Where I’m at after yesterday

by The Fighting Cock


By Benjoss on the forum.

Gutted, absolutely gutted. The immediate reaction after over 30 years of being a Spurs supporter is ‘Here we go again…’.

They were right those horrible Gooners, they all said that the blip was coming, we’d choke like we always do.

But with time and reflection I can honestly say what we witnessed yesterday wasn’t our Spurs from the last 6 months. Therefore I feel the need to post my own rant and in some way deal with the misery I felt yesterday.

What stage of grief is this one, Spooky?

So you can pick the bones of yesterdays game until you are blue in the face.

Was it the tactics? A lack of heart and desire? Fear? Spurs of old coming back and choking?

Sure, there was some pretty fundamental problems yesterday.

In my opinion Ledley looked seriously off pace and you’ve got to ask whether he was in any state to have played at all. Our first-touch was bobbly, giving the ball away too cheaply, letting them get on top. All of it our own fault, no arguement.

But all of that aside, look at it this way. If we had lost 3-2 but put in a demon of a performance, sure we’d have all be gutted, but we’d also be thinking b*llocks to it, there is always next week to redeem ourselves.

What actually happened was like an embarassing slap in the face from a roly-poly strippers tits. Shocking, sweaty and ugly. It stung more than it should have done.

In days of yore we would have gone on thinking the Gooners have called it right, we are having our dip and we are going to choke.

But I say times are changing, this was the reality check that maybe, just maybe we needed. We perhaps need to take a step back and a long hard look at ourselves. Re-group. You don’t become shit overnight and if we ever we needed to bounce back in style then this is it.

We have one remaining horrible hoodoo and it’s Man Utd. If ever there was a time to bend that hoodoo over and take it royally from behind then it’s now.

We absolutely have to make a statement next Sunday. We have to come out and make a game of it.

I have no doubt in my mind that every one of those players is hurting and if they have any backbone they will come out on Sunday on fire.

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  • Are we still 3rd?
  • Are we still in the FA Cup?
  • Can we still finish above Woolwich?
  • Best team since the 80’s?


If we can answer yes to all the above, which we can, then I say we should be proud as fans and hope to god that the players believe in themselves again. Remember the season we got into the Champions League and how we came back from that FA Cup semi-final. Believe!

To re-quote a famous quote:

Once more into the breach dear friends!
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, Tottenham, and Saint Nicholson!

Now lets f*cking have ’em. COYS!

I feel better already…


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