Tottenham Hotspur have endured a nightmare start to the 2019/20 season across all competitions, despite the fact we are only a couple of months into the football calendar.
Spurs are already out of the Carabao Cup, perhaps the best chance at winning a piece of silverware, after League Two Colchester United defeated the Lilywhites on penalties.
The Premier League isn’t fairing much better for Spurs either, with just three wins from the first eight games this season. Tottenham have already lost to Newcastle United, Leicester City, and Brighton, as well as throwing away a two-goal lead at the Emirates to draw 2-2.
And last but not least, Tottenham have been humiliated in the Champions League this season after Bayern Munich demolished them 7-2 at the new White Hart Lane. Spurs also threw away another 2-0 lead to draw with Olympiacos 2-2.
As such, Spurs fans have been firmly in the crosshairs for mocking from rival supporters, but one ex-Tottenham man has welcomed the jokes.
Garth Crooks said (BBC): ‘If you are a Spurs fan then this has been a very bad week for all of us. Defeat by Bayern Munich at home was a humiliation and losing to Brighton away only added insult to injury.
‘However, I have never laughed so much at the genuine ‘witty banter’ posted online by those fans who love to hate us.
‘It’s what real football fans used to be famous for. We also know who the real culprits are and it’s largely due to the fact that we always do things with an element of style. We even lose elegantly!
‘Football banter, when delivered properly, brings fans together like nothing else. The quip of the week was, without doubt, the shot of Tottenham’s famous Seven Sisters Tube station renamed (by some cleverclogs) Seven-Two Sisters Station after Wednesday night’s drubbing.
‘To make fans laugh in the midst of such anguish is quite a skill. More banter and less abuse, all.
‘I just hope it’s not all at Tottenham’s expense.’
Spurs Web Opinion:
I could not agree more with Garth on this. There is far too much abuse, racism, and general nastiness online surrounding football these days. These are supposed to be rivalries, not hate towards one another. Joking around with your mates about the weekend’s results and your rival teams is all part of the fun.
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