By Dan Clough
Updated Saturday, 27th October 2007
Spurs fan Gary Moss gives us his view ahead of our trip to White Hart LaneWhat do you think of your start to the season?
Well, what can I say? It's been shocking by our own high standards. Just one league win to our name and the departure of our well loved manager. We've dominated the back pages of the newspapers but for all the wrong reasons. The board room is in dissaray and the players don't know what the future holds. We've had some fairly tidy performances though we haven't picked up the results. We did well at Anfield and The Reebok but came away with draws. Sloppy defending has really cost us. Only Derby have conceded more goals than us and considering we have spent £18 million on defenders in the Summer it's hard to explain. The loss of Ledley King has crippled us.
Who's your one to watch?
At the moment I'd have to say Robbie Keane. He's in fine form at the moment, the one real player who's playing for the club. Berbatov has failed to reach the heights of last season and Aaron Lennon is still shy of fitness.
Was it too early to sack Jol?
He had to go, not that we wanted to see him sacked, but as soon as he was undermined when the board met Ramos, there was no future for him. I think he could have turned it around and even before the pressure mounted on him I knew we wouldn't have a great start. We had some tough fixtures; Bolton, Newcastle and Liverpool away are always difficult. As well as Arsenal at home, and Sunderland away on the opening day of the season, even United wouldn't have wanted that one. So in many ways I think Jol was unlucky. But we didn't win enough home games, and that cost Jol in the end, if you win your home games you can understant bad results on the road, but with the money spent in the Summer it was top four or bust for Jol. After a poor start the board had made their mind up. It was only a matter of time before they got rid of him, but they did so just as our fixtures became slightly easier, which is what annoys me, things will get better and the board will say they made the right decision, even though Jol could have turned our fortunes round like he did last season.
Which Rovers player are you most frightened of?
Morten Gamst Pedersen. Terrific player, an absolute gem! I wish we'd spent our money on him rather than Bent. That said, Chimbo won't make it easy for him.
Would you prefer Mark Hughes or Juande Ramos?
They both have great records but Ramos probably has more pedigree. Also, Ramos is a free agent now so I'll go with him. Besides, Mark Hughes will succeed Alex Ferguson at Man Utd in my opinion.
3-2 Spurs. We are due a win.