Sun Tzu quotes must be used in moderation, I once tried to read an entire book of these things and after a few pages the shock and awe had deteriorated into a word soup where none of the metaphors, none of the probable sage advice made any sense whatsoever. That said, ‘If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by’ is an apt enough thought about the way Spurs fans have evolved over the past few seasons.
The sacking of Pochettino has helped mill the wheat from the gormless chaff, and we now have distinct voices championing common sense, in everyday social media posts. As discussed earlier, Martin Keown’s views on José Mourinho’s post match reactions smack of the parochial views that have kept Tottenham in its place – as perennial losers. Losing is simply not acceptable. Apologists for losing need to be weeded out.