The defeat didn’t hurt quite as much as I’d anticipated. Maybe I was half expecting it. Maybe it had been such a good day out, the result couldn’t spoil it. The frustrating thing was we started well, hitting the woodwork from Eriksen’s freekick. If that had gone in everything could have been so different.
Sunday had began full of Continue reading →
The excitement is building for Spurs first cup final in five years. The chance to take some silverware back to White Hart Lane.
The midweek capitulation in Florence was disappointing but all that’s forgotten, the focus is on Wembley and Chelsea. As Danny Blanchflower famously said, Continue reading →
Today marks the start of four days that will define Spurs’ season and Mauricio Pochettino’s first year in charge. With a finely balanced Europa league tie tonight and the League Cup final just days later, picking the team is not going to be an easy task.
If Pochettino selects Continue reading →
Yesterday, I investigated Premier League shot ratios to get an idea of how each side has performed so far this season.
Next, I want to take a closer look at differences between styles of play. Below I have plotted a graph of Continue reading →
It’s FA Cup week and there’s no Premier League, so I thought I’d take a statistical look at how the season’s taking shape. This is the first of two articles, in the second I will be trying to categorise teams’ style of play based on some basic metrics.
Let’s see how the statistics suggest each of the 20 teams is performing and how Continue reading →
Wow! What an incredible win. The most satisfying game at White Hart Lane in years – that heady combination of entertainment, schadenfreude and success.
A Harry Kane inspired Spurs came back from a goal down to put five past supposedly the best team in England, while Mauricio Pochettino out-thought allegedly Continue reading →