This is a piece based over the last two weeks looking at Spurs and Hull City at home.
What did I say a few weeks back? "It’s the hope that kills you", or something?
Well, yeah, that appears to be so because following two big wins, I got hope – and now, it’s killing me.
A 3-1 loss to Tottenham was expected, even if we did the Fulham-ish thing of falling apart in the second half, but the last thing we expected was for Sunderland to face the wrath of Manchester City and Chelsea and get four points out of it. This now means there’s only four points separating bottom from fourth bottom, which is exactly what we needed. I started last week thinking that Sunderland and Cardiff would be cut adrift and we could focus on Norwich; but now we have to have three pairs of eyes, because no one is safe now. Again, exactly what we needed.