The Tottenham Hotspur faithful have been discussing their expectations.
Throughout last season, former Tottenham chairman Alan Sugar gave his verdict on all things White Hart Lane on Twitter. Some didn’t like his comments and some don’t like him in general. Others respect what he did while in charge of the north London club and the fact that he continues to take an interest in the side he supports.
Either way, though, this is a former Tottenham supremo with some very strong opinions on the club. And, judging by his latest tweet, he isn’t going to stop passing comment going into the new season.
Nor does it look like his tone will change all that much!
Naturally, the post got the Tottenham faithful talking. Again, some responded to Sugar in terms of the man himself - but plenty also discussed the question the businessman was asked.
And, in terms of expectations ahead of the new campaign, it’s difficult to gauge exactly where Spurs will go. Is reaching fifth their limit and is it only downhill from here? Or was last season the start of something new and promising?
Here’s what some supporters have had to say in response to Sugar’s view on the HITC Sport pages…
Mr Greaves wrote: ‘I have lots of expectations for us this year.
‘Winning something or getting into the CL don't really feature though.’
Ed wrote: ‘Tottenham will end 5th again. Miles better than they could ever hope for under Sugar who set us back years. Arsenal were hiring Wenger and building a stadium and Sugar was hiring Gross and buying rubbish. At the most crucial time in football Sugar blew it’
Nev wrote: ‘He's not wrong though is he? We've got an ex-defender manager who didn't know how to stop his team from getting one of the worst goals against record in the league. His ass was only saved by Lloris and Kane. This'll be his last season for sure. Ramos Mk II’
Lemmythelurch wrote: ‘As has been proven beyond any doubt (see book Money and Football by Szymanski 2015) 90% of any teams finishing position is determined by how much money it spends on wages and how much revenue it earns relative to other teams. Spurs are the 6th richest team in EPL therefore they will finish 5th/6th or 7th with a more than 90% probability simple really. I am not sure what Sugar is expecting ?’
Paul F wrote: ‘Alan Sugar may be hated by some Spurs fans but we must never forget that he saved the club when it was on its knees. How many ex chairman can you think of who actually still go and support their team? Alan Sugar does. He may not be a footballing genius but l for one think he makes some sound comments’
Douglas Matchett wrote: ‘I think the real question is how do you measure success? To reach the next level the Spurs in my opinion are taking the right steps,everytime we change a manager you must over haul the team as each previous manager brings in players to fit his game plan, I keep reading what a terrible or disappointing year,I don't agree,we now have stability,youngest team in the league, a very good manager,a top notch scouting team,one of the best training grounds,an academy loaded with talent, a stadium in the works and most of all a game plan for the future with all working towards it. The talent we have is young and have great potential,most are signed to be with us for the next 4-5 years, the future looks promising and I'm proud to be a Spurs fan and our time is coming,we don't have the luck of having a cheque book manager nor do we want to be millions of pounds in debt,for what,to buy a trophy, Chelsea spent billion pounds over the last few years,they won two trophies,was it worth it? As much as we hate the Gunners you do have to admire them year in and year out getting in the top four although with very few trophies to show,Jose M. thinks they are unsuccessful,BUT ARE THEY? Having success on the field,playing a good brand of football and at the same time keeping a healthy financial bottom line is what a football club should be trying to achieve....it appears to me this is also the direction the Tottenham Spurs are heading and I personally like it.We all know time will tell....’