Roberto Soldado's missed conversion [Photo: Jav The_DoC_66]

Defeat At West Ham: Story Of Tottenham Season And Battle To Miss EL

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Tottenham’s defeat at West Ham was the story of our season in a nutshell as the battle to avoid the Europa League continues.

Alan’s 2013-14 Season Diary (continued)

Saturday 3 May

A second comment in Karen Brady’s diary in the Sun was of interest, entry for Thursday May 1

And by the way, Spurs have talked to Louis Van Gaal whatever they say publicly.

True? Or is she taking the opportunity to wind Tim and the Tottenham squad up before today’s lunchtime kick-off?

Story of our Season

Saturday 2.45pm

Well, there we go. Rolled over yet again by West Ham. I bet Sam Allardyce wishes they could play us every week. The same defensive frailties to the fore. Younes Kaboul rightly sent off for the foul from behind on the marauding striker. Hugo Lloris makes a couple of first class saves. Andy Carroll getting back to form and fitness batters our defence from pillar to post.

When substitute Roberto Soldado gets a clear chance in the 2nd half, his shot goes closer to the corner flag than the goal. That summed up his season perfectly. Do you think he might be cross-eyed from a knock to the head early in the season? Has anybody checked? Poor fellow.

The match was the story of the season in a nutshell. No guts against the really committed clubs and whilst we have been a good team we have not shown enough class to beat the very best. Comfortably top 10 but not quite what you would hope for the £100 million outlay.

Final word on today’s performance from David James, pundit for BT,

The cowardly behaviour of these players. I mean strewth, turning your back in the wall is disgusting, absolutely disgusting.

And the Battle to Avoid Europa League

Manchester United clearly don’t want Europa League football next season, deservedly going down 0 – 1 at Old Trafford to a resurgent Sunderland. Too many lucrative friendlies lined up already, I think.

Spurs will finish 6th unless Man United win both of their last two games and we lose at home to Villa.

 

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