What are Spurs plans - is expanding the Lane a total no go? As you say, they're going to struggle to compete unless they can expand WHL or move to a bigger stadium (I didn't think moving to Stratford was a good idea though and would assume most Spurs fans didn't think so either).
I personally doubt Spurs ever really planned on moving to Stratford. I might be wrong, but I reckon it was a ruse to force Haringey Council and the Mayor's office to approve financial backing/permission for the Northumberland Development Project. The area of Tottenham is an absolute shit-hole in reality, the only thing it has to shout about really is the football club. If the club moved it would be a disaster for local businesses who rely on match-day income to survive, and surprise, surprise, when it started to look like Spurs were seriously considering going, money was found, and planning permission was granted! (Levy you sly dog).
The land is bought, the buildings have been knocked down and it looks set to go. Why it hasn't started yet is still a bit of a mystery.
ENIC (controlling stakeholders in Spurs, Levy - MD) are an investment company, and I've heard quite a few rumours that they have readied everything to sell the club on for, what would now be, a major profit. Perhaps they're hoping a new investor will come in, look at the club's potential and take the reins, build a stadium and reap the rewards?
Like I say, it's a bit of a mystery at the minute.
One thing I am sure of is Levy's commitment to Spurs. I think he has a genuine emotional attachment to Spurs now, and I pretty much trust him to only move the club over to someone he was sure would move them on to the next level.
I am a bit of a romantic though, so that could be a load of shite.
Got the bus past Finsbury Park earlier, a lot of happy punters about.
Fair play to them. Their side went on a brilliant run while we stumbled a bit. They deserve it.
Trying to be philosophical about it - we're on an upward trajectory at least.
Quite annoying to keep being 'the first' team to miss out on stuff. First team to get over 70 points and not get CL. First team to finish 4th and not qualify due to Chelsea's win.
Considering we lost 3 of our best players in the summer (King, VDV and Modric), have a minimal net spend in the last 4 seasons, and are competing with four of the 7 richest teams in world football, we're doing alright. Just 6 points behind City. It's difficult when our nearest opponents Arsenal have 2 and a half times our match-day income, and spend a million quid more a week on wages.
I expect Bale to stay, and I expect investment in the summer.
Still a bit gutted though, another season of 'what ifs'.
What if we'd beaten Fulham at home two weeks ago....