One dream everybody connected to THFC shares is to enjoy Champions League football in our new, mind-blowing, you-beaut, state-of-the-art, how-do-you-like-them-apples-Arsenal, stadium. How close are we to making that dream come true?
There are so many ‘ifs, buts, and maybes’ when trying to predict results in football that it almost seems pointless to try. But sometimes you just have to and, let’s face it, it’s fun.
There are ten games remaining. Ten! If we beat Huddersfield and City beat Chelsea at the weekend we will have a five point lead and a better GD (could be significant) over Chelsea with nine games left. I believe our neighbours will have no influence on the outcome of the top four positions … being more focused on finishing in 6th, 7th, or 8th, place. A new day has dawned in North London.
It is also quite possible, given the remaining fixtures, that we could end up in second or third place on the table. And that would place us in a much better position when the CL commences.
Our remaining fixtures are no more difficult for us, in terms of the opposition we will face, than any of our rivals. So it’s seems that, after this weekend, we could almost be at the stage where a top four finish is ours to lose. We will drop some points but so will the teams around us. It should even out quite nicely. Shouldn’t it?
Given the fact that our squad is virtually injury free (I’m anticipating Verts and Toby coming back soon) and our confidence is on the rise which is reflected in our results and performances, surely we have every right to feel noisily confident we can make it happen. If Toby does not return soon it might be for reasons other than fitness. We will soon know how that one transpires. But despite this, you just get the feeling that everything is coming together at the right time. The bonus of a cup or two wouldn’t upset me either.
Is top four almost ours to lose? What do you think?