Plenty of these at Spurs this year.
The JimmyG2 Column.
.It's simple: win on Sunday and they can't catch us even though they have 5 games to go, draw and it's theoretically touch and go; losing doesn't merit consideration.
Not that finishing above Arsenal is our main priority. If Chelsea slip up there would be only one point between us but there is nothing quite as satisfying as killing two birds with one stone.
Last night we ground out a win against form team Crystal Palace, apart from us that is, on their own ground. If it was Man.Utd or another of the Sky elite it would be a sign of a good team.
Doesn't apply to us though. The BBC report didn't even mention that we lost Dembele to injury at half time. Only that Palace ' lost influential defender Mamadou Sakho' ten minutes later.
Am I getting paranoid you ask. Nope. Been paranoid for years, just getting worse as the pressure mounts. I think it goes with the Spurs territory in the new Premiership era.
8 wins in a row and on the last occasion we did that, over 50 years ago, we won the league. We have already bettered our best Premiership points total with 5 games to go. Nothing can go wrong now Shirley.
Yes we all know it can but if we don't believe then how can you expect the boys to do so. The bounce back at Palace albeit initially subdued after the Cup semi-final on Sunday was gratifying and possibly very significant.
To be fair Palace weren't up to much and Lloris was our unused keeper. They talked up Benteke and he won a few headers but nowhere near goal and nobody picked up the second ball.
Zaha and Townsend twinkled intermittently and if we bought Wilfred for anything close to the Sissoko fee I wouldn't complain too much. The rest were pretty ordinary despite their recent good results in our cause.
Zaha has caught the eye lately and Mauricio is allegedly a fan. He has improved his work rate, and defended well at times last night. If Lamela is going he might well find a role.
Sissoko came on for Dembele and was given a specific 'Help Kyle Walker' assignment and did exactly that. Kyle was having one of his nightmare flashback performances.
The other Moussa and Eriksen filed a claim for the corner flag territory for the last ten minutes and helped see the game out. Son on for Wanyama who was lucky not to be sent off livened things up as usual.
The first half performance was not encouraging but the arrival of Son and Sissoko and tactical changes at the back changed the situation. They retreated and we upped the pace but it was Eriksen who made the difference.
Both with his performance and his fine goal, once again from well outside the area. Verts won the Belgian best player contest against Benteke and even Toby but Christian took all the plaudits and ran the game in the second half.
Sam will blame the injury to Sakho and the ref's failure to send off Wanyama for a second yellow card foul on Townsend. But his team looked happy to take a draw and put little pressure on us.
Jimmy's Video Spot.
Alan Smith like 'The Musings' is not always wrong. He calls this one spot on. 'Just when you want a bit of quality'.
Christian in acres of space. Harry circling with the ball as if waiting for permission to land and then wham! the only goal of the game.