What do you think? Top four next season (drollness added)?
Yes, we’ve had a crap season; previously, we’ve gone from the highs of a top-four place, for many seasons, challenging for the Premier League title to a Champions League Final, all with the help of Pochettino. But failure is the name of Lev’s game, and he probably thought that Poch was getting ahead of himself, so he fired him (which Daniel does well), only to be replaced with Mourinho, who helped us get knocked out of the FA Cup, Europa League and allowed us to slide down the table… the only thing he did right was getting us to a final… but good old Daniel thought… absolute success on the horizon… fire him! Oh, we fans smiled!
Then Daniel made a very astute choice, he employed an inexperienced young lad called Mason to take us down even further than Pochettino or Mourinho could even dream of… but his saving grace was keeping us ahead of the Gooners in the final game of the season, and thus keeping them out of Europe for the first time in 26 years (something to smile about). I am sure the bells roared for Daniel and Ryan! But what now that hilarious season is over with?
What are the positives for next season? Well…. Erm… we haven’t got a manager yet, and Kane and some others might go… so…, if the right decisions are made over the summer months, then – being a bit optimistic – we could see us challenge for a top-four place again (I wrote that without laughing). Now, that is what I call natural optimism! Another may call it lunacy or mental decline after 60 years following and watching Spurs through thick and thin… but let us stay on the positive side for now.
We know we’ve got good front men at Spurs, Kane, Son and Bale, no doubt there, and if Levy could persuade them to stay (sorry, I am laughing now) – yes, a bit of an ask (that is “ask” not arse) – we could be halfway there.
Two teams, yes, two, of the six who finished above us, the Wet Spammers and the Foxes, conceded more goals in the Premier League than us. So methinks, along with every loving football supporter, who can easily deduce (as Sherlock does) that our defence is the problem (Nooooooo! Yes!), solve that, and the world could be our oyster, and the trophies will come tumbling down the hill… well, not quite!
At least one centre back needs to be brought in, with Toby Alderweireld ageing, Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier having moments of defensive liability, and Joe Rodon not yet even starting, then that must be the starting point (sorry for the pun). A good centre back could make all the difference; just look at Virgil (no, not him of Thunderbirds, but him of Liverpool). When he came, he made such a difference to their defence… sadly for them, but not the rest of the Premier League, he has been injured for a good portion of the season.
Getting full-backs should also be a priority. Aurier Is defensively vulnerable, Matt Doherty has disappointed, and Japhet Tanganga’s lack of experience and is injury prone, is an issue. In other words, the side could do with cultivating.
Then there is Reguillon, who started off well and dipped quite suddenly. Maybe Ryan Sessegnon could fill that role?
Ge the best in (in defence), and we could end up conceding 8 or 15 fewer goals. If that happened, Bob’s your uncle and Aunt Fanny is a genius. Ok, maybe also look at the midfield as well… like a striking one.
It all sounds simple when you write it down… the real world is an obstacle race with minefields here and there… with most of these minefields planted by Levy.
But what do you think? Not about my humour, but us getting into the top four.
All the best, Glenn
My name is Glenn Renshaw.
I am currently a Premium Season Ticket holder (West Stand) in the new stadium. Before that – at White Hart Lane – a season ticket holder in various parts of the ground (mainly in the North stand).
Before becoming a season ticket holder, I stood on the shelf and various other parts of the ground since the 1960s (the season of the double). In 1987 I became one of the first to hold a Spurs Membership card. I was also a life long member of the Spurs supporters club (now defunct).
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