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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Positive signs at Spurs.

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The JimmyG2 Column.
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 I had intended to stop taking the positives from games where we didn't do as well as I expected or as we deserved. It has a whiff of a losers mentality and has a tolerance of failure built in.

However with a poor to mediocre start to the season we don't have much alternative. Two points from eight beckons the way we are going but on the plus side Harry is unemployed at the moment.

So let's take the positives: we should have least got a point from the opener at Old Trafford. We played very well for the first twenty minutes and woke up for the last ten. We also gifted them the only goal and scored it ourselves.

An easy victory threatened in the first home game against Stoke until the game was all but over but then Toby blundered and both centre backs went  AWOLand not for the first time in the game.

Positives Jimmy, positives. Against Leicester we controlled the game pretty well and Dele Alli put us ahead. We will have to forget the next minute or so in our search for positivity. So LDD could easily have been DWD yielding five points rather than two.

No-one other than Man. City have come bursting out of the traps and five points would have put us on the fringes of top four. We have new players coming in possibly in areas where we are deficient and Rose, Eriksen and Pritchard returning from injures.

Mauricio will soon realise the error of his ways and give up the Dier experiment. Another youngster has been bloodied and is on the scoresheet. The new stadium is making progress and we have the best training facility bar few.

The results against Utd. and Stoke were an improvement on last year and against Lericester we took ther wind out of the sails of one of the front runners away from home.

You will realise that by now I am getting a little desperate. This positive thinking gig is giving me a headache. Just moan and slag all and sundry off Jim; it's a lot easier. Nope it's too early in the season.

Musings New Season Resolution is to look on the bright side until at least  the 10 game mark is passed. Then we might just call for a few of the appropriate parts of the anatomy of the usual suspects.

We lack creativity and invention in the attack and pace all over the pitch but these could be attended to by the end of the window. We are leaving things late once again but our previous excursion into early purchase did not work out well.

But this was not because these were early bird bargains but because we were flush with cash and chose players without any Premiership experience. Not one of the Magnificent Seven boasted Premiership credentials.

I can't keep track of the rumours of players coming or going or wishing they were coming or going, or denying that they are coming or going so on Musings we tend to wait until they happen and then claim we knew it all along.

Allowing the transfer window to overlap the start of the season is a nonsense and I agree with JJ who says it's too long anyway. Sort it someone.

Anyway I'm on holiday in sunny,so far, Bridlington in a house with intermittent wi-fi so if you get this it will be the sort of good fortune Spurs could do with against Everton who have twice as many points so far as we have.

Jimmy's Video Spot.
No rumours here. Clinton N'Jie signed sealed and delivered. Seems like a nice boy.Young skilled fast and looks as if he enjoys his football. Usual you-tube warning. If he settles he could  be another positive. 

6 comments:

daddywoodland said...

Another positive is that Levy has shown his methods to be totally outdated and ultimately they're costing us far more than his scrimping and hardball game has saved us over the years.

Joe Lewis needs to make a change before his investment goes south. Either that or the new owners in the wings will wait until the £1b price tag drops significantly...

JimmyG2 said...

daddywoodland
You may well be right but Levy is not going to change. Thats a bit of positivity too far I'm afraid.
It's the Levy way.

IKnowAlanGilzean said...

Hello Jimmy, a good result at Leicester, if we don't think about winning with 10 mins to go again! Lukewarm performance.

As with early last season, the tendency to morph back into the side of the end (and many other) days of AVB's reign is worrying.

I keep hearing that Poch doesn't have the players he requires for the way he wants to play, as with AVB!. But we are close to three transfer windows on from his appointment ... It may be he never gets the players he wants, not necessarily because of Levy but because they get better offers elsewhere. In the meantime we can still play with energy and urgency can't we? Or at least for more than the 20 mins at Old T and 60 mins vs Stoke. That was dull as ditchwater on Satturday, though the heat was a factor.

I'm resigned to it all taking 2-3 seasons to really challenge for CL places again but we can play more exciting football than we've seen for most of Poch's tenure surely. I'm not overly downhearted not do I want Poch to go, as i do rate him, I'm just a little bored with the style and have been for a lot of the last 3 seasons!

I was much more positive and understanding yesterday; it's all getting a bit confusing.

IKnowAlanGilzean said...

We start much earlier than other Western European leagues, which is why the rumbling on of the summer transfer window is much more of an issue in the premier league.

JimmyG2 said...

IKnowAlanGilzean.
You are an outstanding credit to yourself sir. Long term view, keeping a smile on your face and hope in your heart. Typical Spurs fan.Not.Join my Black Forest wandering group free knapsack supplied.

IKnowAlanGilzean said...

Heh heh! As long as the knapsack foesn't have echo of Glory stamped on it.

Soldado: Watch 2 in 2.

One day we must consider it might be Spurs not the players ...

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