Make your minds up.
Is it starting or is it over?
.Stand by for the Tsunami of psychological bullshit about killer instinct, mental strength, the Tottenham bottling factory, body language and whatever after our latest narrow defeat to Man.City.
Pundits like Jamie Carragher declare we have missed our Moment of Glory under Mauricio; the Golden Age has ended, the team so parsimoniously assembled will break up and we will revert to Mid-table Mediocrity and serves us right.
I must have missed all that, obviously lost in a sunlit haze of positivity or denial after our best Premiership start. We have 'lost' only Walker and on last night's performance he vied with Mendy for the worst player on the pitch accolade. I can only say 'don't phone us'.
Gary Neville disagrees with his fellow pundit and has a less Gung Ho modern take on the matter. Read the conversation here:
All this is of course predicated on our failure to buy anyone in the last transfer window, the NWHL debacle which is still ongoing; the failure of some players to extend their contracts and the imminent departure of Mauricio himself to Madrid.
Some player churn is necessary and it was probably a provocative red rag to a bull that we spent zilch. Maddison or Grealish would have done just to keep the more zealous anti-Enic anti-Levy fans at bay.
There is a current vacancy over in Madrid after the 'el classico' disaster but no sign that Mauricio is looking at flight times. Most players have re-signed or are on contracts with over two years to go including Dele Alli.( Six more years, yea)
The club are well ahead of the curve and punching above their weight. Other teams that are spending hundreds of millions of pound annually may be concerned that we have found a way to do things differently.
We lost 1-0 to a goal we gifted them. Man.City firm favourites for the Premiership have spent 758 million pounds (net 518) since Mauricio arrived. We are in the process of building a state of the art stadium and maintaining our position in the top four.
KWP and or Aurier will hopefully soon replace Trippier whose gross errors against Sterling gifted Man City an early goal and Danny Rose will return to put us out of the ongoing misery that is Ben Davies.
The bright spot again was Harry Winks to replace Dembele who wandered around like an ageing bull in the final stages of the 'corrida'. He should have left last season with his reputation more or less intact.
Winks was sharp, incisive and inventive for his brief spell and must become a regular starter soon now that he appears to have overcome his ankle problems. No doubt Mauricio will handle him carefully.
Lamela played well but missed his moment at the end to score from a measured Dele pass to level things up. Fine margins as they say. Harry Kane's heavy touch allowed another scoring moment to pass.
Sissoko hesitated and was lost for another opportunity and he did did well within his limitations for most of the game. He certainly wasn't the worst of the turgid midfield three that started.
Perhaps we were saving out creativity, artistry and skill for the Caraboa Cup against W.Ham on Wednesday but apart from Lamela there was little on display until Winks, Dele and Eriksen appeared late on.
Man.City were certainly not at their best and we could easily have pinched a draw on the night.
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Remember what Danny Blanchflower said about Glenn Hoddle when asked if he was a problem. Glenn Hoddle a problem? No it's the bad players that are a problem'. Hopes for a full recovery after your narrow escape.
And you thought the Wembley pitch was bad last night.