We will get at least another season out of Harry and I am confident we will win something.
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No one not me most certainly disbelieve that institutionalised racism exists. I am 100% behind BLM. However your choice of a man two goals shy of the highest ever total of EPL goals in 200 games is absurd. It kills your argument stone dead, as literally the only other player he should not be favoured over is Aguero. Put it this way your argument that he is the poster boy for English football is classic cart before the horse. He wasn't given this status by chance. His singular talent earned this. He is actually pretty reviled and I think over criticised. He is far from universally loved. Kane could not win a raffle on Merseyside and lots of the Journalists are against him. There are message boards full of stuff about how he should not be England captain that for example Henderson is the defacto captain. This was even put around during the Covid pandemic EPL response.If you support Spurs I can't understand why you would use him as an example of any kind of racial bias. I think it does the general topic no favours, and just induces unhelpful eye rolls.Respect your opinion and others' opinion here. If you don't agree with the example I gave then that's fine... but to think that the football and/or the Premier League does not have a race and/or discrimination issue is absurd. Just ask yourself this... how many managers of color are there? How many colored team captains are there? I'll give you the answer - 0/0 and 3/20 respectively. I could go on giving shocking statistics that really highlight the disparity.
Kane is a huge beneficiary of being the de facto poster boy of English football. He's a source of pride, not just for Spurs fans but for the nation/region as well. Regardless of how good or bad he plays, he will always get the support he needs from fans, management, and the league. To sit/bench him on the Spurs over another player or have someone take his place as a #9 would be a slap in the face to English football. Absolute shame. As long as he's in the Premier League, he will never have true competition for his spot on the Spurs, even if he were injured and on one leg.
Most will disagree and make disparaging remarks but just pointing something out that I think needs to be said.
|Robin van Persie||144||70||74||51||53||77||67|
|FH = First half,|
|SH = Second half,|
|FS = First scorer|
|LS = Last scorer|
|H = Home,|
|A = Away.|
Kane the only person on that lit who has a better away record than home - quite interesting.
Goals FH SH FS LS H A Alan Shearer 260 117 143 88 96 173 87 Wayne Rooney 208 95 113 73 71 114 94 Andrew Cole 187 70 117 52 62 104 83 Sergio Aguero 180 88 92 59 43 104 76 Frank Lampard 177 76 101 55 66 92 85 Thierry Henry 175 82 93 54 61 120 55 Robbie Fowler 163 86 77 53 45 103 60 Jermain Defoe 162 56 106 46 68 96 66 Michael Owen 150 70 80 54 51 80 70 Les Ferdinand 149 73 76 58 51 93 56 Teddy Sheringham 147 65 82 54 39 83 64 Robin van Persie 144 70 74 51 53 77 67 Harry Kane 137 59 78 49 41 66 71 FH = First half, SH = Second half, FS = First scorer LS = Last scorer H = Home, A = Away.
Kane is picked because he is white and nothing to do with all the goals he scores! Alright then!You're entitled to your opinion and I definitely anticipated the reaction that I got from that single post - full of rage and hate. It was expected yet I'm going to point out what I see as unjust.
Answer me this, should Kane have played in last year's CL final? Putting clearly unfit Kane for a full 90 in at the expense of someone like Lucas who was fit and got the team there in the first place was absolutely shocking. I can't think of another explanation for that decision other than the explanation I gave in the post that got so much hate. Yes, I believe race/ethnicity/nationality does play a role here - you can agree or disagree.
Going off topic, I'm glad Harry looked better this past weekend. I'm hoping he continues to get better and helps the team quality for next seasons CL but would also like to see him have to fight for his spot in the line-up like everyone else on the squad.
He has publicly backed working with Jose; he is interested in the 200; gets paid a stackload and the team is built around him: literally no reason to go anywhere. It’s just bored journalists jealously wanting him for their preferred team.Kane recently said about getting 200 Premiership goals which means he is not considering going abroad. That limits the clubs he can go to. As a Spurs supporter and with Spurs mates I would hope that rules out Chelsea and Woolwich. That just leaves the 2 Manchester teams and Liverpool.