MIKE McKINLEY: No clues to Berbatov's future at tame season's end
The season limped to a sorry conclusion on a sunny day where the attention of everyone concerned seemed to be elsewhere. The biggest Spurs cheer of the day was reserved for the West Ham scoreline that briefly threatened to spark some life into the crowd
The season limped to a sorry conclusion on a sunny day where the attention of everyone concerned seemed to be elsewhere.
The biggest Spurs cheer of the day was reserved for the West Ham scoreline that briefly threatened to spark some life into the crowd and team, and the biggest headscratcher was not the absence of our defence once again but why exactly the visiting fans seemed so excited by what Emile Heskey ultimately hadn't done for Wigan.
On a scorching Sunday three months into our prolonged hibernation, Tottenham's efforts on the pitch were never likely to be the main talking point.
Even the post-match festivities were very low key, again perhaps to be expected in our third trot around a pitch with the Carling Cup.
With most eyes scrutinising a certain Bulgarian's body language, no clues were going to be given through an over exuberant display of farewell.
In fact, it seemed he struggled to muster a clap for the supporters offering him a song, so that particular guessing game will no doubt continue for a while yet.
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No doubt we did say goodbye to a fair few faces, and after several years of major turnover in the playing staff it somehow still looks like a major overhaul will be required to make the sort of challenge we thought might be on the cards last summer.
Despite the cup win, very few players covered themselves in glory this season and it will be interesting to see what Juande Ramos learned in his first six months in England.
It would be no surprise to see a few unexpected names heading for pastures new along with the bankers.