A Little Gripe About Tottenham

I like Tottenham Hotspurs. I play them on FIFA13. I root for them to win against any other team in England.

And they’ve done some great things in the off season. Picking up Paulinho? Great move. Their midfield is stacked, whether they play a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3, they’ve got both great starters and top class depth in the midfield. And I hear they’re close to picking up a speedy winger for some depth on the outside, which is important, because they could look downright sluggish if Aaron Lennon or Gareth Bale weren’t available.

But, c’mon guys. Everyone and their uncle knows that the difference between their fifth place finish last year and getting into the top four (which has some big implications) was the lack of a top striker, someone capable of scoring twenty goals a season.

Nothing has been done to fix this.

Sunderland, a mediocre team who were almost relegated, bought the en fuego American, Jozy Altidore (yah, Jozy!). Spurs… nothing.

The nearly as mediocre Norwich City bought the highly touted (and awesomely named) Ricky Van Wolfswinkel (I told you his name was awesome). Spurs… nothing.

Atletico Madrid, in Spain, pipped Spurs to one of their targets, the clinical veteran, David Villa. Spurs… nothing.

Mario Gomez left Bayern Munich and bought up by Fiorentina for a cut rate price. Spurs… nothing.

Little ol’ Swansea in Wales seems about ready to lock up the highly touted Wilfried Bony. Spurs is about ready to lock up… nothing.

Now, their number one striking target for the last couple of years, Leandro Damiao, is making eyes at Napoli. Ugh.

Tons of lesser teams have bought quality strikers, while Spurs are still dependent on the lazy Emmanuel Adebayor and the hard working, but insufficiently prolific Jermaine Defoe. Ugh.

It appears they might wind up overpaying for Christian Benteke, who wowed the league in his first season in England, but could turn out to be a hugely expensive one season wonder, but, for heaven’s sake, pull the the trigger on someone!

Fix this. Fix this now.

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