Form Guide 2005-6 Season
P W D L F-A GD Pts
38 18 11 9 53-38 15 65
· Last Season's Figures
· Last Month's Figures - April/May 2006
(You can track back the whole season by starting at May 2006)
I am sure it will come as a great surprise to all Spurs fans, bearing in mind our overall achievment at the end of the season, to be told that according to the "Spursometer", the form of our beloved team was actually marginally worse than that of last season. We deteriorated in the areas of skill, effort and unforced errors, held our own in defence, and remained inconsistent in the goals to shots ratio.
Why has their been a technical worsening? My theory is that because we have improved the squad to such an extent, expectations were higher than in previous years. It is also true to say that the football was not often too entertaining, with results being reached arduously in many cases. There were too many dropped points against weak opposition, relegation candidates and fellow London sides, so there is plenty of potential progress for next season!
August - 63.25%
Spurs made their best start for years with two consecutive wins, and an early lead in the Premiership table. Mido sees red in the home game against Chelsea, and lose despite an enterprising and brave 10-man performance.
September - 52.5%
Over-shadowed by that dismal exit from the Carling Cup at Grimsby, Spurs slip to 4th place, which is to become "home" for most of the season. Robbie Keane scores his first goal of the season to win us a point at Villa Park (Great footwoork here!). At this stage, Robbie was second choice, but he scored some vital goals in the months to come.
October - 68%
Robbie does it again with the winner at The Valley to cap a great come-back! Jermaine Jenas scores two from midfield - including that Beckhamesque free kick at Old Trafford. Captain Ledley King leads from the front with the goal against Arsenal, which included possibly Spurs best 45 minutes of the season.
November - 54.33%
Our first away league defeat of the season comes at Bolton, where Jermain Defoe had a perfectly good goal disallowed. Edgar Davids does it at Wigan, and Robbbie scores again. Anton Ferdinand scores the first of too many costly late goals against us, as The Hammers grab a last gasp point at The Lane.
December - 57.66%
A great month, except for an awful 2-0 icy defeat at The Hawthorns. Wins against the other relegation strugglers at this time were hard to come by - but they were achieved! Mido is our top scorer at this time, but his form is to deteriorate after the African Nations Cup.
January - 58.8%
More cup woe as Spurs succumb to Championship strugglers Leicester. Next season, we MUST see progress in Cup competitions! After a great win at Eastlands, our Premiership form suffers, with defeats at Anfield and Craven Cottage. Yet, we still hold 4th place!
February - 56.33%
Only three games, and undefeated, but a silly goal and points lost at Sunderland, and we made it hard work at home to Wigan.
March - 62.5%
Robbie reaches the peak of his form this month, with great goals against Blackburn and West Brom. Even in defeat at Chelsea, the Spurs revival was clear as Mourinho's Champions-to-be only beat us with another of those last gasp goals, for which Stalteri was punished.
April/May - 61.99%
Spurs secure UEFA Cup football through league qualification for the first time in 23 years, and it comes at Highbury, with another special show, and some great controversy, as Wenger goes head-to-head with Big Marty over the "scoring whilst Arsenal players fell over each other" drama.
The quest for Champions League football goes famously to the last day, and had Spurs been able to play their game a day later (postponement denied by Scudamore & Co) maybe we would have had the ultimate laugh at the Gooners' expense. Barcelona's victory on May 17th was still sweet music to us all!
Dimitar Berbatov has already arrived, and promises to be a 20 goal a season man. (He's been doing it in the Bundesliga for two years). Young player of the year Aaron Lennon may star for England in the World Cup, and is sure to star for Spurs next season and beyond. Robbo and Carrick are also in the full England squad, whilst Jermain Defoe is kept on the edge, both for club and country. Skipper Ledley has signed a fresh deal. Dawson continues to thrive and to shine. There is so much to enjoy and look forward to with Spurs, and the transfer window has only just opened!
...if you want to remind yourself of the matches played during this season, then See the Fixtures page here.