MF’s Report: Burnley 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur


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The party started well enough as all the old songs were brought out “My name is Nicola Berti…” plus a few new ones “Kaboul! Kaboul! Kaboul is on fire!”. Each player was serenaded and the lads stoked the revelry with a couple of top quality goals. Bale sidefooted home Lennon’s cutback after a couple of minutes and then on the half hour Modric followed up a couple of stepovers with a piledriver left foot strike over Jensen’s shoulder.

The stroll in the end of season sunshine all went horribly wrong from the 42nd minute onwards as Burnley proceeded to give us a bit of a lesson. They ran, tackled and passed with more enthusiasm, created space around our box and were ruthless in their finishing. Ben Alnwick’s second appearance in a Spurs shirt at Turf Moor turned out to be very similar to his first one. We hit the post and bar but were second best overall.

Oh well. In some ways it might help to have a bit of a kick back towards reality after the euphoria of the last few days, a reminder that the players need to do more than just turn up to get a result. Redknapp will have learnt something about a few of the players from this game.

Fourth place and seventy points is more than the majority of us would’ve dreamed of at the start of the season. It’s been nine months where the good moments have far outweighed the bad. Brace yourself now for three months of wacky transfer speculation, with pauses for Harry’s court case and the World Cup, before we come back in August and begin all over again. Blackpool away would be a nice way to start the season!


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  1. After the admirable heroics of the Manchester City game, the manner in which Spurs lost against Burnley left me very angry. Two goals up, Spurs totally outclassed the opposition, yet they conceded not one but four goals from sloppy defensive errors and lacked the concentration, discipline and commitment to respond to Burnley's revitalised, gutsy second half revival. Spurs have turned in lacklustre performances against lowly opposition far too often this season. They hardly looked like a team worthy of a place in the Champions League. It seems we still need a impassioned motivator in the team to gee them all up!

  2. i have to say, i took my time to go to the game and left turf moor totally embarassed by that second half performance!i guess the news filtered through to the team at half time that 3rd was out of reach and they just gave up.i found the lack of pride and effort disrespectful to those of us who paid our money and travelled to burnley to watch that!the season as a whole i have to say was amazing and our recent form was a joy to behold, i just hope performances like that are now a thing of the past! COYS!!! p.s peter crouch is a lazy waste of space.


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