"It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory." Bill Nicholson. SPURS


Friday, May 13, 2005

Spurs Vs. Blackburn.

And so the season draws to a close on Sunday as it has done for what now seems like forever - a home tie against Blackburn, the dour outfit from the north that contains wankers like Savage and Dickov.

We all know what we need to do. Thrash 'em and hope for a 1-0 to Manchester City against 'Boro. It is a tall order actually as Blackburn aren't too shoddy and won't roll over for us. It is a shame because two weeks ago it was in our own hands and bizarre tactical changes and the inability to break down a dull 'Boro side has lead us to this position. To be fair it makes a change for us to actually be playing for something come May, our fate of mid season nothingness normally being confirmed in January. When we compare this season with last you have to say it is almost a miracle that we are still in with a shout, albeit a small one, of Europe.

Jol has been speaking of how the two points lost at Old Trafford have cost us but I would remind Martin, that while we have made good progress on all fronts, the inability to beat utter crap such as West Brom (home & away), Crystal Palace (home & away) and Norwich (home) is what has cost us. If we had beaten West Brom, Palarse and Norwich just at home we would have another 6 points and be sitting pretty in fifth place.

Anyhow, Blackburn tomorrow. Cerny will remain in goal. Kelly, King and Edman along the back. Dawson is a doubt and may be replaced by fit again Naybet. In the middle Sean Davis is a doubt and thus Johnnie Jackson has been recalled to the squad. If Sean does not make it then I would stick Simon Davies in the middle, Reid on the right and Ziegler on the left. Mr Offside didn't do much against 'Boro although the service wasn't fantastic. However, he is way off form and dropping Keane last week was a mistake. Keane, who looked much sharper last week than Defoe, should start with Kanoute I suppose.

We need to worry about our own game on Sunday. Lets make sure we give Blackburn a hammering that they deserve with players like Savage in the team. We can only worry about ourselves as whatever we do will have no effect on the result in Manchester. Hopefully we will finally get a slice of luck that sees us sneak into Europe but if not then so be it.


P.s. Keep checking "The Shelf" in the next couple of weeks for a fantastic competition!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will crush you at home! Never mind dour, I think it may be a case of sour grapes owing to our league cup win over yourselves.
3-0 Blackburn and if I'm wrong I'll apologise!

12:09 AM, May 14, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction.We gave you the league cup,we lost it rather than you won it!!

5:15 AM, May 14, 2005

Blogger Paxton Road said...

3-0 Blackburn!

Remember only Arsenal have scored more home goals than we have.

8:08 AM, May 14, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a generous club!!! You gave it to us!!! Ha Ha what was the point of turning up the? what a foolish comment!!!

11:09 AM, May 14, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you get into europe . Then we can all have a real laugh watchin you get stuffed in the first round by Athletico Nohoppers or the like.

OO too be a gooner

11:35 PM, May 14, 2005

Blogger Paxton Road said...

Like we watch the Gooners get stuffe every single season!

Oh not to be a gooner scum.

1:43 AM, May 15, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are all Tottenham fans mental? I'm assuming Paxton Road is a Spurs fan! How can you say Gooners get beat every week!!! and then for another one to say you gave us the league cup!!! Scary people!!!! Having said that with a choice of London clubs available it's patently obvious you are mental as you could easily watch Arsenal or Chelsea or nearer to your own level Palace! Don;t give me any of that geographical BullS**t either.

1:49 AM, May 15, 2005

Blogger Paxton Road said...


Re-read what I said moron.

2:57 AM, May 15, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it when it people are lost for words and resort to swearing!!! I've re-read your post and I'm sorry but it reads as though you think the gooners get beat every week! Having said that your latest literary posting was fabulous keep it up you could become a journalist for the Beano!!!

2:26 PM, May 15, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spurs.. No goals No chances No excitement No Hope = NO EUROPE AGAIN. Maybe next year you will have the excitement of a relegation fight.

OO 2 B a Gooner

7:38 PM, May 15, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

BLakburn game... we were utter boring shit. Hate Jol .Sick of fxxkin Spurs . Not going next season cos I got better things to do with me cash

7:40 PM, May 15, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I was wrong but at least you don't have to suffer the trials of the UEFA Cup, Paxton Road appears to have become very quiet.
Blackburn will be above Spurs next season!!! Your writers need to stop labelling teams as dour and look closer to home!!!!

1:34 AM, May 16, 2005

Blogger Paxton Road said...

I have returned Blackburn fans.

So the 3-0 to Blackburn never materialised and you didn't really look like scoring all day. However, neither did we which was a bit unusual as only Arsenal scored more home goals than us.

Regarding Arsenal, I was refering to their European explots!

4:35 PM, May 16, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Paxton Road could you explain that next time as your post didn't read very well!! Is this the state of our schools system? I refer to your occupation as a Teacher.

9:00 PM, May 16, 2005

Blogger Paxton Road said...

It reads fine if you link it with the previous post to which I was responding to.

10:41 PM, May 17, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I don't think it reads that well to be honest, I still think it reads as though the gooners get beat every week.

8:48 PM, May 18, 2005


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