Match Preview: Spurs v Brentford (again, we go into the unknown and hope for the right result)
On Saturday, we play our final home game of a blustery Premier League season. My previous blog said that I thought we would beat Villa and Brentford, and the last game of the season, away to Leeds, would be more difficult. It turned out that our game against Villa was more difficult than I thought… or maybe I shouldn’t have been so unwise and should have known that our results have been all over the place this season and anything was possible in our ‘Spursy’ topsy-turvy Levy Twight zone world.
I got a phone call from Clive Allen, thanking me for my support. Others in my premium group also got a phone call from Clive with the same message. Tottenham are so worried that the last game will be in front of an almost empty stadium. I believe there are a lot of tickets still available. It is a pity that it wasn’t Daniel Levy phoning… if he had done that, it would be near suicide for him. No doubt the abuse would have been insurmountable.
Anyway… back to Saturday… we have to win both of our remaining games to stand any chance of making it into the Europa League or face a second season in the Europa Conference League in three years. That is if we did manage to get a position in that competition. How the mighty have fallen! But when were we ever potent under Levy & Lewis? Pre-Levy, we had trophies from European and our domestic leagues to count… but once ENIC took over from Alan Sugar, it was our backs up against the money grinders and the creation of the tag ‘Spursy,’ total embarrassment (the Levy brand; money before Glory).
All the speculation this week has been about Mason wanting the job… God help us! If he is appointed, then Levy will have sunk to an all-time low (if that is possible). Yes, Mason is so keen to press his case for the managerial role on a full-time basis, but last week’s loss at Aston Villa would surely have done his chances little good. Since taking over, he has managed us against United (a draw), Liverpool (a loss), Palace (amazingly, a win) and Villa, a capitulation, a total humiliation. And he wants the job permanently… he should return to his crocheting and keep his nose out of big boys’ stuff. We want an experienced manager… not one of Father Christmases rejected elves. Yes, a great campaigner for Tottenham… but let us be realistic… not yet – if ever – managerial material for us. A Levy stooge, yes… but that is it!
Our last seven League results:
Hugo Lloris (hip), Ryan Sessegnon (thigh) and Rodrigo Bentancur (knee) are confined to the treatment room with their season-ending injuries.
Emerson Royal and Yves Bissouma are ok.
My possible team starting lineup:
Forster; Emerson, Romero, Lenglet, Davies; Porro, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Son; Richarlison, Kane
I just don’t know… as always, I am hoping we win, but we have been so unpredictable this season nothing will surprise me… however, I shall go for a 3-2 win.
We are currently 7th in the league, but level on points with Villa and one point behind Brighton. If Brentford should win, they will be a point behind us with one game to go. Brighton have four games left which are against Newcastle (today), Southampton, Man City and Villa. Villa could be difficult; if City win the league by the time they meet, then they might stand a chance. As for relegated Southampton… yes. I am not sure about Newcastle. As that game could go either way.
Villa’s games are against Liverpool and Brighton. But they could magically find themselves above us if we lose our next two games. All complicated stuff… but nothing is impossible. With all that crazed jamboree going on, there is a good chance we will get into some sort of European competition, however, we need to buck our ideas up.
What a pity Levy never rang… I could have given him a few tips and suggestions!!!!! An opportunity missed by both of us!
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.
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I have been writing blogs/ articles since 1989
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