The problem

The problem with Tottenham supporters is - it's either black or white never grey. We either love something unequivocally or hate it with all our strength. A balanced opinion is for the most part frowned upon as indecisiveness. We're all so conflicted and seeking to lay blame on someone, something.

To be fair, I've probably just described every single football fan. You won't find many supporters complain if things are going well. Unless they all disagree on the definition of what constitutes doing well.

It's an emotional mess no matter what and the best way to simplify it is to win games. Starting with Southampton away. Which we'll lose.

Yes, for the first time this season, I'm not feeling good about the rest of it. I'm sure it's because I'm drained from a psychological perspective. Look around, be it on blogs or forums or social media. The traffic is spiking because bad news is far easier to read and write about.

When it's good, people nod along. When it's bad, people want to have their say - and for something as simplistic as eleven men versus eleven, there are endless arguments for and against every facet of what's currently on going at the Lane.

So what's going on?

I don't have a clue. There appears to have been no contingency unless Tim Sherwood is the contingency. If he is and if there is truth in that he might be offered the job on a permanent basis then that would suggest there is no viable feasible target outside of the club. Pinching another coach at this point in the season is hardly the most honourable thing to do and let's be honest - a manager of another club will hardly look at Spurs as being a desirable option thanks to our revolving door.

Although the hope is someone out there wants to be the first person to succeed where so many have failed.

We've had all the obvious targets comment on Spurs. Denying contact. As expected.

Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that he could never work under a system where he doesn't have full control of signings. The alleged problem at Spurs is if the target the coach wants isn't signed we get him an alternative that might not be to his liking. I get the feeling this is a somewhat distorted version and that AVB understood that certain players were not attainable. Unless his targets we're dismissed as viable options by Baldini and Levy.

Southampton away will be about attitude of players along with selection and formation. Will we see the likes of Soldado and Lamela and the rest of the new boys? Just how back to basics is Sherwood going to take us?

This festive period was meant to be pivotal to our season and we're left with no leader on and off the pitch. Just confusion and concern.

I guess we're left with player power now. Whatever the line-up, they have yet more redemption to claim. Story of our season.

 

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