Can it still be done?!

One of the worst feelings in football is having to rely on another team doing you a favour in a game you’re not involved in. That’s exactly what we need from Newcastle this weekend as our nervous battle for a Champions League place reaches its conclusion. Tottenham have what is arguably the easier fixture on paper as they face Sunderland at White Hart Lane, while bitter rivals Arsenal travel to the Sports Direct Arena to take on Newcastle. Should both London sides manage to secure three points in their respective games, it will be Arsenal and not Tottenham competing in the 2013/14 Champions League.

The bookmakers have Spurs as the strong 3/10 favourites for their match against Sunderland. Arsenal are put in at a best price of 4/7. If you’re having a bet this weekend, you can check out available odds at Everything points to both of the Champions League hopefuls getting the job done against their Northern opponents, with both Sunderland and Newcastle having nothing to play for after they managed to avoid the dreaded relegation zone. Arsenal are long odds on favourites to take this season’s final Champions League spot and only the brave will be backing Spurs as things stand.

Following the unfair way in which Tottenham Hotspur missed out on Europe’s elite competition last season, it would be awful for Andre Villas-Boas side if they one against end up in the Europa League. The financial implications are one thing, Gareth Bale moving on is another and possibly most important of all, Spurs qualifying would mean Arsenal do not! In a way, Tottenham only have themselves to blame. A top four finish looked to be in the bag following the excellent 2-1 victory over the Gunners back in March, but poor results since, particularly at home, mean that Arsenal fans are more the more likely to be bragging come Sunday evening. I’ll live in hope until just before 6pm that day, but confident I am not.

23 thoughts on “Can it still be done?!”

  1. After the final whistle the fat lady will sing,
    Adel is a spurs fan, keep the faith, COYS

  2. am sick of this “top 4 was in the bag in march”. No it wasnt at all if you had bothered to look at the tricky run of fixtures we had coming up. Also this myth that we have somehow blown it. Again, no we havent. Our results bar fulham at home have been good even if the performances haven’t. its just that the goons have gone on an incredible run since then. Theres no shock or disgrace losing away to liverpool or drawing at home to everton for that matter. A serious dose of realism is needed here.

  3. why are u comparing yourself to far superior team like ARSENAL ❓
    you are in the same league as Fulham & West Ham…so STOP nonsense ❗

  4. Far superior? Strange the table days different 1 point superior at the moment, hardly something to Bragg about

  5. It’s back to being called St.james’ Park not the Sports Direct Arena – Thanks to Mike Cashley for entering into our new sponsorship deal with the highly regarded and respected Wonga –

    You couldn’t make it up. Cashley gives us the name of our ground back but the toon wear a shirt with the name of a loan shark that shafts the poorest people in the country. Hang your head in shame Cashley.

    Hope we can do Arsenal on Sunday for you.

  6. Never had any success in UEFA cup but want to play in the champions leauge…WHY ?
    no one in Europe wants to see poor team like spurs playing Bayern, Barca, Real, Milan etc…

  7. spuds best team for years.7 points ahead at one stage against a very average arsenal team.yet still if both win arsenal top spuds.with arsenal looking to spend big in summer and spuds with ground costs it will never be this close again.

  8. You are a point behind top 4 only cos Chelsea Arsenal and Liverpool had another bad season…

  9. I’m an Arsenal fan and I’d first like the apologise for some of my less intelligent fellow fans who feel the need to come on this blog to insult you (in fact I’m only here because this blog came up on the arsenal newsnow column). I can honestly say I’d much prefer to see you guys in the champions league than money bags chelsea. We maybe rivals but Arsenal and Tottenham both have similar philopshies (encourage youth development, play good football, no ridiculous spending), I’d be happy for guys to be in the CL, as long as we’re one place above you, of course!

  10. well said…best team for 7 years and still behind average arsenal..what does this say about spurs?

  11. May I echo Ian’s sensible comments as a Gooner myself. Spurs have made real progress and in AVB have their best manager for many years. They also do it in a sustainable way and playing good football. Arsenal and Spurs are very close this season as the table shows and Spurs may well get into the CL on Sunday. No game is straightforward given the pressure that exists and both clubs could find their games tricky.
    Disregard the trolls Spurs have done well

  12. Hahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaahahahahaaaaa!!!

    Spurs are shit.

    AFC (13 times) just cant compete 😛

  13. It does make me laugh how gooners come on spurs blogs to brag about ” their worst team in years” think about that for a second gooners let it sink in!

  14. exactly…Gooners worst team in years is still better than best ever spuds bunch.
    and we don’t look to come on spurs blogs,this blog for some strange reason appeared on arsenal column “newsnow”


  16. Bale should go, he’s just wasted playing for a bunch of useless players…that’s include you Emanuel…you are where u belong !

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