Nothing to Braga-bout
Thursday, March 15, 2007 5:37:08 PM
The odds extended to 35-1 and the window of opportunity had passed. Even when Sporting Braga pulled back to 2-2 on the night, the odds on them going through never shortened enough for me to lay my bet off, so I had to settle for Spurs scraping through 6-4 on aggregate in a tie which, all bias aside, they should have won about 10-1.
I have spoken before about the agony of watching the team you follow play, but last night was a relative pleasure. There's a popular saying down the Lane: "We want our Tottenham back". Essentially this means we want a team that plays fluent, attacking football, which wins the odd cup and which once a decade makes a seemingly plausible challenge for the title. Based on the football I have seen Spurs play over the last 5 matches, we have our Tottenham back.