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Anyone Else Feel Sick?

Anyone Else Feel Sick?

I don`t think I stand alone when I say I`m not a fan of North London Derby day.

Arsenal vs. Tottenham is probably the best derby match in English football. Whilst most derbies are over-hyped, cagey affairs, the NLD rarely disappoints in terms of action. However, for me personally, the feeling of tension far outweighs any possible enjoyment I can garner from this fixture.

Sure, like everyone else, I go mental when we score, and when we win, but ultimately, the overwhelming feeling is one of relief. Relief that the fixture is over, and we came through it unscathed. And that for a few more months at least, we don`t need to suffer that sickly feeling in our stomachs.

This year however, that feeling of nausea has been multiplied tenfold. Spurs are having their best season in living memory, whilst we, a mere two places below them, are having our worst.

The North London derby today takes on extra meaning, not only is it NLD, not only is it another 3 points to win or lose, not only is it a chance to take back 4th place from Chelsea, but this game becomes our last chance to mount a charge to try and topple Spurs.

If we lose today then there is no chance we can catch Tottenham, and whilst it`s true that even if we win it would still be unlikely, the mounted pressure we put on them as they undertake a number of tricky fixtures could prove vital.

We must win today, for all the reasons listed, but most of all, so I can stop feeling ill.

So this is what it feels like to be a Spurs fan eh? I`m not sure how you put up with it all these years.

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Sunday February 26 2012
Time: 11:25AM

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Comments

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Yes. Cant we just call it a draw and all be content?
HuddersfieldYiddo
26/02/2012 11:46:00
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no your not on your own rocky
jljyid
26/02/2012 12:33:00
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Over the past couple of years, Spuds have kept their best players and brought in decent players to add to the squad; over the same time we have sold our best players and have brought in inadequate replacements, and not added to the squad depth at all. Now THAT makes me feel sick. That said, we'll win today and start the Spuds on their long overdue descent down the table.
elbondo
26/02/2012 13:05:00
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Not much to worry about,we all know the real truth about the this Arsenal side
ajwb
26/02/2012 13:27:00
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blargh
ajwb
26/02/2012 13:28:00
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i feel like dancing
Cape Town Spurs
26/02/2012 14:10:00
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Shall we dance CTS?
ajwb
26/02/2012 14:17:00
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Disgusting dive from Bale, we should be well ahead in the game by now.
bowiecokemirror
26/02/2012 14:22:00
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yes they had to dive to get their second goal, what a shame
49ers
26/02/2012 14:27:00
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Some 1st half that.
nikolaijns
26/02/2012 14:33:00
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