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S 56.25%
P 56.875%
U 48.125%
R 50.625%
S 57.5%
= 53.875%

Form Guide March 2008


P  W  D  L   F-A  GD  Pts
8  3  1  4  14-15 -1   7
2 Cup Matches
Pos:- 11th

February 2008 figures
Last year's figures
March 2007

Don't judge Spurs on March alone

They say that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Well, after the glory of Wembley in February, Spurs played like lambs at the beginning, middle and end of March, with only three notable performances at home to West Ham and Chelsea, and in the last of their 19 Cup games this season at Eidnhoven, where despite victory on the night over 120 minutes, we succumbed in the penalty shoot-out. We were certainly slaughtered like lambs in the final game of the month at home to Newcastle.

This month, over 8 games, Spurs have a negative goal difference for the first time under the reign of Juande Ramos, and since October this season. Significantly, we conceded 4 goals in three of our games this month, and despite the heroics against Chelsea, such a defensive record is not acceptable. Our performance guide says that we have not been as bad as this since the start of the season.

It is not right to judge Spurs on their March performances though. It was inevitable that the players would switch off after Wembley, although of course that is not much fun for the paying customers. You and I have witnessed inconsistency by the players, and some failed experimentation by the manager. Whilst Ramos is switching players as much as he can, it is already possible to identify bthose players already being marginalised to a degree. After an inauspicious debut, and despite a redeeming goal in his next game, Gilberto has been consigned to the Reserves, where Chris Gunter is also playing most of his football. Taarabt has been allowed a couple of outings, but Lee and Boateng have hardly featured.

After his return from injury, Michael Dawson has had to face the haarsh reality that he is third choice next to a fit Ledley King and the consistent Woodgate. Ledley is now going to miss the rest of the season to strengthen his knee. Aaron Lennon has been publicly told that more is expected of him.

Despite his likely departure in the summer Pascal Chimbonda is still one of the most used players, alongside Zokora and Malbranque. Three of the best performances this month have come from Dimitar Berbatov (at home against West Ham and away to PSV), and Robbie Keane (at home against Chelsea. Robbie Keane's spectacular equaliser against Chelsea has to be the moment of the month for me.

Don't forget to check out the cumulative appearances and grades for the squad below.

...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 7 years!

Key:
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

The Spursometer was brought to you by Spurs Odyssey in association with My Eyes Have Seen The Glory.

Player Played Sub Used Sub Not Used Booked Sent Off Goals Grades
 1. Paul ROBINSON 37 - 10 1 - - 6.05
 2. Pascal CHIMBONDA 46 1 1 6 - 3 6.11
 3. Y-P LEE 29 1 7 2 - - 5.99
 4. Didier ZOKORA 33 4 2 6 1 - 5.81
 5. Younes KABOUL 26 3 5 3 - 4 6.09
 6. Teemu TAINIO 12 13 8 5 - - 6.11
 7. Paul STALTERI 4 3 8 - - - 5.56
 8. Jermaine JENAS 37 2 1 10 - 6 6.12
 9. Dimitar BERBATOV 43 4 1 5 - 21 6.62
10.Robbie KEANE 41 7 - 2 1 22 6.58
11. GILBERTO 1 1 - 1 - 1 5.5
12. Radek CERNY 14 - 37 1 - - 6.07
13. - - - - - - -
14. Hossam GHALY - - - - - - -
15. Steed MALBRANQUE 46 3 - 7 - 6 6.44
16. Gareth BALE 10 2 - 1 - 3 6.9
17. Kevin Prince BOATENG 10 11 5 4 - - 6.42
18. Jermain DEFOE 8 23 3 5 - 8 5.79
19. Adel TAARABT - 10 11 - - - 6.09
20. Michael DAWSON 32 1 3 5 1 2 6.33
21. Wayne ROUTLEDGE 1 1 - - - - 7
22. Tom HUDDLESTONE 25 12 4 6 - 4 6.21
23. Darren BENT 14 15 4 - - 8 5.65
24. Jamie O'HARA 10 11 2 4 - 2 6.42
25. Aaron LENNON 37 6 1 3 - 3 6.36
26. Ledley KING 10 - 1 1 - - 6.8
27. Ben ALNWICK - - 1 - - - -
28. Alan HUTTON 9 - - - - - 6.44
29. Phil IFIL - - - - - - -
30. Anthony GARDNER 6 - 3 1 - 1 5.66
31. Tommy FORECAST - - 3 - - - -
32. Benoit Assou-Ekotto 2 - - 1 - - 6.5
33. Ricardo ROCHA 4 1 7 1 - - 6
34. Andy BARCHAM - - - - - - -
35. Dorian DERVITE - - - - - - -
36. Simon DAWKINS - - 1 - - - -
37. Danny ROSE - - 1 - - - -
38. Troy ARCHIBALD-HENVILLE - - 2 - - - -
39. Jonathan WOODGATE 12 - - 2 - 2 7.0
44. Chris GUNTER 2 2 3 - - - 5.75
54. Leigh MILLS - - 1 - - - -
TOTAL MATCHES PLAYED Goals Scored Goals Against        
51 97 73