Is this the summer of our discontent/content?
Since the arrival of a certain Mr Botchmeister, we have had to witness the decline of our once great club, Chick King Hotspurs. Where once we revelled in the security and comfort of our annual 5th placed finish and a Ropey league berth, we now find ourselves having to suffer the indignity of being consigned to the wastelands of the Champions League, and for a third straight year at that, pfft!
Back in the real world, Poch (yes it’s Poch, not Pooch!) has overseen the transformation of our club from one that seemed happy with its lot, content with finishing 5th or 6th each year, to one that aspires to achieve. There is a renewed pride, where we can see the players now play for both the manager and the club. Is it just me, dunno, but this latest transfer window has the feeling that it’s possibly the most important so far in the Pochmeister’s tenure?
Our resurgence has in large part been down to a core of players who have largely been ever present during Poch’s time, does the club need new (quality) blood to reinvigorate and help push the team onto greater heights? Competition is fierce, and with our rivals seemingly getting their act together and spending large sums on players, where does that leave Spurs, raising the question, how important is this summer transfer window, and how should the club proceed regarding player acquisitions?
Have we reached a tipping point, where to move the club on our esteemed Monsieur Levy will have to break the habit of a lifetime, and relinquish his vice-like grip on the purse strings…is that even possible? If Levy really wants to the club to join Europe’s elite, then I feel his propensity to negotiate the life and soul out of a deal needs to change, he needs to show that Spurs really value a potential target, and that isn’t achieved by continually submitting low ball offers, there is a time and a place to play hard ball, just recognise when and where is appropriate tizzall.
Personally I think we’ve reached a point where the club should be actively seeking to secure players who will improve the first team, and not as a means of merely supplementing the squad. Perhaps now it’s a case of less is more, i.e quality over quantity? Whether that is achieved by pursuing a policy of scouting the best young talent (worldwide), or signing established stars, either way, now is the time to be proactive, and to not dither over the minutiae of every deal.