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Five and In



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:22 pm 
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Trying to cling to anything in the title run in, so why not an omen?

Back in 1987, Tottenham played West Ham followed by Arsenal in the same week, just like this week, although they were Milk Cup ties, not league games.
At the time, my then wife was expecting our first child, at any day.
After making sure she was not home alone, I went to the Lane for the West Ham game dreading the tannoy call that she had gone into labour and I would have to leave the game.
We won 5-0 and three days later, our daughter was born, leaving me a clear minded trip to Highbury three days later. We won that one too, 1-0.
My mind has wandered to that week nearly thirty years ago, quite a lot in recent days and I can only hope for similar results this time around.......without a baby!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:00 pm 
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Ah well, didn't quite work out!

After tonight's results, were I a Leicester fan I'd be getting a little bit...excited?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:06 am 
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Any other season I would be willing Leicester to go all the way.
Any other season, you could probably tip the outcome with confidence.
I just hope we don't go to Newcastle on the last day needing something against a Toon Army needing something to stay up....the stage is set for Andros Townsend to break our hearts.
Incidentally, Claudio Ranieri could lift the title on the last day at Stamford Bridge. How ironic would that be?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:37 am 
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What makes you think Leicester will have to wait till the last game of the season?

Smile

Just be grateful that in a season that your team has its best away record for years you haven't been to four games...two draws and two defeats!

It is sad when the high spot of your trip is sitting one row back from Josh Widdicombe!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:22 am 
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I think the title could be won with the fewest points ever (currently 75) and will run to the last day as results are so strange this season.
Today the media are banging on about a great midweek set of results for Leicester, but most people would have expected them to beat WBA, so I see that as two dropped points. They go to Watford this weekend which will be another battle and still have to go to Chelsea, Man Utd, Sunderland and Palace also. All tough games.
The only thing I can predict with any certainty is that I will be a basket case come the end of the season. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:04 pm 
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West Ham away was always going to be a difficult game for Spurs. Had we been offered on Sunday night that Leicester would gain a point on us and @rse and citeh would get the same points from their midweek games as us, I would have taken that without hesitation. It was a bad performance from Spurs, especially first half but my main concern is that Harry Kane looked jaded!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:28 pm 
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West Ham always raise their game against Spurs at Upton Park and their recent home record in the league made this as hard a game as there is in the run in. As a Tottenham fan I would love to see us win it, if not then it has to be Leicester. If we beat Arsenal saturday it virtually ends their chances. They would be six points adrift with nine to play and a much poorer goal difference. Should Tottenham win 5 draw 2 and lose 2 of those remaining games which would not be great Arsenal would need to win 8 and with trips to West ham, Man City and Everton that is not going to happen. The north London derby could not be bigger. Leicester will hope for any result other than a Tottenham win. On paper Leicester have a slightly easier run in but the beauty of our league is that there are no easy games. I would not be surprised if it went to the last day. If Arsenal lose saturday they will be looking over their shoulder and a top four finish may be in jeopardy. I am not betting man but here goes, and a little bias in this 1. Tottenham 2. Leicester 3. Man City 4. Arsenal
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:14 pm 
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When Leicester draw at home to West Brom and pull clear of everyone else in the top four you have to think their luck is in Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:55 pm 
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Our luck has been in so far this season but we have also played some good football. I can honestly say I am enjoying the ride so far but if we don't win it so be it. I am pleased that we don't have a relegation battle again this season and we are the first club this season to secure our place in the top flight for next season so it's not that bad.
What makes it all worth the wait for a season like this is I hope it gives other clubs the size of ours the hope that they can upset the big boys. I have followed them for years now and can remember going to places like Yeovil, Cheltenham etc in Lge 1 and playing in the Johnstones Paint Trophy on a cold November night against Rotherham at the Don Valley Stadium, and going to Filbert St when the we struggled to get 10,000 down but then I suppose that is the joy of being a fan you take the good times with the bad.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:16 pm 
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My god I want Leicester to win it for so many good reasons.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:17 pm 
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Five and In wrote:


They go to Watford this weekend which will be another battle and still have to go to Chelsea, Man Utd, Sunderland and Palace also. All tough games.


I was in agreement until the last bit Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:30 pm 
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Supporters of top division clubs in Spain, Germany and France must be looking at England and saying "I wish our league was as unpredictable as this"
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:49 am 
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derby1884 wrote:
Supporters of top division clubs in Spain, Germany and France must be looking at England and saying "I wish our league was as unpredictable as this"


Yep , and what they will be saying is thank god our admission prices are NOTHING LIKE the English
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 10:36 pm 
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Five and In wrote:

I just hope we don't go to Newcastle on the last day needing something against a Toon Army needing something to stay up....the stage is set for Andros Townsend to break our hearts.
Incidentally, Claudio Ranieri could lift the title on the last day at Stamford Bridge. How ironic would that be?


well looks like you came 3rd in a 2 horse race Laughing
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James73



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 4:37 pm 
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All back to normal for our end of season finale

Still very happy with our stint though. After loosing at Old Stratford if someone had said you would have a season like that then I would have laughed myself silly.

Looking forward to next season already

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