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Streets Ahead of Rovers, Nope!

Streets Ahead of Rovers, Nope!

Clint shares his views on the opinion held by quite a few Tottenham Hotspur fans on the obvious gap (or lack of) in terms of quality and performance between the sides.

After the discussions about the supposed differences' between Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur I thought I'd do a little digging into the matter.

My best mate is a Spurs fan and as you can imagine there are a few heated debates at times but generally the banter is all good-natured. However after a few of the comments I have read from alleged 'real' Spurs fans giving off how much better they are than the small town club I got to thinking.

Now I have nothing against folk thinking their team is better than anyone else, there are a lot of the Spurs fans that have been giving credible discussions this week and after all Blackburn fans I'm sure do it with teams like Burnley and Bolton and vice versa but do when those 'real' fans do not even have the decency to take into consideration another team that is, well if we are a small town club, punching above it weight. I am sick of that type of fan lording it over Rovers, its something I'd expect of the new wave Chelsea fans lol. Now this type of thing goes on in football granted, after all there is a certain team called Arsenal hanging about!!

So as I have said this is a run down of Spurs' supposed dominance over the 'minnows' from Lancashire.

2005-2006 Season
5th - Spurs (P 38 W18 D11 L9 F53 A38 Pts 65)
6th - Rovers (P38 W19 D6 L13 F51 A42 Pts 63)

2004-2005 Season
9th - Spurs (P38 W14 D10 L14 F47 A41 Pts 52)
15th - Rovers (P38 W9 D15 L14 F32 A43 Pts 42)

2003-2004 Season
14th - Spurs (P38 W13 D6 L19 F47 A57 Pts 45)
15th - Rovers (P38 W12 D8 L18 F51 A59 Pts 44)

2002-2003 Season
6th - Rovers (P38 W16 D12 L10 F52 A43 Pts 60)
10th - Spurs (P38 W14 D8 L16 F51 A62 Pts 50)

2001-2002 Season
9th - Spurs (P38 W14 D8 L16 F49 A53 Pts 50)
10th - Rovers (P38 W12 D10 L16 F55 A51 Pts 46)

You tell me, apart from 1 relegation, 2nd place in the league and a Premier League title (seasons I did not go into, just because I couldn't be bothered) can somewhere tell me the outstanding difference between these two very good teams that try to play the game of football in the rite manner…



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Date:Thursday May 10 2007
Time: 1:40PM


This speaks for itself really doesn't it, as so many of us have said all along (from our side anyway, and credit some from Spurs) there really is little between two VERY good sides. People say tables don't lie, and they don't and they haven't over the years have they and just show that we have pretty much matched each other. Even this season in terms of how it will look, win lose or draw for Rovers tonight there isn't a lot of gap there, and won't be when the table reads 38 games, as it won't next season either.
Hughes Da Man
10/05/2007 13:42:00
Let's not turn this into a slagging match again, a point is just being made. TABLES don't lie do they. We are two QUALITY, EVENLY matched sides. Can we just not ALL agree on this, is it so hard?!?!
Hughes Da Man
10/05/2007 13:44:00
over the five seasons here there is a seven point difference in the two teams hardly dominence! ask a spurs fan to do this comparison with the teams they talk of being just off and some think are on a par with (top four) and they will see dominence! its their arrogance that astounds me most!
durks de rover
10/05/2007 13:55:00
:-) Good luck. Personally, I agree totally - We're a smaller club punching above our weight, and to match a club like spurs is in itself really a great achievement, and in my mind, one that we've been doing incredibly well at. When all said and done, we are just a small town in Europe ;-)
Head Rover Heels
10/05/2007 13:58:00
I agree it's abit nip and tuck of late but my view is due to a much larger fan base (no disrespect intended) spurs have the ability to possibly take it to the next level where as rovers would need a bit more luck with some bargin buys (McCarthy, Pederson, Samba etc) and short injury list. But as you say not much difference AT THE MOMENT
10/05/2007 13:59:00
Hasn't been much since you reeled us in as champions Phartman :) LOL! We are a small town in Europe that will NEVER compete with the likes of Spurs fan, stadium or finacial (again) wise. Keep players fit, bring in other, keep what we have fit and e'll have a great season next season, I just hope this includes a UEFA Cup adventure?!?!
Hughes Da Man
10/05/2007 14:05:00
Should have read blah, blah, blah... keep what we have and we'll have a great season next season!
Hughes Da Man
10/05/2007 14:06:00
Head Rover Heels has it spot on.Lets be honest,you had been in Preston,Bolton & Burnleys shadow all your excistance till Jack Walker turned up waving a blank cheque book.
10/05/2007 14:07:00
I wasn't aware that we were that bothered about Blackburn in all honesty. I read a lot from Mark Hughes about this supposed rivalry between us, and now he's on about McCarthy being better than Berbatov. If he is, he is. It's not us that has been pushing the pro-Berba movement in the press, as they'll write what they write. If Rovers fans feel that we believe we are better than them, then it's more in their heads than ours, I'm afraid.
10/05/2007 14:13:00
Spurs fan here to give 'our' view of B Rovers - I appreciate the words from Head Rover Heels (nice handle btw) the depth of squad for you is an issue, but the grit, the fight, a great Manager (I would steal Mark Hughes in a minute from you - Jol is OK but I believe Hughes is better) You get the best out of the squad and resources you have.....we DON'T.....our fan base is big, our 'brand' is big...I will be there tonight in a sold out stadium......I love this game, Rovers come to play the game the right way, it will be a great game and I love some of your players, That NZ guy at the back is really good, GMP is very good, Tugay not too bad either for an old much as I hate the Tw**t Robbie gives you that guy thats been out all year who plays for IRE in midfield...and goaile is superb....but in short you punch above and so far Spurs are punching below our weight.....COYS!
10/05/2007 14:13:00
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