St Totteringham Day is celebrated by Arsenal fans worldwide as the day each season when Arsenal reach a number of points that cannot be overtaken by Tottenham Hotspur.
In 2003/4 this day was reached with an amazing 10 games to go. But this weekend that record was smashed as Tottenham still have 11 games to go and yet cannot overtake Arsenal’s 65 points (they currently have 32).
What makes this even more amazing is that this is the year in which it was almost universally predicted by pundits, failed managers and the hangers on that Arsenal would slip into mid-table and the all conquering Tottenham would end up 4th.
In fact Tottenham are currently 11th on 32 points, while Everton conclude the weekend’s matches in fourth on 53 points. Interestingly not one of the pundits has expressed any remorse or regret for these ludicrous and insane predictions. Rather the newspapers now write, “while some suggested that Arsenal would fail without Henry”.
Arsenal are, for the record, top of the league with 10 games to play.