A bumpy start to the new season? Oh yes it is. There is little or no hope for some of the panicking fans. People are already boo’ing or #LevyOut, #PochOut ‘ing within the first three games. The performances have been alright but the fans reaction is surprising and gooner like, which makes it all the more, worse. Let’s break it down to a few “simple” questions.
Are we in trouble? Maybe, but there is still time to fix it.
Do we have anymore unwanted players? No, which is a big relief.
Will our big players be staying for another year? Yes, we have had a successful summer in terms of recouping our best players by getting them to sign long term contracts.
Do we have chances for finish in top six? Yes, I don’t see why not.
Why is everyone panicking? Because Harry Kane hasn’t kicked off yet, we haven’t managed to keep a lead in a single game provided we’ve played well in all and we haven’t got a backup striker.
While it’s easy to say “WE NEED CHANGE”, we have no guarantee what’s going to happen so the best is let’s wait and see how this season goes. Mid-season change is ALWAYS the worst. We are in transition and we were always going to be with the new stadium developments coming in. It’s surprising to see a lot of people forget that and want us to spend recklessly on possibly another set of unwanted players. We have sold five of our last thirteen signings from the last two seasons which shows just how significant it is to have players of the right fit for the right manager. Let’s say Pochettino gets fired tomorrow. There are less than a handful of managers who will be willing to work with such a young set of players who have recently adopted a fairly new philosophy. We hit restart and could end up anywhere. At least now, we have an idea that he has the capability to get the best out of this squad but it is their duty to get things right. If you are to tell me it’s Pochettino’s fault for giving away the lead against Leicester and Stoke, I’d say you’re right. But, the players are equally responsible for it. We have done this in seasons before he arrived and it’s the same thing over and over again, the team has to be more focused and get aggressive. If you ask me what my favorite bit from the game against Leicester was, I would say it was Dier getting that yellow card. We need players going pushing their limits for the team.
Our squad is young and they will learn overtime. Our midfield will click, hopefully, sooner rather than later. Harry Kane will get his first goal in time. This will all happen but we as fans need to be patient and support the team through thick and thin. I agree, Levy has let it late again but didn’t we have a bid rejected for Berahino last week? While we are complaining about our own team and management we fail to see others have their own intentions as well. I am more than glad to not be a club overpaying for players unlike most others do nowadays. Yes, we need to get players fast but how do we know that we are being stalled? We are unlucky to be in the shadows of the big four clubs and hence players might just stall us to see if they get interested and signed up by one of them. In simple words, Willian. I wouldn’t want to pay high wages for a player and then see him not perform to his best and eat up our money scrolling through Twitter or Instagram and LOLing our fans, and we know this is more than possible to happen because it has in the past. As a club, we have been unlucky with all our big signings (Soldado, Paulinho, Bentley) and this shows we have tried but it just never works out.
We do have the funds to sign top class players but the question is do they fit the profile? Is it what the manager wants? We have an idea of a style, he has another. He has more experience than probably all of us sitting behind a computer or a phone and directing him on what to do. We don’t have the funds the chairman has. We are talking about millions here, not a couple of pounds. A couple could easily by us a highly potential player. At the end of the day, it all depends on the type of player the management team are looking for.
As fans, we need to be patient. Yes, panic during the November-December period if it hasn’t worked out. Us moaning about the team isn’t going to help anyone, the club or the fan base, from getting anything. Personally, our performances have been an 8.0, 7.0 and a 7.5 out of 10. We have been playing good football but our team it is just not happening at the moment. When it does, it could do wonders. We have a young squad with some who are yet to break into our starting XI. I don’t think the eleven we have seen in the last few games is going to be come end of the season. There is still time for progress and I believe it will happen. Like Pochettino said, you can’t judge a team this early on, you should after ten games. I think we will be comfortable by then.
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