Spurs have peaked and distilled Spursiness to its very essence - Football News -

Spurs have peaked and distilled Spursiness to its very essence - Football News -

As the 2020/21 Premier League season continues its ever-dizzier joyride towards total bantergeddon, it’s worth remembering that Spurs have been producing this precise brand of nonsense for years. You want 9-1 wins, or losing 5-3 from 3-0 up, or drawing 4-4 from 4-2 down with a minute to go, Spurs are the team you’re after. And that’s against other teams that aren’t West Ham. Spurs have very often saved their very silliest Premier League football for West Ham, and West Ham theirs for Spurs. It’s Paul Stalteri’s birthday today, by the way. So given the nonsense of a season that’s unfolding all around us, this was a match that always promised much. You always felt that when Spurs finally had their moment as City and United and Liverpool have had theirs, they would a) do so in grand style and b) in all likelihood do it against West Ham. Even so, this was all a bit much. Bringing Gareth Bale on at 3-0, just as the Virgil van Dijk news opened up the most open season in memory further still, promptly conceding two almost sarcastically soft goals to individual defensive errors, Bale then missing a glorious chance to settle the match at 3-2 after a superb mazy run before inadvertently teeing up the last-second equaliser and setting The Bale Curse Mk II on its way is just too much narrative. It was the very essence of Spursy. If you can even conceive of such a thing, this ...
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