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Same old Spurs! Thankfully...

As this morning we read the we are still haggling over deals for Hugo Lloris, Emmanuel Adebayor and of course are holding firm on our valuation of Luka Modric, it is the same old hard bargaining Spurs...

Talk of massive takeovers, huge wage increases and box office signings seem to have slipped from the main topics of conversation, as real or unreal news of who is or isn't joining also seems to have dried up, but is that really a problem, just a case of same old, same old Tottenham, trying to screw every last penny from every deal. But somehow I find that quite reassuring.

Perhaps the idea of having hundreds of millions remains a very nice dream, but equally so does having owners that still know the price of everything and also its value. Daniel Levy is a man who I believe will hold out for what he believes if the right thing for Tottenham, whether he has buy a 30m striker or the tea bags in the staff canteen. That is his way of doing business and though at times it may frustrate, you assume it is done with the best intentions to do what is right for the club.

Of course it is very easy for fans to demand he pays that extra million or two, to secure his player, but if he knows the deal is there to be done and he is in a strong position, is there a logic in holding firm, after all how often do you just pay the easing price, before the spending gets out of control? Perhaps if the government ran the country as Levy runs Tottenham Hotspur, we would all be far better off today.

When I look at the position that supposedly oil rich Malaga find themselves in, I also have to wonder if having that mega rich Sugar Daddy is really all it is cracked up to be. Having the ability to out bid City or Chelsea has genuine appeal, but how long is it before football becomes a different game, and winning becomes the demanded norm, as opposed to the hoped for one? I imagine seeing my team copy United or Barca and win two or three trophies a year, but do their fans still have tears rolling down their cheeks when the win a CARLING CUP? I don't think so somehow.

As frustrating as it may be sometimes, I actually like the 'will we/won't we' transfer drama and living on the edge of greatness and mediocrity, That is what being a fan of football is all about for me. We love the good times, but probably get more out of the bad in some sick way. Sites like this are far busier when the wheels are falling off than when the ride is smooth. Perhaps Daniel Levy is a master tactician in keeping interest in his club alive for longer than any other team in English football. After all football is still an entertainment business...




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Date:Friday July 20 2012

Time: 9:07AM

 

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