Interesting interview on FIFA.com with a
chap we signed a while back who is now playing football in La Liga for Racing Santander. It’s mostly the usual Jermaine J**** ‘pushing on’ spiel but what grates more is his rewriting of his time at The Lane.
Spurs fans embrace rather than suffer from the Messiah complex whereby we’re always on the lookout for the chosen one who’ll lead us into the promised land. We kid ourselves it’s about glory in it’s purest form it make Opus Dei look like the Girl Guides. Soiled Campbell, The Baldgarian… to a lesser extent Bring Out The Bostock, Broadmoor Danny Rose and Idle Teerrabpptt.
Giovanni Dos Santos’ arrival at Spurs had a whole rake of Yids acting like lovestruck schoolboys. You only had to look online and watch the advancing tide of new usernames lapping over the forums and message boards. I recall him in some preseason matches – was it against Norwich? He looked every bit the part.
Sadly he never reproduced anything close to what was expected, hoped for. So what happened? Salacious gossip ran that he was a booze-hound. I initially didn’t buy that. He looks about 15. But what does a drinker look like? They don’t have to be Gary Oldman, Keith Moon or Olly Reed.
The that picture was released. We’d seen several snaps of Ledders after 28 pints of dental anesthetic, but the image of Giovanni collapsing downwards arse first whilst ‘aides’ tried to keep him vertical sealed his fate and the calls for him to play evapourated.
You must be relieved to be playing regular football, after enduring a difficult period at Tottenham.
I went through two very tough years, during which I barely played. I just wasn’t given a chance. The situation wasn’t ideal either, because when I signed Juande Ramos was in charge and I was quite regularly involved. Then he got sacked and Harry Redknapp came in, and I’ve not been part of his plans.
Did you have any personal problems with the manager?
Not at all. I trained hard and gave 100 per cent during the week because I wanted to convince him to give me more playing time, but at the end of the day it’s his decision and it didn’t go my way.
Maybe he’s errr… back on his feet again. In which case, Arry needs to recall him.
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Dear Dos Santos, if only. Love YIDS
He did look pretty useless on the most recent occasions he played for us, although our super tactician leader kept playing him out of position on the right wing for some bizarre reason.
I dont think he could ever come back with Harry as manager as Harry obviously doesnt like him or they have fallen out (yes, another one!)
So I hope he finishes the Spanish season with a flourish, encouraging someone to make a decent offer for him and wish him all the best for the future.
I’m not convinced he has the speed and strength for the prem – he looks like the sort of player that Blackpool, Birminham and Wolves defenders would enjoy clattering, just for fun.
He had a good World cup where the pace / space suited him. The Prem requires a different awareness / speed of touch / positional discipline – and players of his undoubted skill fall short sadly. Let’s see how the other ‘genius’ fares now that QPR are in the Prem. Dos Santos did seem to have all the required credentials for the Prem’s booze squad – on the whole however he’s no great loss. You can’t blame Harry for not persisting with him – he wasn’t good enough. There’s probably a reason why Barca didn’t hang on to him…..
By the way…. just seen the latest club statemnt re Olympic Stadium. Personally I think Levy is on the verge of playing a blinder…
Why do you think that then?
Taking this out of the hands of the bent drones and into the High Court should be interesting.
From my understanding though it wouldn’t necessarily be in the hands of the HC. They may quash the decision of the OPLC but can’t impose their own decision upon them. The best Spurs could hope for would be for OPLC to go through the process an re-make the decision – which they could easily do in a way that is not seen as illegal or procedurally improper. All of that is provided the HC even grant permission for Spurs to proceed with a JR claim. (I may not have grasped the concept of judicial review sufficiently however)
reckon levy is bluffing, hopeing boris will help us cash wise with a new ground
You are correct in your entire post. The HC can only rule if the procedure was improper. If leave to seek review is granted, and Spurs are successful, the OPLC will order them to reconsider their decision, eliminating those elements that gave rise to to complaint in the first place.
Personally, I have always had my doubts about the loans by LBN, and if these are ruled illegal, the Smutty boys will either have to put their hands in their own pocket, or if they refuse, the OPLC will have to consider the viability of the Wet Sham bid without the £40 mill.
There could be other reasons why the application may succeed or fail, but with my limited knowledge, this is what sticks out. It is noteworthy that when Spurs asked LBN to supply documents about the loan, they refused to do so.
All the best Gio didn’t quite get it done guess a bit of hard work for a shed load of money was too much to ask!!