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S 60.1%
P 67.28%
U 60.51%
R 62.72%
S 56.95%
= 61.51%

Form Guide 2004-5 Season


 P W  D  L   F-A   GD  Pts
38 14 10 14 47-41   6  52
Pos:- 9TH

Last Season's Figures
Last Month's Figures - May 2005
(You can track back the whole season by starting at May 2005)

This season's final performance mark of 61.51% is almost a 5% increase over last year, representing an improvement of 8.7%. Thus the regular assertion that progress has been made is justified.

I am not going to go into chapter and verse in reviewing the season (See the month by month account here), but one interesting statistic is the fact that Martin Jol never quite matched the performance figures of those first two months. There were two big factors in reaching those early peaks. One was the astounding defence, which often looked able to hold out against any opponent, including Chelsea, and for a while actually matched the eventual Premiership Champions for stinginess. Another was the work rate, often typified by Sean Davis, who played in the early part of the season, then missed most of the middle through injury.

Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane scored most of the goals, but the back of the "spine" was the most reliable part of Spurs success over the year. Ledley King was one of just 13 Premiership players to be ever-present for the League Season (he did miss one Cup match). Two of those 13 were goalkeepers and of course our own Paul Robinson nearly matched that record, until his injury against Aston Villa.

Ledley finished as the Opta Player of the Season for Spurs, followed by Michael Carrick, who has starred for England at the end of the season, and is now being recognised as a World Cup Squad candidate next year. Another ex-West Ham star - Fredi Kanoute, actually finished next behind Carrick. Whilst he didn't score too many goals, Fredi made a great number of assists!

I must mention the young players who made a great impression this term. Stephen Kelly has made the right back position his own (at least till new signing Paul Stalteri makes his challenge next season!). Dean Marney will never forget his New Year home debut, and of course Phil Ifil covered well at right-back at the start of the season. These have all come through our Youth ranks, as has Mark Yeates, who made a couple of substitute appearances. Reto Ziegler and Michael Dawson are the imported youngsters who have emerged with great credit.

Finally, I want to mention the word Loyalty, high on our agenda this week, with the surprise poaching of Frank Arnesen by Chelsea (situation not yet finalised of course). Captain Ledley King, fellow England International Paul Robinson, and another Spurs Lion - Jermain Defoe - are pictured on the right, and it looks like we CAN rely on them to be a full part of our plans for next season!

...if you want to remind yourself of the matches played during this season, then See the Fixtures page here.

Key:
S Skill levels
P Pluck (ie effort)
U Unforced errors*
R Resolve (defensive ability)
S Score ratio (goals to shots)
= Overall mark Total Percentage
Percentages given for each category.

* less errors equals a higher mark

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Season Review - Month by Month

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Spurs T-shirts with attitude!

Ledley King - happy to be Captain and to continue playing for Spurs!

Paul Robinson is ready to sign a new contract at Spurs, and was the members' player of the season

Jermain Defoe was top scorer for Spurs. Here he celebrates with classy defender - Nourredine Naybet