By thedutchman (@jimboholland)
I’m going to start this with a confession. I wanted Arsenal to score at the end of the game against City. In fact, I wouldn’t have minded had they won.
Because, simply put this is the best Spurs team I’ve ever seen (supporter since that wonderful April day in ’91) and I don’t think we’ll ever have a better chance of winning this league. I know we might get stronger as a team over the coming years if we nail Champions League football consistently but more to the point is that our rivals in the top six, barring Man City, are either a mess or in a transitional state. Liverpool have a load of Championship players and a couple of good players, Chelsea are fat, slow and most of their players are older than their manager, Utd have no creativity and the other lot are Benny’s left boot through the Rapist’s ankle away from a relegation battle.
My point is this – I’m not scared of any other team in this league, I don’t think they have the squad or the players THIS SEASON to mount a relentless title challenge as in previous years – as such Man City are the only team we should be worrying about. And if Arsenal had beaten City on Sunday, as Chelsea did on Monday, I’d be confident that they would fuck it up somewhere further along the line and drop those same three points (Chelsea at Wigan is the prime example) and I’m confident we’ll deal with the scum in February anyway.
I know it’s hard as we’ve spent years looking over our shoulder trying to break into the top four, of trying to get to Arsenal’s level and believe me I’m not normally wanting them to score. Ever. But what would hurt them more? Losing to City 1-0 (and claiming a great, valliant performance from their “heroes”) or seeing Spurs win the league in May while they’re scrapping with Liverpool for a Europa League place?
I know which I’d prefer, which is why I’d be happy to have them celebrate a draw, or a victory like they’ve won the fucking Quadruple safe in the knowledge that it’s taken us, the mighty Tottenham Hotspur FC a step closer to winning a league title.
It’s time to start looking up and not down. I believe.