Apart from Sol Campbell, which player went down in your estimation the most?

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Gazza. Absolute genius for us. Was heartbroken when he left for Lazio.
Demons aside, the bloke really has made a shambles of his life and with every antic he goes down a little bit more in my estimation.
 

Nutter-Naylor

Supporter
Jennings. I know he is Spurs and thinks of himself as Spurs and I realise that the board treated him badly but it still rankles. I don't think of him in the same way as other Spurs legends.
 
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Sheringham didn't deserve the stick he got from us when he left for Man United. He had given us five years' fantastic service and it was increasingly clear that Lord Sugar had no ambition for the club and if things had stayed the same after 96/97 we would have just dragged him down with us. It had got to the point where there was nothing more he could do for us.

If anything, his departure did us good because it forced Sugar to get his wallet out and sign Ginola and Ferdinand. The funny thing is that Sheringham would have been willing to stay if Sugar signed Paul Ince but, at the time, Sugar wasn't prepared to pay £4m for a 30 year old (we had to wait until Newcastle had him over a barrel for that).

If you want someone to blame for Sheringham's departure, our short-sighted and pig-headed former chairman is a good place to start.
 
In all honesty I can't hate players for wanting to join massive clubs and win trophies, like Bale and Modric or players who didnt want to stick with a mid table team like we were in the 90s but Carr, Keane, Berbatov and Campbell can all go fuck themselves.

Carr is very underrated in this regard.

Went on about wanting a bigger club, ended up at fucking Newcastle. He can fuck right off.
 

Mrs Perryman

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Sort of agree with 1882 1882 , lots of negative threads at the moment, but I love a good moan too, so I have a huge list of players who have gone down in my estimation. It doesn't take much for that happen, usually when they bugger off to another club.
Berbatov, Klinsmann, Carr, Keane, Sheringham, Barmby, Modric, Bale, Carrick all spring to mind, and a special mention for our current want-aways - Rose, Eriksen & TA.
 
Robbie Keane was one of my favourite Tottenham players (in his first spell) but I lost all respect for him after he went behind Redknapp's back, organised the Christmas party in Dublin and then for the defiance he showed towards Redknapp in the aftermath. This undoubtedly led to him going to Celtic on loan shortly afterwards.

What made it worse for me was that Tottenham were clearly going places under Redknapp and I would have thought the players would have shown Redknapp more respect, particularly Keane who instigated the whole thing.

I now view Robbie Keane as an absolute prick, a complete turnaround in my opinion of him.

Another was Freddie Kanoute for the way he fucked off mid-season to the African Cup of Nations to play for Mali (who he had NEVER played for before - he couldn't get into the France squad) at a time when we were in desperate trouble in the League and he was the only person scoring goals for us.
His actions could have got us relegated.

My dad's choice would be Mike England because he said he turned his back on Tottenham when they were struggling.
Although this was before my time, I'd tend to disagree with this.
England was struggling with injuries at the time and left English football altogether. If he was fit and had joined another top flight side that would have been different.

I'd be interested to hear other people's opinions on Mike England leaving Tottenham.
 
Sorry,fat fingers!! Richard Gough leaving after one season ,86/87,really disappointed me.To this day he remains the finest centre half I have ever seen play for the club (sorry Ledley).That he chose to return north of the border to Rangers shows what a different era that was.
 

HampshireSpur

Formerly ErikLamela’sHip
Only a few replies in and what I think this shows (together with the OP) is that though we gripe a lot about modern players the issue of player vs. club power has always been a live one.
 

Airfixx

"Honka Espoo... We'll see you next year....."
Robbie Keane was one of my favourite Tottenham players (in his first spell) but I lost all respect for him after he went behind Redknapp's back, organised the Christmas party in Dublin and then for the defiance he showed towards Redknapp in the aftermath. This undoubtedly led to him going to Celtic on loan shortly afterwards.

What made it worse for me was that Tottenham were clearly going places under Redknapp and I would have thought the players would have shown Redknapp more respect, particularly Keane who instigated the whole thing.

I now view Robbie Keane as an absolute prick, a complete turnaround in my opinion of him.

Another was Freddie Kanoute for the way he fucked off mid-season to the African Cup of Nations to play for Mali (who he had NEVER played for before - he couldn't get into the France squad) at a time when we were in desperate trouble in the League and he was the only person scoring goals for us.
His actions could have got us relegated.

My dad's choice would be Mike England because he said he turned his back on Tottenham when they were struggling.
Although this was before my time, I'd tend to disagree with this.
England was struggling with injuries at the time and left English football altogether. If he was fit and had joined another top flight side that would have been different.

I'd be interested to hear other people's opinions on Mike England leaving Tottenham.

I was already emotionally divorced from Keane from his move to the dippers....

Rose, Defoe, Eriksen: Any time a player goes to bat for themselves in the media I lose a huge amount of respect for them.

Berbatov: Mugging us off how he did on deadline day.

Kyle Walker: Fantasising about money and easy silverware whilst we were in the thick of our own title race and residing over his suitors.
 
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Bazali

Back to the 60s
Another factor in the Robbie Keane incident was that Redknapp rescued him from his disastrous spell at Liverpool.
You would have thought Keane would have felt indebted to him.

But no.
The fucking prick.

He kept saying that Celtic was his boyhood club but this applied to a lot of teams apparently
 
Yes he sulked like a spoilt brat and I took my son, who idolised him, to Middlesbrough for what was going to be his last game for us
When he eventually deigned to come on he spent most of the time standing in the centre circle fiddling with his headband!
Modric got kicked early on and wasn’t interested
That fat cunt Mido scored and we lost 2-1!
Boro fans were scum throughout spitting at us

My son lost interest in football after that and started watching Rugby League

I honestly couldn’t blame him
Agree to a point about Berbatov but for me Carrick was more of a cunt. Just as we were building a really good rounded team, he fucked off after just 2 seasons. Cunt......
 
Going back to Carrick though....cunt thought he couldn't get in England team as well cos he only played for little old Tottenham. But when he went to Man Yoo, cunt still couldn't get a start for England. He thought he'd get in front of Lampard or Gerrard just cos he was playing for Man Yoo!! Cunt......
 

Radical Rei

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Alright Jeeezus i'm sorry for not abiding by the TFC official code of conduct

I must be on my best behavior not to protest the hall I mean forum monitors next time.

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When I was a nipper, Lineker was my absolute idol. I was gutted he chose the cash in Japan, and then seeing him care less and less about us, culminating with his joy at Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with us in the ‘Leicester’ season... I understand he’s a Leicester boy but still.

What I thought was strange about Lineker was the way he reacted to Messi's free kick against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final.

Admiring it is understandable, it was an amazing free kick, but he actually celebrated it!!

Lineker was a great goalscorer but I think he's a dick.
The same applies to Garth Crooks.
What a twat that man is.
 
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