Spurs have just announced record profits and Levy has stated that Spurs have assembled a talented squad. Hmm!! I say to that.
I see three good results this term--against Hull, West Ham and Burnley. The results against Birmingham, Bolton, Portsmouth,Stoke and Sunderland have all been very iffy and the appalling results against the big three--ManU, Chelsea and Arsenal tell their own story. I see a Spurs squad threadbare of prodigious talent and like Hull last year, pushing above their own weight. Does anyone agree with my assumption?
For a side with ambitions of reaching the top four placings in the PL, the results against Birmingham, Bolton, Portsmouth,Stoke and Sunderland were poor. As a Spurs fan I do not like slagging my team off when they are currently in a good place, but I don't see the verve and the chutspah that our rivals across the other side are displaying no matter who they play. It hurts me to criticise them but time and time again I see the soft centre no matter who's deployed and a side bereft of ideas when things aren't happening.
A team needs to play to its strengths which I understand but tall Crouchy is a better footballer than just being used to have high balls punted at him which are then swallowed up by the defenders. I do not see from the training,the deftness and the skills that are required to turn games around, instead I see the old Wimbledon FC style of play. HR is trying to satisfy all his players and last week against Sunderland he got his ideas all wrong which is why Sunderland were the better side but still lost. If Spurs are best at 4-4-2 then he should pick the best side to execute his plan. If that means leaving Keane or Defoe or Crouch out than so be it. We are back to celebrity football where the management team want to show the fans all of its squad on the pitch, it would appear!
We were fortunate against Birmingham and Portsmouth earlier and Stoke pilfered a result at our expense. I don't see anything different from past seasons. Sorry to sound so downbeat but we still cannot beat any of the big three and are succumbing to the minor ones as well. You cannot see the big three flopping in such a way. I don't mind Spurs losing to ManU, Chelsea or Arsenal when I know they have played blinders and given everything in those games. But to date there doesn't appear to be any desire--almost as if the side don't want to experience sweat on their jerseys! This is why I liken Spurs to last season's Hull in disguise. When it starts to get to the nitty gritty from January to May, we could be dropping like the proverbial stone!