Form Guide September 2005
P W D L F - A GD Pts
4 1 2 1 2 - 2 0 5
I Cup Match
· August 2005 figures
· Last year's figures
This month's overall percentage is the worst reading under Martin Jol's management, and the worst since April 2004, which was only 46%, under David Pleat's caretakership. It's not the first time this year that our score ratio has fallen below 50% as in January 2005 the figure was just 48.33%.
Apart from a good effort against Liverpool in the first game played this month, Spurs' form has been very poor. The statistics for the month have been badly marred of course by that disastrous exit from the Carling Cup, which does rank as the most disgraceful Cup exit for Spurs in relation to the low status of the opposition. There have though been other famous episodes of losing to lower Division sides over the years, but I would suggest that Spurs' record is not as notorious as several other Premiership sides, including our nearest London rivals.
There have been bright spots though, notably Aaron Lennon's performances against Liverpool, at Grimsby (as a substitute after an hour) and finally in the Fulham game. Robbie Keane's goal at Villa Park was a bit special too.
Jermaine Jenas has had a shaky start, with some dodgy passing, but he has shown plenty from his book of skills, and hopefully just needs to settle in. The full backs are getting stick in some quarters (it never takes long for Spurs' fans' knives to come out), but only Chelsea and Liverpool have conceded less than the Spurs defence so far.
October will be difficult with the game at The Valley on Day One, and a trip to Old Trafford between what looks like the easiest game of the month at home to Everton, before the home match against Arsenal. At least Spurs are not going to be burdened by midweek Cup games before the New Year. With our strength in depth, we really ought to making the most of that in the next three months.
...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!