Date:Sunday September 1 2013
So the pub talk yesterday was absolutely dominated by talk of Tottenhams new boy Eriksen, and the 105mil investment into the squad. However the talk was not about how much of it is due to the Bale sale, or how quickly it will take us to gel, or even where we believed Spurs would finish in the league - but whether or not we will be under the same amount of pressure to succeed as other teams would be had they invested so heavily?
It's an intriguing question, imagine Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool or Arsenal poured 105mil of talent into their squads; anything other than winning the league would be considered as a monumental failure. Moyes would be thrown out the door and they'd be calling for the return of the red faced messiah, Mourinho would be considered 'The Senile One', and after the Gunners got over the elation that Wenger spent more on a player than he did on his lunch, I'm not sure he'd make it out of the Emirates alive if he failed.
Eriksen's early comments say it all - 'Everyone has followed the development of Spurs, and it's something I want to be a part of'. And how true he is. The world record Bale fee has had the eyes of the footballing world upon us. Everyone knows the quality we're bringing in, and everyone will be interested in how we fare. If anything the fact the Bale saga has dragged on for so long has probably helped our cause by keeping us headline news for so long! Whenever there's a big name signing, or an expensive squad overhaul everyone wants to know how successful they are. It was the same when Real bought Ronaldo, same when PSG started spending, the same with Monaco, and now with Spurs.
Mentioning Monaco though does bring me nearly to exactly why I think AVB will be given the time needed to mould a force out of the talent now at our disposal, and that's because we have made our squad the RIGHT way. We didn't need a new Russian billionaire to pump in his oil money and make Spurs his personal plaything. We have no power-hungry overlord looking over our managers shoulder and wanting an instant return on his personal investment.
Our money came from Daniel Levy's superb book keeping skills, and one sound investment in a Mr Gareth Bale. It's incredible to think that whatever happens now that man will become part of Tottenham Hotspur folklore forever more. So many managers, FA members, and Platini himself have said that something needs to be done about absurd transfers, and to be honest I totally agree, but if Real want to pay enough to fund 7 top players for us? Crack on lads! Looking forward to seeing you in the Champions League real soon. COYS!
Written by oi.you.there
Date:Sunday September 1 2013
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