View From The Roux: Stephan Roux's Spurs Review

Our trip to what is probably the best football stadium in the world ended as many of us had predicted - badly. Even without the talismanic Harry Kane Spurs were too good for us. Fresh off the back of their Champions League victory over Man City, Town were merely cannon fodder. Oh well, at least we got to see our pints filled up in reverse!

Having kept a clean sheet for over 20 minutes the inevitable happened and we let in a shitty goal. That seemed like a good chance to have a look at those pints and grab a quick pie. By the time I returned to my seat the score was 2-0 to Spurs. Business as usual then.

(Spurs' famous golden cock perched on top of a golden ball)

Another catalgoue of defensive and goalkeeping errors later and we were on the end of a 4-0 defeat, which was nothing less than we deserved. Overall Spurs are better than us in every department, but there is still something missing from this Town side.

The encouraging performances - despite defeat - from earlier in the season now seem like a distant memory. Now we turn up to games and get battered, without the opposition even breaking a sweat. Lot's has changed from earlier in the season to now, but it doesn't make it any less brutal to watch.

Defensively only Christopher Schindler gets a rating of any more than 5 out of 10. Offensively Grant looked his usual peevish self and a strike partnership with Mounie could prove fruitful in the Championship. Let's be honest, no-one is going to buy a striker that doesn't score in the summer, so it looks like Mounie will be with us next season.

The man in the dugout - Jan Siewert - seems lost at sea. Every week he announces a whole host of changes to the squad in his quest to 'see' every player. Training is surely the best place to look at your players and evaluate them, rather than in games where we are being dominated.

(Stephan Roux's actual view - before he went to buy sushi, I mean a pie!)

There is a couple of million quid up for grabs for each position in the Premier League. Surely playing some of the wantaways and our best team would be beneficial? We could increase the value of those destined to leave and maybe raise some much-needed cash for a new 'keeper!

I really hope Jan can find a defined style of play, something that we can all get behind. Currently this lot are hard to watch. We are disjointed, play like strangers and have no clear game plan.

Understandably morale is low and our collective chins are even lower than the artifical pitch below the grass at the Spurs Stadium.

As for the fans, still magnificent, still with a sense of humour and a willingness to travel the length and breadth of the country for a lunchtime kick off. Let's hope we have more to cheer next year and Jan Siewert can do something magic in the summer.

Until the next time UTT

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