Talk about coincidence…or is it irony? No, coincidence…
Anyway, after COS reader Wellsey made a comment in the Scott Parker To West Ham story about how players would choose Tottenham over the Hammers because they were in the “Big Five” – he took a nice battering at the hands of rival supporters. “There is no big five!” they cried, “Typical Spurs fan making up bollocks!” they yelled as they beat him with sticks.
Well, apparently it’s starting to catch on, as Blackburn winger Morten Gamst Pedersen’s agent talked about the interest in his client,
“All the big five follow Morten’s situation.” confirmed agent Rune Hauge to Dagbladet.
“We are in contact with the clubs. Morten plays in a special position on the left and can play as well both in 4-3-3 and 4-4-2.”
“The big ones might not have space for players of his type and we might see players in that position leave some of the clubs the coming weeks.”
On paper, Tottenham are certainly the club that could lay claim to the last spot in any “Big Five” considering they finished there the last two years. And were probably the first club to finish fifth consecutively in many, many seasons. But even though they were best of the rest, they hardly ran away with it the way that Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have run away from the rest of the Premiership. And there are plenty of clubs – Newcastle, Everton, Blackburn and even West Ham who will feel quite optimistic in their ability to take their place next season.
So if the “Big Five” are after a player, does that automatically mean Tottenham now?