The transfer window closed yesterday leaving most Spurs fans bewildered at the club’s lack of activity with many believing qualification for the group stages of the champions league was the signal to add to a squad strong enough to mount a campaign on a number of fronts.
Manager harry Redknapp went on record to say Spurs only really needed 3 players to set the team up for another successful season and went as far to state the PL title would not be beyond us. This was the stimulus of many a debate for fans trying to work out who the ‘triffic’ trio might be.
The first candidate appeared to be Joe Cole, all the noises coming from that camp seemed to be positive with Spurs looking like his preferred destination, that was until Roy Hodgson stepped in and pinched him from right under our very noses. (pain)
Next came the Bellamy debacle, Man City were prepared to move heaven and earth to prevent this deal coming to fruition and ended up ‘bribing ‘ the player with a once in a lifetime chance to play for his home club whilst heavily subsidising his wages. (pain)
Then there was the pursuit of Scott Parker, despite the so called promise made by the West Ham board rumours about this deal happening persisted right up until the deadline. There is no doubt he wanted to come to White Hart Lane but I cannot help feel he is a player who has had more than one opportunity to join us and for some reason chose not to, perhaps in his case it is just not meant to be. (pain)
Fabiano, is the one that hurts most, kept dangling on the hook for such a long time this is the deal that most of us believed (hoped would happen). In the end Mr Levy played hard ball and called Seville’s bluff resulting in an extension of the players contract. (pain)
Players coming in include the much heralded Sandro (gain) Gallas (gain) Pletikosa (gain) and fingers and legs crossed Van Der Vart (gain). The latest on VDV seems to suggest we missed the deadline and are asking the PL for special dispensation…..OOPS!
As is traditional we have been linked with a plethora of players such as, Pienaar (pain) Hleb (pain) Adebayor (pain) Ferdinand (pain) Huntelaar (pain) Babel (phew) and many more. How much veracity is attached to these claims will probably never be revealed and the result of player’s agents spin but one things for sure this has been the quietest transfer window for a long long time and maybe a forerunner of the shape of things to come?Follow @TrfficTottenham