A lot of people laughed at Harry Redknapp when he mentioned the Premier League top 4 and Tottenham in the same sentence last week. Arsenal fans around the country were rolling around on the floor and it wasn’t because they were looking for Eduardo’s foot that flew off when he took his penalty against Roma.
Every season the over optimistic Spurs supporters and the many media pundits with little football knowledge tip us to break into the illusive Premier League elite and every season we end up somewhat of a laughing stock.
Villa were nailed on for the top 4 until a couple of weeks ago as far as many people were concerned, Spurs turned them over at Villa Park.
Man Utd are meant to be one of the best sides in the world, Spurs have more than held their own against them on 3 separate occasions this season.
Arsenal are a side who are involved in the title race year on year. Spurs played them off the park at the Lane in February and destroyed them 5-1 in last season’s Carling Cup semi final.
Spurs have beaten Liverpool twice this season and until recently were the only team to have beaten them in the league.
Spurs’ only encounter with Chelsea so far this season ended in us coming away from Stamford Bridge with a point and we beat them in the Carling Cup final prior to that.
Can anyone else see a pattern emerging here? Do the players finally have the belief to get the results against the big 4 that would see us end the dominance of Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool? The signs are there, let us pray that it’s not yet another false dawn and Harry can retire on the back of being the first manager to achieve this colossal feat.