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Spurs Odyssey Reviews the Premiership Season
for 2011-2012 - Match 37
Is this a good or bad stat?

With one game to go, we now know that Spurs will finish above Chelsea for the first time in 16 years since the 1995-96 season. I'm not sure whether to call that a good or bad statistic. Let's just call it remarkable, eh? The year before (94-95) was the last time we finished abover Arsenal, and the last time we were the top team in London. We will go into Sunday's game against Fulham with that result still attainable, if we win and Arsenal drop points at West Brom.

Sunday will be our most important last day fixture since the notorious "lasagne-gate" at the end of the 2005-06, when we missed out to Arsenal for the fourth Champions League place. Bearing in mind Spurs poor form this side of January, it is surprising that we do still have an automatic Champions League place within our grasp.

Chelsea's 4-1 defeat at Anfield last night really does mean they have to put all their eggs in one basket and try to beat Bayern Munich on May 19th. They won't have all their eggs available either, and I honestly think that fourth place will be good enough for Spurs. However, I also do think that Arsenal will slip up, and that we will secure third place on Sunday! (Ever the optimist!)

Sandro was your man of the match against Villa (7.7/10), and has been voted top player in two of the last three games. With Danny Rose (scoring 4.5/10) getting sent off, Harry Redknapp will have to adjust his team for the Fulham game. I wouldn't be surprised to see both Parker and Sandro play in a previously successful 4-2-3-1 formation. More of that in our Fulham preview later this week.

Whilst we can (and should) finish seven points better off than last season, we now cannot match our previous best Premier League points tally for a season (70 in 2009-10).



Results 05-08.05.12

Arsenal    3-3   Norwich
Newcastle  0-2   Man City
A. Villa   1-1   Spurs
Bolton     2-2   West Brom
Fulham     2-1   S'derland
QPR        1-0   Stoke
Wolves     0-0   Everton
Man Utd    2-0   Swansea
Blackburn  0-1   Wigan
Liverpool  4-1   Chelsea

       Barclays Premier League
 
Pos Team      P  W  D  L   F  A  GD  Pts

1  Man City  37 27  5  5  90 27  63  86
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2  Man Utd   37 27  5  5  88 33  55  86
3  Arsenal   37 20  7 10  71 47  24  67
4  Spurs     37 19  9  9  64 41  23  66
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5  Newcastle 37 19  8 10  55 48   7  65
6  Chelsea   37 17 10 10  63 45  18  61
7  Everton   37 14 11 12  47 39   8  53
8  Liverpool 37 14 10 13  47 39   8  52
9  Fulham    37 14 10 13  48 49  -1  52
10 West Brom 37 13  8 16  43 49  -6  47
11 S'derland 37 11 12 14  45 45   0  45
12 Swansea   37 11 11 15  43 51  -8  44
13 Norwich   37 11 11 15  50 66 -16  44
14 Stoke     37 11 11 15  34 51 -17  44
15 Wigan     37 10 10 17  39 60 -21  40
16 A. Villa  37  7 17 13  37 51 -14  38
17 QPR       37 10  7 20  40 62 -22  37
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18 Bolton    37 10  5 22  44 75 -31  35
19 Blackburn 37  8  7 22  47 76 -29  31R
20 Wolves    37  5 10 22  38 79 -41  25R

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