Spurs Balls: Paulinho’s Ace And The Nightmare Maths
WHAT facts do we have about Spurs boss Andrew Villas-Boas, whose biggest crime is not being Harry Redknapp? Tottenham lost 6-0 to Manchester City. But it’s not the end of the world. The season is not over – it’s not even half-way through. But the media experts deal in facts. So. Let’s hear some from today’s experts:
“£111m down the drain!” – The Sun
“Tottenham’s total spend surpassed a whopping £110 million this summer” – GiveMeSport
“AVB told to spend AGAIN! After £108m summer spree” – Daily Mail
“Tottenham’s expensively assembled dream team is fast turning into a nightmare at White Hart Lane. This was supposed to be the season that Spurs challenged for the title after re-investing the world record transfer fee they received for Gareth Bale on a £107 million summer spending spree“- The Daily Mail
“Spurs spend close to £100 million” – Telegraph
Good job none of them do the Spurs accounts.
What about one new player, say Paulinho, in his first season in England?
The Mail says “the jury’s out” on the £17m man.
The Sun hails the “BRAZILIAN midfield ace”
The Hard Tackle: “Even though Paulinho has let the team down on some occasions with awful finishing, the Brazilian has been instrumental for Tottenham at both ends of the pitch”
The Mail again: “One of AVB’s preferred starters, he (Paulinho) has not lived up to his price tag”
Such are the facts.