Tottenham Hotspur: The New Greatest Club Side In The World!

Barney CorkhillSenior Writer INovember 1, 2008

The ninth game in the history of Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) took place last night as Liverpool took on Harry Redknapp's Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

It was a case of top versus bottom, although Spurs may not have felt like there was a whole league separating the two teams after their fantastic fightback against Arsenal in midweek.

Harry Redknapp had transformed Tottenham from a dejected, relegation threatened team to the type of team most were expecting to see from the start of the season. Liverpool, on the other hand, were top of the table after fabulous wins against Chelsea and Portsmouth.

Confidence was high at both clubs, but it was Tottenham who came out on top. Somehow.

From Dirk Kuyt's third minute goal, Liverpool were dominant. They created chances galore, but were denied more than once by the woodwork, with Steven Gerrard hitting it on two occasions.

But the only statistic that matters is goals, and Tottenham got two while Liverpool only got one.

Jamie Carragher was unfortunate to have the ball deflect off his head and into his own net, and then Roman Pavlyuchenko stole the victory in the last minute.

It was the first time in UWCC history that both sides have scored, and the first time the title has been passed outside the top four.

Again, 59 people voted in the poll, with just 5.1 percent saying that Tottenham would beat Liverpool. Well done to those few people!



Chelsea 4-0 Portsmouth

Stoke 0-2 Chelsea

CFR Cluj 0-0 Chelsea

Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa

Middlesbrough 0-5 Chelsea

Chelsea 1-0 AS Roma

Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool (Liverpool become new champions)

Liverpool 1-0 Portsmouth

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool (Tottenham become new champions)


Congratulations to Tottenham, and their first title defence comes at White Hart Lane against Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Cup. Can Dinamo Zagreb beat the revitalised Tottenham and become the best side in the world?!