Football is all about winning and that means goals.

Whilst supporters of Premier League clubs are happy for a 1-0 win because of the three points it collects, the icing on the cake is to see more goals, providing of course that it’s your team that gets them.

So how would you feel if you were at Tottenham this week watching your team in a lovely new ground which cost apparently £1bn – an impressive figure but I heard that the club made £180m profit last year?

European games are for the few and so I am sure their supporters were looking forward to a good result against Bayern Munich.

Spurs scored two goals but unfortunately the opposition scored more, and it wasn’t just three. It turned out to be seven.

I thought they had got the number wrong on the TV but it was one of the biggest defeats for any club in European football and only the third time in Tottenham’s history that they have let that amount of goals in.

Tottenham hasn’t seemed to be a club at rest now that the new ground has been opened.

There has been some sort of disruption going on since the beginning of the season bearing in mind we are only seven league games through heading into this weekend.

The manager, Mauricio Pochettino, who we all remember from his 18 months at St Mary’s, has been giving strange interviews where the impression given is that he is not too happy with what is happening but leaving it to everyone else to work out whether the problem is in the dressing room or the board room.

If it’s on the pitch then it’s obviously down to him and his staff to sort it out.

When it’s in the boardroom that’s a completely different situation.

Their owner Daniel Levy has also come out with one or two statements and it makes people wonder whether the manager is trying to work a way out of the club.

Ove the years since coaches and players have started to flood in from abroad it has certainly changed the game from when you had the Channon’s and Le Tissier’s who were happy to stay for years and years at one club.

We more or less expect now that they come, they play, they take the money and move on.

Whilst Mr Pochettino was at St Mary’s for a brief stint, he has been at Tottenham for five years now.

He has a good reputation in the game and surely if he did want to move he would want to leave with a good record at his club to enable him to get another job at the top, whether that was here or abroad.

Tottenham’s rivals, Arsenal, have been criticised over the last year or so for not being in the top four but seem to be picking up slowly but surely this season.

Apart from Spurs the focus seems to now be on Manchester United.

Their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was welcomed back with open arms having been a very popular player in his day.

He started off as manager with win after win but unfortunately for him things have changed and you have ex-players making comments which I never approve of saying that he should be replaced.

Knowing people like Sir Alex and the club in general I am sure he will get total support because it would appear that he thinks it will take a little bit more time with bringing through younger players etc to get United back to where the world of football expects them to be.

Of course, all in all what these problems at the big boys create is space for smaller clubs and looking at the table even now with only a few games played you can see Leicester and another London side, West Ham, popping up.

Whether they are still there halfway through the season let’s wait and see, but it is leaving the door open.

Let’s hope Ralph can get us to join that group.

It could well start off with a good home win against one of the other clubs who normally are expected to be in the top four in Chelsea.