‘Spurs’ from the latin: Spursi; trans unreliability to the point of being extremely reliable. As a verb: Calcaribus eum trans Spurs it up.
Spurs have had a good season for ENIC and to throughly mix metaphors, right now the two jewels in the crown that are neck and neck are the Premier League and the Champions League.
Any hurrahs in respect of the Premier League are capped because Manchester City have already won the title. The odds of Tottenham not securing a Champions League would dependent upon a seismic deterioration in our form and an equally unlikely boost in the form of the sides beneath. You can’t take anything for granted, but it has to be an unlikely scenario.
The monies from the Champions League are a joy to behold and our form suggests we’re in with more than a shout. Who can’t we beat?
The 32 clubs in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage is a guaranteed minimum fixed payment of €12.7m each, to be boosted by bonus payments of €1.5m per win and €500,000 per draw in the group stage.
The teams competing in the round of 16 will further increase their base payment by receiving an additional €6m fee, with the quarter-finalists then picking up €6.5m apiece and the semi-finalists pocketing €7.5m each.
The UEFA Champions League winners themselves can expect to receive €15.5m and the runners-up €11m.
A club could therefore collect, at best, €57.2m, which does not include play-off allocations or market pool share.
If you’re a deluded and socially stunted Flat Earther all this talk of cold hard cash will only serve to baffle, as you believe that all our players are paid in penny chews from the club tuck-shop and for the sheer honour of playing for illustrious club!
Back to this evening’s game and Spurs run in this competition has been stellar. I have been far more agitated ahead of league games (and during FA cup games) than I am today.
I think we’ll win. And so then do our coffers. More penny chews, Daniel! It’s a win win.