Selling the Bentley

I usually don't like to give advice publicly to the powers-that-be at Tottenham Hotspur, but this is too important to remain silent over. As the Guardian reports today, David Bentley, the right-sided under-achiever in a team defined, over the last fifty years, by right-sided under-achievement, might be on his way out of White Hart Lane. This is the best news since the definitively under-terrific Juande Ramos got replaced by Harry Terrific. They should sell the second-hand Bentley for a third-rate price to Mark Hughes at Manchester City, invest the money in the left-sided Stuart Downing (or Cristian Rodriguez or Juan Arango) and a defensive midfielder like Miguel Veloso from Sporting Lisbon.

The problem with Spurs over the last fifty years is that supporters, management and players have all had this Bentley-complex. We'll only get serious when we get honest about the kind of motor-car that we deserve to have in our garage. Selling the Bentley would be a good beginning.