Stories after the Aston Villa game were dominated by Harry’s comments that Spurs would need to be bold over the summer if they wanted to continue to challenge for top four placings. The manager continues to claim that the club will find it harder to get into the Champions League and will have to think bigger in the transfer market than they may have done in recent seasons.

“We’re a good side. If we’re bold in the summer, we can build a team again that can be right there again next year,” he said.

“The league is changing and a top-four position is very difficult to achieve.”

Harry also alluded to a long season for him personally and one that he’ll be glad to see the back of.

“I’ll be glad when next week is over. It’s been a long old season,” he added.

“I just want to get in the Champions League and have a break and get away for a few days.

“It has been a hard year for me personally. What I went through with the court case was the most difficult thing I’ve ever faced in my life.

“It definitely takes a strain on you. I do tend to get on with things but there’s no doubt it has an effect.”

Harry’s comments raise two questions really – exactly how much of an impact has his personal situation had on the club’s season and exactly how bold will they be?

Will we see a Vertonghen rather than a Nelsen or a Damiao rather than a Saha?

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    • I know i saw this news earlier great news!!! But Probably not as i have seen that hazard wants huge wages. but what about his team mate Eriksen?

    • I wouldnt get too excited bout vertonghen his comments seem to change daily n Man Ure r sniffin around now so that could b the end of that!!

    • The two bob outfit in the Premiership you mean? You scumbags aren’t out of the Mickey Mouse Championship yet. Hope it stays that way, because I’ll look for you and laugh my arse off.
      Even if you do get promoted, you’ll be straight back down because you are – quite literally – fucking shite.

  1. How bold should we be the obvious answer is how high we finish will drmin how bold Levey will be. If we finsh 3rd then Harry will keep is job if we finish fourth then it will be wait and see and by then some of out targets could have gone.I cant stop wandering why Harry left our strikes idle when we needed to win could haunt us all through the summer. This haunting could become heartache if Jols team prevent us from getting fourth . When the fixtures where puplished i looked at our last game and my thoughts where lets hope we are in the top four before that game and true too form we obliged spectacularly. What i want next season is better drug testing or more illness and heart trouble will keep happening. Once agin during the Blackburn game there was rumoured heart scare from a Blackburn player. This was later explained has a hamstring strain. My rantings have fell on deaf ears but this could cost us 30 million if energised Fulham prevent us winning. There are teams who can change there manager and personally yet still play the same way. This is what i hope for 2013 season target testing with the top 30 players rotated through the season and then the bookmakers wont winn money they should not have. Blacburn 3 Utd 2 Arsenal 1 Wigan 2 Spurs 1 Nowich 2 are just a few of the many high work rate gams they benefited from. So this would please me more than any big signing because no matter how much you spend if you play a team with endless eneregy you have a very strong apoinent no matte how much they cost and Wigan proved that.

  2. How bold should we be the obvious answer is how high we finish will drmin how bold Levey will be. If we finsh 3rd then Harry will keep is job if we finish fourth then it will be wait and see and by then some of out targets could have gone.I cant stop wandering why Harry left our strikes idle when we needed to win could haunt us all through the summer. This haunting could become heartache if Jols team prevent us from getting fourth . When the fixtures where puplished i looked at our last game and my thoughts where lets hope we are in the top four before that game and true too form we obliged spectacularly. What i want next season is better drug testing or more illness and heart trouble will keep happening. Once agin during the Blackburn game there was rumoured heart scare from a Blackburn player. This was later explained has a hamstring strain. My rantings have fell on deaf ears but this could cost us 30 million if energised Fulham prevent us winning. There are teams who can change there manager and personally yet still play the same way. This is what i hope for 2013 season target testing with the top 30 players rotated through the season and then the bookmakers wont winn money they should not have. Blacburn 3 Utd 2 Arsenal 1 Wigan 2 Spurs 1 Nowich 2 are just a few of the many high work rate gams they benefited from. So this would please me more than any big signing because no matter how much you spend if you play a team with endless eneregy you have a very strong team no matte how much they cost and Wigan proved that. Coys beat the cheats

  3. It’s been a ‘tough year’ for Harry.

    Almost caught for one of his many scams over the year (i.e. rosie47), found out to an average manager (signings, tactics, sound bites etc), heart problems and he lost his job as a poor mans El Tel……you know the old saying……life’s a bitch and then you write a column for one.

    Not sure if he is going to be about next year…….bold signings, might have nothing to do with him.

    Regardless with his job now gone to a better man (Mr Hodgson)……back on the spurs band wagon for Harry!!!!

  4. really need to beat fulham, I think there is a big chance arsenal will drop points at west brom, for the obvious reason that hodgy will want to leave on a high, and they have no pressure, but also this is like a cup final for arsenal, and even when playing well they seem to have issues in these situations, probably why they havent won anything for so long. example last years carling cup final. but then again we seem to have issues banking in on those kind of suituations e.g. sunday, but hopefully the fact that the games are at the same time will play to our advantage. COYS!

  5. 1. Champions League – Finish 3rd/4th
    2. Gardening Leave – Harry Redknapp
    3. Manager = Roberto Martinez

    4. Sell = Gomes, Naughton, Bassong, King (coaching role), Gallas, Nelsen, Khumalo, Rose, Bentley, Jenas, Defoe, Saha, Kranjcar, get rid of Adebayor.

    TOTAL OUT = £35m

    5. Buy = Vertonghen (£8m), Hazard (£27m), Llorente (£23m), De Jong (£15m), Moses (£5m), Lloris (£12m)

    TOTAL IN = £90m

    Team 2012/13 – with ‘rotation’ in mind

    GK = Lloris, Cudicini, Button
    RB = Walker, Corluka
    CB = Kaboul, Vertonghen, Dawson, Caulker
    LB = Bale, BAE
    RM = Lennon, Giovani
    CM = Modric, Sandro, Parker, Huddlestone, Livermore
    LM = Hazard, Pienaar
    ST = Llorente, VDV, De Jong, Moses

    Starting XI:

    Team 1:

    Lloris
    Walker Kaboul Vertonghen Bale
    Lennon Modric Parker Hazard
    VDV
    Llorente

    Team 2:

    Cudicini
    Corluka Dawson Caulker BAE
    Giovani Huddlestone Sandro Pienaar
    Moses
    De Jong

  6. 35 out and 90 million in are you trying to bankrupt Spurs. Liverpool are 50 million in dept already the new fair play rules wont allow what you are advocating. Moses the ten commandments Huddlestone fit Dawson Kane Townsend Coulibaly . Vertigo from Ajax Loriente Ady thats it 50 million out Modric Bentley Bassong Ekotto Pienaar Corluka Kranjcar Jenas Dosantos Obika Rose .Keep King Gallas free Nelson Kumalo Cudicini Friedel

  7. Levy is tough and prudent, and manages Spurs finances well, but as a result concludes the buying and selling of players late. Thus, I expect that Spurs, though ambitious, will be too ponderous to be bold.

    Spurs in fact need to act fast, so new players may have the time to be integrated, and better coaches–better than Redknapp and associates–can come in early in preparation for the new season.

    If Spurs have the ambition to be a top club, then Levy need to be decisive. Taking too much time to make the necessary changes will again result in another year or two of turmoil.

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