Spurs Odyssey Banner

23 years of archives at Spurs Odyssey

Main Page
News and views from Paul Smith, and links to the interactive features of the Spurs Odyssey Site. [more..]
Features
Articles, reports, views, opinions, comments and other features all related to Spurs. [more..]
News

Harry Hotspur's Tribute Pages to the late great Bill Nicholson

Match Reports
Spurs Odyssey offers!

Spurs Odyssey Reviews the Premiership Season
for 2011-2012 - Match 5
Spurs fans are just loving Adebayor!

Spurs have now beaten Liverpool in four consecutive home league games. It's not that long ago since we last achieved such a feat either, as we also beat them four times at home between December 1998 and April 2002. Check out the Spurs Odyssey archive pages and you can find reports on all these games. You have to go back to the first four league meetings between the two clubs for the only other occasion when we have had 4 wins on the trot at home. (Between 1909 and 1913). Add the November 2008 Carling Cup game, and Spurs have managed five consecutive home wins against Liverpool.

There were 325 responses to the post-match survey for the Liverpool game, and as always after such a win, the results were really positive. Right from the start, Emmanuel Adebayor was leading the way, and that's how it ended, with the Man City loanee finishing with a score of 8.7 out of ten, thus pipping Luka Modric and Scott Parker for the man of the match award. Most press reports focussed on our new midfield partnership, but Adebayor's two goals influenced the Spurs Odyssey voters.

Adebayor has made a great start to his Spurs career, and if he carries on scoring at this rate, we'll be begging Daniel Levy to make the signing permanent at the end of the season. However, could/would Spurs pay his wages? Let's see how the season goes first, eh?

This week's Spursometer score was naturally high, with an overall mark of 80.6%, which is the highest of the season so far, pipping the 5-0 against Hearts. Harry Redknapp matches his overall score of 82% for team selection, tactics and substitutions. Even referee Mike Jones scored an 8, which equals the mark given to the officials for our 3-1 home win over Inter last November. As you can tell, officials usually get thought of kindly when we win. Mr. Jones got one of the lower scores when he officiated in last season's home game against Everton. Overall, he is not one of our favourite referees, although I've only been collecting grades for officials since January 2010.

Our new-found love for Adebayor means an end to THAT song, which I personally did not like anyway. I never understood why, when we took the lead against Chelsea in the 2008 Carling Cup Final, a section of our fans launched into a chorus of THAT song. It is also encouraging to hear the "Better than John Terry" Ledley King song more these days.


Results 17-18.09.11

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

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

1  Man Utd    5  5  0  0  21  4  17  15
2  Man City   5  4  1  0  17  5  12  13
3  Chelsea    5  3  1  1   8  6   2  10
4  Newcastle  5  2  3  0   4  2   2   9
5  Stoke      5  2  2  1   3  5  -2   8
6  A. Villa   5  1  4  0   6  4   2   7
7  Everton    4  2  1  1   6  4   2   7
8  Liverpool  5  2  1  2   6  7  -1   7
9  QPR        5  2  1  2   4  6  -2   7
10 Wolves     5  2  1  2   4  6  -2   7
11 Spurs      4  2  0  2   7  8  -1   6
12 S'derland  5  1  2  2   6  4   2   5
13 Norwich    5  1  2  2   5  7  -2   5
14 Swansea    5  1  2  2   3  5  -2   5
15 Wigan      5  1  2  2   4  7  -3   5
16 Blackburn  5  1  1  3   7 10  -3   4
17 Arsenal    5  1  1  3   6 14  -8   4
18 Fulham     5  0  3  2   4  7  -3   3
17 Bolton     5  1  0  4   8 13  -5   3
20 West Brom  5  1  0  4   3  8  -5   3

This week last year

Top of page | Back to Review Index

Statistics
Fixtures, appearances, current league table, form guide, reserves fixtures, and Spurs Honours. [more..]
Archives
Find match reports, appearances, goalscorers and features from previous seasons. [more..]
Pick of the Week
Every week we select a Spurs related site from the whole world wide web and highlight it in this section. [more..]
Links
View a comprehensive list of links to other Spurs related sites. (With a few extras) [more..]
About this site
Overview
History
Contributors
Contacts
Site Owner
Paul Smith