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The Pressure Is All On Spurs

The Pressure Is All On Spurs

Anybody nervous about tonight?

Well considering the readership of this site is made up of both Arsenal & Spurs fans (amongst others) that answer will probably be mixed, however, considering the URL of this website, I'd assume that the majority of supporters will be relaxed.

As has been stated by members of the Tottenham team and staff, this is the Lily-whites biggest game of the season so far (and barring a trip to the final, it will be the biggest of the season altogether). Indeed a quick trip to our sister site at Vital Spurs will see more than a hundred orders for rubber underwear with every member, to a man (or woman) literally copying Tottenham's last day of the season antics of 2006.

Arsenal however have already played several more important games this season. Liverpool away, Chelsea & Man Utd at home, even the games against Tottenham in the league were far more important than tonight's fixture, and there are definitely more important (and exciting) fixtures to come, AC Milan anyone?

Of course it would be a disappointment to lose this semi-final second leg, there's little point in denying that, however would the disappointment be not getting to the final? Or missing out on another reason to taunt the old enemy?

For me, this young team has once again shown it's quality, for the fourth time in five years Arsene's policy of blooding young players in this competition has rewarded the Frenchman with a semi-final spot. It's not about winning the competition (which is however Arsene's goal) it's about preparing these young men for the rough and tumble of professional football. Some of them won't make it with Arsenal of course, but some of them definitely will.

When you compare this policy with Tottenham's desperation to not only beat Arsenal, but to pop a piece of silverware in their rather sparse trophy cupboard, no matter what it is (no the Peace Cup doesn't count lads), then it's safe to say that the pressure is definitely on Spurs!!!

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Date:Tuesday January 22 2008
Time: 10:18AM

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And as if to prove my point further, an article just popped up on VS claiming the CC is vitally important as it's their only way back into Europe!!! Talk about piling on the pressure!!
22/01/2008 10:32:00
only Berbatov has the ability to cope with the amount of pressure that is piling on spurs. the Arsenal boys will go there and relax and treat it like any other game. we take EVERY game seriously but spurs are too worked up about it and it could play against them -they could get a player sent off for example. by rights they should win tonight but I think it will be close.
22/01/2008 11:08:00
From those of us at Pompey that have a soft spot for you, go stuff the spuds.
22/01/2008 11:17:00
Haha, thanks matt!! I must say that the thought of beating them tonight is pretty would have me laughing for weeks!!! As important as I don't think the match is, it will be electric even so. Arsenal v Spurs matches are always exciting!!
22/01/2008 11:23:00
Think we need to get some of our big guns starting for this one tonight. Wish Arsene would buy or even get a central defender on loan. Think we should start with one of Hleb or Fabregas, with Ade on the bench. We need to put an element of self-doubt in the mind of Spurs. Don't think we will with the team we put out in the first leg, they're more likely to really fancy themselves. Could go to pens!
22/01/2008 11:27:00
Tonights game will be the first arsenal game i will miss (either attending or watching on tv) this year. I booked to see Chris Rock a few months back. Spurs have to end the run sooner or later, and id sooner it be an away carling cup match than a league, FA cup or any home match. I am more concerned we are playing Gallas tonight. An injury to him would be costly. Id sooner play Gilberto and hoyte at the back with Gilbert and Traore either side.
22/01/2008 11:28:00
kerrea Gilbert? you having a laugh? he didn't make the grade at Southend ffs.
22/01/2008 11:38:00
2 League titles, 8 FA cups, 3 League cups, 1 cup winners cup and 2 UEFA cups, I wouldn't call that sparse
22/01/2008 11:41:00
How many of those are recent Topspur? Remember even Nottingham FOrest were once Champions of Europe.
22/01/2008 11:45:00
Practically empty compared ours TS, we've won almost as many League titles as you have trophies ;)
22/01/2008 11:50:00
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