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  • longtimespur longtimespur Feb 24, 2009 22:41 Flag

    37 points enough?

    Skysports News is quoting Harry as saying 37 points will be enough to avoid relegation this year.
    Will he please stop giving our lazy b'stards an excuse not to bother when they play.
    They don't seem to need much encouragement to just stroll around the pitch now, let alone after this comment.
    I can imagine their mindset, "
    We only need to draw a few and win a couple, don't need to bother about winning every game now."
    I just wish Harry would STOP all the negativity that he keeps spouting.
    Too many games, only playing youngsters, EUFA cup 3 days before cup final, players ineligible, injuries, the list just goes on and on.
    Please Harry can we start having positive thoughts and speeches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Unfortunately I do not think that football teams outside of the top four have the luxury of a consistent manager especially at Spurs.

      Mr Levy does not have any patients and the smallest little thing make him think all will be resolved with a new Manager. The same goes for many so called Spurs fans. Let hope next season the fans can lead by example and want the consistency we have seen at the top four clubs.

      At the end of the day the buck should stop with the players that how it is at Man U. If they aren't good enough then they are sold off simple as that. Why should it be any different at Spurs.

      Spurs are a big club and the only one that has invested in buying/paying over the odds for middle class players. We have the money just need to get players in which understand the importance of having a good work rate and fighting mentality.

      After MJ left the last two season have been a write off....couldn't get any lower. I hope the summer will bring in whole sale changes in terms of players, with the rest of the season showing us who is up for the fight and who can stand and be counted to fight the Spurs cause.

      Lets have a clear out start with fresh faces and give them time to gel as a team.

      37 points simply not good enough.

      • 1 Reply to CalgaryResident
      • I agree Calgary,

        After the Carling Cup final our target or objective has to be 'get as many points as we can'.

        Years ago our country-cousins from the Boleyn Ground went down with 44 points - I know its not the same this time round but I will sleep a bit easier knowing that we are good enough to get the points to see us into the top half of the table - its a bit optimistic, but I'm convinced that we can get into 8th or 7th if results go our way!

    • It's funny, it didn't bother me until yesterday (which is why I didn't reply to your other thread) - up until then I thought he was generally a little bit realistic and a little bit positive, but seeing him completely ignore the questions asked in his post match interview so he could spout out the same comments as he'd given a couple of days earlier really annoyed me.

      I don't really understand it, when he arrived I viewed him as a good people manager and someone whose skills are getting the best out of a bad situation; I don't think he's lost that, but it seems that instead of his positive attitude rubbing off on the players their negativity's rubbed off on him!

      This isn't me calling for his head or owt by the way, I just think it's strange.

      Oh well, when Ramos started I said I just wanted some consistency and to have the same manager for a minimum of 3 years no matter how much their decisions confused me at times, this is more his attitude than decisions but I stand by the need for consistency being paramount.

      • 1 Reply to not_blonde_really
      • I see what you mean LTS. Lets face it guys HR is a past master at relegation battles and he just seems to have a siege mentality when it comes to this type of scenario doesnt he?
        I suspect even if we were in the top 6 he'd find it hard to express himself in any other way.
        As to 37 points being enough....i tend to agree as I think at least 2 of the bottom 3 are certs to go down...so we battle to avoid that 3rd place. With home games to come against Boro, Wet Spam, WBA, Citeh and Newcastle plus Blackburn and Sunderland away surely we can expect at least another 9 points from that possible 21? We might nick the odd draw against either Chelski, Everton, Villa etc as well so perhaps 37 is a tad conservative.