The panel kicked off their Sunday morning natter chewing over the crazy world of Tottenham in the past seven days. The consensus opinion, delivered by Martin Lipton (who labelled Spurs as having a “flaky dressing-room”), is that the cockerels have ridden their luck in the previous two matches after being outplayed against both Arsenal and Liverpool.
Andy Dunn wondered whether Spurs’ form proves that management is not rocket science, only for Henry Winter to interject that the changes to Modric and Bentley should be credited. A lengthy 16 minute discussion ensued, touching on Ledley King’s fitness, the role of the director of football, and whether Juande Ramos is a bad manager.
In the second segment of the show, Spurs’ North London rivals Arsenal had their troubles dissected by the pundits. Henry Winter touched on the lack of leaders at the Emirates, arguing that Cesc Fabregas should be given the armband. Andy Dunn went on the attack against Arsene Wenger, arguing that the Frenchman has failed to equip his squad adequately enough, picking on Almunia, Clichy and Gallas as weak-links in the team.
Martin Lipton claimed the Gunners need to “knock heads together” saying that they are in danger of having a disastrous season by their standards. Shaun Custis chipped in with his belief that Emmanuel Adebayor’s transfer speculation over the summer is still hanging over the club.
In the final part of the discussion Henry Winter was left defending Arsene Wenger’s legacy, as the panel began questioning whether Wenger is capable of leading the Gunners to future trophies.