Five things Tottenham Hotspur fans can expect this season

Date: 13th August 2014 at 11:00 am
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Manchester United 1-2 Tottenham HotspurAt this stage every summer, Tottenham Hotspur fans are full of hope for the new season. Full of expectation.

As the season starts, it begins to fade. By Christmas they are calling for their manager’s head.

By the end of the season, it is all doom and gloom and even rivals Arsenal have more to cheer about than they do – and they went nine years trophyless.

This summer they have been quite quiet on the transfer front, but have a new manager to bed in.

With that in mind, here are five things that Spurs fans can expect this season.

To have to downgrade your expectations as per usual

Spurs fans are used to the pattern by now. It starts with harbouring ambition towards the title. Then they realise that it simply will not happen, but never fear, there is always top four.

By the international break in September this is looking a bit ropey and come the Christmas period, they have always enjoyed being in the Europa League, didn’t you know?

As the crunch part of the season gets closer and closer, all they really want is to finish above Arsenal – and that never happens either.

CLICKlamelaLast season’s summer signings to come good

After selling Gareth Bale, Spurs bought big.

That did not exactly work out well for them, with the majority of their summer signings failing to live up to their price tag – but now with a quiet summer and the players actually having had a season to get used to life in England and a new manager (again) there will be no excuses this season.

Erik Lamela will find the spotlight firmly pointed in his direction this season and with compatriot Mauricio Pochettino now in charge at the club, fans are expecting bigger and better things from the creative star.

The only issue with this? If Lamela actually lives up to former expectations, he will be on his way this time next season anyway when a bigger club – who are in the Champions League – come in for him.

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - FA Cup Third RoundTo finish below Arsenal and that to be abundantly clear by Christmas

It says quite a lot about both north London sides that they really do see it as a competition in its own right. Mainly because by the time the end of the season comes round, they have very little else to fight for.

Spurs always give it the big I am, and chirp on about finishing above Arsenal, but sadly for the White Hart Lane faithful, dreams do not often become a reality.

Arsenal have improved significantly this summer and have added a world class star. Spurs meanwhile have not.

Missing out on the top four once again

It could well be a seven way race for the top four and quite frankly, most people are not even considering Spurs to be one of the main contenders to miss out come the end of the season – because they will be no where near it.

The Lilywhites and Everton will fight it out for a Europa League place whilst the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, United, Arsenal and Liverpool (they hope) take the race for the Champions League down to the wire.

PochettinoActually keeping a manager for the entire season and even beyond

Mauricio Pochettino is now in the hot seat at the club and with Daniel Levy making Roman Abramovich look like he gives managers more than enough time to prove themselves, no one would be surprised to see the Spurs boss linked with an early exit.

However after impressing at Southampton last season both with results and style of play, there are high hopes for Pochettino who knows what it takes to do well in the top flight of English football.

Tottenham Hotspur fans. What do you think this season will have in store for you? Will you finally get into the top four again? Let us know your thoughts below or tweet us @LaFootyettes.

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