Below are eight randomly selected headlines from numerous media outlets in a four hour period today! And there were many, many, MANY MORE, to choose from! It’s all exciting stuff!
‘Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to speculation that Unai Emery will be the new Arsenal manager’.
That’s strange, I haven’t taken to anything. Have you? And I’m trying to figure out why I would care!
‘Should Tottenham enter battle with Liverpool for Nabil Fekir Nabil?’
Really? I don’t know, but I do like a good battle and some decent pillaging.
‘Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Roma are all chasing the signature of Ajax forward Justin Kluivert.
Well, I also like a good chase … and we are collecting all the ‘Verts’ we can get at Tottenham, so it does make sense.
‘Tottenham are interested in signing Colombian midfielder Wilmar Barrios.’
I’m interested in lots of things …. so?
‘Jose Mourinho to axe defender to make room for Alderweireld.’
This seems a bit extreme. Surely there are laws against ‘axing’ people. Does Toby know he is about to be the cause of a major crime?
‘Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have been linked with Rodrigo of Valencia in the summer transfer window.’
Nice, but I think Rodrigo should stop linking himself to clubs that have never heard of him.
‘Everton to rival Spurs for Lille’s Bissouma.’
I guess we’re rivals in the same way that we are rivals with Exeter for the league title next season!
‘The Sun reported this week that Spurs are keen on Barrios, and plan to make a £25 million move for the Boca Juniors ace.’
Coming from such a reliable source, this has to be taken seriously.
Now we all know how the media operates in terms of football speculation. Don’t we? Well, apparently not! It amazes me that some supporters read these typical Transfer-Window articles and become a slave to a lot of unhealthy emotions. Emotions such as; excitement, joy, sorrow, frustration, anger, depression and, in isolated cases, suicidal tendencies. Supporters have even been known to become so irrationally affected by these articles that they enter into online dialogue to express their unfounded emotions. It’s a worry.
So, here’s some advice to supporters in general that could help us all to navigate the next three months of ‘news Now’ without becoming complete basket-cases. All of the above chronic conditions could be easily avoided by simply remembering …. none of it is true until it appears on the official THFC website. That’s when anger or joy should really kick in!