Well, we’ve done it ; again.
Unlucky Spurs. Ha! How many seasons is it now? 18 in a row I think. We have had some great teams in that time, and some pretty average ones too. Spurs apparently have their best team in ages, but here we are again looking down on them. That never gets old.
BUT, and it is a rather big but, fourth place is not really something we should be celebrating. 3rd loser is essentially what it is, and we finished miles behind the Champions, and could never say at any point that we were in the title race. Must do better. Plenty of talk about how we are gonna finally spend big this summer, but it is Season Ticket renewal time though eh? Talk is cheap, just get it done. And I don’t even wanna hear any talk of safely negotiating the Qualifying round before we make any big signings ; If we are scabbling around for last minute bargains on 30th August, I may just burst into flames with the frustrations of it all.
Anyway, enough negative talk, there is plenty of time for that over the summer. Some irony in the fact that it was Koscielny who scored the all important goal, as our season was resurrected after the Munich game when the manager finally took the big decision to drop Vermaelen and replace him with Koscielny. Since the defensive horror show at White Hart Lane, the defence has been excellent and Kos played a massive part in that. The stats were quite remarkable, in fact even when you look at the season as a whole the goals conceded compared well with our rivals. Still, we all know there is massive room for improvement.
More reflections on the season’s end next week.
Mind the gap!