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Reflections on that hilarious end to the season

THE funny thing about last weekend is that while I as a fan took great pleasure in what unfolded, I was very firmly of the view that the manager, players and directors of Arsenal were banned from doing so.

What happened was extremely funny. But it was not an achievement. They are there to achieve, whereas we as fans are there to take pleasure where pleasure is there to be taken. But the two are quite distinct.

And I can only hope that nobody at Arsenal for a second thinks that what happened somehow makes things better. It gave us a genuine laugh, but that’s it.

And while there is little merit in discussions about whether Arsenal or Spurs had the better season, if the attitude in the club were that Spurs had mounted more of a title challenge than we had, I don’t think that would be any bad thing.

Truth is they havve been a crutch/comfort blanket (call it what you will) to us ever since Lasagnagate. Had Spurs been less inept, Arsenal might have had to ask more searching questions of where they were going.

But Spurs are bleeding inept.


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