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  • longtimespur longtimespur Feb 26, 2013 16:33 Flag

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    I never mentioned we had a strong squad but please tell me HOW you come to the conclusion that we have got the same squad?
    We lost Modric, VDV, Kaboul, King, Adebayor (most of this season) and Corluka, Krankjar, Dos Santos, and other peripheral players. Additions of Dempsey, Siggy, Holtby so that is at least half of the 25 man squad that has changed.
    I'm more of a half-full than half-empty person, I think AVB has done magic with the squad we have now and getting them to play his way. I never said we played well but we have played well enough to get results albeit with luck. Given time and the right tinkering and I think we will be challenging for honours.
    As for ENIC and Levi, would you rather we went back to the days of IRVINE SCHOLAR, nearly bankrupt (and would have been if not for Alan Sugar), mid to lower part of the table year in, year out??????????
    I know how we'd all like to have every player that's available (like Chelsea and Man city or Anzhi, or PSG) but we are run as a business on a financially sound basis and those dreams are not commenserate with our balance sheet.

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    • Same as is in same standard IMO. AVB has done "magic"? How do you think that? Have you noticed how all the pundits and "experts" have stopped saying that Spurs are one of the best teams to watch for attractive football? They were raving about us last year under Arry for the way we played. Not any more.

      You admit yourself, we have got where we are with "luck" and my point is that without that luck, or without Bale we would be mid table. When other teams in the top 4 or 5 are ocassionally steam rollering some team 4 or 5 or even 8 nil and we are struggling to a draw or a 1-0 win that tells me we are not at the same level. When Manure or Citeh host th elikes of Reading or Southampton or Villa the expectation by independents is a win. That is not the case with us so much is it.

      Its a daft thing to ask if I want to go back to being nearly bankrupt. Where did that come from? I am happy that we are financially stable and long should that be the case but IMO AVB is not "magic" and the inability to get another striker in when the vast majority of people, fans and others, were shouting that we needed one, will come back to haunt us.

      What I want is a side that plays attractive football, creates opportunities and scores goals. At the moment we are only creating opportunities. I asked the question before, which other PL team relies SO HEAVILY on one player and you didn't respond. Its dangerous and everyone knows it. Yes celebrate the fact that we have Bale but don't rely on it FFS.

      So its not AVB's fault we didn't get another striker is it. Know something the rest of us don't eh? I also notice you didn't respond to me saying that bringing on the likes of Carrol and Livermore when we were 2-1 down was a sign of how thin our quality was.