Date: 6th March 2007 at 12:45am
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My neighbour is a Tottenham Hotspur supporter.

Over the past 12 months, there has been enough pulling of the leg between both of us due to our team`s performance of lack of. Although at the moment I seem to hold the upper hand due to consistent league position and the poor little spuds demise.

So before I left for the Emirates on Saturday, he pops over to have a quick chat, adding that he actually hopes he win against Reading to do Spuds a favour! He then announces the most shocking statement I have yet to hear from a spud in a long time.

“I have applied for the Ballot for Hampden Park,” he gleefully tells me.
“What? Why?,’ I curiously ask.
“Err for the UEFA final!’
‘Erm dude your not there yet!’
‘Yeah but its only 2 games’ he points out.
‘Actually its 4, both ties being home and away’
‘Yeah but we will be there, most of my mates are applying already! ‘

And with that more ribbing followed.
I mean talking about counting your chickens before they have hatched! The sheer arrogance in these supporters thinking that they are already in a European Final is beyond belief; I was also amazed that you can apply already for a final which doesn’t have any teams in it yet!

I figured because he was decorating, the paint fumes must of gone to his head!


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64 Replies to “Love Thy Neighbour”

  • Not surprising at all. if u’ve ever come across a bunch who cant learn from their mistakes, it would be the spuds followed closely by their excuse for a football team !! Man, when are they going to learn?

  • glad it made you chuckle simmy, and in a way its news with lots of spuds already applying for tickets to hampden park !… my neighbour is so sure they will be there, i did ask him what will he do with ticket if they don’t get there ? he did say EBAY, i said yes thats all well and good if your a Geordie, but how many people from slovakia or Lithunia do you know use EBAY !!! haha

  • Also on Ebay: Train tickets to Cardiff for last month, Sp*rs guide to the champions league, Some genuine Aaron Lennon vomit in a sealed container, stool samples from the upton park bogs and Sp*rs 2-1 Chelsea special edition T-shirt and DVD combo, Any takers??!!!

  • I’d have thought you would have said councting your cockrells before they hatch. Let’s face it, they only got this far because they got a bye in the last round. Their form was pitiful when they were due to play those games, and would not have had a chance.

    Oh well, I guess they do see it as their bast chance of Europe for next season.

  • Although I must admit that I booked flights to Paris and hotel before our semi-final last season.

  • now thats a strange thing to do but i reckon he has a point, they will sell out as soon as they come on sale never mind who is in it… alot of people just go to the final regardless of whose in it.

  • I went to see Parma v Antwerp at Wembley in the ECWC Final and it was banged out with people not really supporting either team.

  • jacky when have we been worried about your lot ? even our kids weren’t worried about you ! *lights touch paper !

  • You know that totteringhams day you lot talk about? Are you sure its when not when you lot are no longer meaningfully in any competition. (unable to win silverware), cos there is a pretty good chance that will come (tomo)… long before you are mathematically clear of us in the league.

  • so jacky you have an extra 4days in the fa cup,from today and how long left in the uefa cup…hmm thats right all the way to the final,well good luck.dont forget we still have a mathematical chance of the league title,so as long as we have that totteringhams day is still on,you have to remain in the uefa cup and fa cup long enough until is math. impossible for us to win the league……can you do it?

  • Just saying that you dont have much to play for if you go out tomo, cos you are pretty much guarenteed 4th in the league now, so it will make for a fairly dull last couple of months. we have something to play for until at least……. oohh next wednesday, and i’ll stick my neck out and say a bit longer. Not to mention our chase for europe through the league.

  • Hilarous, its Spuds way though, they are so desperate for success. The club and the supporters tell everyone they are abig club, yet they have never played champs league football, and all thier best players leave to win trophies, hardly the going on of a big club. If they wanna see a big club pop down the road a mile and come see the monument to the Arsen Wenger era. NUFF SAID

  • Jacky- if ur chase for europe makes life exciting for u, as compared to our dull guaranteed 4th place finish (with 3rd place looking within realistic reach), then hit me with 2 dull months mate !!

  • no, thats not where the real excitement lies (its in the cups) hence tagging the league bit on the end of my post. Its a job well done that once again you have guarenteed Champions league football and that is something for which we strive. However, if that is the height of your ambititions then they are not much loftier than ours.

  • I am just desperate for us to win something. And that would represent good progress in my book.

  • Silverware is silverware. And frequently you have to enter the ballot early to have any chance at a stadium that holds 52,000 … that means probably 22,000 per each team and with an average of 36,000 per week and the final being held in the UK can you explain what is stupid about applying for the ballot? Or is it a desperate attempt to have a remotely interesting thread? Foolish comment by Herb2707 – Feyenoord spent most of Jan and Feb getting stuffed so exactly what do you base your premise on .. the games would have been on 14/15 and 22 Feb .. Spurs lost to Sheff Utd but then beat Fulham, Everton and Bolton around these dates, Feyenood got hammered by Twente, struggled to a win over Utecht and then lucked at Den Haag … please explain what evidence you have for your comment? … none I imagine

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