Two bankers are walking down a street. They chance upon a lump of shit. The experienced banker says to the inexperienced banker, "I will pay you $50,000 to eat all that shit." The inexperienced banker thinks about it for a while, eats the shit and the experienced banker writes him a cheque for $50,000.
Naturally, the experienced banker is a little sore, but they continue their journey anyway. Further down the road, they chance upon another lump of shit. The inexperienced guy, feeling guilty that his friend just lost all that money, offers his companion a chance to make back his money, "I will pay you $50,000 to eat all that shit.". The experienced guy jumps at the chance, eats all that shit, and the inexperienced guy writes him a cheque for $50,000.
As they continue down the road, realisation hits and the inexperienced banker asks, "Hey, I don't get it. We both ate shit, was richer or poorer by $50,000 for a few minutes, but in the end we are back to where we were in the first place. I don't get it. Why did we have to eat all that shit?" "Ah, my young padawan," the experienced banker says, "but did you realise that we were involved in $100,000 worth of trade??"
The point is...
First Jermaine Defoe,
Then Pascal Chimbonda,
Now Robbie Keane...
JUST WHAT THE FUCK IS TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS DOING?!?