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FAN'S EYE VIEW: Has White Hart Lane ever been louder?

PUBLISHED: 12:17 26 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:03 07 September 2010

BY MIKE McKINLEY I m still a little hoarse after the weekend s fun, although not struggling like my Chelsea acquaintances who all seem to have been rendered mute for some reason. Has the Lane ever been more vociferous? And when, during one particularly booming rendition

I'm still a little hoarse after the weekend's fun, although not struggling like my Chelsea acquaintances who all seem to have been rendered mute for some reason. Has the Lane ever been more vociferous?

And when, during one particularly booming rendition of "Oh, when the Spurs" there are even a few jazz hands fluttering up in the normally silent blocks of the West Upper, you know something special is afoot.

It's been a ridiculous season, with the fantastic win continuing our mastery of the top four. The heartbreak is when you run through the list of defeats and realise we'll probably wind up having lost away to all the relegated sides, as well as at home to the likes of Hull City.

As ludicrous as it seems, this might have been the season to crack the top four.

Of course, having been so disastrous at the beginning, thoughts of cracking the top half seemed a long way off not so long ago.

So to be just three points off Europe with a genuine chance of seventh place is a testament to the incredible job that Harry Redknapp has done.

White Hart Lane has once again become a fortress, and we've seen plenty of players up their game considerably.

Aaron Lennon has been the most eye catching, and his new contract is great news.

But the man I would most like to praise is Heurelho Gomes. Just over a month ago he'd dropped to the bench, and we all know about his early season form.

He has come back though and is looking a giant, with Chelsea never looking like finding a way past him on Saturday as he produced at least one world-class stop.

We love you Gomes, we do.

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