The Oracle speaks


"Truth be known, if Tottenham had had their way then Harry Kane would not have been Harry Kane today. He would have been on loan at a Championship club to gain even more experience. He would not have got his opportunity to play for Tottenham. The rest is history as far as he is concerned"


...and had BAE not got injured Gareth Bale might have joined Nottm Forest. Sometimes it's the circumstances that defines the elevation and evolution of a footballer. If they have genuine balls deep quality it will shine through in the end. It's hardly just Spurs that own the copyright to holding back young talent for the more expensive foreign imports. What if Daniel Sturridge has been given that chance to shine at City or Chelsea above and beyond the role he played?

Thinking about it, Sturridge probably not the best example (like for like in terms of breaking into the team) but hopefully you'll get my point.

Politics plays a part everywhere.

Some coaches simply don't fancy players. Some clubs stagnate progression with their in-house policy to loan the kids out. Others throw them into the team without any tactical astuteness whilst some take their time and allow them to ease in before they explode with confidence.

The fact is - Kane *is* in the side and is playing very well. Just lap that up with a smile. Sherwood might be digging at AVB again. Or somehow alluding to the fact that it's because of him that Pochettino is looking towards the academy. God knows. If he has a point it's lost in the bitterness.