Tag Archives: Premier League

Spurs 0 Aston Villa 1 – dispiriting loss as Sherwood gets some revenge

Sherwood Pochettino

 

This was not how it as supposed to be. Tim Sherwood returned to White Hart Lane and left with three valuable points in Villa’s bid for Premier League survival, while Mauricio Pochettino was left regretting another missed opportunity.

In his brief but turbulent reign at Tottenham, Sherwood alienated players and fans. His teams often seemed a collection of individuals without an identity. Despite his obvious flaws – and there were many – he did manage to Continue reading

Burnley 0 Spurs 0 – a drab draw as Spurs season starts to peter out

Spurs Burnley

 

With the Champions League places now almost certainly beyond Spurs’ reach, my hope for the remaining games of the season was that Pochettino would put some work into improving his defence. With that in mind, I suppose I can’t Continue reading

Spurs 4 Leicester 3 – Tottenham edge shootout as defensive problems continue

Kane Hattrick

 

This was a crazy seven goal shoot-out that Tottenham edged but only just. Great entertainment but not necessarily a repeatable way to win games. Going forward there were some promising moments but defensively the same weaknesses resurfaced.

Apart from the win, the big positive was  Continue reading

Premier League pass completion statistics – Manchester United, Manchester City top

I recently took a more maths based look at pass completion percentages and how useful they are in my stats blog. If you’re interested see here. While they don’t seem a very good indicator of success, they do provide a useful idea of a team’s style. Continue reading

Spurs Manchester United Preview – possession and long balls?

Manchester United face Spurs

 

Spurs travel to Old Trafford on Sunday in a game that could be pivotal for both teams top four ambitions. United currently sit fourth, just two places and three points above Mauricio Pochettino’s side. With Arsenal winning yesterday and Liverpool in a rich vein of form, both Continue reading