It is always, and always has been, very difficult to be a Tottenham Hotspur supporter. Every year we start the season with high hopes only for those hopes to be dashed, normally as early as January.
This year, we have gone on until March before our hopes have been dashed, but as I said right at the beginning of the season, we will be the laughing stock of football again being the only club to spend £100M and ending up with ‘nothing’ – not even a champions league spot.
So this season is one of the worst we have had for a very long time. The problem is the ‘Jokers’ in the pack. Unlike a pack of cards where there are only 2, there are more than that in our pack.
Joker 1 – Daniel Levy. A first class business man, but when it comes to ‘Football’ and knowledge of the game, leaves a great deal to be desired. The signing of AVB as Manager being a case in point.
Joker 2 – Franco Baldini. What does he actually do ? As far as I can see he was brought in as a ‘name’ to try and attract players, but without getting top 4, he wont attract top players. So, what does he do ?
Joker 3 – Tim Sherwood. Started off ok, but lately seems to have lost his marbles. Last week against Chelsea, of the £100M of talent we brought just a few months ago, not 1p of that was in the starting line up.
Robbie Soldado scores his first goal (and a good goal at that) for some time giving him some confidence, so what does Sherwood do, he does’nt play him again. Then against Benfica, he plays Kane (he is Joker no 4) in such a big match. I don’t think Sherwood is the right man for us, we ‘Must’ get in a Manager who is experienced, but more to the point, experienced in the top level of the game.
Joker 4 – Harry Kane. Not his fault that he is picked, and if you are picked you obviously play. But for th sake of THFC he must be sold. He is probably an Ok ‘Championship’ of ‘1st Div’ player, but will never be good enough as a Premiership player as long as the Earth orbits the Sun. Did’nt help that he gave the second goal away against Benfica, but just proves he is simply not up to it or good enough.
Joker 5 – Kyle Walker. There used to be a song years ago about Lee Dixon which went ” if you can play for England, so can I”. Well, the same can be said about Kyle Walker, in fact the song should be “If Kyle can play for Tottenham, so can I”. He is one of the most ‘Laziest’ players i have ever seen at WHL. His attitude is appalling, his play is suspect, and simply we need a new right back of some quality.
I am sure some of you out there could add a few more jokers, it’s just such a shame that all the players dont the same drive and desire as Sandro has. He is what THFC is all about.
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