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Preview Pack - Spurs v Arsenal - 21.04.07

Last Year's Game - 1-1
Last Year's Spursometer - 64%
This season's away game - Lost 3-0
Spurs recent record in London Derbies
This week - last year
What happened in the Premiership in Match 35 2005-6
Spurs lost at home to Man Utd. Arsenal did not play.

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Full Record of Spurs -v- Arsenal

Prem          Pl  W   D   L  For-Ag  Pts
Home          14  4   7   3  18 -18  19
Away          15  1   6   8  10 -22   9
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Total(Prem)   29  5  13  11  28 -40  28
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Football Lge
Home(Div 1)   55 24  12  19  93 -83  63
Away(Div 1)   55 16  12  27  65 -85  46
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Total(Div 1) 110 40  24  46 158 -168 109
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Total(Prem)   29  5  13  11  28 -40  28
Total(Div 1) 110 40  24  46 158 -168 109
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Grand Total  139 45  37  57 186 -208 137
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Last Six Premiership results:-


Arsenal

Everton    1-0   Arsenal
Liverpool  4-1   Arsenal
Arsenal    0-1   West Ham
Newcastle  0-0   Arsenal
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)
Arsenal    2-1   Bolton
Arsenal    3-1   Man City

Spurs

Spurs      4-1   Bolton
West Ham   3-4   Spurs
Spurs      3-1   Watford
Spurs      1-0   Reading
Chelsea    1-0   Spurs
Wigan      3-3   Spurs

Pos        P  W  D  L   F-A  GD  Pts
4 Arsenal 34 18  8  8  57-31 26  62 
8 Spurs   33 14  7 12  47-48 -1  49 
Ledley celebrates his great goal in front of the Paxton Road fans in the first half of last season's home Premiership game. Crucially, Ledley has been declared fit to play this Saturday It's time for Spurs to deliver!

Spurs still haven't managed to beat the gooner infiltrators this century. I'm tired of rolling out the reference to the match report from November 7th 1999, when Sherwood and Iversen (not exactly icons from Spurs history) scored the goals that secured all three points.

Whilst we celebrated St. Hotspur Day last week (Thanks Gazza for that never-ending memory), it's time for Spurs to provide new lasting memories to add to the Jumbotron pre-match display of the Gazza goal, and Ziege's free kick from the December 2002 home game.

It's time for Spurs to deliver! Two of our biggest disappointments this season have been to lose 3-0 at The Emirates in December, and then in January to be ejected from the Carling Cup. The team performance in the League game was abject, and brought the first wave of pessimism to the fans after the poor start to the season. The ultimate surrender of our two-goal lead in the home leg of the Cup tie was not any easier to bear.

It's time for Spurs to deliver! Ledley King scored the 18th minute header from a Carrick free kick to give the home fans a rousing boost in last season's home game. The Spurs football in that first half was arguably the best played under Martin Jol. Sadly - as happens all too often - Arsenal equalised and snatched glory away from us.

Crucially, Ledley has been declared fit to face the old enemy this Saturday. Tom Huddlestone and Mido are also fit for this one, but Paul Stalteri is 50/50 and Robbie Keane is now doubtful with a knee injury, presumably picked up in training this week.

A couple of weeks agao, you would have fancied us strongly to win this one, but our form has lapsed, and the enemy has perked up in time to (probably) secure their Champions League place.

Arsenal had to wait till the last day of last season to celebrate "St. Totteringham Hotspur" day, when they commemorate the impossibility of us finishing above them. If Spurs can win this game, then perhaps they will at least have to wait till the last day again, as currently, it is not mathematically beyond Spurs to claim their fourth place.

As usual, the home crowd will be baying for victory. I have no doubt that our lads will also be up for the game, but whether they can oust the hated opposition is another question entirely. Sadly, I do not feel as confident as I did before our defeat in the UEFA Cup.

It would be great if the players could read our Battle Cry to Spurs Fans. I dare not predict anything other than a home win!.

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