A St Totteringham's Day Diary.
More InfoList of every St
Totteringham's since the first on 22nd April 1911.
page, including detail on 2003/4 to 2010/11
of St T's day and some acknowledgements
of the history of St Totteringham's
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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.
Thu, 09 May 2013
Probably the best result...
The 2-2 draw last night between Chelsea and Spurs was probably the best
result for Arsenal. A Chelsea win and the (admittedly remote) chance of
Arsenal catching them would have been lost.
A Spurs win would have left us needing Spurs to lose in their
remaining games to have any chance of finishing above them.
So a quick look at the relevant bit of the table with two to go...
69 Chelsea (+34)
67 Arsenal (+31)
66 Spurs (+18)
The run-in is now much shorter:
|12 May||Stoke City (a)
|14 May||Wigan Athletic(h)
|19 May||Newcastle Utd (a)||Sunderland (h)
Stoke are not mathematically safe but only need one point. Even if
results go the required way (and that is a lot of results) their goal
difference is much better than Wigan: in summary they have little to
play for. Certainly Wigan, Newcastle and Sunderland are in far greater
danger and need the points more.
Time to go through permutations...
- Spurs lose at Stoke: If Spurs lose the Sunday
lunchtime match at Stoke then it can be St Totteringham's on Tuesday May
14th if Arsenal beat Wigan. Spurs will have 66 points and Arsenal 70, a
four point lead with one game to go.
If Arsenal draw then a final day draw will suffice, as we have much
better goal difference, or matching a Spurs defeat.
If Arsenal lose it goes to the
final day needing to match Spurs final day result.
- Spurs draw at Stoke: A draw would mean an Arsenal
win at Wigan would effectively guarantee that we would see a St
Totteringham's, but it wouldn't be St T's. Arsenal would have 70 points
to Spurs 67, so bad results on the final day would leave both teams on
70, a theoretical pair of 7-0 wins for Newcastle and Spurs would leave
us behind Spurs. So whilst it wouldn't be St Ts, I'd breathe a sigh of
relief. A draw or loss at Wigan would leave us needing to match or better
Spurs final day result: again the goal difference is probably sufficient to
avoid worries about that on the last day.
- Spurs win at Stoke: is the simplest case. It goes
to the final day. We would need to beat Wigan and match Spurs result on
the final day; or draw or lose against Wigan we need to better Spurs final
So in summary, after cheering on Chelsea we now have to cheer on
Stoke. If that doesn't make you feel dirty.
There are three
possible outcomes: St Totteringham's next Tuesday, a week Sunday, or
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