Oh the joys of Thursday nights for Spurs

Spurs finish the season in style | Sheffield Utd 0-3 Tottenham | Premier League Highlights

next season.

Ange kept up his recent record of beating the newly promoted, newly relegated, as Spurs won their final game of the season against Sheffield United, the bottom team in the league, with a flattering scoreline after another struggle.

So after all that defeat to City, the worst day in Ange’s life, did cost Spurs the Champions League spot after Villa were thumped by Palace. Though it might have been different if Villa knew they weren’t safe.

And so we have Europa League Thursdays next season and what will Ange do with that? Will he try and win it the way he did the League and FA Cup? Bin it off like Redknapp? Will he send out players on loan so that the squad is too lightweight for two competitions a week? I mean he did that for the one competition he was in this year.

It’s the last game of the season, it’s Sheffield United the bottom team in the league, just three wins while shipping over 100 goals, currently on a 13 game winless streak and for the opening 15 minutes they were all over Spurs. Yet again, it was Vicario to the rescue. If the City games was the worst in Ange’s history I wonder where this opening 15 ranked.

And yet again it was the usual suspects from Ange. He was doing that Kulusevski thing again. This time as a false 9, we’ve been here before. Of course he’ll feel vindicated when the Swede opened the scoring 15 minutes in, much against the run of play.

The only thing worse than that opening from Spurs was the two female commentators. Dear god. When one of them said “There’s still a bit of jeopardy, things to be played for. At both ends of the table…”… you know that table where the bottom three were already relegated. Followed this up by saying that Spurs fans were checking “the Chelsea score” when they cheered Woolwich conceding.

Anyway, after United did a bit Spursy fannying about at the back, Micky closed down their wingback – remember those games when Ange played Royal at left-back – his ball into Maddison was well… the touch of Sissoko… luckily fell to Son who played it onto Kulusevski who for once actually took the right option.

People were creaming themselves over the Swede, conveniently forgetting that this was his first goal since the Wolves defeat thirteen games previously. It was only his second goal in 21 matches. Only one assist in that time as well.

The rest of the half was much meh. With the Sheffield keeper going from being a liability against other teams to having his highlight reel day against Spurs. Pure Tim Krul. Spurs at least having shots and actually shots on target. One thing as well, Spurs finally fighting back at corners, with Vicario getting the pushing in first. Blades fans not happy that their player wasn’t getting to shove the Italian.

They weren’t happy when their player was shown a red card. A bizarre sequence when their player definitely punched Son in the midriff, Son went down but acted like he’d been stamped on. Then when he got up pleaded the case for the defendant who somehow got away with that blatant punch.


Micky didn’t seem happy…


All very strange. Spurs were three up at the point after another piledriver from Porro. Son getting to the byline, cutting it back to Maddison, whose shot was blocked, then the clearance was almost blocked into the United net by Micky , kept out by another great save before Johnson played it back to the charging Porro to smash it home.

The third came shortly after when Son played a brilliant ball down the line curling into the box, for Maddison to run on to – not enough of that done by them – his cross was played first time by Kulusevski for his second – again he chose not to take that ninth touch, which shows he can do it, you just have to ask Ange why he doesn’t do it.

So you’re three nil up against the bottom team in the league with 25 minutes to go, what do you do? Yes, you bring on Hojbjerg, then you bring on Skipp and Emerson Royal – I mean the latter makes it look like you want to lose – you wait until the 88th minute to introduce some kids. Yeah Ange, good one. Why not bring the young striker on with 25 to go? Why not give him a chance?

It’s things like that made my give Ange a 5/10 for the season. Again the happy clappy seem to have forgotten a lot during the season.

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