It is not often I find myself agreeing with Piers Morgan; a man I universally loath, but his views on Tottenham Hotspur and the manner in which the football club is run is something which the majority of supporters will wholeheartedly agree with. Piers has saluted Tottenham recruiting British talent and not following the route of other clubs, including his beloved Goons, in going down the foreign route in order to achieve success.
To be fair to Piers he needed our very own Lord Sugar to put him straight on the matter, after our former chairman texted him in the wake of their 2-2 comeback against Barca:
Sugar : “I would have applauded your lot’s British bulldog spirit, only you don’t have any ****ing Brits in the team.”
Morgan: “Assou- Ekotto, Kranjcar and Pavlyuchenko weren’t exactly born within the sound of the Bow Bells, now were they?”
Sugar: “Bloody cheek! I can name eight British players around the Spurs first team without even thinking about it.”
Indeed it is true and when you look at the Premier League in general, Tottenham are streets ahead of anyone else on that front. With English owners, English manager and plenty of British players within our ranks we are proving that there is a plethora of talent closer to home and being that we are on the cusp of our third successive cup final, our hopes of qualifying for Champions League in our own hands, given we have to play City, it is clear that a little bit of faith can go a long way instead of bowing down to the cheaper foreign option.
I don’t think we get enough credit for our policy and why rivals clubs probably don’t see the significance, the future of the England team depends on clubs like our who are prepared to give English players regular game time. I suppose it is no wonder that White Hart Lane appears to be something of a second home for Fabio Capello on match days.
Written by Matt Wright