Tottenham Hotspur fans around the world are secretly convinced that their season is now in free fall after their shock FA Cup exit at the hands of Crystal Palace capped off an unremarkable week for the North London side.
The surprise 0-1 defeat followed on the heels of a disappointing 1-1 draw away to Fiorentina in the Europa League, and despite dominating both games, fans are convinced that the special ‘Spursy‘ hoodoo, rather than squad rotation and an inability to put away numerous chances, is to blame.
Tony Burns, writing on a Spurs Facebook forum, wrote: ‘This is how the title challenge is going to end; not with a bang, but a whimper. Typical Tottenham’.
SFSpurs supporter Simon Shapiro, writing on Twitter from California, said: ‘It’s not (Nabil) Bentaleb and (Michel) Vorm who are to blame – it’s God, who’s clearly a Gooner with a twisted sense of schadenfreude.
‘Watch us fuck it up and finish fifth. Again’, he added.
Even Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino spoke of his fear of his team ‘Spursing’ things up when he said in his post-match interview: ‘It was just one of those games. Another day, and we would have scored four, maybe even five. But because we’re Tottenham, we have to do things the hard way. I would apologise to our fans for now going twenty five years without winning the FA Cup, but let’s be honest, they expect us to crumble at the first sign of pressure anyway’.
‘Yeah, I’m not in the least bit surprised’, season ticket holder Jonathan Chambers told a Spurs Fans TV crew outside White Hart Lane, ‘if anything, I’m in my comfort zone again, feeling no faith towards the team, and thinking we’re a Lloris and Kane transfer away from returning to the Alan Sugar years. I’m not even angry, mate’.
Fans are now trying not to tell themselves that Fiorentina will somehow fluke an away win when the sides meet up for the second leg of their tie this coming Thursday.