oh, he'll probably extend it," then he went to Barcelona, so you know, the big players expire their contracts, uh, now and they pay, look at everything that's happening also, so he, you know, expired his contract and then won. against a massive deal where you become, I don't know, vice president of the football club director or whatever, so the players are getting more and more power.
Just the Man City scenario, Kane didn't have the power because he had three years left. I hire him now Kane has the power because Kane can say look, I'm pretty relaxed, you know, my wife and I, my family were pretty relaxed and we're very happy here. Tottenham was a great club. However, I would love to win here. My wife and I, my family, have to start a new adventure and go to Germany and, look at that too, I think it's up to Bayern Munich to put money on the table to see if Daniel and the club are going to be able to.
I'm going to deal with it and that's why I think it's true, I think Kane is pretty relaxed about it. I think if we as football fans what we have to do is weigh up keeping Harry Kane for next season and being the best. We can either be with Harry um or move on now and I think that's the key difference because at some point Harry will move on, whether it's eight years from now, or a year from now. I guess I'm trying to be pragmatic. To me, if Harry generally wants to go, if Harry and him don't, I don't think they've had this conversation like you just read the Edge quotes, but if I've had the conversation where Harry left, you know. what I really want to go uh if that's happening I think we should let it go I think we should let it go because in the same breath of Hoopier and the same breath as everything else if someone is in the football club that doesn't really want to be there, How does that affect the rest of the team?
The moral that he is a complete professional and that he is not going to make calls or anything like that. I totally agree with you guys if you said that and he will do it. Go on, but there would be in the back, oh my God, you know what Rick's going to do. Rick, you really don't want to be here right now. Rick will no longer be the last one on the Spurs, as you already know. Yes, I can be. our leader can be our captain in that scenario so you could have a break that would be wonderful well you get a break here but just look where I'm coming from I think it is and I think Andrew says the comments. and I'll be fair to you, but you said there should be a deadline for this a few weeks ago you said, but I think Ann comes out saying she look, it's not, it's not.
I'm not relaxed about it and we have to solve it first. rather and then I think for me it's a sign that Ange wants that dynamic team and look, he said it himself and I've been on the Crazy Train quite a bit since the days of José Mourinho, right, and he stole my words from me, but He came outand he said as if you were on the train or not. She's using that phrase almost to sign peers. What matters, whether you can come and join us on this train or not. I had to train again, whether you are or not.
Whether you come and join us on this train or not, Tottenham will be a completely different club next year, maybe with Kane just playing football and playing low and she could leave. You know, this is amazing. I love training. I love it. the fact that he was going back with goals and a lot of opportunities and therefore he could end up signing a new contract a little bit on that, I think the planning side of things that we talked about at the beginning, but these past contracts should never have come to your scenario and I just want to make sure I'm clear that I never should have gone when Kane decided he was going to stay and then they were having private conversations and he decided to stay because you know. something was agreed or you know I'm not going to give the details but that's how it was agreed and that's why it stayed that's the point at which I should have signed a new contract and if I couldn't sign your contract at that time I wanted to see what was happening in Antonio Conte's second season.
Well, we just got to the Champions League when Sonny just got the Golden Boot, when everyone was happy and loved it, the club should have tied him down to a new contract because they had Antonio Conte, who had a brilliant pre-season, we were going in the best start to the Premier League before that World Cup champions league that was in the Champions League, that would have been a point to say Harry, this is the time and we haven't made it whether they tried or not , we'll probably never know, but that was the point and now, to get to the point where Ricky and I are very lucky to interview Jermaine on this very show.
Absolutely love Berbatov Keen nabale Modric, we have seen some legally King is amazing but Kane is the best in my opinion. I have seen her alive, so reaching this situation is good. He is heartbreaking but it will be the right thing for the football club. I don't necessarily think about money. that's the thing, but I think knowing Daniel obviously I don't know Daniel, but knowing Daniels, yeah, yeah, apparently he's safe, sorry, boss, you know, at the end of the day, and no, Daniels will. I think he'll want to first. Did you know? I mean, with Bowed he wanted it to be the biggest transfer at the time, it was the biggest transfer fee and I think he'll want that with Kane and I think I can't see as the middle why he would buy him now. spend £100,607 million or €120 million on someone who could sign a pre-contract in six months or get it for free and the only reason they would do that is because they know he doesn't want to go to Bayern, he wants to stay in the Premier League and he will.
He knows in a year he will be able to go to any Premier League club and go and beat Shio's record. I mean, Man City could still sign, he could go to Man City, you know, you have to say about Harlem, but he still says, oh, he's free, why would he? If you have Kane, why wouldn't you have Kane in the free? Think about Kane, well you just said um on a fruit. Like Pat, what you said before about being the best, one of the best drivers, it's free in a year, yeah, I would do it.
I don't want it, who doesn't? I still think he is the best striker in the world. I know the Highlands season, but when you look at how good Harry Kane is at every level, in terms of what you want from a king number nine, he does that. in abundance, plus he's a fantastic playmaker, his intelligence and the way he reads the game is fantastic, he's better at dribbling than most people give him credit for, because he actually has decent pace, he's phenomenal, um Yes, I think it's the best strike in the world. world and like you said four or three, you will go anywhere, literally, you have to remember, as we talked before about the response to the human, we are trying to humanize footballers a little more now, especially with what is happening with dele.
Alli and all the things you know have affected our football club and Angie comes in, she's a very sociable person, it could be and I'm not saying this is going to happen, but it could be with Kane when the push comes when he leaves. white you want to go then he could go oh no, no, I can't, I can't go, it's like you go, it's like I go to Pat or Mitchell Wiki or any of your views and listeners, right, you can't. Don't support the Spurs anymore. I'm already gone, you have to go and support Nancy, for example, go and start supporting another club, as I know, it sounds quite easy sometimes, doesn't it?
Especially after the last few seasons, that's what the game will ask of you next. Yes, but what I mean is not why, because we're human, in the end you say, "Oh, no, no, I'm not going to do it." That could be the same with Kane. Look, there's something obviously. Taking him to Tottenham has been there since he was 11 years old. He's Tottenham, you know, the discussion about winning things is obviously another big show in itself, but yeah, people talk about shield and they won the Premier League with Blackburn, but huge respect. and Shiro and he's amazing but he only won the Premier League once at the time, people never make reference to it maybe it's because you love him but in the end when Kane hangs on to his boots and people look at him, They are going to look back at him, he is the best striker in the world for not having won anything or they are going to look back at him and say that he is the best striker in the world because he won a Bundesliga in Germany, but that is not my decision or any other. of our decisions is that it's Harry's decision and if he wants to go, you should go. uh, fascinating debate.
I promise at the beginning of the show it wouldn't be as long as a post-game show. Now we're over it, but you know three wonderful conversationalists who have joined us at this latest Spurs. I want to say thank you so much, Mitch, thank you so much for coming back. Hopefully we can get you back throughout the season, obviously there are still a lot of games to play. cover and the last and the Spurs will help you be a part of this for us Mitch, thank you very much, it's been a real pleasure to come back win or lose.
I don't mind talking about the Spurs at any time of the day, so it would be. lovely Topman Mitch where can they find all the hot tanks you give Tottenham these days, mainly on Twitter so the art is just on Mitch the underline menace just hit 12K on Twitter so thank you all so and hopefully onwards and upwards and I'm spouting my usual nonsense about live results on a daily basis, lots of Women's World Cup stuff too, but also the occasional Spurs article thrown in, Mitch, Thank you very much Pat, it's always a pleasure, I think it's fair to say.
Pat, um, there's always something happening or things happening at this football club, isn't it, it's just uh, it's incredible, um, just, yeah, the endless content taught them what forgives us right now and , obviously the yard was very much about the trip regarding the preseason right now we're back, of course, on Wednesday, of course, for the uh, don't get too excited, the Lion City Sailors, everyone, if that goes , if that continues, inform him about the weather conditions. Surely that will be the case and yes, Tottenham is the club that continues to give positive and negative things. You know, I want to be fair, obviously, I love the club.
We all love Tottenham. We feel it should do better. Could do it. I feel and hope it goes better this year, we just need to fix a center, get rid of some dead wood. I feel like things are even though today's show is fair. Today's program has been a mix of positive and negative. I feel like things are more positive. so negative right now but for the love of God Daniel Levy please make some deals and make some good deals uh and yeah I would like to thank everyone in the comments it's been wonderful to see some of the things that come through Mitch.
Great, I definitely need one more obviously Lee is fantastic, the crazy train driver loves to keep going and Mickey obviously you are a fantastic host and one of the best hosts I have ever worked with. So yes, thank you very much. I'm telling the truth and yes people don't really appreciate how good Ricky is because he obviously just runs the show but when you see him on Sky Sports News and when you hear what he has to say he knows his football as well as any of us, so yeah, you're William Ricky and, yeah, very, very nice, it's funny.
It didn't leave me the same. I have been us. They stopped you in it. How many times in Westfield last weekend? Mental it is not. When it's just the latest Spurs fever I walk down the street, I don't live in a well-known area now, but from the amount of Spurs sounds that come up and automatically embrace me, I think I just feel it. Sorry for me, topping them on a weekly basis is bad so thank you so much for all the love out there and I must say it's a lot of love and it's amazing, rightly so I think.
There's a lot of love for the show, it's amazing, no, absolutely, he's me and look, I think what we're doing is great. I mean, I totally enjoy it. Sometimes they bother me in the comments, but the reality is that's how it is. You know, we want us to build a shower. You've built a program from scratch in the past. You and Jason and everyone else are in it now because of the right opinions and that's what it's all about, what you want to be able to talk about. People sometimes agree, but it's because we're having a debate.
You know what you have to do is put a pint in yours, if that's you, if that's your tip, or a gin or a glass of water, a coffee, you think you're in. in the pub and we're chatting, that's what it's all about, you know, and Spurs keep giving the content because of some of the mistakes and we're not always going to please everyone and we're not always going to um You know, you piss everyone off, you know. , and that's the point, and you know, that's why I enjoy doing it. I mean, look, I just hope the game continues on Wednesday and we get a lot of goals and we like to perform really well and then at the end of the week we sign both of them, we send him back too and look, you just have to look If that happens at the end of this week, all of a sudden, our season we are seeing downward paths. here when he got over the beaten line the seat said it's 27-0 vdv and Taps over and by the way I'm still talking to about three that you mentioned before.
I would also try to include that toast, good idea, why not? As many as we can and before the show starts let's try to get the positives right, listen we're back to you with a positive just put it in if you're going to end with a positive here's one for you. 72 points give you the top four in the last 12 seasons of the Premier League 67.6, that's what we'll call it, 68 points give you the top five in the Premier League for the last 12 seasons and 62 points give you the top six in the last 12 seasons, so if there's anyone out there who generally thinks, even without Kane, that we're not going to improve by at least two to five points below the blue zip code range, then I think you should go and move the head.
I think we're right in the mix. Without European football, I think we are writing that combination as long as we have another number 100. If I have to say that every time it is possible to speak, I feel more and more confident and I know that many people feel the same, I just hope. Again, like you said, Pat too, I hope the guy gets the backing that he needs because he, look, he's already on a tough assignment right now regarding the players. The future gives man what he needs. We can have a really strong season. I want to imagine that you again to Mitch to Pat to Lee to over three four thousand of you watching us live tonight again thank you very much for all your incredible support, we have been the last in the Spurs that we are about to be there Wednesday for a reaction of calls to hopefully again the sailors of the city of the lion but from all this here please stay safe, stay well and as always come.
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