For pretty much the whole summer I have been wondering if Paul Mitchell has gone back to hairdressing. As for Baldini, the fact that he is still taking a wage is quite frankly beyond me. I’m at a loss to explain what these guys have actually been doing for the last 2 odd months as we amble in to yet another transfer day deadline disappointment.
It has become evident to me that there has been no transfer strategy yet again and that if Levy insists on doing both the incoming and outgoing transfers what’s the point of having the likes of Mitchell and Baldini? Quite clearly we can not multi task in this respect. Levy seems so fixated on extracting the last penny out of clubs for mediocre players when he should be thinking more about the bigger picture (who he should be bringing in to improve the squad).
In the last 2 plus months we’ve shifted some dead wood but still the likes of Adebayor are still taking a wage (I’ve grown tied of reading about the waste of space he may well have signed on for Villa but to the best of my knowledge he remains a Spurs player).
Why is it EVERY transaction at Spurs has to be drawn out with the press across every painstaking detail? Other teams seem to conduct their business with the minimum of fuss and get their players on board early so they can be properly integrated before the start of the season. There are so many clubs out there who do not want to do business with us now as somewhere along the line we have wronged them. This is in addition to the large numbers of ex players and staff who always seem to come back and haunt us. Look at the new stadium and all of the issues surrounding it, this should be well into the construction phase by now and the whole issue of ground sharing Wembley with Chelsea wouldn’t be a concern.
I’d like to put it out there that Levy’s ego is holding the club back.
Moving on to the team itself I spent $40 signing on to Bein Sports to watch the MLS game last week. The first thing I noticed is Dier playing in midfield, what’s that all about? It was quite clear last season that we didn’t have enough going forward with 2 defensive midfielders (especially at WHL) so why he is sticking with this rigid system is beyond me. Even with 2 defensive midfielders we leaked a stupid amount of goals. I’ve always said Spurs are a 4-4-2 team with natural wingers and 2 strikers. We don’t have the players to understand any other system (as tried and failed by AVB).
I’m also not a fan of the inverted winger either, it makes the actual areas we have to be creative way too cramped as the winger always goes in field where the traffic is instead of exploiting the wide areas and bye lines. I think the manager has a set and rigid way of playing which could lead to his downfall before Xmas especially if we don’t get off to a decent start.
I also think he’s much more of a ‘yes’ man that we first thought. Surely this transfer window was about putting his own mark on the team. I’ve not really seen any evidence of this at all so he can’t have any complaints if the fans start calling for his head after 3 or 4 months. Sometimes I think he is more concerned about being best mates with the opposing manager than taking the 3 points we need off them.
Utd could come flying out of the traps on Saturday and give us a right spanking which could dent our already fragile confidence. I’m scanning the news aggregators morning noon and night to see who we are going to bring in to at least give us some hope but with names like Moses and Lambert being bandied about you have to question the ambition of the club.
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