At present Spurs sit 9 points ahead of us in the table and are mounting a title challenge. Even typing that sentence has made me nauseous and yearn to vomit that abhorrent notion from the darkest recesses of my disturbed mind. It’s a repulsive notion. Having the mouthy neighbours claim any form of bragging rights over us disgusts me to the core of my being. However, it remains something we may very well have to face.
The key to catching them will rest upon the Henry influence, our transfer dabbling and a slice of fortune. 9 points is a healthy lead, but at this point of the season it’s far from unassailable.
Thierry’s return to club is important for reasons more than simply an addition to the scoring charts. He brings skill and experience, but his most important attribute to the squad is his unwavering enthusiasm; that infectious passion he has far the club can only positively affect those that have thus far flattered to deceive. If his presence in the dressing room can lure the Arshavin of old from hiding then we’ll have an asset on our hands.
However, as I’ve stated many times befoe, he’s only here for a 7 weeks at best. Injuries haven’t been kind, players are coming to the end of their time at the club; we need reinforcements – good ones. Mysterious, lesser-known players from the second division in Oman are not the answer in any way, shape or form. We need quality. If we can’t loan Abidal, buy him. He’s a better option than Squillaci and versatile enough to cover a few positions. If we want Goetze, Hazard, Remy or M’Villa, then let’s pay the price and get them. Kalou is a decent player with Premiership experience, let’s get him, too. But, for the love of sweet god, let’s strike whilst the proverbial iron remains hot.
Lastly, we have to assume that the injury gods are going to smile on us sooner or later. Spurs have had their fortune so far, that can’t last forever. A few new faces to augment the return of Wilshire and Sagna could really prove the difference come May. It’s not going to be easy to catch Twitchy-face and the douche-brigade, but it can be done. I have the upmost belief in that.
That’s just me folks. I’d like to hear your opinions on the matter, a thought so awful I’d happily sacrifice seeing The Dark Knight Rises on opening day for it to be avoided. It means that much…
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