Thanks again to ‘Just Lennon’.
I have been a Spurs supporter since the tag-team partnership of Steve Archibald and Garth Crooks.
They were great then, and I was only 8.
So why have I been feeling depressed from the moment the final whistle blew and Spurs bagged three precious points against Stoke City?
Before I am labelled a “nutter” let me explain myself.
So here I am on the couch, a beer on my left, the remote on the right. I gaze at the family cat for inspiration and explanations. Incidentally our cat answers to the name “Winston”.
My mind wonders back to the 4 vs 1 counter attack that Stoke failed to convert. That was a let-off of some proportion. The poor chaps didn’t even test Lloris and they desperately need the points.
My mind wonders back to other let-offs.
I recall Spurs 1-0 Crystal Palace – a few minutes to go and Wilf Zaha misses the goal.
I recall Spurs 1-0 Gooners – a few minutes to go and Lacazette misses the goal.
If we had drawn these three matches we would only be 4 points ahead of Chelsea and preparing to meet Man City. Uum.
A pub mate says he read somewhere that Spurs lost it to Leicester because Vardy and Co. protected more narrow leads than us.
Do you still think I am a bit of a “nutter”?
This team should be mature enough by now to make “nail-bite-time” a thing of the past for Spurs fans.
Are they refusing to grow up?
I imagine “Fergie-time” is better for a fan. At Fergie-time, the team will be looking solid at the back and pushing to score at the other end. With nail-bite-time, the team is leading (or drawing against a super team like Juventus) and trying to score more goals while looking anything but solid at the back.
At Fergie- time you are trying to move from a draw to three points. But nail-bite-time is worse. You are resigned to going from a win to a draw or worse still, from a draw to a loss (Juve anyone?)
Is this gross dereliction of duty on the part of Pochettino? Or his young Turks are just of the very excitable variety. You know, the type who throw instructions out of the window at the slightest roar from the crowd?
Maybe this team is lacking something else? A Roy Keane? A Sergio Ramos? Or a more refined version like Barca’s Puel?
Maybe fans need to compose a “shut shop” song then on cue, with 15minutes to go we let the team know in no uncertain terms. Shut shop! shut shop! What are you looking at Winston?
After putting my very short rantings to paper, I am feeling a bit better now.
Much much better.
In fact…..“COME ON YOU SPURS!”
Ohh, shudup Winston!