3-0 down at half time and only 10 men on the pitch, it would be easy for the travelling support to jeer and get on their team's back. However, what they did is sing, chant, cheer and encourage their team and we all know what happened as a consequence, don't we Tottenham. It's not been the only mention of it either. Keegan even cited the support as a major factor in his team's remarkable come-back.
The article mentions the difference between home and away support. At home, there seems to be more pressure on the players to achieve a result and almost an expectancy for the home side to win. As a result, the crowd can easily turn on their team when things aren't going so well. Many players prefer to play away (if I remember correctly, it mentioned Van Nistelroy here)as they know the supporters in the stand are the true hard core that will cheer on their team no matter what. It is no suprise,then that many teams have shown their best form and reserved their best performances away from home.
Now, why does this all sound so horribly familiar......?