|Saturday was the day in which Spurs fans
realised the full potential of Tottenham’s young and rapidly
developing side. Martin Jol has taken charge since the infamous Santini
departure and since then Spurs have looked like a new side rejuvenated
from the Frenchman’s dire defensive tactics.
The Dutchman installed attacking passing
football into the side and the signing of Mido along with Andy
Reid highlight the way in which the club is moving. The Jol era has not
yet seen a bad spell. Admittedly the results before the Portsmouth game
were poor, but many will put this down to bad luck rather than bad
performances. The blatant handball against Campo and the cruel decision
against Edman were just a couple of decisions to knock back the Spurs
side at the Reebok stadium.
The squad has undergone incredible change
since Arnesen took charge as the Director of Football. The side is now
young, fresh and full of talent with plenty of young English stars to
shout about. This is a far cry from the days in which Spurs were heavily
reliant on the ageing Teddy Sheringham, Les Ferdinand and Gus Poyet.
This isn’t to say that those players weren’t good for the club at
the time, but they simply weren’t at the stage of there careers to
spearhead Tottenham's campaign.
Spurs now have a side with much more
spirit, togetherness and potential with young talents like Defoe, King
and Carrick who CAN really lead the charge for that elusive 6th place
and a possible FA Cup final. Spurs have been reformed from OAP status to
the side with bags of potential creating optimism that’s finally
Mido’s mere presence on the field last
week was enough to excite the Spurs faithful. The unbelievably audacious
flick through to Defoe followed by his two goals have given the fans
great encouragement as what the final matches could bring. After all,
the Egyptian was signed for free…not bad, eh?
The main problem that has been pegging
Spurs back slightly this year has been the lack of wingers in the
midfield. Thanks to the capture of Andy Reid and the imminent return to
form of old favourite Simon Davies, Spurs have somehow found a quick fix
to this problem. Shame the transfer window didn’t open a bit
Martin Jol has moulded so many new
players in such a short space of time. Spurs lie 4 points off 6th in the
Premiership and have a good chance of cup progress this Saturday.
Regardless of how Spurs end this season, Spurs may finally be on the
verge of bringing the glory days back to White Hart Lane providing the
key assets stay and a few top quality summer signings are brought in to
the side as promised by Frank Arnesen just a week ago.
Many fans may rightly state that we have
been here many times before. My response to that is have we had a squad
with the talent and depth like this one in the last10 to15 years?
Forget the rather short lived Santini
revolution, the Jolly revolution is now in full swing...