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Keane Claims Spurs Parity .... I'm Sorry, What?

Keane Claims Spurs Parity .... I'm Sorry, What?

With the first North London derby of the season only a matter of days away, the mind games have begun.

Unfortunately for Spurs, they sent out one of the thickest men in football as their first wave of attack.

The pointy front-man claims that not only are Arsenal and Spurs 'on a par' but also maintains that the Lilly-whites have more strength in depth with a stronger substitute bench. (Obviously he failed to tune in to the Arsenal Liverpool game last night).

Pointy McPointerson said, 'You look at the two squads and we're definitely on a par,' he said.

'In the last four or five years Arsenal always managed to get ahead of us but if you look now it is even. It will be judged at the end of the season but if you look at the bench we have, it is probably a bit stronger than their bench.'

He also went on to mumble something about the Champions League.

I guess that the opinion of who has the strongest squad is entirely subjective (at best if you're a Spurs fan, or entirely obvious to the rest of the world), but the rest of Robbie 'Ref, Handball ref, did you see that ref? Penalty ref, come on ref' Keane's statement is highly contradictory.

Firstly Keane claims that the Gunners have managed to get ahead of Spurs for the 'last four or five years' ...... try 15 years, pointer, such a massive amount of time has passed since the last time Spurs managed to finish ahead of us that I had to have Google find out the information for me.

He then goes on to say that the clubs are on a par .... but it will be judged at the end of the season.

I'm sorry, what did you just say? The clubs are on a par? I know the Irish like a drink, but I'm pretty sure Harry Redknapp would be fuming to know that the club's striker was so utterly shit-faced this close to a North London derby.

If, as Robbie says, the clubs will be judged at the end of the season, then history tells us that the clubs are mostly definitely not on a par. So what if judge them now? Well despite Spurs lofty position in the league (and I will be the first to admit that I'm surprised to see them up there) and how close they appear to be, the gulf in class between to the two teams season so far is there for all to see.

Whilst we are level on points (that's league points and not finger points, Robbie is in a league of his own on those stakes), the Gunners are far superior in the goals scored sector and better defensively too. Not to mention the game in hand.

The Gunners have also had the added burden of playing five Champions League games so far this season, winning four and drawing one. That's precisely four more wins and one more draw than Spurs have ever achieved in the competition.

I usually try to steer clear of the pre-North London derby bullshit, but decided to treat myself for a change. It was really quite nice.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Thursday October 29 2009
Time: 10:12AM

Comments

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What Keane meant was that Spurs have a stronger bench in order to hold Huddlestone.
Amos.
29/10/2009 10:20:00
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If you look at the picture that comes with the article, you'll notice Robbie's finger just starting to strech out to form one of his trademarked points.
Rocky7
29/10/2009 10:20:00
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Keane wasn't moved to comment on the strength of Liverpool's bench then? Strange, he spent six months on it, you'd have thought he was something of an expert.
Little Dutch
29/10/2009 10:31:00
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Haaaahaaaaahhhaaaaa!!!!!! Robbie Keane needs to lay off the Jameson's.
julieloveshenry4ever
29/10/2009 10:34:00
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'In the last four or five years Arsenal always managed to get ahead of us but if you look now it is even' - try 14 - 15 years ya pikey no mark.
shewore
29/10/2009 10:46:00
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Ah bless... poor little woolwich pikeys getting all hot and bothered about PSB's comments. Biting like a bunch of tarts... well funny!
Doctor Yid
29/10/2009 11:13:00
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The gap between Arsenal & Spurs has narrowed over the last 3 or 4 seasons. We can finally see them on our radar now.
paul_ownz
29/10/2009 11:15:00
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http://arsenal.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=11322&posts=14#M155976
join the party!
Gunnerman
29/10/2009 11:17:00
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Not hot and bothered at all. Just taking the opportunity to have a little grin at the Liverpool (and Milan) reject's expense. Stok(e)ing the banter as it were.
Amos.
29/10/2009 11:20:00
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Hot and bothered, DY? The only reason I'm hot is through *****ing myself laughing at the very thought of your bunch being anywhere near as good as us. You'll beat us one day, god knows the law of averages has to be on your side doesn't it?
Rocky7
29/10/2009 11:20:00
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