FA Will Have To Fund Arry’s Replacement

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Good morning.

It’s far from a complete surprise of course but the jungle drums have begun gently beating in relation to this whole England manager business. How much of this is factual and what elements are conjecture are for you to decide. So here we go…

While the FA have yet to make a formal approach… the two parties on our side are making ready their respective contingencies. For Arry’s part as we all know, he wants the England job and is letting the tide of popular opinion carry him gently into it.

Levy & Co have understandably gone into self preservation mode and it’s suggested that if or rather when the FA do come a knockin’ that they better brace themselves. Oh yes and bring an articulated lorry of cash with them.

It’s been suggested to me that Tottenham will understandably not roll over and have their tummy tickled in all this; a robust stance ought not be confused with brinkmanship.

The mood at The Lane is that Arry wasn’t cheap to install, a lot of hard work has gone in during this appointment and to date it has been a massive success. The poaching of Arry is not merely a challenge to the achievements but a concerted attack that will directly attempt to undo it all.

Not only will a firm stance be taken over the remainder of Arry’s contract a financial cost be placed upon it plus – and this is the really interesting bit – the cost of organizing his replacement.

Arry came in at a reported cost of £5M and his stock has obviously soared. The expectations then – based upon achievement and the requirement to uphold the standard set – of who is an acceptable replacement are understandably high.

Who knows what goes through the FA’s mind? But if they were thinking a Arry would arrive all smiles with a carriage clock under his arm they will need to think again.

The feeling is that the Club has learned a few lessons the hard way [think the shoddy and destructive Berbatov deal] and won’t be fooled again. The firm line taken in relation to Modric will set the tone. The message is you sign a contract with us, you see it out. If you don’t want to see it out bring a good lawyer and plenty of folding. 

Both sides are keen to avoid a PR disaster. But the ball is certainly in the FA’s court. Whilst the England manager position dominates the back pages, the reality is that the national side’s stock has been in a more or less continuous slump since 1966. They may release a new Engerlund shirt every 6 weeks but it’s difficult to find someone selling them at full price.

Arry could rejuvenate the FA streams like nobody ever has. But Levy & Co. are determined to safeguard the Club’s future. 

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  • crespur says:

    Maybe if the FA paid for HR’s replacement (if there is a buyout clause) or pay a % of the new managers wages for the duration of agreed contract..seems fair.

  • bukkake-breath says:

    thought thats why david pleat is back at the lane yes! david pleatys blue n white army!

  • PeterTheStoreyTeller says:

    Top Top Blog today HH.

  • Dazzle says:

    Are you sure this wasn’t ‘suggested’ to you by the Sunday Supplement on Sky where this exact stuff was discussed?…

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      Ha. I rarely get a chance to watch that. Perhaps it was. I guess it would strange if they didn’t discuss the England job.

      Do you think I should remove EXCLUSIVE HEAR IT HERE FIRST!!! from the headline then?

  • Chas says:

    Harry is talking about England now in every interview. Admittedly the press are asking the questions. Players like Benny, Defoe and Ledley are coming out in press saying we need Harry at Spurs. The uncertainty hanging over the squad is no good at all and threatens the final stretch of the season.

    Is it time Tottenham ban all talk at club interviews regarding England? It is not helpful to anyone and especially not Tottenham’s ambitions for the final part of season. Harry is not focused on spurs. After 3 years of watching him as spurs manager you can see by his body language that his head is a mess. This bird has flown as they say. Is he thinking about immediate game from the bench or England and opposing England players??

    Until that call comes to Levy, England should be off the agenda. I don’t want to hear Harry flirting with Fa every interview pre-match. The newcastle game we sung for Harry to stay… Do we continue to look silly or should we continue to plead like idiots for the ego to stay on spurs bench? Harry has done nothing to make me feel confident as a fan he’ll stay so why should we flatter his ego?

    • PeterTheStoreyTeller says:


    • TMWNN says:

      Judging by Sunday’s performance, he was thinking about what he was going to have for dinner.

      Gagging Redknapp and the rest of them would be like manna from heaven, but you can’t stop people from thinking.

      As long as performances don’t suffer, I don’t really care, but if they do, maybe something will have to be done before the season’s out.

      • LosLorenzo says:

        “you can’t stop people from thinking”

        Yes you can. Give them a job as a politician.

        • Essexian76 says:

          According to you, our performances are always rank, our manager’s a twat and Levy’s a fool-so nothings changed really-Instead of ‘judging by Sundays performance’- try looking at the wider or bigger picture, you know like a panoramic view as opposed to a single lens! The press are asking the questions, and he (Harry), has stated on countless times that his focus is on Spurs, not England. You could see clearly his reactions to that ‘performance’ and also, as this is a national issue not a localised one, what else do expect?

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