And here we are again, another transitional season, a brand new manger, whoops; I mean head coach, 3 below par performances, media slander and a lot of booing. Thus the nature of the fickle fan is revealed.
Now don’t get me wrong, I too am not happy with a lot of things at Spurs. Levy is too crafty for my simple mind to process, I didn’t agree with the team selection for the Norwich game and the less said about the transfer window shenanigans the better, but we as a whole need to chomp on a big bitter slice of shut the **** up and get behind the team.
Yes I know we’ve done this before and you’re sick of it blah, blah, blah, but a new man at the helm, players in and players out, all equate to one thing being needed, TIME. As football supporters (I use that term loosely thanks to the boo boys) we want everything now or at the very least yesterday, but if you can stop screaming and foaming at the mouth long enough to try and calmly access the situation you will be slapped in the face by facts disguised as a cold wet fish.
Yes I know we’ve done this before and you’re sick of it blah, blah, blah, but a new man at the helm, players in and players out, all equate to one thing being needed, TIME.
AVB has inherited a good squad of players, but some key elements from the Harry era have now gone. Our King has called it a day, Modric was going to go no matter who was in charge and unfortunately we decided to part company with the walking man crush that is VDV (gutted). That is three world class players out. I don’t care who you are, if you lose players like that without like for like replacements you will not be as strong as you were in the previous season, plain and simple.
In regard to transfers in, we may not have signed as big as any of us wanted, but Dembele, Dempsey, Gylfi, Vertonghen and Lloris are all good players. The thing is, 5 new faces, all of whom I think will be great additions, will need time to develop understandings with the old heads and new systems. You can argue that if we had made our signings earlier in the window that they already would have settled in, but that is a question I will lay at the feet of the Chairman.
My point is that we are stuck with what we have whether you like it or not, so the next time 11 men walk on to the pitch in lilywhite amour, remember that for 90 minutes you are the twelfth man. If half way through the season we are in a terrible state and it’s all going to the dogs then venting your frustration may carry some justification, but until such a time I beg you to please give the boys some time and LOVE THE SHIRT.