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S 65.83%
P 68.33%
U 65%
R 68.33%
S 59.16%
= 65.33%

Form Guide Dec 2004

P  W  D  L  F - A  GD  Pts
6  4  2  0 11 - 3   8   13
1 Cup Match
Pos:- 8TH

November 2004 figures
Last year's figures
December 2003

...if you want to remind yourself of the matches played during this month, then See the Fixtures page here. By working your way back through the previous month's figures, you can review the performances over the course of 2004.

Despite the fact that the team was unbeaten throughout the month, December started and ended on a disappointing note. On the first of the month, although technically we drew with Liverpool, we were knocked out of the Carling Cup on penalties against a team of reserves and youngsters. Although we have scored in every game, we only managed one goal in four of our six matches.

All bar one of our eleven goals this month were scored by our three strikers, each of whom has struck some form, although Robbie Keane is probably the main villain for missing a hatful of chances too often. The only goal from the rest of the team came from Michael Brown at Norwich, and a well-deserved goal it was too, as he had created three goals in the three preceding wins.

The month, and the year, ended with a below par 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace, and once again, Spurs have conceded points to each of the promoted clubs, when they should have taken at least four more so far this season.

Martin Jol must be a candidate for Manager of the Month, as during December he completed that run of 5 successive Premiership wins, and is still on an unbeaten run as I write. Despite Jermain Defoe's hat-trick against Southampton, and two other goals this month, I would make Brown my player of the month for some terrific play in the middle, that brilliant run at Ewood Park, and those other assists to go with his goal.

The form guide for this month leaves plenty of room for improvement, despite the climb to 8th in the Premiership, and the marks indicate some deficiency in goal-scoring, with a few too many mistakes being made too.

2004 started on a high note, with just one defeat at the end of January. We must hope to match such levels of achievement in January 2005, with Manchester United and Chelsea amongst the forthcoming opposition!

I wish all Spurs fans a very Happy New Year, with special thoughts to anyone reading this affected by the tragic phenomenon of the Earthquake and Tsunami in South-East Asia.

S Skill levels
P Pluck (ie effort)
U Unforced errors*
R Resolve (defensive ability)
S Score ratio (goals to shots)
= Overall mark Total Percentage
Percentages given for each category.

* less errors equals a higher mark

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Spurs head coach Martin Jol has every right to be pleased with himself, but knows that improvement is still required