Tottenham's New Year's resolutions

It’s been another year of highs and lows for Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, so with the year in retrospect, here are some resolutions for 2014:

Stay positive

There’s a tendency in modern football to overreact – shortsightedness is a trait of the modern game and it’s not just the fault of journalists. Owners and chair people and fans, players, managers, referees and whoever else – most of the time everyone misses the bigger picture.

What do Tottenham want in the long run ? Champions League football, trophies, titles, attractive attacking positive football and a new stadium, perhaps. All these things are works in progress, and if we take individual games such as the Manchester City or Liverpool defeats this season in the context of the next five years, they become much less significant and, in some ways, inconsequential. Keep on keeping on – that’s what the players do week in week out - just keep moving forward.

Moving On Up – M People

If players or managers went into games or into the season thinking they wouldn’t win, then they’d never get anywhere – be positive. There are so many great things that have happened at Tottenham in the last 12 months and there has been a positive progression at the club even if, at present, it may seem a bit gloomy.

Under Tim Sherwood who knows what this team can and will achieve, but let’s hope for the best and look on the bright side – there is so much quality in that squad and Sherwood is a football and Tottenham man if ever there was one. Spurs are three points off the top four – that’s three points off their season objective with 20 games still play. There really is all to play for.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash

The summer saga of whether Bale would stay or go to Real Madrid who pursued him tirelessly saw Tottenham bring in seven new players to replace him for over £100 million and let the Welshman go to the Spanish capital as the world’s most expensive player. But after an underwhelming start to the season, many were wondering whether AVB should stay or go and in December they got their answer as the Portuguese coach was sacked and replaced by coach Tim Sherwood who takes Spurs into the New Year and…

Have a little patience

…let’s face it, things can only get better at Tottenham. Here’s to 2014!