That lot down the road love doing it to themselves don’t they.
Rather than understand their standing in football, as a small side who sit 15th on the list of League titles won, alongside the likes of Burnley and Portsmouth, they just keep getting excited.
“This is our year”
“We are title contenders”
“Arsenal mind the gap”
They have not won the league in nearly 55 years. Not won the FA Cup in nearly 25 years. And not finished above The Arsenal in over 20 years.
And this year we have it again. There fans are getting all gooey and excited as they are they are on the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League. 10 games.
So great is the run that they are on, they are only 1 game behind matching their all time Premier League record. Although they are some way behind the Premier League record of 49 set by The Arsenal.
So they are getting excited. 10 Games unbeaten. Do they get a trophy for that?
Even during one of the greatest periods of Spurs Premier League history, they are still below The Arsenal.
And in the league proper, despite them being in such great form, they sit 5th. 5 points off top. 5 points off The Arsenal.
It does not matter which way you look at it. Spurs are still in Arsenal’s shadow.
And in this great run, who have they actually played? There two most recent victories were against Bournemouth & Aston Villa. 2 of the worst teams in the league. In fact, 4 of their 5 wins this season (great form they are in, won 5 in 11) have been against Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Sunderland & Crystal Palace. My Thursday night 5 a side team at Chingford Goals could beat them.
Spurs are frankly not a very good team.
The press crow over them (or mainly ex Spurs manager Harry Redknapp in the Evening Standard & Spurs season ticket Mihir Bose in the Evening Standard). The way they go on about Spurs young Englishmen is embarrassing.
I saw an article the other weeks saying that the England squad for next years Euro’s could contain 7 Spurs ‘stars’. Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Andros Townsend, Ryan Mason & Harry Kane.
If that is the best that England have to offer, I might as well cancel my annual leave for June 2016 now. There really is no point going.
I always find it laughable the way any half decent Spurs player is the future of English football. Andros Townsend scores 1 cracking goal, against Montenegro, 2 years ago, and it still considered as one of England’s brightest young talents. He is 24.
Tom Carroll is another. Been bigged up in a massive way by the press. Spurs fans saying he has the potential to be better than Jack Wilshere. He is only 4 months younger than Wilshere!
And Alex Pritchard. Spurs fans have been talking about him for a while now. He spent last year on loan at Brentford. Has 2 Premier League appearances to his name. And is older than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
It is a bit of a joke really!
Spurs really are the joke of English football. The gift that keeps on giving. They brighten up most of our Saturday evenings. And who doesn’t love seeing a kid cry knowing that due to his father’s decision’s, it will not be the only time he cries over football. And his kids too. And there kids as well.
A generation of Spurs fans not knowing what it is like to finish above The Arsenal. Generations of Spurs fans not knowing what is like to win they league.
For a small club on the Middlesex/London borders, they do get a little too excited.
Spurs, the Newcastle of London.