As a die hard Tottenham fan, this season has quite simply left me heartbroken - and I think that goes for every single Spurs supporter.

It's not even the on-field results that have left Spurs fans distraught week in, week out. It's the complete mess Joe Lewis, Daniel Levy and co. have got Spurs in to.

In my honest opinion, I believe that there is only one man that has stopped this club from self destructing and even he, unsurprisingly, was sold. He's currently tearing up La Liga with his new mate Cristiano. I dread to think where this club would be had we flogged Gareth Bale for £3m a few years back as his match saving strikes and astronomical transfer fee have just about kept Spurs on their feet, even if it was spent extraordinarily badly.

I wouldn't even describe Tottenham as a football club any more. It's not much more than a business - those at the top care much more for their wallets than the club and its supporters, as was highlighted by the Bale sale. Tottenham are just a selling club - a feeder club. And they have been ever since I can remember.

Tottenham sold their best player who was branded the third best player in the world by others. They're now scrapping it out to qualify, or perhaps avoid, a Europa League place. Liverpool kept theirs and are six games away from winning the Premier League.

Simply put, Tottenham are a club that has a chairman that only cares how big his bank balance is and an owner that only cares for how big his latest yacht is. If Spurs want to progress as a football club its time Lewis sells up and Levy finds a new job.

I'm not, by any means, asking for a Russian billionaire that's going to buy every player in the world and send them through the front doors of this magnificent football club. I still want an owner that's going to allow the club to progress in a sustainable way. But I speak for every single Spurs supporter when I ask for an owner that's going to do right by the football club and not by his own wallet.

If Joe Lewis walked on to the White Hart Lane pitch at half time, I'd estimate that only around 10 per cent of fans would recognise him and that speaks volumes. 

As for Levy, in what other business would a man be allowed to get his appointment of personnel so wrong and get away with it? His running of the club has been a shambles, but it's only now, unfortunately, that the on-field results are thrusting that into the spot light. And he is pretty much unaccountable and untouchable for it all. 

Levy's tenure has been full of unfulfilled promises and consistent mediocrity. Where on earth is the new stadium that we were promised all those years ago? Nothing but a few artist's impressions and an all new Sainsbury's (that was part of the development plan) to show for it.

We can criticise Lewis and Levy all we want but the farcical hierarchy is only half the problem. 

The appointment of Franco Baldini as technical director seemed good at first, but in what world is it sensible for a technical director to buy players that the manager doesn't even want?

I was all for giving Tim Sherwood a chance - at least until the end of the season - but he quite clearly demonstrated that when things got tough, he wasn't good enough for the task in hand, although I will back any manager until his very last minute in charge. Rival fans are now laughing at him. 

I can deal with the abomination that Lewis, Levy, Baldini and Sherwood are proving to be - just. But there is absolutely nothing worse than watching the players, who are supposed to be our heroes, act in a manner which suggests that they don't even care.

It seems that there are already a few that stand on the pitch wondering how many games they'll play for Madrid next season - not that any of them are good enough bar Hugo Lloris. Losing is tolerable, even by a larger margin, it happens. But losing because the players are not trying as hard as they possibly can is unacceptable.

Even the atmosphere at White Hart Lane on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon is poison. I'm not particularly surprised, however, given the circus that takes to the field and the ridiculous prices being charged to get in, all which is filling the owners and players pockets.

This wonderful football club, which achieved so much in past decades, is on the verge of destruction. Perhaps we should be grateful for having a club that sits nicely in the top half of the Premier League each season, but the fact is Spurs have achieved one league cup and one Champions' League season since Lewis and Levy took over and I fear the club could go into free fall.

Spurs fans are desperate for the appointment of Louis van Gaal in the summer as it seems this is the only thing that could get our club into shape and that may well be true. But I just wish the great Bill Nicholson could return and make Tottenham a proper football club again.


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