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Monday, 9 May 2016

Home fans were terrible

The display served up by Tottenham was a throw-back to last season and shows the problem when players are not sufficiently motivated. People will point to the absence of Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele as the reason, it isn't, they would have made no difference.

The players were simply not motivated for the game. There was a lack of off-the-ball running and players in possession were taking an age in deciding what to do with the ball. When they did eventually decide to pass the player they were passing to had been closed down.

The crowd were no better, in fact, they were hopeless. In the second half when they should have been getting behind the team and trying their best to stir them into action, they were silent. The fans should have been celebrating a fine season and giving the players a resounding send-off on the final home game of the season. The fans failed the players' though.

We could do with the influx of new fans that that the new stadium will bring, however, we need them to be the younger generation who will sing and create an atmosphere, we don't need more pipe and slippers supporters simply there to watch and be entertained. Fill the ground with them and the atmosphere will be worse than yesterday. Thank goodness we have a great bunch of away supporters who make themselves known at every ground. Fill a stadium with them and we would have a formidable and intimidating home.

Arsenal grabbed a draw so we are now just twp points in front of them with a game to go against an improved Newcastle United who could be fighting for their lives to stay in the Premier League. I recall a supporter moaning in a forum in January suggesting we could do with Mike Ashley( his schoolmates confirm he was a Newcastle fan not a Spurs fan)  as chairman became he spent money, that anti-Levy clown looks very foolish once again.

Mauricio Pochettino will have to drum into the players the importance of finishing above Arsenal to the fans. The Argentinian may say he doesn't care about finishing above Arsenal but he is just being professional. Behind the scene,s it should be being used to motivate a disappointed group.

Arsenal have a simple home game against bottom of the league Aston Villa while we have to travel away. We have spent too many games trying to hang onto a lead. We haven't learnt how to do it yet, we are far better when we are trying o attack. we have taken 2 points out of the last 9with that approach, let's hope we don't use it against Newcastle. To finish below Arsenal now would be a disaster.


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