Well it’s no easy feat to be the media darlings whilst having nothing to celebrate for so long, but that lot from Middlesex are managing it.
To set the record straight the last time that lot from Middlesex won a trophy was way back in February 2008, 4000 days ago today and even that was the league cup, in which most teams play a mix of a 2nd string and youth sides for most of the competition.
The last time they won the FACUP was in 1991 and since then they have managed to lose a record 8 successive semi-finals in a row. Losing to The Arsneal, Everton, Newcastle, The Arsenal (again), Portsmouth, Chelsea, Chelsea and Man utd.
The last time they won the league was back in 1961, four years after in 1965 the Local district of North East middlesex was made part of London. So as a North London side they have never won the title.
Not a single tottenham fan under the age of 29 would’ve been able to legally able to have a pint the last time they won the 5th ranked trophy.
Those lucky tottenham fans to be over the age of 46 would’ve been able to have bought a pint the last time they won the FACUP, even if it went sour when The Arsenal won the title that season.
Some of them born in 2000 would’ve been able to buy one after last seasons 8th record breaking Semi loss.
Fair play to all those older than 58, they may have some black and white memories of a horse and cart parade and paying thrupence for a Light and Ale in 1961.
This season to will end in yet another nothing season for them, they have a manager who has never won a trophy and they will end up potless yet again. Top 4 is not a trophy, putting the pressure on is not a trophy. History records the winners, which they will never be, unless you count a long bar and a big cheese room.
Happy 4000th Middlesex. much love