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“Spurs are better than us now and they`ll finish above us, something needs to change in the backroom,sack Wenger,spend some money bla bla bla”
Now don’t these words sound familiar? Of course they do. These are the words we are used to hear from our dear doom mongers the AAA when we lose a match but tell you what? Our friends have gone one step forward and they are now using these words just because Tottenham won their game in hand against Everton albeit getting some help from Martin Atkinson and as the league table will show they are now 9 points ahead of us and joint 2nd…
If I’m honest their reactions have me baffled..they claim that Tottenham have spent the same amount of money as us and in st arry they have a far better manager than Wenger and that they have gone forward while we are reversing.
Now I don’t know where they got these ideas so I decided to go digging a bit and here is what I have come up with
1.TOTTENHAM HAVE SPENT THE SAME MONEY AS US
Lies, lies and absolute lies. I don’t know where our AAA friends got this from but as far as transfer spending goes we have spent nowhere near the amount of money they have spent in the last 6 years. While we have been keeping faith in our youth they have been spending money like crazy, shelling out up to £15m for the likes of Bentley and Pavlyuchenko .
It gets more interesting when you look at the nett transfers of the of the current PL clubs since 2006. Our dear neighbours are 4th on the table just behind City, Chelsea and Liverpool with a net of £76,200,000 or equivalent of £15,240,000 per season. Compare that to ours and you`ll really start to wonder where the AAA got their ideas.
Of the current PL clubs Arsenal are 20th with nett of -£31,350,000 or the equivalent of -£6,270,000 per season. Yes that means we have spent less than not only Spurs but also other teams in the PL since 2006.
2.ST ARRY IS A BETTER MANAGER THAN WENGER
Now this really made me laugh out loud. I am sure you do not need a scientist to tell you these people are either way too paranoid or either seriously need to get their heads examined. Lets look at both manager`s achievements i.e trophies in top flight shall we?
1999: UEFA Intertoto Cup with West Ham
2007-08: FA Cup with Portsmouth
And that’s just about that.
Now lets us look at Wenger`s achievements shall we?
1987-88 : Ligue 1
1990-91 : Coupe de France
b) Nagoya Grampus
1995: Emperor’s Cup
1996: J-League Super Cup
DOUBLES IN 1997-98 AND 2001-02
THE INVINCIBLES IN 2003-04
Now as we can see you don’t need rocket science to tell you who the better manager is. Adding to the above are the phenomenal players Wenger has brought up. From Henry to Vieira to Pires to Ljungberg to Fabregas , Wenger is million of miles ahead of arry and the claim of AAA really does beg the question of how they came to that conclusion.
They really have failed to realise how far we have come this season. We went from a team in crisis,to a one man team to….erm what do they call us these days? On top of that we have had to deal with all what Mike Riley and his mob of corrupted and biased officials throw at us. Dealing with one of them is bad now can you imagine how hard is it to deal with Webb, Dean, Dowd, Atkinson and Probert combined? it is really such a tough task and our players deserve a lot of credit for what they have done this season
As far as spurs are concerned what have they had to deal with all season? The only match I can remember spurs being screwed is vs stoke at Britannia in what should have been Chris Foy`s last match in charge. Also it is a long season and spurs have been extremely lucky with injuries to key players. You see unlike us they didn’t have to play 6 different players in RB position or another 6 in LB position. Wait till the injuries settle in and we`ll really see what they are made of.
And for all those who are afraid there wont be a St. Totteringham day this season worry not. A look at spurs fixtures in the next couple of months will cheer you up. So please get yourselves ready as this year`s St Totteringham day will be the best yet..well maybe just behind the Lasagna-gate
22 Jan 2012 v Man City (A)
6 Feb 2012 v Liverpool(A)
11 Feb 2012 v Newcastle(H)
26 Feb 2012 v Arsenal (A)
3 Mar 2012 v Man Utd (H)
10 Mar 2012 v Everton (A)
17 Mar 2012 v Stoke (H)
24 Mar 2012 v Chelsea (A)
Be ready to smile.
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