Tottenham 1 – Man City 5 – post match comment

28 08 2011

It’s all very well to say our season starts against Wolves, but that’s the third game of the season. We’re a point behind last season and on a run of 3 wins in 14 games. We’ve just lost 5 -1 at home, when if we hadn’t lost I have a feeling we would have gone a year without losing at home? 

Things don’t look good. The season has started and it’s started badly. A 1/2-0 defeat at Old Trafford and a draw here would have been a much more positive start – especially if we had shown some progress from the end of last season. 

As things stand we are sliding. Luckily this is football and things can change very quickly. If we sign a couple of players who quickly fit into the team, if Harry gets struck by lightning and it gives him to power to select our best team to play that week’s opposition, even if we sign no one else and manage to scrape a lucky 1-0 win with an own goal against Wolves it could still signal the start of a run away from the foot of the table. 

The thing that really worries me is the atmosphere that seems to be surrounding the club. Be it Modric, be it Harry’s famed man-management skills coming full circle and now annoying the players, be it the differences of opinion between manager and chairman, and particularly be it bad training (which rings so true just looking at the line-up of our background staff (Joe Jordan excepted)) – this is the aspect of the start to the season which really concerns me. 

What can change it? The close of the transfer window, with a signing or two if we’re lucky? Let’s hope so. A change of manager – it may well take this. How long will Levy wait?

A moment to change a season…

in the move which ends up with Bale scuffing over at the far post when he really should have got it on target, Crouch nods the ball on to him at the far post. Unfortunately, although it found Bale, Crouch’s flick took the ball away from an in-rushing Modric, who would have had a clear header from about 5 yards out.

How would the match have continued and how would the world be looking now if Modric had been able to bury that header…

Which is why we all love football, isnt’ it, even if we’re not in love with it today.




3 responses

28 08 2011
Adam Beale

Couldn´t agree more. I know it´s only two games but alarm bells definitely ringing. Redknapp for England? Highly unlikely at the moment unless he´s trying to get himself sacked so it´s easier to accept the job offer when/if it comes. Baton down the hatches it´s going to be a long season.

28 08 2011

After today’s results, maybe we should do a swap deal with Arsenal for Wenger? Only joking…

5 09 2011
Ken Wilson

I grew up a Man City fan and have been embarrassed by all this money, and these lazy sods/misfits who queued up to take a million pounds a month of oil money. But I thought City were inspired in this game – the first time since they destroyed Fulham last season (I was there, Fulham s/t holder – the City games are always a bit of a wrench for me one way or the other). But if City can start looking as if they enjoy each other’s company, it should be fun.

And Spurs? Well, Harry always gets it right eventually. Look out for some inspired signings in January and a top five finish.

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