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S 63%
P 65%
U 60%
R 61%
S 68%
= 63.4%

Form Guide November 2007


P  W  D  L   F-A  GD  Pts
5  3  2  0  11-4   7   5
2 Cup Matches
Pos:- 14th

October 2007 figures
Last year's figures
November 2006

It has been a good month for Spurs and for new coach Juande Ramos, who is unbeaten in his six Spurs games to date. Ramos started with a gentle introduction against Blackpool in October, and gradually through November, the matches have become increasingly challenging and important. Whilst we might have asked for better results in the Premier League matches at Middlesbrough and West Ham, Spurs did on both occasions produce better football than the opposition, and in my view Juande has passed his audition with flying colours.

Ramos's coaching credentials were best demonstrated of course in this week's dramatic come-back from being two down in our Second Round UEFA Cup game, but they have already been displayed on several occasions. Ramos has proved willing to make bold and game-changing decisions in his short tenure to date.

It has been a month of five matches. Apart from those two away draws there was the emphatic 4-0 defeat of Wigan, and two UEFA Cup successes. We did not excite the pulses in Tel-Aviv, but did enough to win and to allow Mr. Ramos to try out Berbatov as the support striker to his colleagues. This ploy was also used at Upton Park, where Robbie Keane was the front man for much of the game.

It is not surprising that a month in which we were unbeaten, scoring 11 goals against 4 has resulted in our best form percentage since March this year, when we were busy beating The Hammers and taking Chelsea very close to ejection from the FA Cup.

Juande Ramos has had the benefit of the fitness and consistency of Aaron Lennon, who he has consistently played where he is best - on the right wing - and of Steed Malbranque whose work rate never diminishes and whose effectiveness has been very good this month.

Robbie Keane's scoring run has dried up a little, but Berbatov and Bent have chipped in with five of the other goals, whilst Jermaine Jenas gave a two-goal man of the match show against Wigan. Ramos has shown faith in Paul Robinson, and been rewarded with a return to decent form. Sadly, the defence has too often shown a lack of confidence, with Kaboul guilty of one too many errors at West Ham.

Despite the injury to Jenas last night, Ramos's re-instatement of Tom Huddlestone after a spell on the sidelines could show dividends in the games to come, with Zokora finishing the game looking impressive just in front of what became a back three.

With Gareth Bale returning; two consecutive home league games, an important trip to Anderlecht; and five other games (including a visit to the Emirates before Christmas) next month, Juande Ramos's tests will become ever harder, but he has to be my "Player of the Month" for November.

Don't forget to check out the cumulative appearances and grades for the squad below. Another of Juande Ramos's early achievements is to have improved almost every player who has played for him this month!

...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

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Player Played Sub Used Sub Not Used Booked Sent Off Goals Grades
 1. Paul ROBINSON 17 - 1 1 - - 5.82
 2. Pascal CHIMBONDA 20 - - 3 - 2 6.34
 3. Y-P LEE 14 - 2 1 - - 5.85
 4. Didier ZOKORA 15 4 2 3 - - 5.63
 5. Younes KABOUL 15 - 2 3 - 3 6.13
 6. Teemu TAINIO 5 4 3 2 - - 5.55
 7. Paul STALTERI 3 1 6 - - - 5.74
 8. Jermaine JENAS 16 - 1 2 - 3 6.05
 9. Dimitar BERBATOV 16 2 1 2 - 4 6.22
10.Robbie KEANE 17 4 - 1 - 10 6.33
11. - - - - - - -
12. Radek CERNY 4 - 17 - - - 5.25
13. - - - - - - -
14. Hossam GHALY - - - - - - -
15. Steed MALBRANQUE 18 2 - 1 - 3 6.25
16. Gareth BALE 9 2 - 1 - 3 6.9
17. Kevin Prince BOATENG 2 3 1 2 - - 6.2
18. Jermain DEFOE 4 12 1 4 - 3 5.29
19. Adel TAARABT - 4 2 - - - 5.99
20. Michael DAWSON 15 1 - 3 - 2 6.125
21. Wayne ROUTLEDGE 1 1 - - - - 7
22. Tom HUDDLESTONE 10 2 4 2 - 1 6.08
23. Darren BENT 6 9 2 - - 5 5.53
24. Jamie O'HARA - - - - - - -
25. Aaron LENNON 11 3 - - - 1 6.35
26. Ledley KING - - - - - - -
27. Ben ALNWICK - - 1 - - - -
28. Lee BARNARD - - - - - - -
29. Phil IFIL - - - - - - -
30. Anthony GARDNER 6 - 3 1 - 1 5.66
31. Tommy FORECAST - - 2 - - - -
32. Benoit Assou-Ekotto 2 - - 1 - - 6.5
33. Ricardo ROCHA 4 1 5 1 - - 6
34. Andy BARCHAM - - - - - - -
35. Dorian DERVITE - - - - - - -
36. Simon DAWKINS - - 1 - - - -
37. Danny ROSE - - - - - - -
38. Troy ARCHIBALD-HENVILLE - - 1 - - - -
54. Leigh MILLS - - 1 - - - -
TOTAL MATCHES PLAYED Goals Scored Goals Against        
21 41 31