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To be honest - at the time he played for us, Dawson was great. I agree, he wasn't the best, but we weren't a club at the level we are at now. We wouldn't have attracted players at the level of a Ferdinand.I think he represents a clear division between different types of Spurs fans.
One side want the very best, and anything less is unacceptable.
The other side cares about character and effort.
I always loved Dawson. He wasn’t the best centre back in the world, but he was a great person to have in our team. I guess it’s the same factor that leaves me confused when I look back at the ‘90s. We were pretty shit, but for much of that decade we had players that gave everything, and the best crowd atmosphere in the land. Any player that gives all they can, regardless of ability, has always been appreciated by the fans.
Just to be clear, I’m well aware that Dawson didn’t play for us in the ‘90s!
All fairly reasonable. But he's still spouting the shite that in 2013 we sold Bale and replaced him with 7 players, which clogged up the squad and blocked youth players. No, we sold 7 first team players (Bale, Gallas, Huddlestone, Dempsey, Caulker, Parker and Defoe plus Bentley and loads of youth loans as usual) and brought in 7 others. Too much turnover of course.
I must say sherwood actually speaks alot of sense here