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"I blame the German's, personally."

"IF ROBBEN PUT THAT PENALTY AWAY, WE'D BE FINE!", "THE TURN UP, AND HAVE THE SAME TACTICS AS STOKE!". A few various quips I heard, felt, or just shouted at anyone who would listen to my plea. It felt good to exorcise my contempt for Arsenal, UEFA and Chelsea by blaming the Uber Mensch (sorry for no umlaut) of Bavaria. It wasn't their fault Chelsea were advised by Tony Pulis to play for a throw-in and stick ten men behind the ball. Ah, there I go again. I just think my hatred is tangible to my frustration with Spurs, and is being veiled as a profanitive rampage...

It pains me to say this. We only have ourselves to blame. A fitting sentiment, I believe. We had third place within our grasp. External factors and agencies may have oppressed this but we still had...it....within...our....grasp. 2-0 up at the Emirates and we lose; commence Operation Capitulation. Our season starts to spiral to a former Spurs, that former Spurs which lacked conviction and ambition. A trip through the 5th dimension is definitely applicable to Spurs, as we somehow managed to come back around the planet so quickly in the space-time continuum, we ended up back in 2007, with Hossam Ghaly... The Spurs paradox? We need to address our time-travelling persona and become the dogged fighters Chelsea were, and have shown numerous times, in Europe. A tribute to spirit and bravery, something my beloved Tottenham Hotspur lack. If we sat Spurs down on the psychologists coach, asked him to talk to us, the voyeur of understanding, about his year; his trials (literally) and tribulations, progress, stagnation and eventual breakdown, he would talk about the outside pressure he felt and read about, convinced that was the catalyst for said event. The explanation in regard to the 'breakdown' is misguided, spurious and potentially incorrect. The psychologist states Cockerel is delusional and needs to understand the wide picture, and then, progress would come with this impartial view...

The F.A's ambiguity unhinged us to an extent, even the most cynical blogger cannot deny this premise. this, in lieu of Media darling Harry Redknapp's ill-timed court case, was enough to distract and potentially derail the most focused of teams. I could make a structuralist argument here but I cannot be bothered to try and understand this phenomena anymore. All Spurs fans know, deep down, we're the crux of our downfall. Sooner we address this, the sooner we progress, possibly without Redknapp. Maybe.


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