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“I’d be lying if I sat here and said I wouldn’t have Joe Cole at the club.”

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Can the last fan leaving The Lane please turn the light off.

I have been frowned at by some for ‘Arry Bashing.’ So it will be interesting to see how many still in the happy clapper club want to renounce their inexplicable blind faith and join the free thinking majority.

Joe Downsy Cole. Having taken some time to reflect upon Arry’s CV I’ve reached the inevitable conclusion he is a magnificent firefighter. He knows where you can buy buckets, he’s always got a mate that’ll sell you some top top water.

But when it comes to managing a side that isn’t at death’s door he is actually revealed as being incapable of seeing beyond his innate shorttermism.

The happy clappers need to take a breath and realise that I am not ignoring his good work. I’m simply refusing to ignore increasing evidence that his judgement is not sound when out of a crisis.

His spending at Tottenham has been, within the wages constraints quite free. Certainly, outside of those Clubs with billionaire backers and money launderers behind them he has been assisted with good financial support.

He brought in Crouch and Defoe, both of who effectively flat-lined. You cannot bas an argument in support of a football based upon anything other than goals. If you do, you are a Bendtner fan.

It is easy with the luxury of hindsight to say that Suarez would have been a better bet than Defoe, but is it really hindsight given he was superb at Ajax and Liverpool and Tottingham weren’t the only ones to think so? Arry likes familiar faces and boys that speak the Queen’s.

I have suspected for some time now that Modric’s success has largely been down to the player’s naturally abiility rather than any ‘mentoring’ from Arry. This explains why Kranjcar who is a very good player has not been mentored, not been improved. As with Pav who anecdotally we are told was asked to, ‘run about a bit.’

The willingness to accept the sale of Modric reveals him as fool who would throw antiques onto a fire to keep warm, rather than sell one or two and buy some bloody coal.

Pointy was damaged goods after Liverpool, but this didn’t stop Arry shipping him in without pausing for breath. Why we bought Pienaar I honestly still cannot fathom. Then there was the public courting of Scott Parker. Here is a guy that Chelsea once bought, much in the manner they bought SWP in order to prevent to anyone else doing so.

By the time Parker caught anyone’s eye again he was an aging, bustler with at best 70 minutes in the tank. And thanks to the Porn Barons an expensive player.

And so to Joe Cole. A man that got an even bigger squeeze than Pointy did from LFC as when they took him in, he wasn’t even able to make his then current sides first team. 

And now we, the mighty Tottingham are officially in for him.

I could weep.

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  • Dutchman says:

    Nnnnooooo!!

    • totnam says:

      Wholeheartedly agree, NNooooooooooooooooo!
      Can you hear us Daniel Levy, Harry Redknapp, Margaret Thatcher, us boys are gonna take a terrible whipping unless we buy a couple of top-drawer forwards . . .
      Buy now for god’s and Sir Harry’s sake.
      COYS.

  • Dutchman says:

    On a postitive note, Ade is real good news!

  • hotspurhartley says:

    We used to have a bit of class, this club Tottenham Hotspur….and then the Pikey moved in..

  • Benson says:

    I’m starting to think the dozey sod reads forums and blogs and bids on players we don’t want simply out of spite. 2 points 8 games or 2 point 8 million soundbites in 3 seasons

  • Astromesmo says:

    I guess I must be one of your ‘happy clappers’ HH? Thankfully I react with less umbridge than most on here did to HR’s ‘Idiots’ comment.

    I still love you x

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      I had you down as a good egg. Still no reason to think otherwise :-D

      I guess I was preempting the cries of ‘he’s the best thing since sliced bread…’ I’m happy with the positives but am becoming increasingly concerned he’s attempting to undo the good on an almost daily basis…

    • LosLorenzo says:

      I too feel a bit targeted.

      But there’s no excuse for Joe Cole. And whether or not we’re actually in for him, the very idea that he might actually genuinely want to have Joe is perplexing.

      I think I have to file this under ‘99% of what Harry says is bullsh*t’.

      That, or I will have to consider giving up my happy clapper credentials.

      BUT. What if ‘Arry did get Cole in, and actually managed to get him to play at the highest level, surely one and all would have to admit that ‘Arry was not just a genius, but a worker of miracles!

      Oh god… Joe Cole…

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