Tottenham are in Arsenal shadow. They always have been, they always will be. Every now and again, they pop out, get a bit big, realise they do not like the sun, and run back inside. The only people who believe them to be a massive club are themselves.
They are a joke of a club. How often over the years has a Spurs player come out claiming “this is our year” for them to finish above Arsenal. This year, it was Nabil Bentaleb’s turn. Taking into account their continual mocking of Arsenal for finishing 4th, the excitement of Spurs fans and players when they just get close to a top 4 finish is cringworthy. The fact is, they would bring out a DVD and have an open top bus parade if they got top 4.
Andros Townsend topped Bentaleb’s claim of a ‘double’ by claiming that Spurs could win the treble this season. Of course, this was before Spurs got knocked out to Leicester.
Andros Townsend shows how small time Spurs fans are.
Hyped up massively as the future of not just Tottenham but English football, the bloke is average at best.
Already 23, he is not really a kid. And he plays tricks on the mind.
Everyone thinks he has a great left foot, based on a memory of him scoring a cracking goal for England against Montenegro in 2013. He then hit the word work in the very next game against Poland, before hitting another cracker in the game after for Spurs against Aston Villa. This ingrained it into people’s head that he had a dynamite left foot.
Infact, he is just a very very poor Arjen Robben. All he does in a game is pick up the ball on the right, cut inside, and shoot. And most of the time those shots go high wide and handsome.
Do not believe me? let’s look at some stats…
After that goal against Aston Villa in October 2013, Townsend failed to find the net again for Spurs that season.
He finished that Premier League Campaign with 1 goal and 1 assist from 25 appearances. The new Gareth Bale? Have a laugh.
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s Theo Walcott played just 13 games that season. His contribution was 5 league goals and 4 assists.
This season, Andros Townsend has gone from strength to strength, and has scored 5 goals in all competitions. A show of progress? Not until you realise that all 5 goals have come from the penalty spot.
ZERO goals from open play for Andros Townsend in 2014/15. Meanwhile, Theo Walcott already has 2 goals to his name from out of play.
Townsend is the perfect Spurs player. Hyped up massively, yet ultimately achieves nothing.
As for Spurs’ other great hope, Harry Kane, yes, he is having a very good season, but he is not ‘one of their own’. As everyone knows, he was on the books for Arsenal. We let him go before he was even a teenager, yet his love for the club ran deep.
Despite being let go, he still went to games at Highbury and, in 2006, sat watching Arsenal v Barcelona in the Champions League Final, wearing an Arsenal shirt, and cried as Arsenal lost.
“Harry Kane’s a Gooner” will be heard loud and clear on Saturday.