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£110m on ‘a bunch of Hossam Ghalys’ at Tottenham?

Date: 31st March 2014 at 6:49pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Back when I was a young whipper-snapper, in my glory days where I could sit on a toilet without fear of my knees cracking and fully participate in Sunday morning football matches without coughing up my lungs, Tottenham were always kind of a novelty side. The Spurs squad boasted quality for sure - especially up front - yet it was undermined by players such as Hossam Ghaly and Paul Stalteri, players whose names alone suggested a mixture of inadvertent comedy and inevitable incompetence. I look at the White Hart Lane side now and it's like a portal back to the early 2000s. My lungs yet to be exposed to unhealthy smoking habits, my knees capable of enduring any lengthy bend on the bog and Tottenham representing a rabble of globally-sourced mercenaries whose abilities, or rather, lack of, will one day be lost to the cult hero status of obscure football trivia. Can you name a Japan international who appeared only four times for Spurs in 2003 before being sold to Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag? Kazuyuki Toda. Perhaps Tottenham's list of summer signings, equating to a total transfer spend of £110million, aren't quite Toda territory. Paulinho for example, is a Brazil international, Christian Eriksen is regarded as one of the most impressive recent products of the Ajax total football academy, and Roberto Soldado has been one of La ... Read More


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