Reality to bite for Spurs again?

July 25, 2008

Berbatov poses for an awardAs a new Premier League season comes into focus and the skies of expectation position themselves above White Hart Lane, it’s nearly time for another thrilling adventure for Spurs fans.

The summer’s rebuilding is virtually complete and soon the manager and the team will have to start delivering. With the increased likelihood of Berbatov and Keane sailing off into the distance, it’s already a worrying time.

There will be no hiding place for Ramos this term, no more excuse that he inherited a team. It’s now his team, shaped and prepared by him, and fans will demand results.

A good start to the season will be vital, so wins against Middlesbrough and Sunderland are default requirements, before Ramos’s men face the far tougher challenge of Chelsea.

Winning the Carling Cup last season was something but Spurs need to build on that achievement. That means a decent European campaign and a real crack at fourth place or better (which is, of course, exactly what we said 12 months ago).

Will it be the same old story come the end of the season?

PHOTO: Tottenham Hotspur’s Dimitar Berbatov poses for the media after winning the Bulgarian Soccer Player of the Year award. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov


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How can they get excited for the 08/09 season and even be succesful at building a powerful team when their goal is a 4th place finish for 08/09…Sours need to set higher goals…

Posted by kovolikessoccer | Report as abusive

More expectations will be heaped on Ramos this season. Achieving a fourth place is already considered a success because, at the moment, I don’t see them disloding the Big Four.

Posted by JohnST | Report as abusive

It’ll be tough but Liverpool may be vulnerable this year to Everton, Spurs, Villa, etc. So far they’ve failed to strengthen the team much and without another goalscorer to replace Crouch, or a midfielder who can score regularly, I think fourth will be about the best they can hope for.

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

Ramos needs to recruit…if they are going to be a competitive squad this year…. that’s his job.

Posted by kovolikessoccer | Report as abusive

At the end there is one winner and 19 others behind ManU

Posted by football | Report as abusive

The departure of Keane, coupled with the one of Berbatov, will leave Tottenham too enfeebled to challenge the Big Four.

Posted by vava | Report as abusive

[…] “I grew up there but it is not a problem for me. My heart is at Tottenham now,” Bentley told reporters after signing in at a nervous White Hart Lane. […]

Posted by Maran Collection | Report as abusive

Some things will never change. Surs will always kose or consider drawing with the gunners doing well, but then slip at sunderland et al. last season their defence undid them not just the goalie who is the only change, so if King is not a regular and they dont partner him with quality, Same ol same ol

Posted by njau | Report as abusive

Reality to bite for Spurs again?

As a new Premier League season comes into focus and the skies of expectation position themselves above White Hart Lane, it’s nearly time for another thrilling adventure for Spurs fans.

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I think he will do great. The spurs have great potential it’s now up to the coach to deliver results.

Posted by kovosoccer | Report as abusive

how can they leave Dimitar Berbatov on the bench to rot when they have started so badly. I think they should cash in on the £25m and buy someone quick

Posted by Gregg Scott | Report as abusive