Given that Roy Keane and I have both been watching Spurs play for the same number of years, all I can tell those that are struggling with his claim that Spurs have been soft for forty years, that he’s right – well – nearly right. We had something about us in the 1980s. Those were amazing times to be a Tottenham fan. But even then, we weren’t title contenders. The FA Cups went down a treat, but when we won the UEFA Cup, it just about blew everyone’s mind. It shocked few when ‘normal service’ was resumed.
I take a view that we had a great opportunity to become something special under Birkenshaw and Pochettino, but ENIC is no more interested in Spurs being a success on the green stuff than Irving Scholar was. Further, I’d d suggest some fans stop using any other metric other than trophies. As I’ve made the point before; professional sport only works one way. If that weren’t the case, golf courses would have no holes and racecourses wouldn’t have a finish line.
Keane is right. Listen to him, and stop making ‘short’ excuses, like blaming this that or the other. Spurs’ malaise is bigger picture stuff and unless atypical elements such as Birkenshaw or Pochettino are occasionally thrown into the equation, there is no hope of meaningful change.
Redknapp thinks winning is …err, not quite winning. Presumably, Jamie’s mind must also use phrases like almost a genius and, a little bit pregnant.