So at close of play today Spurs have sank to 7th place. As part of the 'big 6' with over a third of the season played we've improved so much that we've managed to welcome Burnley into the party. With Watford up next who sit behind us in 8th just 3 points behind. Where do the problems lie? Well 1st of all we aren't scoring as much as the big clubs! Why? - because Kane is our only goal threat since Alli went on Strike and Poch seems intent on only sporadically using Son. Otherwise who's scoring consistently? The other reason is , other big clubs have an array of forward thinking attacking talent. Whether it be trickery or pace they have it! We sadly do not. And the Question needs to be asked- WHY? And please don't come with all the money talk , last few seasons the board may not have put much money in but we've still spent a small fortune at least enough to have bought some match winning signings. Did we really need 3 defenders in the summer? Why did we Loan a young 17 mil striker out and replace him with a 12 mil has been that doesn't have half the mobility or work rate in a team that relies on those traits? Why is Sissoko playing regular football? Where are N'kodou and Edwards etc when things are a bit stale? If they aren't playing or getting a game then why keep them? What's going to happen if we don't make at minimum top 4 this season ? Why have sooo many of our games been like watching paint dry? Usually players perform for their clubs and not for country for us it seems the other way round. Poch has done well since he arrived but as I've said from day 1 you have to take into consideration that others around us were performing badly and in transition which will make some of the work look better than it actually is. Work hard and Press seems to be the entire ethos of it all, something that is not a bad trait but at the same time when it doesn't work or energy levels are on the dip then what else have you got? Get it to Kane and hope for the best, we've almost morphed back into the AvB/Bale combination and we all know how that ended. Is Poch guilty of having favourites? Is Poch too blinkered in his set up? Is he making the transfer decisions or is he being hamstrung? A light weight Winks, a bit part Dembele, a sulky Alli, a missing Eriksen, a scarcely used Son, an overused Sissoko, a liability Aurier, a head turned Rose, a knackered Dier, a back up Cart Horse and we wonder why things are going wrong? Stand still in this League and you go backwards , we had a perfect base to work/kick on from, it didn't need huge surgery just a sprinkle of magic dust/ambition but we were too busy being the only club not to buy anyone until the season had almost kicked off. Who's fault is that? We did it again failed to prepare, ignored what we NEEDED. Now we're back in our more familiar surroundings (looking up at the others wondering when we may be up there again) we need to ponder what is going to happen if we don't make CL this Season? And where do we go from there? More talk about the project? Rome wasn't built in a day? Work in progress? No way the finished article? The ENIC boom and bust cycle is consistent I'll give it that.