Auf Wiedersehen Europa.
.Reports that Spurs were involved in a multiple coach crash in Germany involving a head on collision with the Borussia Dortmand team coach surfaced on Thursday
The Germans escaped unscathed and were able to continue their European tour.
Tottenham were said to be badly damaged and remain stranded on the slip road to The Europa until next week. We await further updates but the Head Coach driver insists that all proper procedures were followed.
Actually in the context of our season it was more like a minor collision in Sainsbury's car park but that headline doesn't shift multiple copies now does it. Anyway we continue our journey but probably with a shorter itinerary.
Rumours that the coach driver fell asleep at the wheel were strenuously denied. Most of the blame is being laid at the door of the owners for failing to maintain the vehicle properly by cutting corners on the supply of vital spares.
Our decision to outsource important components to Africa and the far East rather than keep them in-house as was the previous policy appears to have back-fired.
The part supplied by a Nigerian company has not passed the stringent stress tests required and its value remains unclear presently. Mr. Levy may live to regret supplying his bank account details during the transaction.
A key component from Asia which came highly recommended has since not come up to expectations but is out of guarantee and cannot now be sent back. We may be able to adapt it for use in the longer term.
The vehicle will be tested again next week but is not expected to pass the examination. Mental fatigue is one possibility but the vehicle provided was clearly not fit for purpose on this occasion.
The Club deny categorically that this was part a deliberate insurance scam in order to claim on our Champions' League Policy but suspicions will remain.
The prototype vehicle of an experimental design and largely built in our own workshops by apprentices is clearly not yet world class and nor would we expect it to be at this stage in its development.
But the club is confident that the current policies will yield good dividends in the very near future.
Jimmy's Video Spot.
A very good side that would probably have beaten our best eleven if available. We were very narrow but we nearly made it to half time and Eriksen actually had the first shot. Pochettino cut his losses on this one.
They been developing this squad and approach for several years under Klopp and now Tuchel so patience Spurs fans.