VS Preview: Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur
Everything to be proud of but let's finish in style before we hit the beach.
A quick word about Sunday's farewell. I tried to get myself a piece of the pitch but as I couldn't get my spade through security all I could pick up were some blades of grass and some sticky sand! Not exactly something you can frame on the wall! The saddest part of Sunday was not who were was there but who wasn't. The two biggest beasts were missing on Sunday, Greavsie and Gazza. The roof would have come off if those two had come on and it's such a shame that Greavsie was too ill to get there and Gazza was advised not to go. Get well lads, we still love you both.
The transfer rumours mill is cranking up. Kyle Walkers is at the top of the list. His Twitter Video was more like an obituary or a, farewell and thanks for the memories, than a pledge of allegiance to the flag. Will he get picked over Trippier for Leicester and Hull or is it best for Tripps to get as much game time as possible if Kyle is walking. The season is not over and I hope the team don't decide that they are already on the beach. It will be interesting to see who Poch picks for this game, in particular Sissoko. If he doesn't get picked then you have to believe he is on the way out.
It may be a dead rubber for both teams and there may be some changes to both sides as a result. Hopefully it will be an open and exciting game rather than an end of term exhibition match. We were hoping for a blood and guts encounter but despite the fact that Leicester have won all five home league games under Craig Shakespeare we still want another 3 points and set a record points tally for a season in the Prem. 80 points is eight more than we have ever achieved in a Premier League season. The Foxes were unlucky not to get something from the Etihad at the weekend but Spurs still have everything to play for to help Harry get the Golden Boot. You can bet the Yid army will turn up in force. No doubt we will have to listen to several renditions of 'Champions of England you'll never sing that,' from the Leicester faithful. We can counter with "were in Europe again, were in Europe again, Leicester City, you'll never sing that!' Poch being the disciplinarian that he is will be looking for 'Pashion' from the side and plenty of commitment. I hope we get to see Vincent Janssen get a decent spell on the pitch and some time for N'Koudou. All eyes will be on Mahrez as he is tipped to be coming our way. One player I would like to see is our very own Marcus Rashford, Marcus Edwards! He has just signed a new contract with the club and he is one of the players that I am tipping to be more involved next season.
It says it all about our season that it's taken till the 37th game for the pressure to be off us. Every game became a must win toward the end and we almost did it. Spurs will pick up £36.1m for finishing second. In fact, as we walk into an uncertain season next season our long-term forecast is looking good. For years the press have talked about the top four and for years we have been trying to break the glass ceiling to get into the top 4 and now we have done it and the rewards will be colossal. According to the Deloitte Football Money League for the 2015-16 season, Spurs were the only one of the top six clubs not to break £50million on match-days. Manchester United led the way with £102.8m, followed by Arsenal with £99.9m, Chelsea with £69.7m, Liverpool with £56.8m and Manchester City with £52.5m. Spurs only took £40.8m. When the new stadium is ready we will be looking at adding a third more in turnover just in gate receipts alone. Not only will we have the biggest Football Stadium in London but we will become the 4th biggest club in England behind Chelski, United and City which would put us in the top 10 clubs in Europe. This season no one will remember Arsenal, Manchester United or City but they will not forget Tottenham for what we have done last season and this. Pep Guardiola and Mourinho may be headline managers but its Poch everyone will remember and its Poch who is on the top of the major Clubs shopping list. No matter how much money Chelski throw at their team in the pursuit of trophies in the summer we will still be title challengers. Long may Poch's reign continue, it's going to be Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur from 2018 onwards. Spurs are back and we are hungry and now we want the Silverware to match the team. Spurs really are marching on and I leave it to the rainbow that rose above White Hart Lane on Sunday as evidence that we are a club going places, the rain is over, the 'Pot of Gold' is somewhere on the other end of that Rainbow so let's go and get it.