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Premier League review by the numbers

We’re three games into the Premier League campaign and it’s still far too early to make any confident predictions but what interesting statistics have emerged so far?

Teams

New boys, Huddersfield lead the tackle count with 69. It looks like David Wagner has continued with the aggressive pressing style that served him so well in the Championship. In second place is another fan of the Gegenpress, Jurgen Klopp, whose Liverpool side sit on 63. Continue reading

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Spurs 2 Everton 1 – Pochettino’s Tottenham finally bring some cheer to White Hart Lane

White Hart Lane Spurs Everton

 

At last a positive performance from Spurs at White Hart Lane, and an atmosphere to match. The ground was buzzing as Pochettino’s side came from a goal down, to win against one of the better teams in the division.

Before the game, the big question was Continue reading

Spurs QPR Preview – Harry returns

Spurs QPR - Pochettino Redknapp

 

Sunday sees the first Spurs home game of the new season, with Queens Park Rangers the visitors. It also marks the return to White Hart Lane of several “old friends”, former manager Harry Redknapp chief amongst them.

Can Spurs build on last weeks satisfying victory over West Ham?
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Poll results – Spurs fans view the new season with optimism

Pochettino celebrates

 

I polled readers before the start of the season, to find out Spurs fans expectations for the new campaign. Thanks to the 628 who participated.

The results inidicate supporters are optimistic about the team’s chances – over 92.5% of those who took part think Tottenham will achieve the same place or better than last season.

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West Ham Spurs Preview – and so it begins

West Ham Spurs

 

So here we are again, the start of another Premier League season. As usual, hopes are high – a new manager, a fresh start. Compared to last year, things feel a little calmer, expectations a little more realistic.

Let’s hope Spurs supporters and our trigger happy chairman, give Mauricio Pochettino the chance to implement his ideas. The new system might take time, all worthwhile things do.

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Premier League predictions / preview – where will Spurs finish?

Premier League Predictions

 

The new Premier League season starts this weekend. With lots of new signings and several managerial changes, many teams will be optimistic, but how long will that optimism last?

After correctly predicting this summer’s World Cup final, I thought I’d have a go at forecasting the top positions in this year’s league – including where I think Spurs are likely to end up – as well as previewing the likely contenders.

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Pochettino’s Spurs XI and two areas we need to strengthen

Pochettino tactics

Using the way Pochettino’s Southampton side was set up and the few pre-season games we have already played, we can start to piece together an idea of how the new manager’s Tottenham team might look.

The starting XI might be something like: Continue reading