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Spurs rehash old statement to dismiss Hughes rumours

Why Ramos should take his vote of confidence with a pinch of salt

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Tottenham have released a statement on their official website insisting that everything is fine and they would never in a million years consider replacing Juande Ramos with Mark Hughes.

The Club largely refrains from making statements of this nature unless absolutely necessary in order to set the record straight in light of wholly inaccurate reporting.

An article on the back page of this morning’s Sun newspaper reports that the Club has made an offer to Mark Hughes to take over as manager during the forthcoming international break.

This story is completely untrue and without foundation and the matter is being discussed with the publication.

Phew, that ends all that drama then! Or does it? The Spoiler has dug out a similar story on the club’s website from September 25 last year where they insist that Martin Jol’s job is safe, exactly a month before sacking him.

Normally we only have to remind fans to ignore speculation during transfers windows, and we do that in the best interests of our playing staff and our supporters. Given the level of speculation about Martin and his position at the Club we feel it is necessary to do the same thing now. Much of the reporting that has been carried since mid-August has been speculative and unfounded and accurately provided information has been disregarded.

The recurring themes in both statements are that it is an uncommon action for the club to take and that any newspaper reports are unfounded, something that was proven not to be true in Jol’s case. The major difference between the two are that Spurs decided to supplement the Jol statement with quotes from Daniel Levy to add more weight to the claims.

Rather tellingly, the new statement only dismisses reports that Hughes could arrive, rather than staunchly denying reports that Ramos could be replaced. The Spaniard’s name is not even mentioned throughout!


8 responses so far
  • Fedupwiththiscrap // October 3, 2008 at 11:22 am

    The usual old shit-stirring rubbish. If there was any truth in it, then why have the Sun (always a reputable rag) decided to pull the report from their web-site? Can’t wait to see what you idiots will come up with next…

  • Upminster Iron // October 3, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Mate, I don’t think anyone believes Mark Hughes is going to Spurs. After all, why would he walk out on the richest club in the world for the team who are bottom of the league? The point is that your club were making similar noises this time last year that Jol was safe and they sacked him, so there’s no reason they won’t do the same to Ramos.

  • Juande // October 3, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Actually the two statements are quite different.

    More bull.

  • Martin // October 3, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Yup, one goes on to defend the manager. One doesn’t.

  • Tom // October 3, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Now being reported that Sun journalist who broke the story has been sacked.

  • FUCKIN RACIST PIG! // October 3, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    SPURS ARE SHIT!!

  • YIDS4EVA // October 3, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    If you keep on writing shite articles we will send Harry Hotspurs round to your house to shag your ugly wife!!

  • redMist // October 26, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    26th Oct 2008: Dont you all look like tossers now. You Spurs boys need to get your heads out of your arses

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