St Totteringham's Day

A St Totteringham's Day Diary.

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  • List of every St Totteringham's since the first on 22nd April 1911.
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  • The story of St T's day and some acknowledgements
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    St Totteringham's Day was the day when Arsenal fans celebrate the fact that Tottenham can no longer catch Arsenal in the League. It is a movable feast, but usually falls in March, April or May. It was the day to collect on bets made by over-optimistic Spurs fans in the close season who think that "this is the year".

    See the links on the left for more information.

    Fri, 19 Apr 2013

    Advantage Spurs continued.

    A disappointing draw with Everton has, as I said earlier, given the advantage back to Spurs. If they win all their remaining fixtures they finish above us: nothing we can do about that.

    However that seems unlikely...

    Before I look at the run-in, a quick glance at the table (again in the Cann table format so gaps are easy to see). The numbers in brackets are games remaining first, and goal difference second.

    61  Chelsea (6, +31)
    60  Arsenal (5, +29)
    58  Spurs (6, +15)
    56  Everton (5, +14)

    I don't include Man City or Liverpool as I think those gaps are too big to worry about at this stage. I could be wrong.

    So the remaining games...
    20 AprFulham (a)
    21 AprManchester City (h)
    27 AprWigan Athletic (a)
    28 AprManchester Utd (h)
    4 MayQPR (a)Southampton (h)
    8 MayChelsea (a)
    12 MayStoke City (a)
    14 MayWigan Athletic(h)
    19 MayNewcastle Utd (a)Sunderland (h)

    To explain the colours...
    Key (as of 19/4/13) below 30 points 31-40 41-50 56-68 Man U

    Looking at the colour codes most of our remaining games for both clubs are in the batch of clubs who are not quite safe from relegation yet: the 31-40 points group. For consistent teams these should be bread and butter wins.

    There are two exceptions for both teams.

    Arsenal simply must beat QPR. No excuses.

    Then there are three tricky games: Arsenal at home to United. Sorry to say at best I can see a draw. For Spurs a home game against City and a trip to Chelsea. Neither looks easy.

    So this weekend if Arsenal are to celebrate St T's we must win at Fulham: a typical game of the type in our run-in. A City point or three at Spurs would combined with that would put the matter back into our hands.

    Beyond that: it really is too close to call.

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