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A pretty surreal dawn greets those in the Kingdom of Yid then.

Graham Roberts is the new manager of Pakistan. What a journey. From Clyde to Karachi. At 51 and after many years in the wilderness it’s a hopefully a nice pension. The last time I saw him it was signing autographs off a trellis table on the High Road with born again cabbie, Mickey Hazard.

When I got to The Lane, a parade of Legends were being applauded by over 30,000 presumably after they had enjoyed a three course meal and some half decent VIP attention.

The Great Dame Comolli has turned up like some bad French centime. Quite how he has the front to pop up now essentially taking credit for where the club is now, some time after he was fired is beyond me. He was instrumental in spending a hell of a lot of money and it’s a pretty dishonest exercise.

AC Milan’s Daniele Bonera would cost iro £5M. He’s 29 and would be a welcome addition to the sick, the weak and the weary we currently stock.

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  • prestonspur66 says:

    I thought”what does graham roberts know about cricket” when i first heard this,don’t think of pakistan having a football team.

  • Scotspurs says:

    Comolli = fanny

  • YidYid says:

    Didnt Comolli sign amongst others Bale and Lennon?

    Just saying….

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      Of course he did.
      Also he scouted in a lot of other fantastic players that chimpanzee with a saucepan stuck on its head would have been hard pushed to ignore.

      And David Bentley.

      • Trembly says:

        I believe Frankie Arnesen signed Azza.

        • MysteriousStranger says:

          I think you will find Arnesen was suspended by Spurs when Lennon signed. Can he take credit for that signing whilst under suspension from his position (for wanting to do the off to Chelski)?

      • Trembly says:

        if its’ all the same to you, I’d rather have a lucky wheelah deelah, than an unlucky manager

    • Happy hamster says:

      Modric , taarbat Kevin prince boetang ,bent ,Bae
      I’d have commoli back he was only sacked to make way for the twitcher .
      Comolis worst signing isn’t difficult Bentley

  • Astromesmo says:

    I believe some of hits greatest hits and missus would include Zokopos, ‘The Ego’ aka The Prince Boateng, Little Jimmy Tarbatt, Barren Dent, Astrud ‘what me play at left back?’ Gilberto, Ricardo ‘The new Ramon Vega’ Rocha, Younes Kaboul, Younes Kaboul pt.2 ‘The Return of Younes Kaboul’, Danny Murphy, Mido & The Cad Berbatoss.

    One thing you can say looking through that list is that while he seems to have an eye for a half-decent player (Gilberto is the only real stinker in there), that seems to be about the size of the problem – They are all only half decent players. Too many showboating fly-by-nights and average journeymen and not enough real long-term quality.

    The real winners in there any of us could have picked given unlimited air miles and monsewer Wenger’s phone book.

    • Enorme Nuez says:

      Little Jimmy Tarbatt?

      Football Fancast: Comolli was brought to Spurs to unearth hidden gems. At Arsenal, Comolli was famed for signing Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Eboue and Gael Clichy for pittance. However, whilst Kaboul and Benoit Assou-Ekotto were relatively unknown to the laymen in England, they still cost Spurs over £11m to buy. Luka Modric, although just 22 when he signed for Tottenham, was already renowned in Europe, as was Roman Pavlyuchenko, and they cost Tottenham around £30m in transfer fees. Gareth Bale was one of the hottest prospects in England when Spurs swooped, and whilst Comolli deserves credit for selling the club to the youngster, his signature was hardly a stroke of genius scouting. Further, Spurs are still waiting for other youngsters Comolli brought in (Danny Rose, John Bostock and Dean Parrett et al) to reach the first team.

      Comolli oversaw a huge turnover of players during his tenure at White Hart Lane, and generally Tottenham got their money back even on acquisitions deemed relative failures. One of Comolli’s most obvious coups in the transfer market was the £10.9m signing of Dimitar Berabtov. Berbatov made Daniel Levy £20m pure profit, and was thus a shrewd piece of business by Comolli.

      However, in Darren Bent (£16.5m), Alan Hutton (£8m), David Bentley (£15-17m) and Jonathan Woodgate (£7.5m) (Woodgate’s career appears severely threatened by injury) the £20m profit Comolli made on Berbatov is probably balanced out by the losses Tottenham have, or will make on these players.

      A further consideration that must be highlighted is that, contrary to the reports demonising Daniel Levy for the sacking of Martin Jol, Comolli was very much involved in both the Dutchman’s departure and the search for his successor. Juande Ramos was appointed on the recommendation of Comolli, and Comolli therefore set the club back dramatically by getting the appointment so very wrong. The compensation the club paid to both Jol and Ramos, and the amount Levy then spent on compensating Portsmouth for Harry Redknapp, equated to approximately £12m. Spurs were a shambolic mess by the time Ramos left the club, and Comolli was as culpable as anybody.

      Redknapp’s statement upon his arrival, that the Tottenham squad was a ‘mish-mash’, was perfectly true. Comolli had failed to replace the outgoing Berbatov and Robbie Keane in attack. Tottenham’s most obvious shortcoming in the centre of midfield, where Comolli had failed to replace the ineffective Didier Zokora, also left Spurs a soft touch in the game’s most vital area. Further, whilst King and Woodgate remain quality centre halves, both were, and are, ticking time bombs in terms of fitness.

      The spine of Tottenham’s side this season (Heurelho Gomes, Michael Dawson, Wilson Palacios, Tom Huddlestone and Jermain Defoe) includes just one Comolli signing; the goalkeeper. Had Redknapp not signed the likes of Bassong, Palacios and Defoe, the side would still be too unbalanced to challenge the top four, whilst Dawson, Huddlestone, King and Lennon et al, were not Comolli purchases.

  • Essexian76 says:

    It matters not a jot, if Comolli,Arneson or Jol signed any of these players, the problem was the infrastructure that these guy’s were expected to perform in. Daniel (bless him) Levy, realised eventually that English footballers are pretty dim by and large, and like managers to be able to swear at them to ram home a point. These bloody Froggies dont know a good curse when they hear one, and that’s where Harry wins hands down!

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