CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

6/5/2020 · 6 min read · ~10 · 2
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A Tiny Chink of Light

A Tiny Chink of Light

The name Willian Borges da Silva may not be well known to people outside the world of football, but to Spurs fans in particular it is synonymous with a failure of imagination towards creating a championship winning side.  Seven years ago the...

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

Oh No. Latest report from The Sun contradicts all the other reports about Willian's attend. Seems like he either is getting cold feet or is being pulled in different directions again https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11568596/chelsea-willian-transfer-arsenal-tottenham-talks/ At least Arteta from Arsenal is making things a little easier for him with reports advising that his personal management policy is players need to be 100% in their hearts about playing for Arsenal.

7/5/2020
CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

The diehard fan knows so much about a team but there are fair-weather supporters who don't even know COYS is the short-form for "Come On You Spurs", the loyalty we are talking about here is tribal loyalty, chosen at formative age of 8, so 50 years+ does permeate the marrow and not just the bones.

You and I know of a time when loyalty meant something, a time in life when these things mattered. They do not seem to matter these days and that is OK because soccer is not just a contact sport, it is today a corporate sport. Words like White Hart Lane meant something to us back in the day, but today it isn't even a coin toss if the stadium naming rights will call it Nike Stadium or Amazon Stadium.

Hopefully the nearby station will not lose its name but there is plenty of lobbying going on to change the name of White Hart Lane Station https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/24/public-have-say-tottenham-hotspur-rail-station-renaming - it would take an insidious act of inhumane proportions to dislodge this tribal loyalty. For sure loyalty for you and I is a most excellent thing, but the corporate elite and even newer generations, it really does not matter that much and because it does not - that is a great shame. At least we know why such values are still important.

7/5/2020
CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

1/5/2020 · 4 min read · ~10
The Return of Football and Why Tottenham Need it More

The Return of Football and Why Tottenham Need it More

If the season is decided today by a co-efficient performance based on points per games played, Spurs will find themselves positioned 9th in the league.  The only way they can move higher in the league table is if the Premier League (in conjunction...

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

Being an avid Tottenham year after year is worth a tonne of psychoanalysis in what Spurs fans have to recover from only matched by unrequited love and a Masters in handling disappointment, false dawns and ruined expectations.

I have met sports fanatics and they are much deeper into sports than I could ever be. My Spurs addiction is a life long affliction, sports analysts are on another level - at least I don't eat, breath, live and spit sports - there is life beyond another nearly season and the next big hope we really should have learned not to bank on.

3/5/2020
CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

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3/5/2020
CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3/2/2020 · 3 min read · ~10 · 3
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Winning When You Had No Right To Win

Winning When You Had No Right To Win

Two times Spurs played Manchester City this season and two times Manchester City outplayed and outshot Tottenham but how did Manchester City then end up gaining only 1 point out of a possible 6?  It is mystifying that how a team that was a monster...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

"It is understandable that there is the belief that Liverpool is uncatchable, with Liverpool needing only 7 wins from their final 13 games to claim the title (unless City cough up more points like they did today)". A small correction dear CityVP Manjit as Liverpool only to win six matches only and not seven.
I face the paradox of loyalty- it is because Liverpool is playing away to Norwich City next game. I support Norwich for I studied at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. And I support Liverpool since the days of the legendary Bill Shankley. My heart goes for Liverpool so as to keep their steam and for Norwich hoping for them to avoid relegation.I wish both could win

Results count and the boost Tottenham got maybe the new heart-lifting the team needs. They might just do it.

3/2/2020
CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

28/12/2019 · 3 min read · ~10 · 1
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Error Prone Spurs

Error Prone Spurs

When one looks at Liverpool and their high press game with similar assets on the field in the year Spurs challenged for the league title, Liverpool today is the team Spurs should have become.  The only difference is one cannot buy heart and...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

"The only difference is one cannot buy heart and mindset". This is what CityVP Manjit writes in his post today about Tottenham Spurs game against Norwich City.
This post is flavored with sports, but it is also extensible to business and our lifestyles. Having talent is one great thing, but feeding the talent with heart and mindset is equally important. They are the fuel that keep the talent glowing.

28/12/2019
CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

23/12/2019 · 4 min read · ~10 · 2
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Spurs Lacking Direction and Spirit of Creativity

Spurs Lacking Direction and Spirit of Creativity

While the results have been good with the arrival of new Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, the games against Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Chelsea may portend that the winning start is more new manager bounce than it is the change Mourinho has...

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

Liverpool were unlucky that their only defeat was the crucial one against Manchester City. Their points total of 97 points contained seven draws, again a draw against Manchester City where a goal line clearance with about an inch of the ball not crossing the line was the crucial moment. Liverpool are heading towards a grand coronation this year and last years points tally would have won them the title in any of the 116 of the last 119 years of league football. Little does one expect their nearest opponents to win 14 successive games - Manchester City edged them out by 1 point. Only an absolute misfortune to the Liverpool side can prevent them from claiming what they should have won last year. Liverpool went on to beat Tottenham for the Champions League title, so while comparisons in prior years with Tottenham were on the mark, Tottenham lost 20 times this year, Liverpool have lost only once this year, which was that fateful 2-1 defeat at Manchester City on 3rd January - since then they have been on a 34 match unbeaten run.

24/12/2019
Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I wrote a presentation on the Unequal Opposites:
https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/unequal-opposites

I say this because in your response you give a great example of what I mean "There is not much to say if the team is beating opposition it should on paper be beating. There is much to say if they do not".

You remind me of Liverpool FC and how they dropped points last years to lowly-placed teams to lose the championship. It seems soccer is like weather- expect the unexpected.

23/12/2019

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