Let's pick the bones out of this one.... At the end of last season Pochettino looked a defeated man , his body language was exhausted but it was his actual language (and a couple of weeks prior) that gave off the impression he'd taken it all as far as he could. He clearly said that he'd done what was wanted of him in these 1st 4 years , hinting that they were victims of their own success ahead of schedule. But it was now about the next phase 'with him or someone else' to take it to the next stage. He said he had ideas/a plan but didn't know if the club would agree and that he'd need to speak to Daniel about being 'Brave, Bold and take Risks'. New contracts delivered (not for Alli & Eriksen yet note) but bumper pay deals for Poch & Harry in particular 2 people at the club that have over performed last 2/3 seasons and we'll deserved. The world cup took place and we ended up with no less than 9 of our players available for the Semi Finals 1 even captained a side to win it. To have so many go so deep into the competition after such a long unforgiving season and only returning last week from a squeezed in holiday they're risking by being played too early or too much injury and mental/physical burn out. I worry that because our game is based so much around out working the other side that we are not going to have that edge. Last season we didn't win anything again! We didn't challenge for the title! We spluttered our way into the top 4 with 1 game to go! This is not a side that is getting better and better , at best it did a bit better in the Champions LG at worst it clung to a top 4 spot which essentially meant being better than a dissolved shell of an Arsenal side and an implosion of Chelsea. As the previous seasons under Pochettino's stewardship have shown us when plan A works we're a match for anybody , but when it slips we do not have a good enough squad to cope. Not cope enough anyway to fight on all fronts , to rescue games , to see games out , to change tactics. With all the above noted (I have mentioned this many a summer now) the transfer window needs pre planning , it needs to be used as a review/restructure/bolster. Using what you know are your weaknesses , where you are lacking , who's not good enough.... And how/who you are going to fix this with to move forward/improve to where you want (or with a winning mentality where you Need to be come close of window). Now looking in on this Pochettino during this window he was frustrated, then calm, then explanatory of 'interpretation', then frustrated again before happily toeing company line. After all the Bold/Risk talk he was of course meaning that- 'in football sometimes you have to be different' Brilliant really , so you knew exactly what you were doing all along this wasn't the complete farce it looked on the surface it was in fact a perfectly executed act of deception making people think you were interested in actually challenging/improving when really the plan was to do nothing and be 'different'. I'm hugely disappointed in this complete lack of respect to the fans, a career in illusions or politics would be definite goers for Poch if it all goes pear shaped. Then we're on to Levy , surely the Silent Dictator has completely alienated any sane fan now ? This absolute Cretin has completely shafted everyone with his antics this window. It's quite obvious that he has been completely incompetent this summer. The real reason there were no new signings rests on this man's shoulders. The sheer lack of scouting, planning, investment, moving on the dead wood all falls on him. Another window closes and it's all about what Spurs didn't/couldn't do and this is a completely new low. Having alienated players/managers/agents/chairmen etc his actions look to have finally caught up with him. I can imagine other Chairmen hearing the dreaded 'Levy is on the line' and immediately replying 'tell him I'm in a meeting'. Until this Parasitic Leech is removed from our club we will never reach the next level no signings, no backing the team, no backing the manager, ticket hikes the straw that broke the camels back! This has put a complete downer on the season before it begins, it has shown externally and internally a complete lack of ambition which does not bode well long term for player recruitment or retention long term because the least top players want is to see ambition to win. I'd like to say I'm not surprised but even this shambles has left me dismayed at the ownership. Levy Out!