Glory Or Adequacy For Spurs, A Tough DecisionBy: Robert Reed | February 16th, 2013
Sitting in my car a couple of days ago I was listening to a phone in on Talk Sport regarding Arsenal’s fall from grace and the attitude of it’s board and fans.
It was pointed out that on Arsenal’s official website there is a poll for fans to vote on whether, if it were one or the other, they would like the team to actually win something this year, or just qualify for the Champions League.
Fifty three percent of fans were in favour of Champions League qualification, and this was deemed by the presenters to be very poor form. The poll itself was deemed unsuitable for the club’s official site and the results of said poll a damning indictment of the club’s attitude and ambition.
It got me thinking though, are Spurs fans any different? Champions League football is indeed vital this year, but wouldn’t it be terrific to actually win the Europa Cup? We should be aiming to WIN things, but the Champions League is so important to the development of the club. Could winning the competition we are in now bring it’s own rewards which are comparable? Is it acceptable to want to be just good enough in the league rather than chase the glory and the memories which we could cherish? In twenty years time we won’t all be reminiscing about the time we came fourth in the league, but we would certainly have fond memories of lifting a cup in Europe.
It is a toughie. Any opinions?
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