Tottenham Hotspur’s 2017/18 season so far is best summed up with one word in my opinion – peculiar.

While watching Spurs over the past few months there seems almost a deflated aura about them, a lack of assertiveness, urgency or the killer-like instincts we have all come to associate with the north Londoners.

An appearance of a weakened Tottenham team unity to that of only 12 months ago, an absence of belonging or the self-belief that brimmed White Hart Lane.

The temporary home of Wembley Stadium certainly has a part to play, but there also appears, from the outside, to be fractures forming in a once harmonious set up.

One large contributing factor in that is, of course, the endless enigma of Danny Rose.

It is clear to see the 27-year-old’s motives, which were made crystal clear during his summer meltdown, however the reasoning behind those are difficult to comprehend, if money is taken out of the equation.

The Tottenham left-back’s stature at what could be on course to become a European superpower, given the infrastructure, personnel and evolution currently being pieced together, was almost insurmountable.

Adoration from those who lined the stands of White Hart Lane, and even those who did not, was plentiful, and a path to success was emerging ever more gradually as time went on.

However, Tottenham defender Rose saw fit to abandon those who had offered him a seat at the top table in hope of a search for more tangible rewards.

Due to the Leeds United academy graduate’s actions his employers now find themselves in somewhat of a predicament; a choice, either way, that brings both positive aspects, as well as negative in abundance.

But there should only be one winner, and that is for Tottenham, Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino to cut their losses with the want-away troublemaker in January, in the hope of salvaging some of the uninfected qualities that the defender is yet to tarnish.

There is little surprise that following the Englishman’s comments, media frenzies continued to flourish surrounding the future of those who had taken the club to a different level, and continue to do so today.

It is not uncommon knowledge that the Lilywhites’ salaries are not of those of the oil-rich, and the mercenaries, like Rose, who see that as the pinnacle of success have no place in a club like Tottenham.


  1. Mr Owens, Danny rose is 27 and in his prime. is it a crime to want to win trophies in said prime and fatten his bank account as well? If achieving that can’t be seen as a pinnacle of success don’t know what can. I have the feeling you’d do the same if there was a chance of a better job somewhere and you where closer to the end of your career than the beginning.

  2. He basically said if we want to be regularly competing for top honours we need to be paying the same sort of wages to attract and keep players as those clubs already winning said honours and buying up said top players. His timing was poor but he said what everyone else was saying, has since apologised and got on with his job with no suggestion that it has disrupted the harmony of the squad in any way. Meanwhile the club are in the process of restructuring the wage bill, which can only be started by Harry Kane who sets the benchmark for everyone else. Once Harry signs his new contract Toby and Eriksen will quickly sign their new contracts.Likewise Danny will be offered a new contract at which point he will decide wether to take it or leave it and move on, like everyone else. A fresh round of contracts now is likely more important than bringing in some big star in January and will put us in good stead moving forward into the summer window and the new stadium. If we were to buy someone now i would go with young players like Malcolm or Sessegnon with a view to loaning them back til the end of the season. Our squad is currently good enough to see out the season especially with players coming back from injuries and its no secret the club want a marquee signing in the summer to take us into the new stadium


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