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39,000 Put Spurs To Shame

39,000 Put Spurs To Shame

With only a grainy internet feed keeping me updated with the events at Villa Park, my tv in the back ground flicked between Eastlands and White Hart Lane.

Whilst keeping an eye on the laptop I noticed during the 5 minutes stints at White Hart Lane a number of empty seats in the ground despite this being their biggest European match in years (and them being the self proclaimed 'best fans in the world').

White Hart lane was some 3,000 fans shy of full capacity as Berbatov led them into the quarter finals (he'll be the next player to leave, far too good for Spurs) of the Wafer Cup.

I'd like you to bear that in mind when I tell you only a couple of miles down the road 39,000 Gooners crammed (ok not quite, there was a bit of leg room) into Ashburton Grove to watch Steve Bould's Arsenal youth team beat Man Utd (they just can't beat us this season) in the first leg of the semi final youth FA Cup.

The record crowd watched an entertaining game as the Mini Gunners took a slim advantage going into the 2nd leg thanks to a stunning goal from Kieran Gibbs.

This is what being a big club is about.

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Date:Thursday March 15 2007
Time: 8:02PM


Shame on the F.A for putting this on the same night as a first team fixture, imagine what the attendance would have been then! Why couldn't the Villa game have been played Saturday? Still, it's nice to know we get more for youth cup games than the Chavs get for CL games.
Little Dutch
15/03/2007 20:11:00
I've seen the highlights on ATVO and the goal was a peach. Barazite & Merida also looked in good nick.
15/03/2007 20:13:00
Hold on a second Paul... Your having a go at Spurs fans for not turning up for their game when you didn't travel to Villa Park OR even go to Emirates to watch the youth side!!! Double standards or what?!
15/03/2007 20:21:00
Not that it's any of your business cheif but travelling 300 miles on a Wednesday night would cost a pretty penny, and considering the impending birth of my first child, I have to choose my games for the rest of the season. Coupled with the fact I had to be up at 4.30 this morning for work, it wouldn't have been a good idea. Good enough for you?
15/03/2007 20:32:00
ooooh it's all kicking awf... »»Arsene Knows««
15/03/2007 21:05:00
39,000 perhaps it's cos it's the only trophy you stand a chance of winning this season!
15/03/2007 21:14:00
Yet you stand a chance of winning four trophies and still dont get that many. Plastics!!
15/03/2007 21:16:00
lol, rocky you're wrong.We've won one already.Who did we beat??The spuds go on and on and on about how great their support is, yet no one goes to the games!I think they've realized they can't win it.
15/03/2007 21:26:00
Do Chelsea have a youth team? Seriously. Perhaps they could deploy all the Siberian kids their owner has orphaned?
Little Dutch
15/03/2007 21:31:00
How am I wrong?
15/03/2007 21:32:00
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