Date:Tuesday December 17 2013
It is a phrase that has come to exemplify hopelessness in the face of looming disaster.
Everyone who hears it knows what is meant. As the latest not-so-poor sap clears his desk and ducks his head inside his 4 x 4, as it speeds off to avoid Sky's prying cameras while a familiar voice-over gives us the usual refrain of 'fill in name leaves the training ground for the last time', we have assorted 'experts' from Lord Sugar to Jamie Redknapp queuing up to give his reputation the sort of kicking our team has been used to getting from certain opponents recently. And yet the architects of all this and before, our brilliant owners, get away virtually scot free.
Their managerial revolving door policy has brought little success, and yet another 'transitional season' will undoubtedly unfold, this time in all probability without troubling the top four, European qualification, or, heaven help us, the engravers. The reversion in strategy by the owners, after a few seasons of old-school Redknapp H., to a Director of Football in tandem with Head Coach has brought nothing more than confusion, as it is unclear who signed which player, for which position, for what purpose? Tactics? No, neither do I.
The last press conference by S. Villas-Boas was a lesson in obfuscation. Not bad for a second language, although ultimately it did him no favours with his boardroom bosses. The Gareth Bale money resulted in a Viv Nicholson style spending spree, with, sadly so far, much the same outcome. Off the field, our much promised 'world class' stadium has yet to materialise, and yet some deluded fans stubbornly defend the owners' every PR utterance for the lengthy delay, and instead they attack critics whose realism and rightful impatience is mistakenly seen as disloyalty to the club. And yet, how disloyal is it to have so many on a waiting list for so long, locked out for years?
How disloyal is it to wish to move out of our historic home and borough? Back on the field no doubt we'll all go through this Spurs Axe Manager circus again sometime soon, but surely it is time for some acceptance of responsibility in the upper echelons of our club. Shuffling deckchairs on the Titanic? Make that 'changing manager nameplates at Tottenham'. Same meaning, same outcome.
Written by 5thcolumnist
Date:Tuesday December 17 2013
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