SPURS BLOG: We're cooking with gas, let's not spoil it by signing Becks
WHAT a cracking festive season it's been in the wonderful world of Tottenham Hotspur – let's hope it continues long into 2011.
Spurs have won three on the bounce, are unbeaten in eight, have kept two consecutive clean sheets, and even managed to finish their last outing with 11 men on the pitch, so are arguably the form team in the division right now.
Our consistency is rewarded by the fact that we currently occupy fourth place and are keeping the woefully under-performing Chelsea out of the Champions League spots.
Our narrow 1-0 win over Fulham on New Year's Day was hard fought and unspectacular, but if – as all the best pundits say – we're winning games despite not playing at our best, then that's no bad thing.
Tomorrow night we travel to Goodison Park for a clash with David Moyes' Everton, who were sunk 2-0 by an impressive Stoke side on January 1.
It'll be a difficult game and the players will have to put in a better showing than the one against Mark Hughes' men to make sure of a result to keep our run intact.
What with all the excitement over our recent results, I'd almost forgot to express my incredulity at the idea of signing David Beckham on loan before the MLS season kicks off.
As I sat in front of my computer screen yesterday, hand clamped firmly to my forehead, expression of utter bemusement on my face, I asked myself a simple question: why?
Why would we want to sign a 35-year-old midfielder with about as much pace as a glacier? Why would we want to add yet another creative player to a line-up already overflowing with even better talent?
Gifted technician, he may be. An experienced force for all that is good and holy in the dressing room, sure. A guaranteed winner in the international shirt sales market, no doubt.
But with the likes of Modric, Van der Vaart, Lennon and Bale our midfield is probably the fastest in the league, if not one of the most rapid in the world.
So why slow it down several gears by introducing His Beckness into the mix?
Even gracing the Lane with his presence for a few weeks would rake in some serious wedge but we're not exactly hard up so I think it would be an entirely unnecessary step.
Thanks for the interest Dave, but it's a no-go. Plus, I hear Tyneside is lovely this time of year.