I know we are only a few weeks away from the new season, and although every year for the last 50 years i have looked forward to a new season, for the first time ever I am looking at the new season with dread, a season that before a ball is even kicked looks like a season of no hope and a season of total pessimism.
With all the teams ‘around us’ making excellent signings, as of today, we have still not signed anyone, and even with a couple of names being linked, they do not give a sense of satisfaction.
I know it was only a friendly against Seattle the other night, but our defence is a total and utter shambles.
Kyle Naughton, and Kyle Walker at right back, neither good enough (especially Naughton), Michael Dawson unfortunately is just not the player her was (that is upsetting), Danny Rose is also unfortunately not up to standard, and so on and so on.
Then up front, we continue to play Harry Kane, a player who is so sub-standard (and when you look at what the other teams have in attack), it’s an embarrassment. Aaron Lennon is now also well passed his best. Soldado will come good, you don’t become a bad player overnight, but Kane doesn’t even come out as even an ‘ok’ player. He would be good in the lower divisions, but is never a Premier League player.
To be honest, neither is Vlad, Chadli and a few others to mention.
Of course the only way we will get Champions League football is to win the Europa League, and i think we should go ‘all out’ to achieve that. And the reason:- lets face it, the chances of us being in the Top 4 are NIL, the chances of us finishing in the Top 6 is SLIM, and that is not just for this coming season, but unfortunately for a number of years to come.
Everything we do, is always ‘too late’. We have messed up on Transfers in the last few seasons, when we had a chance to do some good things, we start on a new stadium some 5 years too late, and to be honest, Daniel Levy must take the brunt of all our concerns.
I went to my first match at WHL in 1962, and have had my season ticket since 1974. Never before have i not looked forward to a season like i do this time. Instead of looking forward to Success, all i look forward to is Worry.
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