The Sun, Star and Mirror are all in love with Spurs; esp. Redknapp, Bale and Parker.
Redknapp is a likeable character and somewhat working class hero, Bale is one of the few British players who looks like he could be a truly world class player in a few years, and Parker has had a great few years and is the epitome of hard work making up for lack of technique. All players that would appeal to the media and the public and all 3 have had a great few years.
In what way is Redknapp a likeable character? I suppose he might be for those down south with the Del Boy comparisons but he certainly isn't likeable to me. I also don't mind them getting credit when it is deserved - they just don't get an ounce of criticism like they would if it was Arsenal/Liverpool/Chelsea/United/City in their position (being shite for ?? months). I get they're a fresh name in the top 4 but that doesn't mean they should avoid the same harsh criticism as others.
Oh come on. All last summer the papers were PRAYING for a Modric move to Chelsea, kept pushing and pushing it like it was ever going to happen. It'll be the same after the Euro's too no doubt. Levy has made it known that we won't be selling our best players. But the papers will do anything for a story.
In what way isn't he? He's working class come good, comes across as down to Earth, speaks very honestly, genuinely enjoys his job and the big occasions, and isn't a pillock to the media? What reason do you have for disliking him? Spurs also got their share of criticism in the media for capitulating. As for the other teams you mentioned, City who's squad was worth more than Barcelona's at the start of the season, Arsenal who are endlessly praised for their 'pretty' but trophy-less football, Man Utd who are well received in the media in general barring when something controversial happens at which point Fergie starts his siege mentality nonsense. If the papers were harsh on Chelsea they would have trashed them for their football in the latter stages of the CL (not saying they should have), and Liverpool, well they deserve all the criticism they get tbh