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Woolwich - last day drama

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by milo, 14 May 2016.

  1. milo

    milo Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    milo Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Thanks @GPRD81 - a great read again
     
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    paxtonwolf Colin Calderwood

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    Some bad memories and at least one crumb of comfort.
    Still remember the buzz at the Lane when news filtered through that WBA had gone 2-1 up, the place was rocking.
     
  4. Daisuk

    Daisuk Gerry Armstrong

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    A depressing read, but excellently written! Thanks! Hopefully we won't add to this story today. :)
     
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    wiziwig Gus Poyet

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    The ultimate, 'read that and weep' for any Spurs fan.

    And any Spurs fan saying they're not bothered by it all and instead hurls at others, accusations of small mindedness and of being obsessed, as far as I'm concerned can go fudge themselves!:):p:D
     
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    jts1882 Young-Pyo Lee

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    Nice article. A bit depressing, but I'm a little surprised how often we have been close enough for the final day to matter. Lasagnegate, Fulop and Munich flopping at home is surely extremely bad luck.

    P.S. I think you have a mistake in the 1995-96. The table extract has us in 4th, playing Bolton, and Arsenal playing Newcastle. Should we be 5th?
     
  7. GPRD81

    GPRD81 Thimotée Atouba

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    Yes you're right...didnt proof read properly in desperation to get this out in time!
    Arsenal were 5th going into their final game (Bolton - home) and we were 6th (newcastle - away).
     
  8. milo

    milo Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    I'll update it when I get home
     
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    SteveAWOL Mitchell Thomas

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    Well we've got a new entry to add to the hall of shame :(
     
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  10. Daisuk

    Daisuk Gerry Armstrong

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    And this one's for the bloody ages! Worst one yet, no doubt.
     
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    Modric THFC Pedro Mendes

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    I blame this thread.
     
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    SteveAWOL Mitchell Thomas

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    Throwing away an 8 point lead over the Goons with only 4 games to go and an opportunity to finish in the Top 2 for the first time since the 1960s, quite possibly tops the Mind-The-Gap season :oops:
     
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    galeforce Les Howe

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    I think this is questionably worse
     
  14. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Michael Carrick

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    But we're still in the CL. Have to man up and come back better next season. We've made some massive advances. There is more to come...
     
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    GPRD81 Thimotée Atouba

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    I don't think this one will be remembered in the same way that Lasagne-gate or even Mind the Gap will be as ultimately there was nothing tangible (i.e. champ league qualification at stake). Unlike Mind the Gap I don't feel as if we have ever got roostery about finishing above them and they were really resigned to it happening as well - i.e. there hasn't been much banter in the last few weeks. It's as if we always knew this was a possibility.

    Big difference for me is that all the previous occasions contained circumstances and odds that were against us. Of course the 3rd goal/penalty which should never have been may have made a difference but on the whole we completely roostered up today and can blame nobody but ourselves.
     
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    BucurestiSpur Sean Davis

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    Absolutely disgraceful end to the season.

    Pochettino had a chance to bury the "bottlers" tag and instead we've just added probably the worst bottling job ever.

    He's had the tongues of British journo's up his ass for the last 3yrs, maybe he needs to take a quick look at himself and see if its gone to his head at all.

    From an outside chance at the title to finishing behind them again.

    Just a miserable end to what should have been a highly enjoyable season (in its entirety) but now has a very sour taste.
     
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    jts1882 Young-Pyo Lee

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    I think the difference now is that we failed to finish second with our best PL points total. The poor end of season is upsetting, but its not defined on Arsenal in the way previous seasons were when the pipped s for CL qualification. We didn't miss out on the CL or the direct group qualification.

    In the end, we fell off from a long-shot championship challenge and got pipped by a side that had no shot for the championship. Irritating but not a big issue. Both of us get group stage qualification for the CL, they will get a slightly higher share of the revenues.

    And for better or worse, Wenger will stay. This upsets a remarkable number of Arsenal supporters.
     
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    milo Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    I've updated it. Let me know if I've got it wrong or there are any other errors
     
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    GPRD81 Thimotée Atouba

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    Thats correct now Milo!

    Put another way folks - I think in years to come this season will be remembered for pushing for the title into May, developing a fantastic and totally unknown team ethic and qualifying for the Champions League. That we finished below Woolwich will hurt but it won't be the predominant thought when reflecting back on 2015/16 - but may take a while!

    Even 10 years on we only remember 05/06 for Lasagne-gate and 11/12 for Mind the Gap collapse/Chavski fluking the CL.
     
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    Spurmac1974 Reto Ziegler

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    Any Arsenal fan who isn't looking at their team and thinking what the fk are you lot at is lying to themselves! Flat track bullies, the Graham Hick, Colin Montgomerie, Jimmy White, Lee Westwood of football. Brilliant when the pressures off and sh1t themselves when they went top.
     
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