Saturday, 18 February 2012

Tottenham's list of shame


Been a while, hasn't it? Anything happened?

Well, yes, loads, obviously. There was that ridiculous see-saw game with City, the bore draw with Liverpool, Redknapp told the world he couldn't read or write, but was cleared of swerving tax payments, Capello quit, Harry was suddenly in the frame rather than being framed, and we knocked seven shades of hype out of Newcastle.

But forget all that. Let's look forward. Forward to the end of the world. Because that's what it will be if we lose to Stevenage on Sunday. Cupocalypse.

I know we're having a rather jolly time in the league, but defeat on Sunday would bring everything tumbling around our ears (including mountains and suchlike). Surely it's not just me that can sense the portents of doom? You see the vultures, right? The boiling seas? The angry skies? Tomorrow is Hell in a New Town. Or, as they call it in Stevenage, Sunday.

So, whilst we're talking FA Cup and looking on the bright side, I thought I'd share a shameful list of teams that have been finalists since we last made it in 1991:

Liverpool (three times)
Sunderland
Arsenal (six times)
Sheffield Wednesday
Man Utd (seven times)
Chelsea (seven times)
Everton (twice)
Middlesbrough
Newcastle (twice)
Aston Villa
Southampton
Millwall
West Ham
Portsmouth (twice)
Cardiff
Manchester City
Stoke

Rubbish, isn't it?

Here's another equally appalling list:

Arsenal
Everton
Newcastle
Arsenal
Portsmouth

Those were our opponents in five consecutive losing semi finals. Surely no other club in history has lost five semi finals in a row?

Shocking.

Still, it won't matter tomorrow, when the world ends.

4 comments:

  1. When one hasn't achieved a great deal of success in the last 20 years, league wise, there is always a sense of umpending doom with Spurs supporters. My message to Harry is play your best team. If Harry's time in lower leagues does not enable him to prepare Totteham for this game then he is not best placed to lead Spurs, let alone England.

    For those that are wondering the first game I went to I was 2. Don't remember any of the game only that my uncle was on his shoulders at the time and had a good view of WHL. No seats then and no stewards to tell you to sit down. F off stewards.

    Stevenage is a MASSIVE banana skin and you can never predict the FA Cup. Today is a case in point, as it is every year in the FA cup. Sundeland at home to our neighours. No not you ICF supporters, I meant Wenger's boys. Looked at the odds today for this game and saw that Sunderland were 19/10 (apprx 2-1) and they are the form team and at home to boot. I couldn't resist putting £20 on Sunderland. I wanted to put on more but with the economy these days wasn't worth the risk, however, I thought Arsenal would come out all guns blazing after their non performance in CL. Thankfully, they didnt and I won £38 for £20 outlay. Sunderland at home to Arsenal after their stirring performance in Milan, I thought it was a misprint by the Turf Accountants.

    Anyway, I understand your doom and apocalyptic professions, but let's continue to believe.

    The main thing is our beloved Spurs are back on the map and not just domestically. The main thing is the Top 4. After playing Man U, Arsenal and Chelski in the next few weeks, we will know how good we really are and where we are likely to finish in 2012.

    COYS

    A FAN

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  2. Your uncle was on his shoulders? He must remember less of the game than you.

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  3. It's horrible seeing that list of teams, espc. Arsenal with 6 appearances since our last visit.

    This is the year we can change that, COYS!

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    1. ........watched the sami final.....no we cant!

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