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What happened in the Premiership in Match 37 2002-3

Full Record of Spurs -v- Blackburn Rovers

Prem        Pl   W   D   L   For-Ag  Pts
Home         9   4   1   4   11- 14  13
Away        10   4   1   5   12- 10  13
Total(Prem) 19   8   2   9   22- 24  26
Football Lge
Home(Div 1) 24  16   4   4   63- 30  36
Away(Div 1) 24   5   5  14   23- 50  15
Total(Div 1)48  21   9  18   86- 80  51
Football Lge
Home(Div 2)  6   5   0   1   22-  8  10
Away(Div 2)  6   2   2   2    9-  7   6
Total(Div 2)12   7   2   3   31- 15  16
Total(Prem) 19   8   2   9   22- 24  26
Total(Div 1)48  21   9  18   86- 80  51
Total(Div 2)12   7   2   3   31- 15  16
Grand Total 79  36  13  30  140-119  93
Last Six Premiership results:-


Spurs      0-1   Chelsea
Everton    3-1   Spurs
Spurs      1-1   Man City
Bolton     2-0   Spurs
Spurs      2-2   Arsenal
A. Villa   1-0   Spurs


Liverpool  4-0   Blackburn
Blackburn  1-2   Leeds
Fulham     3-4   Blackburn
Blackburn  1-0   L'cester
Everton    0-1   Blackburn
Blackburn  1-0   Man Utd

Pos            P  W  D  L F -A  GD  Pts
13  Blackburn  36 12 7 17 50-57 -7  43
16  Spurs      36 11 6 19 44-57 -13 39

Just four weeks ago, on 10th April, Blackburn lost to Leeds United, and were 6 points below Spurs, being level on points with Portsmouth and Leeds, and in the midst of a relegation battle they had been fighting most of the season. Now they stand 4 points above us, after four consecutive wins (most recently against last year's Champions), having secured safety before Spurs. Blackburn's recovery started with a dramatic and pulsating 4-3 victory at Craven Cottage. At last Graeme Souness had managed to instil the necessary fighting qualities into his men, that bore such great results. Portsmouth have had a similar successful end of season run.

Not so, our Spurs, about whom it becomes steadily more depressing to write or think. There are some disconcerting similarities between this fixture and that of last year, when we "entertained" Rovers on the very last day of the season. Then, as now, Rovers were on a roll, whilst Spurs faded into the fourth dimension (they certainly weren't playing football in ours!). Then, as now, Jamie Redknapp suddenly surfaced for an end of season kick-about, after recovering from injury. Then as now, I wrote about how much I was looking forward to the close season, and Spurs looked like relegation candidates for the following term. Then, as now, the match was refereed by Andy D'Urso.

I listened to David Pleat on Spurs (((on!))) today, and his message was delivered with an air of despondency and depression. Amongst the good news was the fact that Dean Richards had come through his 90 minutes. Can you believe that? That's good news? The man was a statue last week, culpable on a number of occasions for failing to react to speedy attacks. It is good news that Ledley is back in training, and that Stephen Carr may feature for Spurs.

Apparently "the boys" are being told they must earn the respect of the fans, and they are determined to give us a performance and a result before the end of the season.

The management and the Board of THFC will be desperate for a result on Saturday, as otherwise I fear the atmosphere could turn very bitter towards THE man in charge of it all, Daniel Levy. Some people even say that a bad result could be a good thing to encourage " the revolution". I cannot join in with that school of thought, because I am so, so eager to go home happy from a Spurs game. I hate to remind you of this, but there is a chance we could finish in our lowest position, with our lowest points tally and our worst proportion of defeats in a season's fixtures.

Here's a little statistic for you.............Spurs have not had a 0-0 draw for 26 league matches. Blackburn have not had a 0-0 draw in any competition this season. You want a prediction? I can't do it. On form, you have to fancy Blackburn, don't you.

Come on Spurs, cheer me up, I'm begging you!

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