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Squadgod's "3 & in" - 11.12.07

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‘3 AND IN’ – 10th December 2007


Please J, score the winner! 1. "Please J, score the winner!" - Gus Poyet's deeply tactical request to substitute Jermain Defoe.

2. "It was definitely not a 4-1" - After a heavy defeat, Wigan manager Steve Bruce prefers to employ the well known 'if you don't remember it, it didn't happen' technique.

3. "We believe we can finish in the top 10. We've certainly got the quality to do it... it's just a question of believing it." - Bolton captain Kevin Nolan seems confused as to whether his team believes they can finish in the top 10.


1. The last time Tottenham kept 2 clean sheets in a row was October 2006, with a 1-0 win over West Ham (Oct 22nd 2006), followed by a 0-0 draw with Watford (28th Oct).

2. At this point last season (10th December), there had been 369 Premier League goals scored in 165 matches. This season there have been already been 428 goals in only 159 matches. That's a whopping 59 more goals, in 6 fewer matches.

3. The player with the best goals per game ratio in the Premier League is Robin Van Persie of Arsenal. The Dutchman has scored 5 goals in 6 appearances, giving him an average of a goal every 1.2 appearances. The 3 players who follow him are:

Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd) - One every 1.33 appearances Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal) - One every 1.44 appearances Nicolas Anelka (Bolton) - One every 1.63 appearances

Fantasy Stats

1. Most Saves

David James (Portsmouth) - 63 Marcus Hahnemann (Reading) - 59 Brad Friedel (Blackburn) - 57

2. Most interceptions

Gael Clichy (Arsenal) - 53 Christopher Samba (Blackburn) - 48 Pascal Chimbonda (Tottenham) - 36

3. Most shots on goal

Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd) - 25 Martin Petrov (Man City) - 21 Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal) - 19

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