I don’t want to be writing this article any more than you don’t want to be reading it.
We all knew the script. We all knew it would happen. <insert team here> on an abysmal run. We play <insert team here>. <insert team here> ends abysmal run.
Anfield is not a Fortress.
It’s a f*cking sh*thole.
Hard to dissect what went wrong because nothing went right.
Too easy to blame missing Rose and Vertonghen, but I blame missing them.
Ben Davies. Enough said. Eric Dier is a top DM but an inept CB, even if he loves me. Moussa Sissoko can barely change direction let alone change a game.
Too simplistic to say Mane was the difference, but Mane was the difference.
In hindsight it probably should’ve been three at the back, but whatever formation you play, repeatedly passing from Lloris to Toby to Lloris, to Davies, to Wanyama, to Dier, back to Lloris, who, under pressure, puts it into touch, only serves to kill valuable time.
Going on a training camp to Barcelona doesn’t mean you can play like Barcelona.
Toby’s long range passing is an under-utilised weapon. Waiting until the 68th minute to make a sub is unfathomable.
When your anonymous players are the standout performers because the rest are so woeful it’s useful to have a viable Plan B in terms of personnel and style of play.
We have neither.
Winks the only real glimmer of non-atrocity. Wants the ball. Wants to pass the ball forwards.
Would you swap Janssen, Sissoko and N’Koudou for Defoe, Sigurdsson and Chadli?
Is it pointless asking hypothetical questions such as this and “What would it be like to not support a team who constantly bottle it regardless of who the players are and who the manager is?”
25 Games. 50 points. 2 points per game. Keep that up and we end up with 76, comfortably our best ever Prem total.
It’s not our God given right to win every game.
But we, as fans that Arsene Wenger this week admitted he wished he had, presumably to re-cast the hit UK comedy series Arsenal Fan TV, do want our players to show what they’re made of.
Is this what we are made of? Is this Tottenham’s DNA?
It’s: “To Dare is To Do”
Not: “To Dare is to be afraid To Do”
Difficult to care about the upcoming Europa/FA Cup/Europa sandwich when you’ve just hindered your chances of having the opportunity to finish 3rd in a 2-horse race for the second consecutive season.
Still, would you swap Poch for any other manager in the world?
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