There have been many previous false dawns where we have thought, “yes, this is it. This is going to be THE SEASON.”
And then, sadly we have been let down. The lads have not quite been up to it. They have tried, we have urged them on, but in the end, failure.
However this season, it might just happen. I really do believe that. This could be the year to end all years. The great moment.
I speak of course of the relegation of the Tiny Totts into the Championship.
I did not dare to think it possible until I watched their game against the might of Stoke City in which, true to their current form, the Tiny Totts lost. There was no doubt the usual racist and homophobic chanting from their supporters, and that will of course be ignored by the FA, the police, and the Tottenham club. They are supposedly reacting this time to the coin throwing that is also often associated with north London’s third team but I doubt much will happen.
But let us turn aside to broader issues. This game was the “turning point” – the moment when the great drive towards a Top 4 finish, and a gallant move into their “spiritual home” of the Champs League would start.
But, it went a bit wrong. It was defeat number 17 for Ramos, the great play maker, the great inventor, the great manager. Mr Bale, apparently one of their “best players” (I use the phrase outside its normal meaning) was sent off. A Mr Dawson was also sent off, and a Mr Corluka collided with his own goalkeeper, Mr Gomes and had to be taken to hospital. We wish him well.
Stoke hit both posts and the bar time and time again, and in the end Tottenham now have their worst start not just in the EPL, not just in the top division, not just in this century and the last, but ever, ever, ever.
If only the FA would look into the racist abuse handed out by their supporters and give them a 3 point penalty, we could see them with negative points.
Generally speaking on a sunday evening (as I write) the Tinies sack their manager, so this is now a real possibility.
The game’s afoot.
Fun, isn’t it?
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