One Night In Heaven

It will probably prove to be a false dawn. It was when they did the same to Chelsea at the same stage of the League Cup in 1999 (they didn’t even manage to win the final that year). However, Spurs supporters might be allowed a moment or two to wallow in their own crapulence after a 5-1 victory over Arsenal last night which booked them their first visit to the new Wembley stadium and really, seriously called into question the strength in depth that Arsene Wenger has (or, rather, doesn’t have) at his disposal. I noted on here a couple of weeks ago what a crucial match this would be for Tottenham Hotspur FC. Spurs have some sort of psychological block when it comes to playing the big clubs which has been enormously damaging when it has come to the club taking that critical Great Leap Forward towards challenging seriously for a Champions League place. You can count their league victories over Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United over the last ten years on the fingers of one hand. This morning, though, Spurs fans might just be waking up with the belief that Juande Ramos has got it in him to take their club to the next level. It wasn’t merely the 5-1 scoreline, but the performance itself. This wasn’t Spurs vs Arsenal Youth. Arsene Wenger simply hasn’t got the excuse...

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