Looking at the All or Nothing (so it’s nothing then) videos this is a club built on smoke and mirrors. All the fancy surroundings, high tech equipment, corporate infrastructure …is just cosmetic.
Underneath the fabric of the enterprise is the knowledge by all involved that this club will never win anything of any substance or have consistent success on the football pitch because there is simply no “Investment” to reach that position.
The manager knows it, the staff know it and most damagingly the players know it. The huffing and puffing by Levy and Hitchen amounts to no more than filibustering. The devil is in the detail. The killer comments by both of these two is “we have a budget”. It is the scale and size of that budget that is the essence of all that is wrong at the club.
The top clubs above us have budgets of a size that meets the need of clubs looking to succeed at the highest levels of the game. ENIC and Levy limit any aspiration of real success by determining a budget that is the equivalent of handcuffs and a straightjacket and makes it impossible to build a squad that will achieve anything of note.
All our best players who have left over the years have done so because of this lack of ambition and investment. Listening to Kane’s comments at 27 years of age he will absolutely be gone at the end of what promises to be another season of failure. Eriksen left because he was 27 years of age and could see that he had next to no chance of winning anything at this club. Until ENIC leave, nothing will change.