As a life time supporter, if ever there was something that i loved about Spurs...this was entertainment. And what i have always believed was the key to success...was and still is continuity.
You cannot pretend to put together all the hard work and efforts to build a squad and then start from scratch.This is why you need to engage the right manager, the right tactician and the right motivator.
It might look like a tall order, but all along our past coaches were all good at something but failed at some point.
Looking back at Ramos...he was never a bad coach. Given time, i believe he would have turned things...but that is what we can't afford....time that quickly widened the gap with the so called big boys.Ramos had one big thing against him and this was the language barrier. You have to be like a second father to the players so that they respect you.
Redknapp has done nothing extraordinary here....most coaches would have never come in the position we were in. But Harry knows the league well and already knew the plan to save our Spurs that was very quickly going down like quicksand.
This man buys players that we need...and as he said it was strange we splashed the cash on Bentley when we had Lennon as our wide player on the right.No one can argue that it is impossible not to play Aaron.
The continuity and good results that has seen Spurs rise to ninth in the table...has come mostly from hard work and finally an engine that is working as it should. The improvement that Jenas and Modric have made are there for all to see....and this is mostly due to the players that arrived like Palacios and Keane.They have brought back belief.
I for one am delighted to see Ledley King playing regular football. When King plays in the heart of our defence you instantly notice the difference. He is a rock that is so hard to break.Even those next to him play with more desire and ambition knowing they have a master next to them.
I would prefer Gomes to play more safely and hopefully catch more balls from set pieces....but hopefully that comes with games. The back four seems more solid...with Ekotto playing better each game and Corluka claiming his place at RB.
I have my own thoughts about Tottenham and the future that lies ahead...but suddenly it does not seem so bleak.We have been playing some good football since before the cup final.
Maybe the first major objective of securing EPL footie can now be seen as safe and it does no harm to aim higher in the table.I can't imagine what things would look like if Harry was here from the start.