Dignified, succinct and emitting class throughout: the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust’s official statement in response the transfer window can’t be commended enough. (If you haven’t read it, I implore you to do so.) It proved that — in an age where considered opinion from the terraces is unfairly muffled and muted by the big wigs — fans have the right to question; the right to know why. Because as of 5pm yesterday evening, Tottenham Hotspur become the first Premier League team not to make a summer signing since the windows’ introduction in 2003. And as fans, what was there left to do apart from to ask “why”… Why do the Club think our squad is good enough to compete for honours when the same squad fell short last season, and the season before that? (It is said the definition of “insanity” is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.) Why did Daniel Levy and Donna Cullen publicly state the cost of the new stadium would have no bearing on transfer budgets and dealings? Why do we think our squad can’t be improved period, when Manchester City — a team head and shoulders above their contemporaries last season — felt compelled to bolster their team (and break their transfer record) with Riyad Mahrez? (In football, “to stand still is to go backwards.”) Why are the fans led to believe there was not one single player coveted by Pochettino available at a respectable fee/wage that would have improved the squad as a whole? Why should fans be satisfied with not signing any players when we know for a fact the club made concrete efforts — Grealish, Zaha, Martial — to acquire new players and failed? Why does the Club charge 2018 prices for season tickets, merchandise and outgoing players, but attempts to buy players for 2008 prices? Why does the Club refuse to play ball in a (I concede, inflated) market that everyone else exists and operates within: do we think we’re above it? Why didn’t the Club overtly clarify that Pochettino’s comments about being “brave” and “taking risks” related to using youth team players instead of signings/only tying up new deals for players? (If that is what he meant.) Why do we — the fans — think that we’ll be stronger when our injured players return to fitness (Rose, Alderweireld, Wanyama, Lamela), when we are ignoring the fact other players are certain to suffer an injury at some point throughout the season? (i.e What good is it having Lamela back if, say, Son gets injured?: we’re back to square one!) Why won’t the Club back the best manager they’ve had in a generation (with a transfer window he’s been promised), or risk him walking away? In the days to come we may get answers to some of these questions posed. I predict it will come in the form of a cleverly spun, carefully worded PR move that reveals the plan for this summer was to only “enter the market for the right player at the right price”; that Pochettino is happy with how the window panned out. And if that’s what they’re selling, I don’t buy it. Do you?