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.
  • Old home page, including detail on 2003/4 to 2010/11
  • The story of St T's day and some acknowledgements
  • Some analysis of the history of St Totteringham's
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  • 2023/4
  • 2022/3
  • 2020/21
  • 2019/20
  • 2018/9
  • 2017/8
  • 2016/7
  • 2015/6
  • 2014/5
  • 2013/4
  • 2012/3
  • 2011/2
  • 2010/11
  • 2009/10
  • 2008/9
  • 2007/8
  • 2006/7
  • 2005/6
  • 2004/5
  • 2003/4

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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, 10 Mar 2017

    So about St Totteringham's day this year...

    If we had confidence in our team right now I'd be saying that St Totteringham is still likely. The problem is that the team aren't performing anywhere near the level they can, or the level they need to, to make St T's a likelihood.

    The basic situation of six points behind isn't as bad as it sounds as we have a game in hand and there is the small matter of the derby game on 30 April. That alone would be enough to overhaul Spurs, before we factor in the fact they always struggle at the end of the season.

    But... at the moment I am not certain we will win at the Lane. Or a few of the other games.

    No colour coding yet, but here are the final games for the two clubs. I've been lazy and used @ for away games and v for home games.
    18 Mar@ WBA
    19 Marv Southampton
    1 Apr@ Burnley
    2 Aprv Man City
    5 Aprv West Ham@ Swansea
    8 Aprv Watford
    10 Apr@ Palace
    15 Aprv Bournemouth
    17 Apr@ Middlesborough
    22 Aprv Sunderland
    23 Apr@ Leicester City
    30 AprSpurs v Arsenal
    6 Mayv Man Utd@ West Ham
    13 May@ Stokev Man Utd
    21 Mayv Everton@ Hull City
    TBDv Leicester City @ Palace
    TBD@ Southampton

    Now there is considerable overlap: both go to Palace, host Manchester Utd, and play Leicester, West Ham and Southampton. Outside that Spurs remaining games look at first glance slightly easier. The Man City game looks especially worrying.

    Then there is the confidence issue: how will a team that can't beat the big boys get wins against Utd, City and Spurs. This is aggravated by the fact that, depending on exactly when the TBD games are scheduled, we will be playing after Spurs several times. I am not sure given our frailties we will cope well with "scoreboard pressure" to use a cricket term.

    If there is a St T's this year I can't see it being before May, and very unlikely to be before the final day. Right now I think 21 is going to be our lot. Not a bad run that!

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