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This has been a memorable season. They have taken four points off Real Madrid and six off Borussia Dortmund in Womens Kam Chancellor Jersey the Champions League. They have outplayed Manchester United at home. They are averaging almost two goals a game. Twenty years ago, their average of a fraction under two points per game would have had them in the thick of the title race. This season they are 20 points adrift and, for all that has gone right, they risk missing out on Champions League qualification.
Their position is precarious. Without Champions League football, how many of this squad might consider their options? As Danny Rose made clear in the summer, the players are very aware that they could http://www.chargersshopfootball.com/Authentic-Desmond-King-Jersey follow Kyle Walker in leaving the club to double their money elsewhere. Without the revenue of Champions League football, it will be all the harder for Tottenham to offer the pay rises that might placate those whose heads are turned. http://www.jetsfootballofficialshop.com/Authentic-Jeremy-Kerley-Jersey Without Champions League football, how easy will it be to maintain the belief this is a project worth sticking with?
That question should concern everybody involved in football. Tottenham have done just about everything right. They have not overspent. They have developed talent they either bought young or produced themselves. They have sought to increase revenues with investment in infrastructure. If Jerry Hughes Womens Jersey football is not Mikhail Grigorenko Youth jersey merely to be the propaganda wing of petro-inflated billionaires, that must be the model clubs are encouraged to follow. Fans used to dream of salvation through a great generation of young players or a messianic manager; now advancement comes by catching the eye of a passing oligarch or sheikh.