Tottenham Hotspur are set to finish outside the top four of the Premier League once again.
The North London outfit have consistently failed to secure a Champions League berth for themselves over the past few years, and this campaign is no different.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side started the season well, but over the past couple of months or so, they have gone off the rails.
Spurs are one of the biggest clubs of England and have a strong following, but they always seem to fall short of achieving their number one target.
Tottenham’s main ambition is to break into the top four and feature regularly in the Champions League, but they tend to fade away in the final months of the season.
In chairman Daniel Levy, Spurs have a businessman who knows how to make money from transfers and who runs the club well.
The training facility of the Premier League outfit is one of the best in England, and the squad also has some big-name players such as Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen.
However, just like last season, this term Spurs are set to finish outside the top four, much to the disappointment of the fans.
Here are the thoughts of Tottenham supporters on why the club fall consistently short (the comments were posted on this article: Arsenal legend Thierry Henry makes some interesting remarks about Tottenham Hotspur).
Coys8: “The reason Spurs are not a top four club is simple..the ‘big money’ clubs get the world class creative players and strikers. That is what spurs lack. As for failing in everything? Im sure most clubs wouldn't consider qualifying for ‘Europe’ in, I think it is 8 of the last 9 seasons as failure! ( thats from memory ). Anyway every club except Chelski has failed this season..2nd , 3rd, 4th is still a loser and whats the big deal for qualifying for CL when only 3 or 4 clubs have a realistic chance of winning it..its become a bore!”
Pete: “well heres the answer, we will go and get a sugardaddy, who will buy us all the top stars, and then we will win the league, there you are, theres the answer, which we wont do, because where is the glory in buying trophys, instead of earning them, without the other clubs spending huge fortunes on players, outside their clubs means, tottenham would have got in top 4 years ago, chelsea and city gatecrashed the party, chelsea are midtable at best, and city are relegation material, without their sugardaddys, we hopefully will see some change once ffp gets a grip hopefully.”
Michelle: “Perhaps the fact that THFC cannot throw money at players has something to do with this? I just like how RM have done this since 1955 while it took the Liverpool in the 1970s to catch up then MU/MC/CH in the 1990s. I omit AFC as they have not cheated financially. I also love how UEFA allows all the above (including Monaco , BM & PSG) to cheat but now has taken measures to ensure that no one else can do so.”
thfc forever: “I think our problem lies in the fact that we cant finish, I know Kane has done well but Soldado, and Adebayor have been largely redundant. We should have bought another striker in the jan window and got rid of one of other strikers after all were talking maybe another 6 or seven goals against the teams in and around the bottom half of the prem which we should be beating then a loss or two against the top sides wont seem so bad. We have relied on Kane and he has delivered, apart from chads and Erikson no one else has been good enough to score, Lamela has been woeful, Soldado is useless and Adebayor is a journey man in it for the money. No chance of a top 4 finish not that it matters too much as apart from a bit of revenue we've got no chance of ever winning it."
Tony Borg: “It's a very simple one word answer, quality. We have all the facilities, we buy and sell a lot of players but we sell our best quality players and replace them with inferior quality players. We need to buy quality, it's that simple.”
Nila Griva: “Lack of ambition from te owner and the board. For them it is enough to have a nice ground, nice education facilities and businesses around WHL. Which in itself is fine. But there needs more focus on the development and support of the team itself. T has been in a "transitional period" now for a while. I fear this period could be lasting for a bit….."