Monday, March 03, 2008

Answers on a postcard please

Hmmm, well, yes, what a response. So much for me bleating on about the new era and how we now have the sort of side that won't follow-up a cup win with a loss to a team struggling for Premier League survival. Birmingham City have now done the double over us this season. And it cannot be blamed on Martin Jol! Ramos was in charge for both matches, and although we shouldn't have lost the home leg we were outplayed on Saturday.

Ramos made five changes in a bid to avoid any complacency after our Wembley triumph. I'm not sure if that was the undoing or what it was, but we were humiliated by a team that could well be in the Championship next season. I didn't go on Saturday but had intended to watch the game live online. Since I couldn't find a stream I thought I'd watch the extended highlights on Football First later on Saturday evening, but after seeing the final score-line I haven't yet dared to watch.

So what went wrong on Saturday? Can Spurs ever shake off the inconsistent tag and avoid these stupid slip-ups? What is it about Birmingham... are they our new bogey team? Answers on a postcard please...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do you know we were out-played if you haven't 'dared' to watch the highlights?

EL said...

Errr do you think the score might have been a big clue?

Anonymous said...

We didn't turn up ...... without a solid centre, the defence crumbled and the goals flowed. All the old insecurities returned, and we were a mess. Add to that that no one could be bothered to recover, and you had a predictable mess, Robinson crumbled especially, indicating that nothing has changed, and one certain character, a star who did play, wandered around like little boy lost (guess who?).

Moral of this story: don't exaggerate our achievements and you won't be surprised by our failures ... Ramos is right: there is STILL work to be done. Hope he doesn't celebrate so hard next time though ......

Anonymous said...

Robinson didn't turn up?? Did you even watch the game? He made some outstanding saves and kept the scoreline from being even more embarrassing for us! Only at fault for the free-kick, which was top corner anyway. Take off your anti-Robinson tainted specs and you'll see it was our (lack of) defence which cost us this one!!