If they ever decide to remake the Oscar winning musical ‘Oliver’, I have just the candidate to play the role of Fagin. He may not have any acting experience but our esteemed/reviled Chairman, Mr Daniel Levy (take your pick) would be absolutely brilliant belting out one of Fagins songs, because the lyrics are so close to his heart.
You know the tune , its the one with the immortal words which could have been written specially for Levy by Lionel Bart..’In this life, one thing counts, in the bank, large amounts’.
Now as we all know, the zero spend during the transfer window has no doubt left Spurs with a very happy bank manager. Its a pity the fans, who contribute handsomely to the coffers are not smiling at the moment.
Its common knowledge that Levy is juggling the finances to ensure that the new stadium build does not drag the club into the financial mire and to a degree, I agree with his financial prudence.
However the new stadium is three years away, and while Levy is looking at the long term picture, I’m afraid the failure, for whatever reasons, to sign another dedicated striker and an experienced defensive midfielder has the potential to turn this season into a real struggle. It would be absolutely ‘Spursy’ if Harry Kane sustained a serious injury in the near future, and you just know it will happen.
We will then have to rely on the two new signings, N’Jie and Son, neither of whom are out and out strikers, although they may have to adapt and quickly. Neither has played in the Premiership before and they will take time to bed in. During which time we will struggle for goals. Selling all our defensive midfielders would be ok, as long as we replaced at least one of them. Can Bentaleb rise to the occasion again, I ask myself ?
I have defended Daniel levy all the way up to now. But it ends today.
He`has exposed my team to an unforgivable lack of depth in the forward and central midfield areas. He has no doubt written the managers script for today, when Poch’s weekend stance that we really needed a striker and DFM amazingly morphed into the quite incredulous statement that he was happy with his squad.. I am disappointed with the manager for caving in. Time he grew a pair and told Levy the facts of Premiership life. I actually would not be surprised if Poch does not survive the season. He must be hurting tonight. I would be if I was in his position.
This is not a knee jerk reaction against Levy. I admire him in many ways, but his brinkmanship during the Transfer Deadline sucks. Maybe his reputation is now working badly against him, and Spurs, as a club are the ultimate losers. I certainly dont agree with the WBA chairmans tactic of making all the Spurs bids public because, as I see it now, neither club has the use of Berahino’s services for the forseeable future.
It is such a shame that many fans are now resigned to an average season, at best. If the team does manage to surprise us all , it will be nothing to do with Daniel Levy but the players and managements professional pride.
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