Harry Kane was always likely to become Tottenham’s highest goal scorer and yesterday he did thanks to a match winning strike against Man City. Regardless of what we think of Kane and his 150 penalties won and scored, it’s quite an achievement for him. All those goals and not a Premium League winners medal to show for it. In fact he’s got very little as far as medals go full stop but one has to admire his commitment to his club because not many footballers stay at one club when that same club lacks ambition. Arsenal are certainly no strangers to seeing good players leave because at the time, the club didn’t match their own ambition. I don’t think we can say or see that now though as Arsenal as a club are showing ambition in every sense both on and off the pitch. But, I don’t think the squad is as Mikel Arteta would like it to be just yet.
Going back to Kane, thanks to his goal, Totts beat Man City which of course is good for Arsenal. We’re still five points clear at the top and eleven points clear of Totts in fifth place with two games in hand over them. Those two fixtures are both at The Emirates, against Man City next Wednesday and then Everton on a date yet to be confirmed.
Pep Guardiola said he doesn’t like travelling to London:
Coming to London is like going to northern Europe. It is four hours 20 minutes… four hours and a half to get to a hotel. It’s so exhausting to come to London.
What a crazy comment to make because it’s no different for London clubs when they travel to Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool. Or Nottingham and Leeds. I bet loves going that extra few miles to Southampton, Bournemouth and Brighton. Not! Tough eh, that’s football and it’s a long journey home when his team has just been beaten by Totts.
I read this morning that Chelsea could be found in breach FFP as early as the summer. Hilarious if they do which when one looks at what they’ve spent since last summer, it’s hard to see how even securing a top four spot could save them and unless Potter suddenly turns things around, Europa League football looks more likely to be their destination. Brighton, Brentford and even Fulham might have something to say about that though. I’d so love to see Chelsea finish the season mid table, Liverpool too. Poor old Klopp eh, he doesn’t seem to like sitting in front of a camera flashing his pearly white teeth these days does he?
Arsenal take on Brentford this weekend and it’s a shame the television companies don’t think this fixture is worth showing because I think it has the makings of being a cracker. Brentford have been on a really good run post World Cup. They thrashed Southampton 3-0 over the weekend, beat Liverpool 3-1 at the beginning of the year and held Totts to a 2-2 at home. But, their last away fixtures, a week ago, they played out a scoreless draw at Leeds. In fact they’ve haven’t won an away fixture since last year. Lol That was a 2-0 defeat of West Ham.
Like ourselves, Brentford added three players to their squad in January: Kevin Schade from Freiburg on loan, Romeo Beckham from Inter Miami on loan and Vincent Angelini from Watford. Beckham is an Arsenal fan apparently and as everyone probably knows, was at Arsenal a few years ago but was let go. He’s still only 20 years old. Ivan Toney has 14 goals already this season so as always, he’ll be the one to keep quiet but I’m pretty sure William Saliba and Gabriel will keep him in check.
Funny enough, it was Brentford who we played after losing at Old Trafford earlier in the season and after many pundits/spirts writers thought we’d wobble at a ground we lost at last season, we bounced back in style. A 3-0 victory and a debut for young Ethan Nwaneri.
Same again would be perfect….
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Good morning Rico, Kane may have surpassed Jimmy Greaves’ goal total but it has taken him far more games to do so and he hasn’t ever faced the sort of defenders and the mud heap pitches prevalent in Jimmy”s time.
That said I’m delighted that he got the only goal of the game and, thereby, consolidated our five point lead at the top of the table.
Some clown suggested in this morning’s Telegraph that it won’t be long before a statue of Kane is erected in Tottenham High street. I guess that’s okay as there’s not much else for the poor, benighted denizens of the area to celebrate.
As a matter of record, Kane’s honours are Premiership Golden Boot three times and Premiership Player of the Month five times. Not a sniff of a medal and little prospect of one as long as he stays at Spurs.
Chelsea in breach of Financial rules?
Surely some mistake!
I sense the lawyers are rubbing their hands together.
Man City in the dock too I gather.
Morning Adam, Cicero.
City already charged with breach of FFP…
Chelsea’s ploy of signing new players on eight year contracts allows them to write off the transfer fee over the length of that contract, thereby allowing them to circumvent the current FFP rules. It does, of course mean they are committed to paying the wages of those players for a much longer period which makes selling them much harder if they wish to sit around the club doing very little.
Updated FFP rules will, hopefully, put paid to that particular loop hole.
It’ll be something to throw tomatoes at Cicero. Lol
If City, and then Chelsea are found guilty, surely all clubs prevented from finishing top four by either club will be due some compensation.
I hope the PL throw the book at them as far as points deduction goes.
Don’t hold your breath on points getting deducted.
If we are to finish above City I wouldn’t want that to be a deciding factor and belittling our work and success.
If we win it let’s do it on our own without any help from outside.
Perhaps they’ll get thrown out of Europe for a few years and relegated. Anything is possible according to Sky. I expect they will worm their way out of trouble though.
Maybe they will start looking at Chelsea too ,If it takes as long they might get a ban by the turn of the century.
They should already be looking at Chelsea imo. Right back from when Roman took over and where his money came from..
This weeks VAR review: Arsenal can consider themselves unlucky with this decision, because while Maupay is positioning his body to receive the loose ball there is a definite argument that he fouls Gabriel — even though he isn’t aware the Arsenal player is coming in from behind him.
Maupay doesn’t just make a small amount of contact on Gabriel, he essentially places his right foot fully across the body of the Arsenal player, which pushes Gabriel’s left leg into his right. If Coote had awarded this as a penalty, there’s no chance it would have been overturned.
Nothing changes then >
sports channels in oz claiming if reports about Man city and the number of charges for breaking the FFP rule are true then Man City should be relegated at the minimum.
New post up now