BubblyMickey ponders the fates of the poor souls at White Hart Lane after yet another rival steals their thunder.
Though they are experiencing the first genuine reasons for optimism in a long time, when things go wrong for Tottenham they do tend to do so in the most painful, almost comical way possible.
Arch-nemesis Arsenal have topped their trophy haul and league-cup double, got to the Champions League final and now epitomise the beautiful, flowing football that Tottenham constantly aspire to produce (but ultimately don’t). Having virtually all of the club’s achievements eclipsed by their greatest rivals has been tough to take.
Then, Semi-Arch nemesis West Ham took advantage of a diarrhea-ridden Spurs on the last day of last season to ensure that Arch-nemesis Arsenal pipped them to the fourth Champions League spot. You couldn’t have written it any better…or worse…depending on how much you appreciate some good shadenfreude.
Now, West Ham again look to heap on the pain if Tevezcherano can live up to their billing as the second coming of Spurs’ Argentinian legends Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa – whose equally shocking arrival in England years ago helped Tottenham to two FA cups and the UEFA cup while bringing Argentinian flair in abundance.
There are three things that Tottenham supporters enjoy most – their history, getting the best of their London rivals, and reminding everyone about both. With Premiership success already looking shaky and Arsenal and Chelsea making it impossible to point to the transfer cabinet – at least they could still cling to their ability to bring in the big names even without winning any trophies.
If West Ham eclipse that, what’s left?