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St Totteringham’s Day? Not this year

Not this year and rightfully so
Not this year and rightfully so

For the first time since 1995 Arsenal will not finish above Arsenal and I am really not upset about it. I made my peace with that last season but they somehow managed to screw it up but kudos they have not only managed it this year but are challenging for the title.
Since Pochettino took over, this Spurs team have grown from strength to strength and taken on his identity and philosophy, a philosophy where no one is carried everyone puts in a shift! Contrast that to what is going on at Arsenal where there are coasters in the team everywhere you look from back to front. Take for example Arsenal’s most expensive player, in the 4 years since he joined Arsenal I am yet to see him take a difficult game by the scruff of the neck and be the difference! I can’t imagine him being allowed that much time in a Pochettino side with his application on the football field when things are tough. Then you have Giroud, would he get in a Pochettino side? He spends half the time moaning and falling down instead of digging deep and contributing to the cause. I didn’t see the point in him starting today and if it’s true he is wanted in France I will certainly drive him there myself at no cost. I could go on but there is no need it’s glaring what the team needs; an environment where mediocrity is alien and not the norm. Let’s start with if you don’t play well you don’t start and if you do you stay in the team, didn’t see the point of dropping Holding for Gibbs.

Arsenal kinda messed with my desire to blog and post this season, yes I am joining the bandwagon and blaming Arsene for everything. I have processed all that and I think I am back, kudos to the guys like arseblog that blog only Arsenal news and do it like 24/7 takes some mental fortitude!

Finally I do not subscribe to the notion that there is a power shift in North London not that it matters to me, we all know one swallow doesn’t make a summer neither does a tree make a forest. Finishing above Arsenal in a season where they might still come second and Arsenal win an FA cup (for hypothesis reason not that I believe this) but there is potential for a power shift if the situation at Arsenal isn’t arrested and arrested soon! My only consolation was that Chelsea won, yes it has come to this as the boys that were sent to do a man’s job at WHL failed with flying colours.

St Totteringham day a certainty as we enter homestretch

Thank God the international break is over now we can get back to real football. The Premier League beckons again this weekend and we are in the homestretch with 7 games to go in the season. Can’t believe it’s just 7 games to go can still remember predictions from the likes of Robbie Savage about Ranieri at Leicester making them candidates for relegation and Cech ditching the blue of London for the red of North London, it’s all gone by so fast!
This weekend throws up very interesting matchups with Liverpool at home to Tottenham and Leicester at home to Southampton while Arsenal are at home to their FA conquerors Watford.
Liverpool have 2 games in hand and are definitely in the race for that fourth position along with West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester city and I see them handing Spurs their first defeat since they lost away at West Ham.
Leicester at home to Southampton is hard to call considering that recently Southampton have been leaking in goals and not that solid defensive outfit they were a few weeks back. You always know what you are going to get from Leicester though and I am expecting a draw from this fixture.
Arsenal at home against Watford I am expecting a win after the debacle of their FA cup encounter.
Is this the weekend when Leicester begin to crack as they approach the finish line and appear to be on the cusp of a historic feat? I think it might just be but whether the crack be damaging enough to prevent them from winning the title we shall find out. ┬áThe remaining 7 games will be an exciting one and I see St Totteringham’s day still happening this season oh yes I do! You will have to google if you don’t know what St Totteringham day is though.
Grab your popcorn and watch as the most exciting finish to the Premier League unfolds, still rooting for Arsenal to win it, yes yes I am glutton for punishment.