Form Guide December 2006
P W D L F-A GD Pts
9 6 0 3 16-12 4 12
2 Cup Games
· November 2006 figures
· Last year's figures
In last year's December review, I wrote:- "We can genuinely state that 2005 was a year of great progress, and look forward to the new year with justified optimism, as we ought to break through the 40 point barrier soon. Forget about the "R" word, and the bottom half of the table, Spurs are on the up and up, and should achieve their highest ever Premiership position, with the reward that ought to come with that status."
Well, we did of course achieve that highest ever Premiership position, but with more than a tinge of disappointment as we missed out on Champions League football by the smallest margin. Enough has been said about that episode, but Spurs have certainly taken full advantage of the UEFA qualification they earnt, winning all 6 games played so far this season, and also winning their three League Cup games, having a Carling Cup semi-final fixture to look forward to.
We have played 16 games in the last two months, and injuries are taking their toll with undesirable effects upon League results. Overall, we have to say that December has been a good month with 6 wins punctuated by defeats at Arsenal, Newcastle, and in our last game at home to Liverpool. We have managed to climb three places up the table to 8th.
More good things have emerged, such as Tom Huddlestone's form, the partnership of Berbatov and Defoe, and an away win (at last)in the League at Manchester City. In the first half at Eastlands, we were nothing short of commanding, with a midfield of Ghaly, Tainio, Huddlestone and Malbranque. We need to see more of the same style and panache from our Spurs in 2007.
Our overall League form over the Calendar year has not been as good as had hoped after the final fifth place of 2005-6, but the final judgement has to be "Have we made progress?", and with our Cup successes to date, the answer has to be a resounding "Yes!"
Of course the "Spursometer" is a subjective assessment of form, but we have only hit the 60% mark in three of the 9 months reviewed, and only once this season. The average mark for performance over the calendar year is just 57.98%.
For the record in 2006, these were our overall results:-
P W D L F- A Pts
49 26 8 15 71-53 60
(includes 10 Cup games)
We look forward to the return of Lennon, Jenas, and Keane, consistency, and a piece of silverware in 2007!
I wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2007. Thanks for all your support over the last 8 years of Spurs Odyssey.
...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 last 5 years!
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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