Sunday is God’s day
And God, it would appear, is an Arsenal fan. Manchester United dropped two points at Blackburn, whilst Spurs were dragged through 120 minutes of a pitch that made the Somme look like a snooker table before, hilariously, losing to a rag-tag Pompey team.
United could be out of the race by Saturday
If Chelsea beat Bolton tomorrow night and City continue their goalscoring form in Saturday’s derby with United, their title challenge could be over. A point at Ewood Park is no disgrace, but that defeat to Chelsea was a hammer blow, compounded by their Champions League exit. Without Rooney, they lack spark and, frankly, a serious attacking threat. Have they had a goalscoring midfielder since Paul Scholes’ pomp? And don’t say Ronaldo, because he played many games as part of a front three – even sometimes as a centre-forward. United have problems all through their core, and are going backwards fast.
Spurs will be forced to play Kaboul in midfield
With Wilson Palacios suspended, Kaboul is the only viable option to add some steel to the Spurs midfield. It’s not his natural position, and if Alex Song is fit to play you’d expect us to be able to dominate in that area.
Wednesday is our hardest game
City will be tough. Blackburn will be tricky. But the North London Derby is beyond doubt our hardest game. Win there, and the remaining fixtures will feel a lot easier. It is still very much on, but there is no margin for error.
A salute to Cesc
Something that passed without much note was that with our Champions League exit against Barca, the slim chance of Cesc Fabregas re-appearing for the Final disappeared. That means we’re able to call time on a fantastic season from the captain – one that’s brought 19 goals in 35 games, and some truly inspiring performances. Captain Fabregas – we salute you.
was a very charming guy. With any luck I’ll get hold of some video footage of our chat in the next couple of days, and stick it up on the blog. Keep your eyes out for it – there might be a nice competition for you guys too.
More Spurs build-up tomorrow…