Midweek football action in the middle of the winter really is the lifeblood for the supporters that attend the games week-in week-out. If the public transport holds up and you manage to wangle the day off work then you will have secured yourself an entire day to drink all your worries away. This is before shouting yourself hoarse come 7pm before watching your team capitulate in any number of cold Northern cities. Tonight’s action won’t be any different.
The pick of the games takes place at White Hart Lane as Harry Redknapp’s brave “fighting on infinity different fronts” Tottenham Hotspur face the still beetroot faced Sunderland side – off the back of their hammering by local rivals Newcastle. Darren Bent will be the main talking point as he once resided at the North London club only to display finishing that wasn’t even up to ‘arry’s wife’s standards. Unfortunately he won’t be playing, meaning Spurs fans will have to direct their vitriol elsewhere.
Stoke welcome Birmingham City in the other night’s game, Mark Clattenburg taking charge of his first game since “Nanigate.” Stan James have already offered odds on all manner of different outcomes from the game including whether or not a Rory Delap throw may go straight in. Here’s to hoping something even more ridiculous befalls Stoke in this game to add to the rumours that they have in-fact been cursed.
Even if your team loses you can comfort yourself with the thought that you haven’t been playing through a bout of malaria like Didier Drogba. Who does he think he is, Cheryl Cole?