11 April 2009

HAPPY ST. TOTTERINGHAM'S DAY!

For those of you that don't have a clue what I'm talking about, St. Totteringham's Day is the annual celebration when it becomes mathematically impossible for Tottenham to finish above Arsenal in the Premier League table. It is a movable feast, but usually falls in March, April or May. FYI - the man dressed as a chef is Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger. At the end of the 2005/2006 campaign, Tottenham only had to beat lowly West Ham to secure 4th, a European position, and most importantly finish above Arsenal for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century. Unfortunately for Spurs, players went down with a case of 'accidental' food poisoning from a lasagna dinner the night before and were shocked by West Ham 2-1 and Arsenal rallied to beat Wigan 4-2 at the last game to ever be played at historic Highbury and secured their rightful place above Tottenham. To this day, lasagna is banned from Spurs' pre-match menu.

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