At what cost?
As always there is a difference in opinion over how the club should be run, how much money should be invested in the playing squad and what is the best way to take the club forward regarding a new stadium.
I find it greatly frustrating reading through some of the comments on here that I struggle to understand what it is the poster would like. A difference of opinion is not only healthy but makes this site all the more interesting because it would be relentlessly boring if we all agreed but the question I have to ask a lot of the members here is at what cost?
There are cries of frustration with our lack of investment in the playing squad with quotes of 'Levy and Lewis are business men first and fans second'. Of course they are, if they weren't then they wouldn't be in such a position where they could own and run a club of the magnitude of Tottenham Hotspur. Would you rather they were fans first? Would it honestly be in the clubs interest if they splashed out £30 million on a striker and a further £25 million on a creative midfielder? Borrowing heavily against the club creating huge debts in the process and putting the future of this great club at risk. All for what?
Have we not seen this enough times to appreciate the weighed approach that our board takes regarding the future? Leeds, Portsmouth and Rangers to name a few. Our very own club was on the verge of bankruptcy until Mr Sugar bailed us out. How many of the Spanish teams are in trouble right now or have been of late? I often read that we need new owners, a sugar daddy to compete with Chelsea and Manchester City.
I would love it if we were able to attract the world's best players to watch week in week out at White Hart Lane. The thought of watching the likes of Oscar and Hazard or Mata and Toure every week must be great for the respective clubs fans and in the case of Manchester City at least they have a bit of class about it, even if they are destroying the games financial structure and integrity but let's look at Chelsea. If it had have been Spurs that Roman had taken over would we feel the great sense of pride and achievement that we do now? Would you not feel embarrassed over the way your beloved club was being run?
Sacking some of the best managers in the world for no apparent reason despite some colossal achievements, Mourinho, Ancelotti and Di Matteo all deserved far better treatment than what they received. Take a look at them now, Very few people respect or appreciate what they have achieved because of the way they have been run. They are nothing short of a laughing stock at times and that is the last thing I would want to happen to Spurs.
The new stadium is not something I know a lot about other than this is something that has and is going to take a lot of time and money. I am very proud to be a Spurs fan because of the way we have gone about our business and the way our steady progression has been achieved through a great business module with integrity and the future at the heart of everything we seem to do.
A wise man once said 'You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time.' As much as I'd love to see superstars walking in every window whilst building a brand new stadium it's just not possible with our current setup, so I ask what is it that you would sacrifice, Our long term stability and future? Our owners and therefore our integrity? Or do you have the faith and patience in our board to take us forward?
Written by spurticus87
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