I have no doubt that there are Club Chairmen the length and breadth of Great Britain and most of Europe, who have a big ‘X’ marked on their office calendar to signify the twice yearly end of the Transfer Window . Many will have be happy in the knowledge they have avoided the fate worse than death commonly known as being ‘Levy’d’.
Its easy to spot those who have not been so lucky . They are the ones with the glazed look in their eyes and the inability to stop drooling uncontrollably when the name Daniel Levy is mentioned.
But Levyism passes. A week after undergoing the Soccer equivalent of being Hung, Drawn and Quartered, the cheque has cleared and the player just sold now has the increasingly difficult task of impressing those somewhat fickle people who inhabit White Hart Lane on match days .
Quite a few have tried over the past couple of years. Some , like Hugo Lloris and Nacer Chadli, have done very well. The jury is still out on some, like Erik Lamela and DeAndre Yedlin, while its a definite thumbs down for Roberto Soldado (albeit reluctantly), Paulinho, Stambouli and Capoue who have all left the building.
The really new guys are still under the microscope but its the fact that Levy has, up to now, not bought an out and out striker to support Harry Kane that is giving the Spurs faithful sleepless nights. To not have a striker on the bench on Saturday against Stoke was quite unbelievable, especially with what happened after Harry Kane went off. To me, its false economy to wait for the Bargains at the end of the window. Late arrivals take time to bed in, we drop points as a result and we are playing catch up the rest of the season.
I do admire Levy for the way he has turned Spurs into a very viable proposition. Remember 1991 when we nearly folded. . The cost of the new stadium is in everyones thoughts but we need to be in the Champions League or seriously banging on its door when the new ground opens. Our net spend on players recently is virtually nil, so like all Spurs fans, I’m asking Daniel Levy to splash the cash over the next two weeks. Berahino and another defensive midfielder are the absolute minimum we require to compete.
You never know, he might actually end up paying the asking price for a player.
But somehow, I doubt it…….
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