After seeing his popularity Sky rocket, Jamie Gascoigne sums up Spurs so far under the Redknapp regime.
Last Updated: 07/11/08 3:47pm
Cor blimey! Who would've thought such an eventful seven days could've ended up with a tabloid newspaper calling us a pub team?
It's been a bit surreal to be honest, and that's from an optimistic Spurs fan's point of view!
Well, let's try to sum up the days in the 'Ands of 'Arry. Bolton arrive at the 'Fortress Lane' which it has now become (or a used car dealership showroom to our rivals). What a game! Luka was played in his 'correct' position - such a difference - as well as the renewed optimism from the players.
Yes, 'Arry Redknapp's Blue and White Army was sung from the third minute. Confidence was on its way to being somewhat restored, and I had an inkling to believe we had our Tottenham back. Three points and on the march we go!
Modric's influence was so that against the 'Mickey Mousers', Alonso was told to man-mark Luka, and if he (Alonso) went up on the attack the little Argentine Mascherano was soon warming his hands on Luka's bottom, sticking to him like your under-10s team manager used to tell you to do!
He came off for Super Pav, and you've all read what he was told to do! Ha ha, phew! Three points, we carry on marching with a pumping heart pushing the blue and white blood round my veins!
It in this furore, our skipper, Ledders, had made his second appearance in a week, and boy I thought he was outstanding. Two games, six points. I don't care, put him out there on a stretcher, let him use the crutches, strap an oxygen bottle to his back. If I could, I would carry him round the pitch if needed!
No, no, no, I haven't forgotten....Woolwich Arsenal at the New Library. My Second FanZone appearance of the season in a row (sssh, Stoke was my first). What a game! 'Bents' registering what Clive (Allen) mentioned about Alfiemunia and duly tonking the ball over his poorly bleached barnet from 40 yards, after a sublime instep keepy uppy.
The Arsenal goals to follow were poor attempts from Gomes to ruffle the hair of the Spurs players, and to do a piece of gardening at the bottom post. But for what Alex Bartlett (my opponent) was about to receive may the Spurs faithful be forever grateful!
Our fourth goal from my man Dash (The Incredibles), created a form of hysteria from a man of great physique never seen before, bounding over poor Alex, shirtless! And it seems pretty much everyone has seen my "blubber" - to quote Ian Payne on Sky Sports News - not just the once, but a number of times... I'm just glad it was after the watershed, and testament to the picture-in-picture on FanZone! Well-fought draw in my opinion.
So it's three games, seven points and although we may still be bottom of the league, we are back in touch and we're only six points behind seventh place.
And what's more, my popularity has rocketed, with endless emails around the globe of that clip, an appearance on Soccer AM and an interview on Sky Sports News.
I'm going to leave you with this thought. When watching a game with an opposing team supporter and they grab an equaliser in the dying moments, don't put your head in between your knees... run!
COME ON YOU LILLYWHITES, give me a dancey, dancey!
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