Dressing-room leaks show the extent of Tottenham’s issues

As if yesterday’s humbling at Anfield wasn’t worrying enough for Tottenham fans, Matt Law reports in The Telegraph today that “there is concern with the squad that head coach Tim Sherwood is sending his team out without a plan B to revert to if the initial set-up does not work.”

Ignoring the obvious irony of someone within the Spurs dressing-room leaking against Tim Sherwood, this really demonstrates just how dysfunctional the club is becoming: articles like this don’t appear when teams are stable, and players don’t start briefing journalists when they’re content about the direction in which a team is headed.

A couple of articles today have stressed the importance of a Summer clear-out at White Hart Lane, and this - in combination with the events surrounding Andre Villas-Boas’ departure - really emphasises how essential that is.

Forget the performances and the heavy losses, and look at the culture at Tottenham: it’s so unhealthy. That, twenty-four hours after it took place, the details of a private team-meeting have found their way into the press is symptomatic of that.

Daniel Levy has a lot to do this Summer, but top of his list should be the restoration of some professionalism within his club. The fans are sick of reading this melodrama and equally bored of watching individual and team grievances being played-out through the press.

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10 Comments on "Dressing-room leaks show the extent of Tottenham’s issues"

  1. God!! I have been banging on about the lack of a Plan B for months AND the lack of a philosophy too. At last someone else sees it…

  2. tony kerbey | Apr 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm |

    We dont have a leader in the team No Dave Mc Kay no Graham Roberts. Vertonghen wouldnt carry on like he does if either of those two were in the team He would be wearing his bollocks for a neclace
    Lets get real here how many of sundays team actually care about the club they play for
    Most of us played football at some level and if you fell behind in a match you tried harder to get it right These guys dont give a shit with the odd exception If things go wrong What the hell They still pick up a nice fat cheque
    Long gone are the days when players were proud to wear the Tottenham shirt The ones we did have that were proud to play for Tottenham were sold to Hull and others
    How long must we wait for more GLORY GLORY DAYS

  3. Subbed after 70 | Apr 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm |

    @Spurgold - do blame the board. they hire and fire managers with no apparent plan in place. They consistently sell our best players and then hope to achieve similar results with below par replacements
    Bad decision after bad decision. I don’t blame Sherwood, He was never going to say no to the job but he simply isn’t good enough. Blame the people that put him in charge after sacking a manager that they probably only went for as they didn’t have to pay any compensation.
    Numerous managers have come and gone since ENIC took over, they are the only constant in this farce. So many poor choices or good choices that haven’t been backed correctly

  4. A team will not play well it there is no clear and decided upon pattern of play in the first place, let alone a plan B. Our better players from last season are not really performing so how can you expect the new players to take charge of games, everyone is looking around on the pitch for someone else to take the lead and that someone just aint there.

  5. terry desmond | Apr 1, 2014 at 12:16 am |

    sherwoo making same mistakes as a v b a few players do not respect his views and tactics not hard to see why love this club

  6. daily hots | Mar 31, 2014 at 9:18 pm |

    sack the lot of them Sherwood is a right forking twat how can you get a team playing when you want to sit in the stands every game ffs sack him and let Ferdinand tack charge for the rest of this crap season he couldn’t do any worse as for vert he should be dropped and benteleb put on the bench he is one for the futur but not playing every game ffs sherwood are you wenger in descise

  7. Do not blame ” the board”. Problems are in the dressing room beginning with the management there.

  8. who cares | Mar 31, 2014 at 6:24 pm |

    Agree !!! Vertonghen’s attitude is disgusting, that of spoiled little brat

  9. why ? - bad management has caused all this with badly treated players and an imbecile at the helm…

  10. first to go must be Vertonghen!

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