Chelsea 1 Tottenham 3 — 28 Years Later, Spurs Masters at the Bridge…Finally!

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Game winner — “We’ve got Alli, Dele Alli!”
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Eriksen’s stunning golazo and then finally…28 Years Later!

After this 3–1 Stamford Bridge tonking, the amateur bloggers and social media posters just nailed it, going right to the heart of the matter — that Tottenham Hotspur will most probably end this Premier League season as London’s top dog — yep, that’s ahead of you fine folks at Chelsea and Arsenal. First time in yonks, to be fair, so no early celebrations, just yet.

But, a third straight season of getting into the Champions League, European football’s top club competition beckons, allowing us Spurs fans to breathe the rarified air in a super elevated world where the richest teams inhabit, a place where we live and die by their exploits. This season Spurs beat both Dortmund and Real Madrid (last season’s winner) in Group play — we’re talking about beating the very best. And, then Spurs almost took out Juventus (last season’s losing finalist) in the KO round. Next year, the soccer gods willing, we’ll edge even closer to Nirvana.

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Tottenham’s Pochettino (left) vanquishes Chelsea’s Conte

But for now, let’s talk Spurs, Pochettino, Eriksen, Alli and our West London rivals, or as the delightful Tottenham ditty goes: “Stamford Bridge is falling down, falling down…eff-off Chelsea.”

From longtime Spurs season ticket holder Alan Fisher and his erudite “Tottenham On My Mind” blog:

And, from SF Spurs there were these great comments on a couple of now legendary photos of Dele cupping his ear to the stunned and baying rival fans. They say every picture tells a story don’t it? Well, you judge:

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Dele cups his ear in sarcastic gesture to baying Chelsea fans — “I can’t hear you!”
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The Blues choir is blue all over!
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Defeated Chelsea fan giving the bird with both hands
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“Oh, no, those mighty Spurs are marching on”

SF Spurs’ Stephen J. Pritchard noted: “I’ve spent a long time studying these photos. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.” And, also, “Nothing illustrates the Americanization of society more than middle fingers are now more popular than the V. Big fan of the guy in the top right shaking his fists. Proper old school.” While, Liam Quinn: “Maybe my favorite (woman with two fingers).” David K. Li: “This woman is amazing — double bird!!” And, Mark Cunningham added (from Scotland): “Plastic fans… don’t even see one Chelsea top (jersey) among any of them.”

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Then there’s Spooky’s passionate DearMrLevy blog which further nails the difference between Spurs and Chelsea:

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Even Captain Kirk and actress/Spurs fan Marina Sirtis love Spurs
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Traveling reporter extraordinaire John Ellis feels the footballing gods are finally with Spurs

And, finally, from traveling Spurs fanatic, John Ellis, in his game report:

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Spurs fans mischievously chanted our rivals will next be playing Thursday nights

If you’re up to support a team on the rise, follow THFC, and also LA Spurs and SF Spurs on Facebook.

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