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  • A Yahoo! User Feb 5, 2009 04:09 Flag

    A Spurs win against Arsenal - What it really means!

    Evening all,

    I know this is like stating the bleeding obvious but I have looked at several Spurs/Arsenal postings on here and also on the Gooners board and I have come to the conclusion that this result means more to us then it does to the Gooners!

    They simply see it as just another game and probably don't think or care about it as much as we do as they did 10-15 years ago.

    I just hope that the current crop of Spurs players realise what it really means to us the Supporters who very often sacrifice everything to following the team through thick and thin ( our crowds never seem to drop below 35,000 even though we are down in the mire ).

    I hate to make predictions on a game where there is so much pride at stake, but I think on Sunday this pride will shine through and we will get that much needed win and 3 points to consolidate our EPL position.

    My prediction therefore will be 2-1 to the Lillywhites!


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    • i'm with u on this i can't see our boys losing on sunday i think this is as vital as they come a draw would not even do us any good we have every thing to play for and they have nothing surely our boys know the importance of this i hope daws is playing he lifts the crowd he plays with his heart on his sleave something all 17 should be thinking about from now till kick off at least 6 have solme doubters to prove

      • 1 Reply to MARK
      • Thanks Mark,

        I have been a Spurs fan since the mid 70's and in that time I have seen players come & players go.

        All of the older supporters like myself realise that when we first started following the Spurs it was for life and we expected the players to show as much dedication to the cause then, as we do now - we expect nothing less from the current crop of players.

        I'm confident that this pride will shine through and Spurs will ( no MUST ) win as I believe this result will kick-start our season!

    • Here Here,

      Esp with RK back (didn't like it when he left and felt a bit betrayed and stabbed in the abck) but great to have him back. We need leaders and like Tim Sherwood said it would have been great to get Craig Bellemy but hopefully all the players realise that there is no club outside of the top four bigger than Spurs and they are all playing for there long term futures.

      Good old Harry has the balls to leave out the wasters like he did with Bentley, and have to say his last few performances have been a lot better.

    • Lets face it - no one knows what the score is going to be and if we did it would take some of the excitment away wouldn't it. Even if we knew for a fact that we would win it still would not be as exciting as watching and letting that unfold before our eyes.

      Whilst acknowledging the fact that Ar$e (as much as I can't stand them and their whining Manager) are a good side they have been errcatic this season and not playing as well as in previous seasons BUT this is a derby and they know that and their fans know that so they will be up for it no doubt.

      But looking at the players we now have available and what they could achieve you have to say that we have a bl00dy good chance of getting something out of this game. I just hope that we put in a good hard battling performance and not whimper out without a fight - that is the worst scenario I can imagine and I really hate that when it happens.

    • Agreed Sfer - there is no way of knowing and as much as it pains us to say the gooners are a quality side on their day. But there's certainly hope and a win is within our scope if we are up for it.

      In hope of the win I'm crossing my fingers, toes and testicles on this one - you have no idea how painful it is ;)

    • beating the ar5ena1, or a local rival, are what derby games are all about, and if they don't see it that way then they are not true fans in the sense of the word.........nuff said! lol ;-)

      • 1 Reply to dave
      • Actually berlin you raise quite an interesting point there (of course you knew that!)....about the nature of the modern game and the moder supporter.
        Its just a theory of course so I look forward to it being challenged but........as are many others on here, im pretty old skool......been a spurs fan and football fan for 40 years. As a kid beating your derby rivals was simply marvelous...worth a whole seasons work.......getting to a semi final was big, a final huge....winning a trophy...well lets just say it mattered.
        I have serious doubts as to whether the modern fan realises this anymore. How many times have we put up with glory hunters and plastics coming in here and slagging off the league cup...or claiming we will never be top 4? TOP 4??? that was failure years ago.....the champions of England played in the european cup and second got eufa......that was it. You had to win a cup to get any cred......nowadays success seems to be gauged by how big a salary you are paying a player and/or how many prawn sarnie munchers you can cram into your vast stadium.
        Of course we will have our own corporate stadium soon and all the talk is about our spending power these days.....Im not saying Spurs are arny different......I am though ashamed of the old timers from all clubs who give it large in here and try to belittle what was once considered glory.
        I'll say it once more to clarify....we got silverware in our trophy cabinet and that makes us better than most. COYS

    • Careful Lee. By the time the game starts gangreen may have set in!

      That reminds me of the joke about the white bloke who was impressed by his black mates willy and asked him how he managed it. The black bloke told him to hang a brick on it for two weeks. The white bloke tried it and when he met his black mate two weeks later the black bloke asked him if it had worked. The white bloke said yes and no. It wasn't any bigger but it had gone black!

      Stupid white blokes eh!

    • going on recent derby's i again think this one will be an end to end high scoring game lets hope we can nick a win COYS!

      • 1 Reply to Berkshire Yid
      • Afternoon Sfer,

        Of course you're absolutly right about the fact that we are no longer spring chickens when it comes to football matters.

        We have been around the game long enough to realise that it has changed a hell of a lot since we first started going to White hart Lane as starry-eyed youths dreaming of seeing Spurs emulate the great double-winning team of the early 60's.

        I have often told my kids how fantastic Spurs were in the early 70's and no doubt when they are old enough to have kids of their own will regale their own kids with tales of the present day squad.

        My original post was about how proud I am to be a Spurs fan and my belief in what HR is trying to do - so I'm not going to change my opinion that we ARE going to win on Sunday and going into work on Monday will mean a whole lot of crowing over the Gooners at work ( I hope ).

    • I've got two words for you for the "back-in-the-day" reminiscers


      (nuff said)

    • Haha, love it. Will be repeating it at work tomorrow! :)

    • Chivers - now there was a conundrum. I just think that he was too nice a bloke to really be a footballing great. he had the attributes but lacked that killer insitinct.

      As for Hoddle bleeding sweat for the cause - I must have been seeing a different person. At the time he was constantly being critised in the press and by the supporters for not tracking back and tackling. Great player on the ball agreed but work rate! Don't think so.

      What about Ralph Coates! Wouldn't get a game now unless he cut his hair and tried to look like all the other prima donnas.

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