The Future Looks Bleak!
If we listen to some people, the future looks bleak. THFC seem to be doing quite well …. on the surface. But, how long will it last? The new stadium will commit us to a substantial debt for years. It will restrict our financial ability to add any decent players to our squad. It will also prevent us from paying the appropriate salaries to our most valuable players. This will eventuate in losing them to clubs with a healthier wage structure and will result in the break-up of our squad; causing a dramatic down-turn in our performance on and off the pitch.
Our manager will travel to Spain and he will take our ‘Golden Boot’ boy with him. Danny Rose will soon be off to United and Toby will travel with him to hold his hand. Anyone remaining is bound to see the writing on the wall and beat a rapid retreat to more attractive parts of the Premiership or European football world.
Relegation will be just a season away and, with the subsequent rapid decline in revenue from Gate receipts and zero ability to improve a very poor squad, we will be confined to the doldrums of the Championship, or lower. Such is the demise that awaits us that it is highly unlikely that we will ever witness a Premier League game again.
Many supporters will be surprised, shocked even, that they have not been made aware of the true situation at what is soon to become, ‘a once great club’. But the facts, the proof of the pudding, have been before our eyes for several months.
Media reports have consistently warned us about the imminent loss of our manager and most of our top players. Did we listen? No! Well known football pundits and experts, highly respected for their superior knowledge of this great game and their unbiased views, have stated their concerns about the future of THFC. Did we take any notice? No! Even managers of other PL teams, such as Mr Wenger of Arsenal fame, have consistently pointed out that THFC will be confronted by financial hardship and performance difficulties in the very near future. Did anyone believe these words of wisdom? No! And let’s not forget that even a few of our own, more enlightened supporters, who derive some kind of masochistic pleasure from the thought of suffering on such prestigious stages as ‘Vital Spurs’, have not been reticent in continually alluding to the catastrophic events that await us and that are bound to cause our imminent demise. Did we try to understand? No!
Will saying goodbye to the premier League and, after relegation through the divisions, saying hello to all the other clubs no one cares about, be a bad thing? Maybe not. We won’t need to purchase a bigger trophy cabinet and we won’t need to spend anything on silver polish. We won’t need them.
The fact that Spurs have not won any trophies for a decade seems to be a source of anger and frustration to some supporters who seem to view it as a personal affront. The frustration is understandable. The anger is not. It’s not about them and what they want. It never has been. If any supporter realistically compares our club, our squad, our progress, and the direction we are going in to all of the clubs in the football league, surely they have every reason to be satisfied with the present and optimistic for the future. The media and the tribe of football pundits can be ignored; they have their own agendas. The same applies to supporters who believe that their own personal requirements should be met by the club they support. It actually works the other way around!
If we listen to some people the future looks bleak …. but certainly not to me!