In an era of two-minute-highlight-videos and instant success bought about by Sheikh billionaires, pragmatism and giving managers time seems to be a commodity of the past. Immediate success is expected even by fan-bases who haven’t experienced success in a long-time.
Will that be this team’s legacy, then? Glorious failure? Some would argue, with justification, that this period will always be tinged with regret, and bemoan an unfulfilled potential. Personally? I think that’s just b******s.
The mood music seems to have gathered pace and multiplied exponentially in the intervening months bringing us to the here and now. Dig a little deeper and the jury shouldn’t be out too long.
The club let us down and they let down its playing staff. In moments when the club should’ve been brave, for one reason or another they weren’t. They allowed us to stagnate, but Rose isn’t like that. He had something to say.
I always find the concept of blame an opaque thing, if every problem in football was as simple as blaming a manager for everything it would be to miss the whole picture.
We've got to the point where every VAR decision looks like the Zapruder film being dissected by The Lone Gun Men attempting to figure out the trajectory of the magic bullet.
The end result of the past five seasons is that we’ve hit the brick wall. The prominent question is whether we have enough to climb over it. Gonna need a bigger ladder.
I still believe that Pochettino wants to fix things and is capable of doing so. After-all, this is his first seriously difficult period since he arrived at Spurs. But as far as players go then yes, we need to move on from a few and I suspect you all know who they are.