For some time now I have been racking my
brains as to how our club started to slide over the past decade. I can
remember a time when we would easily be a match for the girls down the
road over 90 minutes, but lets be honest, after this season's
semi-final, the void now looks bigger than ever. (Much to my dismay).
After reading an article from MEHSTG I
was suddenly enlightened as to why such a gap between ourselves and the
top teams in England has come about and unfortunately it once again
boils down to the thing that was rarely thought of, let alone discussed
at the dawn of football, MONEY. It was brought to my attention that once
upon a time we were leading the way in terms of record buys (Paul Gascoigne's
transfer from the Toon Army), but since that time we have barely made an
impression or even a dent upon the British transfer market.
Sure I am happy with the signings from
Glenn so far, as we currently must have some of the hottest youngsters
in the English game and feel he is right to go for more experienced
players such as Teddy and Gus. However Spurs (Chairman and Manager) need
to be seen to be putting money where their mouths are and going for some
of the top names in Europe. They need to show the fans they truly wish
to return to glory and by paying the now reasonably low fee of 10 to 15
million pounds for a player they can show that determination.
If I were a player of lets say
Clarence Seedorf's ability I would have to think extremely hard as to why
I would want to move to the Lane. He and others need to see a team united
and most definitely going forwards with vigour and determination. Only
then will the likes of Carr and the youngsters wish to stay which is what
we need if we are ever to return to the forefront of this beautiful game.