Derby dreamland! Why Spurs now have bigger fish to fry than Arsenal
Spurs fans must surely not know what to make of it all.
Nothing to moan about. No real fears going into Sunday's north London derby against Arsenal.
A better performance as debutants in last season's Champions League than first-timers Manchester City this time around.
And on course to establish themselves as the top London club in the top division for the first time since they finished second around two decades ago.
Even the possible loss of Harry Redknapp to England is not THAT big a worry when you consider some top-line bosses would then be falling over themselves to work with one of the best, well-balanced squads in the country.
So here is the question for Spurs fans: What is worrying you at the moment? Surely there can't be anything.
All over the pitch the team has strength in depth. The immediate impact of Louis Saha - who was going nowhere fast at Everton - has silenced those who feared Redknapp had dropped a rare ricket by trading Roman Pavlyuchenko for the Frenchman's services.
Aaron Lennon is fit again to put pace in to the Spurs attack down the right.
There is no real reliance on any one player in quite the same way that Arsenal fans hold their breath every time Robin van Persie gets a splinter.
There is none of the insurrection currently tearing Chelsea apart on a daily basis.
(Midfielder Luka Modric should be kissing the feet of chairman Daniel Levy for ensuring that he did not join the car crash unfolding at Stamford Bridge under Andre Villas Boas.)
The leaders that Arsenal don't have are currently driving the players forward at White Hart Lane.
And the word on the street is that Spurs have come from the clouds to steal a march in the race for the outstanding Lille winger Eden Hazard.
Should that happen then the strength in depth in terms of attacking options at White Hart Lane going into next season will be frightening.
All of which is why Sunday's north London derby is no longer the be-all and end-all for Tottenham fans.
Three points for Spurs would put them 13 points clear of their bitter rivals and surely end the arrogant talk heard earlier in the season that, no matter how far ahead Redknapp's men went, the Wenger boys would reel them in.
I seem to recall Jack Wilshere wagering a few bob with the Spurs striker Jermain Defoe on that very issue. That cash is surely destined to drift up the Swanee.
The rivalry will of course be as intense as ever. The passion will also be in evidence.
But the truth is that Arsenal and Spurs are two teams currently heading in opposite directions.
Frankly (and I know I am a minority of one here. but) I still think Spurs can win the title.
Yes, City are awesome at home but away from the Ethihad we have seen they are prone to slip up on the odd banana skin.
Yes, United are better in the second half of the season than the first and have players coming back from injury. But you do wonder how much of an impact playing in the Europa League will have on their schedule.
Spurs have the confidence, the players and the momentum. So much so that they are my favourites to win the FA Cup as well.
But one step at a time. Sunday.
Arsenal are at home but the fragile confidence surrounding the team, the frustration aimed at the manager and the hostility directed at the board all suggest that might be a hindrance more than a help.
With bigger things at stake for them, Spurs won't be complacent. Redknapp will ensure they are not taken in by headlines suggesting the Gunners are a busted flush or that they only have to turn up to win.
Yet the incentive is indeed there for all to see. Win and Tottenham disappear over the horizon from their main rivals.
Even a defeat for Spurs on Sunday would only paper over the cracks for Arsenal. The balance of power in north London is shifting.
Who'd have thought that when the money was changing hands between Wilshere and Defoe earlier this season?
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