Spurs 2 and another defeat for Harry-Graham Potter’s blue boys.
Stellini smiled as he continued his undefeated run. At the same time, Harry-Graham Potter tried to pull out his magic stick to wave away Spurs play, only to find that his magic stick had been broken into pieces by the Housing Renters of Yankee-Chelski land. It looks like back at Hogwarts for him.
Chelski, don’t learn, do they… that magic will never overcome Spurs… potions, wands, flutes and whistles are old hat now for the boy who refused to grow up… hard work and a smooth Italian stallion and his saddle mate behind our Spurs are the order of a new dawn.
Yes, we are in fourth spot… still eyeing an even higher position and Glory while the Blue boys stutter and spit blood while straddling mid-table and the possibility of change at the helm… But that isn’t our problem… just the world laughing, tears dripping down its cheeks and creating a suffocating quagmire for them to sink into… while Roman Abramovich looks on in celebration…
My driving routine changed for this match… Mel took his wife to the game in his car while I took Janette with me, meeting up at the stadium. I got to the ground my usual time, while Mel and Liz… got there… But once at our regular spot, we all had a jolly good time until it was time to go to our seats and experience a Blue trauma.
In the stadium, Janette sat behind me as I managed to buy a ticket for her from the person who usually sits where she sat for this match.
We boosted our hopes of a top-four Premier League finish by kicking some arse in this London derby. Our win had many benefits, one of which was to increase the pressure on Harry-Graham Potter.
Oliver Skipp helped the blues fans from focusing on Mr Potter by thumping a 20-yard effort just after the interval to put us in control. Our victory was sealed when Harry Kane turned home Eric Dier’s knock-down late to cement that misery upon Harry’s namesake.
We celebrated after each goal went in… our fans roared like lions while the visiting supporters headed for the exit as their recent woes continued in happiness.
Yankee-Doodle-Dandy-Chelski have won just two of their last 15 top-flight matches and sit 14 points off Champions League places. All looking upwards… The Yankees try to glimpse upwards with expectations (hope) as their heads dangle downwards in the direction of the abyss.
I know this article is about our boys and our great day out yesterday (Sunday)… but you can’t help gloating… so here goes… This result will place more scrutiny on Chelski’s expensively assembled squad, with British record signing Enzo Fernandez at fault for our opener (ha, ha, ha…). All this heartache has put a huge toll on their lacklustre manager and his family, according to JK Rowling’s main character (now a spluttering footballing coach).
While all this hilarious frivolity is going on for the West London boys, things are on the up for us; we have won four of our past five league matches.
As I said earlier… but worth repeating… we now sit fourth in the table, four points above fifth-placed Newcastle. We also expect to welcome Antonio Conte back to work this week after his recovery from surgery. Overall we merited the three points and had come closest to breaking the deadlock in the early stages when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg saw his deflected effort go past a motionless Kepa Arrizabalaga but hit the right-hand post.
One of our biggest talking points (among our fans) was when referee Stuart Attwell’s initial decision to send off Chelski’s Hakim Ziyech after a melee that saw visiting forward Kai Havertz and home defender Emerson Royal booked. After he had administered yellow cards to those players, Attwell dismissed the Morocco winger for a raised arm on the advice of his assistant referee before downgrading it to a yellow after the video assistant referee recommended that the official review his decision. Some say, wrongly, others see it differently… but VAR continues to become a laughing stock among supporters.
A Cheslski team sheet containing six changes from their defeat to Southampton and the inclusion of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a substitute underlined the feeling of uncertainty and flux around their puffy squad.
The loss of Thiago Silva to a first-half injury did not help the Blues’ rhythm. Still, once Skipp had opened the scoring, with a superb shot Arrizabalaga could only get a hand to, Potters boys’ hopes of getting anything from the game appeared to quickly dissipate.
Potter’s side had just two shots on target, with only one from inside the Spur’s penalty area.
As for us, we delivered the perfect counter-attacking display, making light of our 41% possession at home to record only our eighth win in 62 attempts against the London-wags.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s 80 touches, compared to his opposite number Fernandez’s 134, emphasised the difference in approaches.
Kane ensured that Arrizabalaga felt his presence with a nudge in the first half, clinically confirming there would be no way back for our opponents as he swivelled to prod in from close range.
After the game, we left quickly and got home to Janette’s house just after 7 pm. A very tiring day… later, we sat down to watch the game again on Match of the Day. The same result… but… still, we laughed at Chelski’s blight…
Next up for us is Sheffield United in the FA Cup (Wednesday) and Wolves away this Saturday (league), while Chelski – in the FA Cup – face… oh! They got knocked out by City, 4 goals to nil… never mind… their next match is against fellow strugglers Leeds United… Let us hope the whites dig the blues an even deeper hole.
My name is Glenn Renshaw.
I am currently a Premium Season Ticket holder (West Stand) in the new stadium. Before that – at White Hart Lane – a season ticket holder in various parts of the ground (mainly in the North stand).
Before becoming a season ticket holder, I stood on the shelf and various other parts of the ground since the 1960s (the season of the double). In 1987 I became one of the first to hold a Spurs Membership card. I was also a life long member of the Spurs supporters club (now defunct).
I go to all home, away and abroad matches.
I was born in 1955, Edgware, London. I currently live in Berkshire.
I also collect all Spurs books, Spurs handbooks, Spurs programmes etc.
Previously, I wrote for Spurs Fanzines: The Spur, Spur of the Moment, My Eyes have seen the Glory and various other Spurs fanzines’. I also wrote for the SpursWeb app & its website.
I currently write and work for spursnetwork.com and its website. I write its Reviews & Match reports and a lot more.
My other interests are; reading, history, social history, Politics, going to the gym, wine, going out for a meal, music (all sorts), writing, theatre, concerts, going on holidays, socialising etc.
I have been writing blogs/ articles since 1989
If you wish to read more of my blog, please click “here”