GRAHAM EXPLODES SPURS MYTH
By Nic Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Having drawn 0-0 at Everton on Saturday, Graham hit back at perceived criticism of his side and the style of football they play.
Graham said: "I keep being reminded about this club's tradition for winning things in style but it's a myth.
"It's something that's thrown at me all the time but just look at the facts.
"It's 40 years since we last won the League and, even then, it was only the second time in our history. There have been a few lean times as well, so I don't see how anyone can argue that I'm somehow failing to maintain the club's standards.
"In the meantime, I will continue to live in the real world, where a run of injuries like we've had leaves us with outfield substitutes who have barely a dozen first-team appearances between them."
However, Graham will have to be pleased with the emergence of players like Gary Doherty, who has impressed in his limited appearances.
He continued: "I was delighted with the way we stood up to Everton. If we had shown the same resilience in other away matches this season, we would be in a much healthier position in the league."