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Preview Pack - Fulham v Spurs - 30.10.04

Great new Spurs Head to Head Records in this new publication! (Spurs Odyssey is grateful to Bredon Books Publishing for their permission to quote certain statistics from their book in the compilation of this preview) Spurs fans! Find a hotel near the ground here!
Last Season's Game - Fulham won 2-1
This week - last year
What happened in the Premiership in Match 11 2003-4

Full Record of Spurs -v- Fulham

Premier       Pl   W   D   L    For-Ag  Pts
Home          3    1   1   1     5 - 4   4
Away          3    1   0   2     5 - 5   3
Total(Prem)   6    2   1   3    10 - 9   7
Football Lge
Home(Div 1)   11   8   3   0    28 - 13  19
Away(Div 1)   11   6   4   1    17 - 12  16
Total(Div 1)  22  14   7   1    45 - 25  35
Football Lge
Home(Div 2)   11   4   6   1    13 - 8   14
Away(Div 2)   11   4   5   2    20 - 16  13
Total(Div 2)  22   8  11   3    33 - 24  27
Total(Prem)   6    2   1   3    10 - 9   7
Total(Div 1)  22  14   7   1    45 - 25  35
Total(Div 2)  22   8  11   3    33 - 24  27
Grand Total   50  24  19   7    88 - 58  69

Last Six Premiership results:-

Fulham     0-3   Arsenal
West Brom  1-1   Fulham
Fulham     1-0   S'hampton
C. Palace  2-0   Fulham
Fulham     2-4   Liverpool
A. Villa   2-0   Fulham


Spurs      0-0   Norwich
Chelsea    0-0   Spurs
Spurs      0-1   Man Utd
Everton    0-1   Spurs
P'tsmouth  1-0   Spurs
Spurs      1-2   Bolton

Pos         P  W  D  L  F  - A  GD  Pts
10  Spurs  10  3  4  3   6   6   0  13
17  Fulham 10  2  2  6  10  19  -9   8

Spurs travel to Craven Cottage this week-end to renew their acquaintance with Fulham's home, and no doubt Sean Davis will be in for a hot welcome when he appears in the Spurs line-up as he surely will! The last time we played Fulham at The Cottage was on March 24th 2002, which was the last time we managed to beat them, as we lost home and away last term, and in the previous season, only managed a home draw, and lost a two goal lead in September 2002 at Loftus Road.

For too long now, Spurs have failed to acquit themselves against the less powerful opposition, and having lost three out of their last four Premiership games, including the last two, it's about time we put things right. Mind you, Chris Coleman's boys will be just as desperate to get a result, without which they could be sliding into the bottom three. It's just another make or break week in the Premiership!

Both sides have won just one of their last 6 league fixtures, so both are looking for winning form. Fulham's only two victories have come at home, against Bolton and Southampton. Their home defeat to Arsenal was of course clouded with controversy, and the last match saw them lose 4-2 to Liverpool. Like Spurs though, Fulham will be imbued with confidence after a good away win in the Carling Cup. (Fulham beat Birmingham 1-0 at St. Andrews)

Fulham's star player Steed Malbranque made a come-back in that League Cup game, so The Cottagers will be hopeful he can face Spurs. The home side have choices up front with the likes of Andy Cole and Tomasz Radzinzki competing with a man Spurs fans love to hate - Boa Morte, and Brian McBride, who scored the winner in last season's corresponding match. Sylvain Legwinski is also hoping to make a come-back from injury in this game.

Both sides then are in good heart, and against Bolton, Jermain Defoe found his goal-scoring feet with gusto. There's plenty of competition for those midfield places, despite the absence of Redknapp and Atouba, and Mauricio Taricco may get an outing at left back, with Erik Edman still struggling with his head injury.

I've given up publicising predictions, but I'll say this - I think it will be a close fought game!

Did you know? - Two members of Bill Nicholson's Double winning side played for Fulham after they left Spurs. They were ace wing-men Terry Dyson and Cliff Jones, both of whom look very sprightly even nowadays!

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