The view from England

North London's three-point plan

March 15, 2012
By Norman Hubbard
During the best part of a century of squabbling for supremacy in their corner of the capital, Arsenal and Tottenham seemed polar opposites. When the Gunners prioritised pragmatism over purism, Spurs were invariably entertainers. When Arsene Wenger rebranded Arsenal as money-conscious champions, Tottenham were expensive underachievers. Whatever one half of the North London felt about Sol Campbell, the other thought the exact opposite.

But now, separated by one point and one place, and with ...

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