I really cannot be arsed to repeat myself. I see little point in writing the exact same article again so I’ll simply supply a link to the old one as it is clearly a ‘one size fits all’ point of view for any given season. No doubt I’ll be able to use it again next year.
Some of the opinions in the comments section haven’t aged so well though, sadly. I particularly enjoyed the insightful ‘Cavani is no better than what we have!’
Best ever points tally this season? Great. Pity AVB wasn’t given the tools to finish the job.
Let us see who we can attract now with the awe inspiring prospect of another Europa League run. In January I was told that it was ‘easy for me to spend someone else’s money’. Well, I would disagree. If that were the case myself and many enlightened others would have done just that in January and now be handing back to ENIC a lucrative Champions League run in return.
If I read one comment about being ‘proud in defeat’ from one of the sad minority who are relieved they haven’t had to leave their comfort zone of mediocrity, I’ll burst a blood vessel somewhere in my face. Therefore, no comments.
Happy Groundhog Day.
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Personally, I am of an unshakeable belief that we have a much better manager than we did last season. Whether our results will bear that out remains to be seen, but is our first eleven also an improvement on that of last year?
Here I rate and compare last season’s players with their replacements, and also where applicable compare the contrasting form of the same player. It’s only my opinion, so feel free to air your views in the comments section.
Friedel was great for us last season but let’s face it, after ’sack the juggler’ Gomes anything would be an improvement. It was never any secret though that, now at 41, Brad was a short term option. All credit to Levy & Co therefore for securing the services of one of the world’s top goalkeepers in Hugo Lloris. Some were slightly critical of us investing in a top goalkeeper this early when we still had Friedel in the ranks, but as was evidenced against Swansea being able to swap quality with quality can never be a bad thing. Read the rest of this entry »
If you believe what the papers say we will be buying an awful lot of players in the summer to replace the likes of Walker, Bale, Lennon, Kaboul, Lloris etc; who will all be lured away by clubs who presumably have compromising photographs of Daniel Levy. Oh, and AVB is off to Real Madrid of course.
Assuming however that all our top players don’t in fact end up leaving; who should we be targeting to take this squad on to bigger and better things?
There are a lot of factors to take into consideration of course, the most obvious being whether we qualify for the Champions League or not. I believe we will, but for the purpose of this article I am going to assume that we will. Indulge me. Read the rest of this entry »
I was contemplating our current plight when a startling thought occurred to me. Les Ferdinand; what the hell do we pay him for?
In theory ‘Sir Les’ has been coaching the strikers at White Hart Lane since 2008. In that time we have had the most sorry bunch of goal shy wasters I can remember at the club. The cow’s arse has been a complete stranger to the banjo. Read the rest of this entry »
Oh no. This is déja vu all over again.
I will admit that I didn’t expect to be in this situation. Chelsea have effortlessly sailed passed us with a cheery wave and now sit one point ahead with a game in hand. Meanwhile Arsenal, doubtless at the start of their usual strong finish, sit four points behind us; also with a game in hand.
A week is a long time in football. Last Sunday morning we were comfortably third, we had just destroyed Inter Milan and were looking forward to a game against Liverpool which could cement us in the Champions League places. What happened? Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t start! I’m not having a go at Spurs and moaning after our first defeat since December.
It is hard to lose after a long unbeaten run, you start to kid yourself that it will last forever. When that run does come to an end it makes it more painful if you are the architects of your own downfall, as we were today. An error and a penalty is a horrible way to lose a match, but that is not to take away from Liverpool who played well, and Suarez who was a handful from start to finish. Read the rest of this entry »
Has anyone else noticed how very catty some people are becoming about a certain Spurs player?
Whether Suarez or Van Persie or whomever is the better player, at the moment the footballer’s name on everyone’s lips all over Europe is Gareth Bale, and rightly so. Eleven goals in ten league games is the second best recent scoring form in Europe. Only Messi can better that, so as Spurs fans are loving it, obviously. Read the rest of this entry »
Seven points clear of Arsenal, two points clear of Chelsea, two points away from Man City. Marvelous.
This was a tale of two defences. Ours was superb, Arsenal’s was shambolic.
While my thinking all season has been that we need Kaboul back, I am now wondering if he will get back in the team. Dawson is playing better than ever at Spurs (even if his unwise flashpoint with the referee nearly blew it for us) and Vertonghen is looking like our best signing in a long time. Read the rest of this entry »
Amongst all the criticism that Daniel Levy hasn’t signed us the striker we have all been crying out for, there is some evidence that he has in fact done so on the sly; even if we do have to wait a while to reap the benefits. Souleymane Coulibaly may be only eighteen but he has the potential to be a major star of the future.
OK so his name doesn’t immediately lend itself to a catchy terrace chant, but I have a feeling that sooner or later we are going to have to come up with one anyway. Read the rest of this entry »
Well, I never had a doubt; did you?
OK, I was all about the doubt by the 90th minute. I was already consoling myself that we could now concentrate solely on the league; that it was for the best as Arsenal are as good as out of Europe etc (I could have a point there), but who would have thunk it?
Dembele’s goal was a peach and all that we deserved. Lyon played very negatively and it was the ‘Rosbifs’ who deserved to go through. We were the better team, justice was served. Read the rest of this entry »