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Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs v Villa.

Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur have always been of a similar size. Throughout the Premiership years Villa have usually ended up above Spurs in the league and have certainly had more forays into Europe.

Both clubs are considered 'large' but both clubs have, apart from decades back, failed to live up to their billing. Spurs, like Villa, have been seen, even by their own fans, as perennial underachievers, the 'almost there but not quite' types.

BUT.

Spurs now have a settled and capable board.

Villa still have Doug Ellis and a few other left powerless by Doug.

Spurs have announced a shirt sponsorship today worth £34million with online betting firm Mansion. That deal ranks in the top ten deals across the globe.

Villa have a deal worth in the region of £2million + add ons that amount to little more than a glorified affiliate deal. Our deal is with Red Box, no Red Bus Route 42, no, that's not right either. Errm, oh somebody red anyway.

Villa have a kit made by a 10th rate manufacturer called Hummel.

Spurs have moved from Kappa to Puma.

Spurs have a policy of buying the best young talent.

Villa have a policy of sell before you buy.

Spurs bought Paul Robinson, now England Number 1.

Villa rejected him as too expensive and bought a keeper from a relegated side.

Spurs have five players in or around the England squad.

Villa have none.

THAT IS WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE A DYNAMIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS CAN MAKE.

End of.....!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday May 15 2006
Time: 4:48PM

Comments

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J P Fear says it all....
spursfan_Bulgaria
15/05/2006 17:05:00
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J P Fear says it all....
spursfan_Bulgaria
15/05/2006 17:05:00
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it's actually 6 in and around the England squad mate. Robbo, Lennon, Carrick, Defoe, King, Jenas...then there's Dawson - sorry.
MattyD
15/05/2006 17:07:00
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it's actually 6 in and around the England squad mate. Robbo, Lennon, Carrick, Defoe, King, Jenas...then there's Dawson - sorry.
MattyD
15/05/2006 17:07:00
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We used to be where Spurs are now with some of the best youngsters breaking into the England Squad but failed to match Spurs continual Investment even after they had bought poor players for big money. I couldn't believe how they got such a big sponsorship deal but then Thats what happens when you think big.
Still-Ian
15/05/2006 17:17:00
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We used to be where Spurs are now with some of the best youngsters breaking into the England Squad but failed to match Spurs continual Investment even after they had bought poor players for big money. I couldn't believe how they got such a big sponsorship deal but then Thats what happens when you think big.
Still-Ian
15/05/2006 17:17:00
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When did u use to have the best youngsters breaking into the England squad??? Don't say Barry or Hendrie please!! It bothers me ur comparing our clubs - u are a notoriously boring side and have never been glorified like we have - and ur past is small compared to ours (thats not to say uv never done anything coz ur European Cup win is something we havent done...yet) and we are heading back where we belong. The sponsorship deal we got is the result of one of the most astute chairman in Europe buisness-wise, and becuase of our name which still is big in Europe. Plus the number of Internationals we have...i could go on.
MattyD
15/05/2006 17:23:00
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When did u use to have the best youngsters breaking into the England squad??? Don't say Barry or Hendrie please!! It bothers me ur comparing our clubs - u are a notoriously boring side and have never been glorified like we have - and ur past is small compared to ours (thats not to say uv never done anything coz ur European Cup win is something we havent done...yet) and we are heading back where we belong. The sponsorship deal we got is the result of one of the most astute chairman in Europe buisness-wise, and becuase of our name which still is big in Europe. Plus the number of Internationals we have...i could go on.
MattyD
15/05/2006 17:23:00
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Aston Villa are a great club with a proud history, but Villa were never one of the BIG 5 as Spurs always were for decades, Spurs are in a different world to Villa as far as money is concerned Aston Villa charge about £400 per season ticket Spurs charge £1500 per season ticket despite these prices Spurs sold EVERY SINGLE home ticket last season, Spurs also have waiting lists for every part of the ground Spurs have 120 executive boxes at £100,000 a time, Spurs have much bigger sponsorship deals than Villa, Spurs are also backed by the SECOND richest owners in football, so you really need to compare your fortunes with another team as Spurs are not similar to Aston Villa in financial terms, Aston Villa do have a great footballing history though with 20 trophies including the European Cup, I am not having a dig at Aston Villa but just explaining a few facts.
sumpo
15/05/2006 17:38:00
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Aston Villa are a great club with a proud history, but Villa were never one of the BIG 5 as Spurs always were for decades, Spurs are in a different world to Villa as far as money is concerned Aston Villa charge about £400 per season ticket Spurs charge £1500 per season ticket despite these prices Spurs sold EVERY SINGLE home ticket last season, Spurs also have waiting lists for every part of the ground Spurs have 120 executive boxes at £100,000 a time, Spurs have much bigger sponsorship deals than Villa, Spurs are also backed by the SECOND richest owners in football, so you really need to compare your fortunes with another team as Spurs are not similar to Aston Villa in financial terms, Aston Villa do have a great footballing history though with 20 trophies including the European Cup, I am not having a dig at Aston Villa but just explaining a few facts.
sumpo
15/05/2006 17:38:00
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