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Martin Not Nice, But Still Dim

Martin Not Nice, But Still Dim

'For me as a manager it would be important to win the title, not the FA Cup. But it's impossible at Spurs.

'Top four though, say if one club falls out of the top four, Liverpool or Arsenal, why shouldn't we take up that position? Why not?'


Those my friends, are the words of Tottenham manager, Martin Jol.

Now, there are several good reasons he cannot get our ickle neighbours into the top 4.

There's no chance of Liverpool dropping out of the top 4 with the imminent arrival of Fernando Torres, as well as several other players thought to be on their way in.

Arsenal may have lost their skipper and all-time top scorer in Thierry Henry, but Arsenal beat Spurs twice last season without their skipper. Indeed we beat them with a team of kids.

Arsenal will strengthen - that my loyal readers, is a fact. I'm not going to go on and on about all the injured players we had last season, you know all about them, but that is another factor.

Those words at the start of the article also come from the man who has said twice (once last month, and once 2 years ago) that under his guidance, Spurs can challenge for the title in 2 or 3 years. He says a month later that Spurs cannot win the title?

I don't need to write any more on the matter, you can all see he's discredited himself.



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Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Monday July 2 2007
Time: 9:47AM

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This is what he said less than a month ago, as reported by Vital Spurs: 'hopefully, if we can have the likes of Tom Huddlestone, Aaron Lennon, Michael Dawson develop into star players, we can go even further. My dream is to compete for the title in the next two to three years.'....... Yes Martin, of course you can.
simmy8_2000
02/07/2007 09:51:00
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Lets all laugh at Tottenham, la la la la, la la la la
Ozi Gooner
02/07/2007 09:57:00
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To be fair he has to say stuff like that. You cannot berate him for being optimistic. However what I do think is funny is some of the other people at spuds. They are making excuses already for failure when the season hasn't already started. Things along the lines of "We don't need the champions league & it wouldn't be seen as failure if we didn't make it", errr, after spending a minimum of 26.5 million (probably a lot more by the time the window closes) & also being the second biggest spenders only to chelski since sept 04, I think it would be seen as a massive failure!!
Ashburton Gooner
02/07/2007 10:12:00
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Just remember since the prem started, you goon scum are used to being better than you have been inthe last 2 years we on the other hand are not. Just think how you are going to feel at the end of the season if you are only 5th 6th or 7th.. and we are3rd or 4th. Crap you may say, but the facts are it is looking more likely than ever before. Just remember a couple of bad results and then the fear factor will enter the equation, not only in the minds of the supporters who will pressurise the team and manager, but also the players themselves who will begin to doubt themselves and underperform even more... this is going to be an interesting season for those of us who follow the N London teams and nobody knows how it will end. COYS
4everaspur
02/07/2007 10:25:00
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You didn't need to produce any qoutes to discredit the man, he just spent nearly 18m quid on Darren Bent FFS.
hatespur
02/07/2007 10:49:00
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Another transition year of you goons? THat is all we have heard since Vieira left for Juventus. A huge loss that you have not been able to fill... and Henry will have the same effect. Add to that Wenger will leave next summer and you guys will be in decline. Didnt I read a while back that Fabregas would walk away if Wenger left? These guys are already preparing you guys for next summer when everybody jumps ship and you guys start to sink!!!!!!!!!!!! COYS!!!!!!!!!
molesy
02/07/2007 10:51:00
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Factual innaccuracies
Jacky B
02/07/2007 11:42:00
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hatespur--- Theo FFS!
huscarl
02/07/2007 11:48:00
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Best premiership odds at the moment are 12/1 Arsenal and 125/1 Spuds. No CL place for spuds next season either I am afraid.
Amos.
02/07/2007 11:52:00
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just run your big mouths little spuddies.
G4L
02/07/2007 11:54:00
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