Are Spurs really a one simian team? Looking at this new AVB inspired team one has to say, No.
It is true and completely normal that the Spurs team is full of miscreants, numbskulls and vermin, but some of them can actually play football, and this is becoming a problem. There is a core developing in the murky swamplands of N17 who not only have youth and talent but also a team ethic which is new to the Lilly-Livers.
In my opinion, the signing of AVB has transformed a comedy club into asomething slightly less funny. Of course, they will never attain the class and substance of the big club down the road, but they are improving and have a slim chance of finishing above The Arsenal for the first time since simian’s learned to stand upright.
By the way, if there are any Spurs fans still reading (which in itself is an enormous assumption – the ability to read that is), please don’t bother commenting upon the post – you will only confirm what we already know …..
Looking for housing in the Manchester area…..
I could bore you with the qualities of the various Spurs players, but you will already have your opinions and probably more knowledge than this writer. Suffice it to say that although Spurs have a decent team, ours is better, and if Arsenal play to the best of their abilities and we don’t get chopped by today’s referee, Arsenal will win. We have better players, a better manager, and a better team.
The referee: Mark Clattenberg. His record this season is Pl 15. Y43 R6.. A sending off less than every third game. Worrying. Let’s hope the game is about the players and not the referee. What Clattenburg (who was the referee in the Chelsea racism row) is good at is punishing dives, which given the propensity of Spurs players to hit the deck when tripped by imaginary feet is of benefit to AFC.
Arsenal: Do we risk a 4-3-3 with Walcott, Giroud and Podolski or play Ramsey to bolster the midfield? BFG/TV or Kos/TV or BFG/Kos? The Corporal or Coquelin or 3 CB’s? Ramsey or Rosicky? Lots of possibilities ,aren’t there?
There are fears about Jenkinson against Bale. In my opinion we have no alternative but to trust Jenks will cope, after all he is a full England International and Bale is Welsh! (sorry SH).
I believe we play better when on the front foot and having an outball to Giroud, as such my preference would be to play 4-3-3 but Mr Wenger disagrees, so this is whom I expect to play:
My dislike of this line-up is that it forces Santi to play on the left of midfield rather than the middle where he is so influential.
What we lack is a man-marker. We used to have a player who could track a dangerman – but AW doesn’t think in that way; his focus is entirely upon how Arsenal play and not the opposition. It is said that we have made no plans to cope with Monkeyboy and I believe it. Nor can we cope with set-plays where Caulker is dangerous. Hopefully, we will score more than them because I cannot see us leaving SHL with a defensive clean sheet.
Today’s explorer: Hennry “Boy” Kelsey (1667 – 1724). Boy Kelsey (fine name for a man) was the first European to explore the Great Plains of America. A member of the Hudson Company, he walked through Saskatchewan and the flatlands of Canada, reaching as far as the Missouri river in order to establish trade routes with the local Indian tribes (the Blackfeet & Algonquin).
Better looking than our Kelsey & he has a Beard
Boy Kelsey was born in Greenwich, very close to Woolwich which makes him a Gooner. On his 6th journey across the Atlantic Kelsey established trade routes with the Inuit. He died peacefully back in London at the age of 57. In Canada there was a Kelsey postage stamp.
Would a draw be a good result today? Probably. It will be a tense afternoon for both sets of supporters.
P:S: We read earlier in the week about the illness of DanDan’s Spurs supporting brother and his fervent wish to see Spurs finish above Arsenal this season. I know all who read DD’s message will be thinking of him in the unlikely event of a Spurs win, because whomever we support we are a football fraternity who experience the same highs and lows following our teams.
Should the Miscreants cheat a win, my anguish will be compensated by thinking of DanDan’s brother’s smiling face.
Written by Big Raddy