For years now Tottenham Hotspur have been a staple club of the Premier League, having spent 81 of the maximum 117 years in the top flight.
However, as many will agree, they are one of the most underachieving teams of all time, along with Newcastle United. Spurs have won just two League Cups in the past 24 years , which is not enough.
Tottenham have always had great support and usually plenty of funding for top players, as well as producing some top talent through their own youth ranks, so there is no tangible reason for them to fail so consistently.
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This brings me back to the primary point of this, they are not too big to go down.
Leeds United are probably the most famous example. Leeds were relegated following the 2003-2004 season, this was after Champions League football as recently as 2000-2001.
After the initial relegation, Leeds fell to League One and regained promotion back to the Championship.
West Ham United, Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle United all suffered relegation, despite having support and being large clubs at the time of relegation, arguably bigger than Spurs are today.
The secret behind Tottenham doing “okay” seems to be the fact they have often found themselves with an out-an-out goal-scorer, counteracting those that they let in. Last season it was Harry Kane with 31, Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov were all other recent goal-scorers.
However, if Kane does not emulate his form of last season, where would that leave Spurs? One of their top players, Hugo Lloris is regularly linked with a move away from White Hart Lane and have signed an unproven entity in the Premier League, in Son Heung-Min.
Tottenham have had genuine superstars in the past such as Gascoigne, Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, David Ginola, Luka Modric and Jurgen Klinsmann. Now they need Harry Kane to become one fast, buy a big name, or potentially face a relegation dogfight.
Tottenham fans, is there any trouble you could get dragged into a relegation scrap? Have your say below!
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