THE NORTH LONDON DERBY IS HERE. The game that will have North London in war is here yet again. Tottenham has hit a rut in form, losing two straight league matches as the team has lost its fourth place standing, as the team now sits in seventh place. The team one spot behind them, down by one point? Arsenal.
Arsenal have had trouble so far this season has oft seemed to play up or down to their competition, winning some smashing victories but putting up just as many disappointing results. The attack has been diverse, with no player taking up the departed Robin van Persie's talismanic status. The defense is still led by Thomas Vermaelen, but recent games have seen the team more vulnerable to give up goals as ever.
As for the prediction league, a crazy weekend prevented posting, but people still e-mailed in their pessimistic predictions. The rules remain the same in the Prediction League--one point for a correct prediction, a bonus point for getting the score correct. Here are the current standings:
This week's predictions:
Kevin: If this wasn't a local derby, no one would care because these teams are so stupid right now. 4-4 Draw.
Mechanick: It doesn't make any sense, but for some reason I think we see the destruction of the Huddlefro... and a Spurs victory. 1-0 Spurs
Ryan: Both of these teams are less than sensible (I'm trying to be nicer lately). Draw, 59-59.
Ashlock: I have no idea. 0-0 Draw
The Roosevelts: Forecasts are calling for BALE FORCE WINDS! Gareth reminds us why he is so awesome, netting 2. 2-1 Spurs
Ed: This game is going to be won on the central midfield battle, which at the time of writing things looks like it'll be akin to a tooled-up Coliseum gladiator squaring up to a drugged, heavily manacled house moth. Their best guys look to be fit, we're considering rolling out a inexperienced 20 year old who's enjoyed about 15 minutes of Prem time in his career an actual injury solution. 3-0 Arsenal.
Petrilli: I really don't have a thing to say about this game, because Spurs are injured to hell and Arsenal isn't that good. However, a strategy is a strategy. Spurs 2-1
Uncle Menno: ERMAHGERD! NERF LERNDERN DERBY! We're injured, they suck. This all leads to an entertaining, though thoroughly unsatisfying, 2-2 Draw.
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