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Writers Prediction League: Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur

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The writers at Cartilage Free Captain predict the result for Tottenham Hotspur's match vs. Arsenal

Paul Gilham

Bad. Tottenham lost in convincing fashion last week to both Chelsea and Benfica. Anything but a win today will mark the end of top-4 hopes for Spurs. Can the Lilywhites raise their game and stay in the hunt?

The challenge will come in winning a North London Derby played at home. Arsenal are in 4th place, six points ahead of Spurs with a game in hand. Arsenal posts dangerous attacking threats with the likes of Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla. The defense has been strong as well as Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, and Thomas Vermaelen seek a clean sheet against Spurs.

As for the Prediction League, it's tight up top after Eyebrow and Petrilli foresaw our loss to Chelsea. The rules remain the same in the Prediction League--one point for a correct prediction and a bonus point for getting the score correct. Here are the current standings:

Name Score
Mechanick 21
The Sleeper's Sleep 21
Lennon's Eyebrow 20
Petrilli 20
Uncle Menno 18
Michael Caley 18
Ed 18
Ryan 17
Kevin 17
Ashlock 16
Skipjack 16
The Roosevelts

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This week's predictions:

Ed: 0-0 Draw

Uncle Menno: The team doesn't show up for the match but just lies down in front of the Arsenal bus so it can back over them again and again and again. 3-0 Arsenal.

Kevin: We are the shittiest type of shit. 5-0 Arsenal.

Mechanick: Hemingway once said "Courage is grace under pressure." There's no grace in this Tottenham side. 1-1 Draw

Ryan: He's in Vegas and probably really intoxicated. No prediction.

Bryan A.: After scoring a hat trick in stoppage time, Nicklas Bendtner rubs himself on Daniel Levy's bald head. Tim Sherwood comments that at least Bendtner has some gut and character. 6-0 Arsenal.

The Roosevelts: These are the times that try men's soul's once wrote a man who had already failed at like 12 other professions. And while at first glance he wouldn't seem to have a chance in hell at storing a revolution when it was at it's lowest. Tim Sherwood is about to prove his metal or fail miserably and pass into obscurity. 2-0 Spurs cause I'm feeling good all stuffed with baguettes and croissants.

Lennon's Eyebrow: Character opens the scoring but Tactics and Organization each bag a brace to put us out of our misery. 4-1 Arsenal.

Petrilli: 2-1 Spurs. Fuck Arsenal.

Michael Caley: 2-0 Arsenal. I want to go home now.

The Sleeper's Sleep: Arsene Wenger is an actual artist. Tim Sherwood is a sandwich artist. 2-0 Arsenal.

Skipjack: Spurs' lack of character not enough to support Arsenal's downward spiral. 4-2 Arsenal.