Friday, May 11, 2007

Tottenham preview

In light of the comments on the recent post on the former-Thai PM, perhaps this preview should centre around the political and humanitarian fall-out from Sunday's game at White Hart Lane - perhaps a City win could affect the outcome of the Labour leadership?

Well, it would be more interesting to write than putting something together about a game that has only minimal interest on a large scale due to Tottenham requiring a point to qualify for the UEFA Cup.

In light of recent events (both on and off the pitch) it is seemingly the case that the club and everyone connected (mainly the fans) just wants the season to end. Once the spectre of relegation had lifted it is fair to say we have been stuttering towards the end of season, turning in some inept performances, continuing our goalless home form and enduring off and on pitch incidents which have seen plenty of negativity come our way.

As for Sunday's game, Tottenham will undoubtedly be favourites and I fully expect them to get at least the point they require. Team wise, not many options jump out at Pearce but it may well be the case that Stephen Jordan and Trevor Sinclair feature in what would be their final games in a Blue shirt whilst Paul Dickov may well beat Adrian Heath's season of futility back in the early 90's.

Spurs have no such problems selection wise, but are unlikely to feature Hossam Ghaly following his shirt throwing antics against Blackburn this week.

So, another season draws to a close and I don't expect it end on a positive note to be honest. Interestingly though, we need five goals to equal the 1995/96 record low of 33 goals.

Could this be the day that the 5-2 prediction finally comes in?

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Anonymous said...

Well I remember our comeback at Spurs. 3 - 0 down at half time and Anelka had been sent off. One of my best memories. Also remember the Ballet on Ice against Spurs ( was there!). So why not? We can't get any lower - 9 behind the ball at home in a derby match. For the only time in my life I was ashamed to be a City fan. Things can only get better..,

Anonymous said...

From the Spurs Odyssey website:- "Man City famously finished their home season without scoring a league goal in front of their fans since New Year's Day, but their away record is pretty good. Only four teams have won more away games than the Sky Blues, who recently won three successive away games at Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Fulham. Their other victims have been Villa, Sheffield United and West Ham." Spurs need a point from this one for the UEFA, but they aren't confident about us. We can snatch this one!

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Anonymous said...

Fair enough - they beat us, although Sky Sports reckoned we were unlucky. Missed the GMR coverage (what's that all about?) So we've got through the horrible season. Bust all kinds of 'worst goals scored' records, won an incredible number of away games.
But I hate the style of football we're playing. Other fans are starting to hate us too. This isn't my City. Everyone always liked us for our football - our 'you score four we'll score five'. That's gone - and it hurts. Not good being a blue at the moment.