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Spurs are now mathematically eliminated from the Premier League title

Just in case you're one of those, y'know, optimists.

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I have some bad news. It just hit me. Last week's loss to Tim Sherwood and Aston Villa did more than just drive Tottenham Hotspur supporters to drink: it pushed Spurs past an important Rubicon. Tottenham Hotspur are now mathematically eliminated from the Barclay's Premier League title contention.

I know, I know. It's true that even if (when!) we win our last six matches we will be unable to make up the gap with Chelsea, who now sit 19 points above us on the table. Even if (when!) Chelsea lose all six of their remaining matches. It's a shocking realization, but you can't argue with the maths. I'm not even using any fancy statistical numbers like Michael Caley.

Try to contain your crushing disappointment.

The only thing to do is to go out and finish the season in the best way possible and prepare for next year's expected title push. I mean, what else can you do? We'll just have to console ourselves with a second place finish with Arsenal finishing in third, since the numbers say that's the best possible position we can conceivably finish. And I don't know about you, but I'll totally be calling for Daniel Levy's head on a silver platter if we don't finish second ahead of Arsenal, because that's a totally reasonable, sane, and realistic expectation for Tottenham Hotspur this season. #POCHOUT

Man, sometimes math is hard. AMIRITE?