What do you think when reading the following?
Sheringham, Hoddle, Ginola, Berbatov, Robbie Keane, Perryman, Archibald, Graham Roberts, Paul Allen. I could go on.
I cannot say what you think, but I think ,what a bunch of execrable shitehawks. The very worst of footballing abominations.
And what links them all? They are in the Top 30 Spurs players of all time!!
What does this tell us? Plenty. Let’s start with the moral bankruptcy of a club steeped in the dark arts (Alan Sugar??). Then carry on by pointing out the total lack of a Title medal (Berbs had to leave to get one).
They are Pretenders. They exaggerate their abilities, exaggerate the size of their club, all we have to do to counter their pretensions is to point at their trophy cabinet in the last 25 years.
Arsenal remain the Premier Club in North London. Q.E.D.
And yet …
They have improved and in the past couple of season have almost but not quite achieved their main ambition which is to finish above Arsenal (LOL). And I like it. I prefer the frisson of a NLD which we could lose – for way too long it was so one sided it was like playing Islington Schools Second 11.
This afternoon (lunchtime) will be tense. Really tense. Because Spurs have finally got a team capable of challenging – not for the PL, but to finish above us.To suggest they could be PL Champions is farcical and only truly considered after a night on the pop.
If Pochettino sends his team out to attack rather than PTB and play on the counter, we could be in for a terrific game. But he won’t. He will hope for an early goal and then we will see 80% AFC possession as usual.
Why will he do this? Because Spurs have a very good defence and defensive midfield but a weak attack. Eriksen is a terrific player and should be at a big club (not good enough for AFC though) but apart from him ….??
Enough of the Knuckle Draggers.
I wrote this on Nov 8 2015 : “Any NLD is exciting but this one is special. Spurs are unbeaten in 10 and we are joint TotL. A draw seems the obvious result but quite frankly the idea of the blue-bellied Scum leaving the Emirates with anything other than a damned good thrashing is unacceptable. Just think 5-2. This is a reasonable and just scoreline.” Uncanny that the situation is exactly the same.
Let us hope that Theo is recovered because he loves a goal against the Heathens.
Bellerin Mustafi Koscielny Monreal
Xhaka Coquelin Iwobi
Walcott Sanchez Ozil
If Ramsey was at 100% I would start him ahead of Iwobi, but what if Santi is fit? Does he start ahead of Xhaka in what is likely to be a physical midfield battle against Wanyama and Dembele?
I would love to see a Spurs red card this afternoon. Clattenburg is our referee – could be worse. Any man who sends off Me-rinho is OK in my book.
Can we win against a very strong Spurs team with a likelihood of Kane returning? Of course we can – Just read the opening paragraphs!
If Arsenal can start fast – which we have struggled with in recent games – and maintain defensive solidity – which we have struggled with in recent game, then we will win. We are at home, we have better players, a better manager, better fans, better playing style, better history.
The path of the Righteous man is beset on all sides by inequities (in this case The Miscreants). We are The Righteous.