Football FanCast guest columnist Tom Douglas will be sad to see Roman Pavlyuchenko leave Tottenham.
When you sign for a club like Tottenham, especially with the nature of our support, you either fly from the off or you simply fall by the waste side.
There is no in between at White Hart Lane and supporters aren't the most forgiving bunch, so unless players hit the ground running, they have a steep climb on their hands to win the supporters back. It has been like that for as long as I care to remember and why over the years we have seen such a high turnover of players. In many ways our lack of patience with players has cost us a small fortune, but given our desperation for success it doesn't tend to be a concern.
While we can be quite cut throat with our assessment at times, we do appreciate when players don't get a fair crack of the whip. Giovani Dos Santos is one, as is Roman Pavlyuchenko, who has never been given adequate opportunity at Spurs to show what he can do; it appears he has now had enough and according to his agent, Oleg Artemov, will be seeking to move in January should first team opportunities not improve.
Let's be honest I think it is curtains for Pav's Tottenham career and barring a real injury crisis he'll join the growing list of players who have been moved on without the ample opportunity to prove they are good enough to be a real success at the club. In my opinion it is a real shame with the Russian in particular, as I really believe he is someone who still had plenty to give.
It is a practice that has really got to stop going forward, as not only is it counterproductive, but costing us dear financially.