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Tottenham v Arsenal. Will Tottenham fans soon start to leave before they actually arrive?

by Bulldog Drummond

There has been quite a bit of commentary in the media about the fact that with around 15 minutes to go before the final whistle in their cup semi-final, Tottenham fans began to leave Wembley, even though scoring twice in 15 minutes (it actually turned out to be 14 as the ref only gave four minutes of added on time) is not unknown.

116 comments to Tottenham v Arsenal. Will Tottenham fans soon start to leave before they actually arrive?

  • gouresh

    We know for sure that the duds have a goal or 2 in them. Its all about keeping our focus defensively as a team for the full 90 mins and taking our chances.

  • Leon

    One of the most hilarious early fan exits was by our own in that amazing 5-7 win over Reading in October 2012. At 0-4 down they were leaving en masse (seriously) and missed one of the most exciting come back games ever. Driving down the M4 & listening on the radio must have been torturous.
    I wasn’t at that match, but was present for our last double over Man U in 2007. We were losing 0-1 and the early leavers were on their way home when RvP & Henry scored two very late winners. Another result to be savoured, but missed by many.
    I use to sometimes leave early when I was a North Bank youngster and afraid of the dangerous crush exiting Highbury, but switching to the Clock End cured that bad habit.

  • para

    If they are pushing for Tot to win PL then we will see that in the game Eve-Che. If this happens then Arsenal will be in for a rough(er) time later. By the time we play it could look like this:
    1 Chel 78
    2 Tots 74
    3 Manc 68
    4 Manu 67
    5 Pool 66
    6 Ars 60

    But as in life, the best laid plans sometimes fail, so come on Arsenal, do your thing.

  • Mandy Dodd

    Gabriel , Kos and Xhaka, tread lightly today, you won’t have to do very much to get in trouble in this game…..and don’t copy what Wanyama does, and expect to get away with it
    Hopefully, Ox is unleashed today

  • Leon

    This is a very key game. Win & we dent Spurs title hopes while we’re still in with a top four chance; lose or draw and it’ll be the reverse.
    UTA

  • finsbury

    Title hopes?

    Anyone failing to equate a few dozen AFC fans leaving Reading’s stadium as captured on the TV cameras with the tens of thousands of Tottenham supporters leaving the beautiful home of the sweet and knowledgable FA also shown for all to see on the to broadcasts, such a person must be:

    A) a liar

    B) a Tottenham fan

    C) both of the above?

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    I was typing my comment but my connection switched off and I lost my comment typing. I can go back to retype it allover again.

    I just want to say, Arsenal will beat Tottenham Hotspur today by 0-3 @FT 90m + with goals from Sanchez in the 21st minutes and another one by Ozil a free kick he bent beyond Iloris into the top left corner of the post in the 23rd minutes saw Arsenal led at halftime by 0-2. And on 24th minutes into the 2nd half of the game, a lofted kick into the Spuds box was headed out but met by Monreal who took a whirlwind shot into the Spuds box but the shot was diverted into the net by I think Erick Lamela.

    At this juncture, the Spurs fans started trooping out in mass leaving the White Lane Stadium mostly quarter filled in by the Gooners. At the final whistle to end the match by referee Michael Oliver, Arsenal have won the match by 3 goals to nil.

    My 3-4-2-1 Arsenal starts and bench once again:

    Cech
    Paulista Holding Monreal
    Bellerin Ramsey Xhaka Chamberlain
    Sanchez Ozil
    Welbeck.

    Bench:
    Martinez Maitland-Niles Koscielny Gibbs Coquelin Iwobi Giroud.

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    para, if Chelsea are still on 78 and Spurs are still on 74 too which means they both lost their match to Everton and against Arsenal today. How can Arsenal who are already on 60 points remain on 60 again after beaten Suprs as your table suggested? I think you wanted to say, Arsenal 63 which they’ll certainly reached after this match had ended.

  • gouresh

    Samuel, did u see that result in the dream??? Can we put money on it? I don’t gamble, but seems tempting.😃😁

  • Nitram

    Same old shit at Old toilet.

  • Gord

    How to go Swansea! Fabianski between the pipes.

  • para

    Samuel Akinsola Adebosin
    “by the time we play”
    meaning at the start of our game.

  • para

    So many fouls Manu got off today.

  • Nitram

    Michael Owen falling over himself to defend Rashford for his dive. Laughable and embarrassing.

    At least the host is trying o give them a hard time.

  • markyb

    Wonder if a key player of ours will get the shit kicked out of him with impunity or get sent off and suspended for the Maureen Utd match?

  • markyb

    Nitram, I assume Owen’s attitude springs from a/ It’s Man Utd and b/ It ain’t no Furriner it’s a brave Ingerland Player

  • Nitram

    Para

    Graham Poll saying Swarbrick had a fine game, apart from the one almighty cock-up.

    Don’t they ALWAYS have ‘fine’ games Graham ??

    Didn’t watch the match but have seen the dive so I cant comment on the overall performance.

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    Well gouresh, I don’t have any dividends to share out to those who might wish to place their bets on my 0-3 win prediction scoreline in favour of Arsenal in this match. But Paddy Power could be of help.

    @ Nitram, Man Utd 1-1 Swansea City is a good result for Arsenal in the table. All the Gunners need to do at the Lane later this afternoon is to trounce the Totts by 0-3 away win scoreline @FT 90m + to keep enhancing their standing in table to collect a UCL ticket for next season campaign

  • Nitram

    markyb

    Exactly.

    English players DONT dive they WIN penalties.

    Not just defending him but actually PRAISING him for it. Unbelievable.

    Similar to the apparent garbage that that idiot Durham on Talksport came out with to defend Deli Alli. By all accounts he only tries to break peoples legs because he loves Spurs so much. Sick.

    This double talk and double standards when analysing incidents and behaviours is quite honestly a complete and utter joke.

  • Leon

    Love your optimism Samuel😎

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    The Ladies game against Sunderland is on BBC Sport live at the moment. 31 minutes played and no score. Arsenal dominant in terms of possession for the first 20 mins but more even at the moment.

    COYLG

  • para

    Watching Eve v Che with sound low while listening to some lecture.

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    54 minutes in the Ladies game and still no score.

    Not the greatest of Arsenal performances to be fair. Too many missed passes so far.

  • markyb

    Got to be odds on a dodgy Pen WON by Alli today, expect more diving than the red arrows

  • Nitram

    Everton 0 – 2 Chelsea

    79th minute

  • Nitram

    Boro 2 – 1 Man City

    77 minutes

  • markyb

    All the more important to engineer a Totts win today to keep it ‘The best League in the WORLD’

  • para

    So, there is no agenda for Tots to win PL.
    Still, Arsenal cannot relax.

    Looks like Giroud up front.

  • Nitram

    Everton 0 – 3 Chelsea 86 mins

    Boro 2 – 2 City 85 mins

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    Full time in Sunderland and the match ends goalless. Not enough quality from Arsenal. Need to do more in their next game on Thursday evening at the Hive.

  • Nitram

    I’ll be surprised if City don’t nick it.

    Boro really are that bad. Lets just hope they can cling on.

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    Arsenal team

    Cech
    Gabriel, Kos, Monreal
    The Ox, Xhaka, Ramsey, Gibbs
    Özil, Giroud, Alexis

    Subs

    Ospina, Theo, Holding, Iwobi, Danny, He Tor & Le Coq

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    COYG

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    Everton 0 Chelsea 3
    Boro 2 City 2

    Full time

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    Boro second goal by Calum Chambers

  • Nitram

    Man Utd 1 – 1 Swansea

    Boro 2 – 2 Man City

    Everton 0 – 3 Chelsea

    So far so good.

    COYG

  • Nitram

    Andrew

    I saw that. Good lad.

  • Chris

    Arsenal look like they control their own destiny…COYG

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    Comment on the BBC website that Manchester is the capital for dodgy penalties. Both City and Manure bpenefitted from dives today. Boro must be livid as every point for them is precious.

    I’m expecting worse fron 16:30 when we kick off.

  • OlegYch

    both manchester clubs with blatant (ie ‘clever’) dives today
    i only hope that is the limit for one day

  • Nitram

    Looks like Spurs ‘Fantastic’ season is going to end up trophy less………….again. Tic toc tic toc.

    So it looks like all they’ll be left to celebrate is finishing above there North London rivals and a top 4 finish, which if I recall correctly is not actually allowed to be celebrated.

  • ARSENAL 13

    Ccooommmee ooooooonnnnn uuuuuuuuuu ggggguuuunnnnneeeeerrrrrrssss

    Ccooommmee ooooooonnnnn uuuuuuuuuu ggggguuuunnnnneeeeerrrrrrssss

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    Okay. It’s only us Everton can harass at the Goodison park when we went there to play against them this season. But against Chelsea today, they quacked and scattered into pieces. What an irony. We can only hope now to settle for the 2nd spot in table again this season with the 2 Manchester clubs dropping 2 vital points each today to give us the chance to eventually rise to that 2nd spot if we win all our remaining 6 PL games. And that 6 miles rising up journey we MUST start at Lane this evening by beating Spurs there. Remember I predicted Spurs will crumble to a 5 game losing run beginning with their match against us today. Liverpool won’t give us any problem for that 2nd table spot finish because they’ll drop points. And of course, we’ll beat Man U when they come calling at the Emirates Stadium.

  • ARSENAL 13

    No one has won more titles at whl than Mr Wenger…..

    And we can put an end to their title charge at whl…

    Ccccooommmmeee ooooooonnnnn uuuuuuuuuu ggggguuuunnnnneeeeerrrrrrssss

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    With both Manchester clubs only being gifted a single point a win for us is even more important. We might not be able to catch Spurs for second but third is entirely possible now. Just need to win, win and win again.

  • ARSENAL 13

    How was that a Xhaka foul!!!

  • Menace

    It wasn’t. Oliver gave it to his kin!!

  • Gooneress No1

    The ref is being boringly predictable.

  • Menace

    Sky commentators speaking about Alexis & the throw in. Typical of the media picking on anything rather than the reality.

  • para

    Why didnt Ozil take a shot, losing it nearly resulted in a goal.

  • Leon

    Two open goals missed by Spurs

  • ARSENAL 13

    Referee trips Rambo!!! What the

  • ARSENAL 13

    Well Xhaka pulled vertongen… referee let’s it be…when he clearly wins the ball… foul!!!!

  • Gord

    Referee talks to Xhaka and Vertonghen, and after that the referee hurts Xhaka? How does Xhaka get injured just after a group talking?

    COYG!

  • Gooneress No1

    We live in a world run by criminals.

  • Jammy J

    Absolutely brilliant refereeing, as we’ve always come to expected.

  • OlegYch

    how was that not a penalty on Gibbo?

  • gouresh

    Xahaka needs to work on his clearances

  • markyb

    Comment on the Sky feed, Vertongen is now down receiving treatment after kicking the back of Xhakas leg, Spurs will be hoping its not too serious WTF

  • Menace

    The keeper didn’t get the ball but his intent was to get it so Oliver says anything else is not to be considered.

    When the initial foul was given against Xhaka, it is clear that Xhaka plays the ball but the spud falls over grabs the ball & Oliver thinks that must be a foul against Xhaka…. simples.

  • ARSENAL 13

    Hahaahaha…. Exactly. But Xhaka was talked to and foul called against him….

  • Menace

    What is surprising is the security at corners. Ozil about to take a corner & loads of blind Spuds screaming for Oliver to come over & rescue Wilson from the sharks (Wilson is a ball that was befriended by a castaway). Soon after Oliver departs a terrorist runs down the steps ready to attack Ozil. Now that guy should be thrown out & banned.

  • Jammy J

    ” a terrorist runs down the steps ready to attack Ozil.” You should write for the Daily Mail..

  • ARSENAL 13

    Ccooommmee ooooooonnnnn uuuuuuuuuu ggggguuuunnnnneeeeerrrrrrssss

  • para

    Stop falling asleep lads, you seem to drift off for moments causing us problems

  • para

    There we have it.
    Spuds are working hard, Arsenal are still a little too easy going.

  • ARSENAL 13

    Penalty!!!!!!!

    Ohhkkay

  • para

    So either we wake up now or we lose bad.

  • Menace

    Oliver playing 12 th man!

  • para

    Arsenal seem to wait for things to happen, Spurs are making them happen.

  • Sid

    Menace that was a penalty all day long, Gabriel was naive. Kane made the most of it but Gabriel was nowhere near the ball.

  • para

    Come on lads, be a little more direct and make things happen.

  • para

    Always that split second too late, indecision.

  • Menace

    Kane cheating as usual & Oliver aiding & abetting the crime!

  • Leon

    Shouldn’t we be bringing on some attacking subs about now?

  • Jammy J

    A penalty that would never have been given to Arsenal, yet we concede, time after time. Absolute fucking joke.

  • Leon

    And here come the first

  • Gooneress No1

    The ref… Satan’s little helper.

  • para

    The ref really does not have to do much, we are making it easy for Spuds by not being sharp enough.
    How many shots have spuds had? I’ll bet at least twice the amount we had.

  • para

    Half asleep again.

  • Gooneress No1

    The ref’s a cheat; the Spurs players happy to follow his lead; and the media are professional liars.

  • para

    OMG, we crossed the ball into their pen area!

  • para

    Are we going to play now?

  • Rodelero

    God I can’t wait for video refereeing. It’s also time for FIFA to address this relatively modern style of cheating where players intentionally get fouled to try and win penalties and freekicks.

    Kane did it to Coquelin a year or two ago if I remember rightly, to get him sent off. He’s a specialist, frankly.

  • para

    see? Work work work while we are half asleep

  • Markyb

    Got an Argie manager, possibly the most despicable dirty cheats in the history of the game

  • Gooneress No1

    Do you really think they will stop cheating? I don’t.

  • Leon

    Yeah! Kane got intentionally fouled from behind. Does that a lot

  • Gooneress No1

    ManCHESTER United has that accolade.

  • Gooneress No1

    Not watching the game Leon I see.

  • gouresh

    I am sorry, but we were very poor toady

  • Leon

    Much closer than you by the look of iit

  • para

    They push into you and fall down to get their fouls.

  • Jammy J

    Yet another shyte, lacklustre performance, consisting of giving away the ball multiple, multiple times and a lot of hoofing up the pitch. What the fuck has become of this side.

  • Gooneress No1

    Because my comments aren’t filled with blind negativity Leon?

  • 5th Gen Gooner

    When are we going to ever move away from wooden-top defending and take defence seriously? We have been Mickey Mouse throughout the game and to be quite frank embarrassing!

  • 5th Gen Gooner

    We need a plan to reverse this mess and renewing a contyract for a couple of years is just a band-aid and not a solution.

  • Gooneress No1

    No direspect intended but your comments sound so immature.

  • para

    What a waste of time today.

    Urgency?
    Movement?
    Innovative?
    Pressure?
    Creative?
    Fight?
    Backbone?
    Will?

    Yea!
    Sadly all coming from Spuds, to the last breath.

  • para

    I already dread next week.

  • Gooneress No1

    What we need is just refereeing – not for one game but entire seasons, then and only then can we truly judge.

  • Mubi

    Personally i felt this performance was one of the best we’ve played against a good side. Had the urgency and tenacity and physicality we showed against man city but unfortunately this spurs team is not as weak as city, eventually their all round class prevailed. No shame losing to a better team after giving it a Good go

  • markyb

    Always these people who only comment when the team lose.

  • Mandy Dodd

    Sadly, a naive, inept performance that has made the media/WOB very happy

  • para

    20 shots from Spuds.
    Arsenal about 8

  • Gooneress No1

    Fake fans; lovers of negativity; and agenda peddling tools.

  • WalterBroeckx

    Don’t know if you are interested but the match report is online

  • Gooneress No1

    Spurs the better team – are you trying to be funny?

  • Leon

    Gooneress
    If being negative & immature is commenting on Spurs missed open goals, suggesting it’s time for our subs and disagreeing over a foul challenge, I’ll take that over your “positive” BS any day.
    “Satan’s little helper”. The most stupid comment on this blog in weeks.

  • Jojo

    Really? Some blaming the ref? The same ref who for example didnt book Xhaka for a clear shirt tug on Vertonghen or a clear handball on Alexis?

    Spurs were just better, in every way, end of.

    The scoreline was flattering to us,to be honest.

  • Jammy J

    @ markyb – Assuming that comment was directed at me, you clearly either have an extremely poor memory or do not thoroughly read the comment sections, if you think I only comment after an Arsenal loss.

  • Leon

    Just spotted the Allan Partridge obsessive’s earlier comment, Never misses an opportunity to distort the truth to suit his trolling.
    “Genius”🖕🏽

  • Menace

    Tough match & we lost to a highly motivated team. It is not going to be easy with sloped fields but then again we need to improve our hunger. I would hate us to start cheating to win, but it seems the acceptable face of football. It’s a little like dodgy expenses……….. acceptable from some while others get jail.

  • Jammy J

    @ Markyb – I comment on fair sized portion of all articles and have been doing so for over a year; certainly not just when Arsenal loose. I am a supporter of both the team and manager. In this instance, it is you that is wrong.

  • markyb

    Jammy, I was merely trying to indicate that my comment was not aimed at you, quite a few beverages had been taken at that point.