I think we all know that spunking a load of money in the transfer window is not necessarily the cure to all ills, and that was proven yesterday as the big spenders of the summer were beaten by the team that has spent precisely zero. And we loved every minute of it.
We have looked on enviously as Spurs picked up players from all over Europe, and had all the well documented frustrations of seeing the red and white chequebook left at the back of the drawer. But that did not matter at all yesterday, as the correct order was restored and once again we sent those fuckers back to the wrong end of the Seven Sisters Rd with their tails between their legs. North London is Red, motherfuckers.
A tight scrappy game was decided by a lovely finish by Giroud in the first half, and from there on I think we were happy to keep possession and try to catch Spurs on the break ; Tactics that were absolutely fine by me. A couple of good saves from Lloris and a few half chances for us, but SZCZ also did well in our goal ; The big Pole is finally finding a bit of form, it seems, perhaps convincing the manager that he doesn’t need to buy a keeper ; Until the window shuts and he goes back to being an average keeper again, hehe.
I will never ever get tired of beating Spurs, no matter how many times it happens, and with all the talk of ‘this is Spurs year’ we will at least make people think it is not as cut and dried as they assumed. Derby day can really get the blood pumping, and it was a great atmosphere in the stadium yesterday ; good that the fans stuck together to focus on the common goal of winning the derby, instead of moaning and giving the manager stick. The early goal helped, of course ; I dread to think what the atmosphere would have been like if we had conceded early instead, but there is no point in worrying about that now. Great to see so few people leaving before the end of the match too ; It’s as if people decided to contribute to the atmosphere and get involved, instead of worrying about queuing for the Tube. We have many bad days with the atmosphere at home games, but yesterday was not one of them.
The focus switches now to Transfer Deadline Day, and all the bullshit that Sky Sports bring to the mix, even if I do concede that it is quite entertaining bullshit…… The Ozil story was breaking last night, so we don’t have to wait too long to see if there is any truth in it. Personally, I think the squad still needs three players, but I have never worked half a day in football, so what do I know?
International break next, so hopefully we can relax for a week or two and bask in the glory of beating the Spurs and enjoy the warm glow of some super, super quality signings. If we sign Ozil, I think I might have a wank.
Keep the faith.