Go on, admit it.
Since the Moneybags took over Chelsea and the blue side of Manchester, we’ve all cast envious glances and quietly seethed as one money is no object transfer followed another. We buy Ryan Nelson, City buy Sergio Aguero. Are we jealous. You bet we are.
Now we are well aware of the depth of feelings that Daniel Levy’s tight control of the purse strings generates amongst Spurs fans. With the income generated at WHL, we can’t compete with either the transfer fees or the wages on offer from the ‘Top 4’, and until WHL Mark 2 opens with its 60,000 capacity, we can only dream.
Or maybe not…..
Now, its highly unlikely that Levy would give up Spurs before the new ground is open, but what if somebody made ENIC an offer that just could not be refused ?
In recent years, we had had rumours that a Kuwaiti syndicate was about to buy the club, also some dude who owns an NFL franchise. There have been other rumours, but nothing concrete.
Its no secret that a high percentage of Spurs fans would like to see the back of Daniel Levy. But would it not be a case of the Devil you know is better than another Roman Abramovich taking over ?.
Look at the pond life that have followed Chelsea since the Russian took over. Chelsea only started in 2003 for many of them. Prior to that, and to quote our own Keith Burkinshaw in a slightly different context ‘There used to be a football club in there’.
Would the same thing happen in Tottenham under new ownership or is N17 too far into the jungle for the South of the River brigade who presently turn up at Stamford Bridge and ask ‘who are we playing today ?’ Do we want the same type of fan at our club ?
On the plus side we could attract the type of players we can’t or won’t afford at the moment The minus is we lose some of the identity built up over a long number of years and probably a lot of the noise on match day. There is more atmosphere on the moon than at Stamford Bridge.
Levy is obviously playing a delicate balancing act at the moment, trying to fund new arrivals, get rid of the deadwood and get the funding in place for the new ground without getting a call from the Bank Manager.
So, do we want a megabucks owner to take over our club are are we happy to let Daniel Levy fulfill his dream of the new stadium ?
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