My initial thoughts when Sp*rs wanted the game against West Ham delayed on Sunday was that it was an attempt to cheat the system. After all, it’s clear that if Alan Pardew has a congested fixture list then he has no problem fielding the reserves and give his big players a rest – so if the game was pushed to Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday then West Ham would play their reserves with the FA Cup Final only days away.
But then we find out the Sp*rs decide to play the game. Martin Jol tells us that after doing a quick warm up that the players WANTED to play. So the food poisoning that you and I get must be different to the illness professional footballers get – you can run around and play football. When I get food poisoning… Well, I won’t go into details!
So the game finishes and West Ham play excellently and do Arsenal a favour – Arsenal are in the Champions League next season!
And that’s the end of the story right?
When there is time to reflect on the situation, the media paint out Sp*rs to be unlucky, and somehow Arsenal are the bad guys for ‘stealing’ 4th place in the Premiership!
But then Sp*rs do us a favour and make themselves look like utter fools.
Chairman David Levy decides play with the idea that they will sue the Marriott Hotel for food poisoning. After all, it’s their fault right?
Sp*rs are hell bent on finding out the exact reason for the ‘food poisoning’ because then there will be someone to blame!
Hmmm.. There must be foul play afoot…
And in the meantime, David Levy sends an open letter to the Premier League, demanding that the fixture should be replayed – and all pretty convenient really, since West Ham would field a reserve team. Would they ask for a replayed fixture if it was Chelsea? I doubt it.
Another open letter later, Mr Levy decides to complain again, this time questioning the rules of the Premier League.
We are the victims!
Now we find out there are major doubts that it was food poisoning in the first place!
Now there are rumours that The Marriott Hotel are considering suing Sp*rs for defamation! Sp*rs should have just left it alone and accepted it but now they’re looking like proper fools.
Maybe they should look at their own players before blaming everyone else!
It’s been a good week so far! 🙂