begin at 5.45 p.m. on Sunday 24th May.
will gather during June and July and reach a crescendo in mid-august,
following a successful pre-season.
signings will fan the flames. The rumours of more to come will keep the
expectation going until the close of the transfer window.
football writers and pundits will all say the same thing: “SPURS TO
BREAK INTO BIG 4”.
I really hope the team progress as we should have done over the past two
seasons. To watch a Tottenham side capable of at least challenging
for the top four positions would be a dream.
with envy as Gary Neville lifted the Premier League trophy again. I
trudged sadly out of Wembley following our defeat in the Carling cup
final. On both occasions I had the same feeling.
didn’t seem to matter to the Man Utd. fans or players. There is
more an air of expectancy when they win anything. I’m not having a
pop at Man Utd. players or their fans, I think the same can be said of
Chelsea and, to a lesser extent recently, Arsenal.
the Carling Cup win last season I was on a high for a week, at least.
be at Wembley, watching Spurs win something was special. The
players’ celebrations at the end of the game just underlined my
feelings, watching from the upper of uppermost Wembley tiers. It
meant something. Even if it was the apparent “lesser” cup
led me to wonder how successful I would want Spurs to become (I don’t
think there is much danger of this happening, but hear me out !).
moment, on most occasions, when Spurs score the celebrations in the
stands are euphoric. This is because we don’t ever know if we are
going to win a game. There are very few Spurs games that can be
predicted. Even during the two “top five finish” seasons, it was
very hard to guess which Tottenham team would turn up.
I have a
friend who works at Stamford Bridge on match days and I work with two
Chelsea season ticket holders. They all say the same thing.
There is a constant atmosphere that Chelsea must and will win.
Nine times out of ten they are proven right. When most goals are
scored at Stamford Bridge, by Chelsea, they are greeted with a quick
cheer and then a very lovely round of applause.
I want Spurs to be successful, I want us to win things and qualify for
the Champions League season after season. But this won’t happen
until some billionaires invest (which I will imagine will go ahead
within two years, now that the stadium plans are in place) and rip some
more of the soul out of the club.
are beginning to look up again and I am desperate to see the team kick
on next season and the following seasons. But I don’t want to lose
the passion and for Tottenham Hotspur to become a top four tourist
attraction rather than a football club.
breaking into the top four next season and the subsequent title push.