|St Totteringham's Day|
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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".
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Wed, 15 May 2013
All hangs on the final day...
Anyway the table going into the final day reads...
72 Chelsea (+35) 71 70 Arsenal (+34) 69 Spurs (+19)
And the situation with us chasing Spurs is...
So for in the St Totteringham's day battle:
To turn it around, if Spurs win we must win. If they lose or draw we finish above them anyway (ignoring 15-0 defeats or worse).
The race for third is balanced due to the heavy win last night. The BBC have noticed a discussion that I saw happening on twitter last night about the possibility of a dead heat between Arsenal and Chelsea. As third place would hang on it we'd face a neutral venue play off. The winner would get the third group place, while the loser would face another playoff in the form of Champions League qualifying.
The dead heat happens if Chelsea draw, and Arsenal win by a single goal and score two goals more than Chelsea. We'd then be tied on GD and Goals Scored which are the only tie breaks allowed by the rule (see Rule C14 on page 93 of the Premier league rules, thanks to @goonerfanzine and @eerlend on twitter for that link). That is...
I know the last bit isn't relevant to St T's, but I hope you'll indulge me.
Having gone through all that the simple message is an Arsenal win is what we need. Pretty obvious really...
Minor update: I've split the post-2000 section of the history into two parts now, basically splitting of a 2010s section. In doing that I noticed that if we do celebrate St Ts, it will be the latest ever St Totteringham's day, breaking a record that has stood since a year ago today. Happy anniversary at least!
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