Steinbrenner wants to buy Spurs?

Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by MichaelQReilly, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. MichaelQReilly

    MichaelQReilly New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Glastonbury, CT
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I came across the article today. The relevant part is:

    If you're unfamiliar with Hank Steinbrenner, his family owns the Yankees of Major League Baseball, who are one of the highest valued sports franchises in the world. Many people here in the States don't like them, but they consistently spend more on players than anyone else; and have won 26 titles.

    Full article here: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2008-01-26-2494724397_x.htm

    I know the mess that Gillette and Hicks have made up in Liverpool have soured many on American owners, and I know that it is all speculation at this point, but if this ever happened you could be sure that Spurs would not be outspent in the transfer window by anyone.

    Oh, and by the way, f*ck Arsenal!
     
  2. jrob_blue

    jrob_blue Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Tennessee
    There is quite a difference between buying Spurs and Forest.
     
  3. tomas_brolin

    tomas_brolin Member

    Jan 27, 2004
    Geneva, IL
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    if he bought thfc.. it would be a major plus b/c of the money factor..

    but if he did buy thfc.. i would still hate him.. he is a piece of crap
     
  4. MichaelQReilly

    MichaelQReilly New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Glastonbury, CT
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe a realization that with the current exchange rate it would be harder to buy Spurs?
     
  5. jrob_blue

    jrob_blue Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Tennessee

    True... would be neat to see someone bring Forest back from the depths of despair.
     
  6. GIO17

    GIO17 Member

    Nov 29, 1998
    I'm assuming your a Red Sox fan. :p
     
  7. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    the day that any steinbrenner becomes officially involved with tottenham hotspur football club will be a black one, indeed.
     
  8. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    i'm assuming he's a tottenham fan.
     
  9. tomas_brolin

    tomas_brolin Member

    Jan 27, 2004
    Geneva, IL
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    i like them.. casual fan..

    but im a cubs fan..

    but i just hate it how steinbrenner operates and how he buys up all the talent and they are overpaid and become worthless..

     
  10. MichaelQReilly

    MichaelQReilly New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Glastonbury, CT
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know the Steinbrenners are love them or hate them, but do you think we ever lose a player over money again with them in charge?
     
  11. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    we don't lose players over money now.
     
  12. jrob_blue

    jrob_blue Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Tennessee
    Great, we'd be another Chelsea... plastic fans and outrageous bids for over-the-hill players... can't wait. :(
     
  13. chanman83

    chanman83 Member

    Sep 25, 2006
    Fairfax, VA
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OMG what a big kick in the dick if this happens as I HATE the yankees (yep sox fan) and for this DOUCHBAG to buy a stake in my favorite team omg...
     
  14. electrickeeper

    electrickeeper mido hearter
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Frank Costanza
    How could you pay 12 million for Hideki Irabu?!?!?!?!

    I saw Hideki pitch a minor league rehab start in Columbus one day....hell of an arm, but no control....anyways, I digress...
     
  15. thfcnyc

    thfcnyc Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Noo Yawk Siddy
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As a die-hard Yankee fan I would love to see a partnership between the Yankees and Tottenham. However, Hank Steinbrenner is an idiot who would be better off allowing his franchises to be run by people who know about the game. He and Levy are very much alike.

    Hank has done nothing but embarrass the Yankees organization since he took the helm.
     
  16. jrob_blue

    jrob_blue Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Tennessee

    I think that is how most real Yankee fans feel regarding HS.
     
  17. MichaelQReilly

    MichaelQReilly New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Glastonbury, CT
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Hank's main problem is that he talks to the press too much. Because of this, a lot of people think that he is making all the decisions. But if you read the articles carefully, he says that all of the decision making is done based on the input he receives from Cashman. This can all change real fast if they don't perform up to expectations, of course, but I don't think its happened yet.

    As a Yankee fan, I'll be the first to admit that the Steinbrenners are a mixed bag. In the end though, I think the goods (a desire to win every year) outweigh the bads (sometimes questionable decision making). In the EPL, where its probably easier to buy a championship team (see Chelski) than MLB, Steinbrenner's good would be more pronounced. Then again, as a Yankee fan since 6 years old, I may just be used to them by now.;)
     
  18. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I read that Daniel Snyder is interested in buying Spurs
     
  19. mattie g

    mattie g Member

    Nov 12, 1999
    Northern VA
    There was a story about that back in the fall, and I hope the possibility has gone the way of the dodo, because THAT would be a nightmare. Snyder is a money-hungry joke and would be at least as bad for Spurs as Hicks and Gillett have been for Liverpool.
     
  20. MichaelQReilly

    MichaelQReilly New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Glastonbury, CT
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed, Synder is a walking joke. How someone that idiotic could have made billions of dollars is a mystery. If Snyder was Spurs owner, they would buy every washed up player for %250 of their actual value. Ugh.
     
  21. SpursGlory

    SpursGlory Member

    Nov 17, 2004
    Seattle Sounders FC
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm a lifelong Orioles fan which lately has been far more painful than being a Spurs fan. :D There is no way in hell I want to see the Steinbrenner's hands on Spurs... it's a rather putrid thought to be honest.
     
  22. The Double

    The Double Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    Denver
    I'm sure you all know who my favorite baseball team is.

    I'd rather jerk off with sandpaper lining my hand then see a Steinbrenner owning Tottenham.
     
  23. mattie g

    mattie g Member

    Nov 12, 1999
    Northern VA
    Thanks for the image, Double. Yikes...
     
  24. thfcnyc

    thfcnyc Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Noo Yawk Siddy
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm cringing from Double's visual :mad:

    I've also heard Steve Nash was interesting in buying Spurs. He's a lifelong fan.

    I doubt he has that kinda money though, especially when you consider the dollar-pound exchange rate these days.
     
  25. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    i believe the talk involving nash was about investing in the club, rather than outright ownership. one of a number of partners, or some such.
     

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