Hello and happy Monday, hoddlers. The monthly forecast for May arrives a day late!
Well that’s it. It’s the month of months. A season that began with Nuno Espiritu Santo as manager and Harry Kane looking to the outs is ending with Antonio Conte at the helm and Spurs knock knock knock knock on the doorstep of the Top Four.
The lillywhite boys took a significant step towards that in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Leicester – with incredible performances from Cristian Romero, Heung-min Son and Dejan Kulusevski.
We all know what’s coming: the North London Derby. To book. It’s scheduled for May 12 (a Thursday?!) at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium because Arsenal postponed the game from earlier this year due to non-Covid squad issues (remember that? Your hoddler chief does).
And it’s not even the only NLD on the table this month. The women will face the Gunners on May 4. Tottenham Hotspur Women have lost four of their last five (two against Chelsea), but that doesn’t take away from the work Rehanne Skinner and company have done this season.
But all the attention in the world will be on the men. It’s been a hell of a season that started with a manager of the month who was sacked just weeks after being awarded the title, an exit from the Conference League due to legitimate covid concerns and a January transfer window that reinvigorated the club. ‘team.
The developments have been dizzying, and this season has taught me how foolhardy it would be to predict how it will end. Other fixtures to come include Liverpool, Burnley and a relegated Norwich.
The Top Four is still up for grabs. These next two weeks will weigh heavily on your leader’s emotions. If anyone has any tips on how to cope, leave them in the comments.
Remaining schedule for Tottenham Hotspur Men: At Liverpool (May 7), Arsenal (May 12), Burnley (May 15), at Norwich (May 23)
Remaining schedule for Tottenham Hotspur Women: At Arsenal (May 4), Leicester (May 8)
Fitzie’s track of the day: You Never Can Tell (C’est La Vie), by the Jerry Garcia Band
And now for your links:
Dan KP: Individual brilliance could give Tottenham edge in Champions League race
Athletics ($$): Bold predictions for the 2022 NWSL season
The unfailing Richarlison and Jordan Pickford keep Everton on the way to safety
Leeds’ Stuart Dallas to undergo surgery with a broken leg
Superagent Mino Raiola dies at 54