Spurs continued their historic trend of being absolutely shit on the first day of the season by, well, being absolutely shit on the first day of the season. Enter the victors: Middlesborough, by a score of 2-1. The worst part is that the scorer had to be fucking Mido, didn't it? Bah!!
Spurs only goal came courtesy of one Rob Huth. Lillywhite faithful might not recognize the name, mostly because it was an own goal. So, in 90 minutes of play, on a team with Giovani dos Santos, David Bentley, Jermaine Jenas and the incredible (during the pre-season) Darren Bent, we couldn't muster a goal. Against Boro.
But I'm not worried. No sir, not even a little bit. For you see, Spurs are always shit at the start of the season. Really, I wish they put our Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal fixtures at the start of each season, because we'd get the tough'uns and probable losses out of the way in the period of time when we've unceremoniously lost to Sunderland and Bolton.
What I don't understand, though, is why Ramos was being a cunt. This is the time of year when we need to show Berbatov that he not only has a place in the team, but the team needs him. The side sure needed him yesterday, Bent had no control on any of the balls delivered in to him, did nothing with anything he did manage to cleanly receive, and essentially played the role of the useless bastard for 90 minutes. In the kind of attacking 4-5-1 formation Juande Ramos has us in right now, Berbatov would be absolutely perfect up front. He's the missing piece to make the formation work against non-preseason teams!
Now stuff like this worries me quite a bit, seeing as we don't really have anyone to step into his place. This time last year we had Robbie Keane, Dimitar Berbatov, Jermaine Defoe and Darren Bent as our strikers. There were too many of them for fuck's sake!!! As things are now, it's entirely possible that, by the end of the week, we'll only have Darren Bent left. In the slightly edited words of Stanley Adams, "What a difference, a year made."
We'll see what happens, and I'm not counting my chickens just yet... but there's trouble a-brewin', I tells ya! Let's add on to the ominous-ness with the fact that Ottawa has just recieved a tornado warning*. A FUCKING TORNADO WARNING! IN OTTAWA!!. I recognize that this won't mean a bloody thing to a lot of my readers (apparently I have more than 3!!!), but yeah, ominous-ness.
* I couldn't find a more updated story than that... but yeah, tornado warnings.