Analysis: The next 5 games had a massive impact on Spurs in the last two seasons; will we be better or worse off this time?

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Dom Le Roy

Analysis: The next 5 games had a massive impact on Spurs in the last two Seasons; will we be better or worse off this time?

3 Seasons, 3 Managers. Over the last two years the Premier League matches 28-33 have proven to be a time in the season that has been a struggle for Spurs to keep up with the race for fourth place. This race has been made more difficult as the gap between Premier League Rich and Less Rich to has widened. As experts in finding a way not to qualify for 4th place, as we all know, Spurs failed last season to secure forth with a club record total of 72 points.

So how will it go this season? There’s a great deal of concern around the overall state of our club.

Here are the numbers from the last two seasons and the current one so far:  Redknapp, AVB and Sherwood.

After 28 games this season Spurs have 53 points

Lets go back to the 2011-12 season with Harry Redknapp as our manager.

After 28 games we had 53 points, here is the table:

Match

Ground

Result

Points

Total

Team

28

A

L

3

53

Everton

29

H

D

4

54

Stoke

30

A

D

4

54

Chelsea

31

H

W

4

57

Swansea

32

A

D

4

58

Sunderland

33

H

L

4

58

Norwich

 

So after 33 games 58 points, remember that? It wasn’t great was it?

Ok, over to AVB, after 28 games last season Spurs had 54 points, here is the table:

Match

Ground

Result

Points

Total

Team

28

H

W

3

54

Arsenal

29

A

L

3

54

Liverpool

30

H

L

4

54

Fulham

31

A

W

3

57

Swansea

32

H

D

5

58

Everton

33

H

W

5

61

Man City

 

Better than last season, but we still had our problems.

Next up, this season:

Match

Ground

Result

Points

Total

Team

28

H

1-0

3

53

Cardiff

29

A

 

Chelsea

30

H

 

Arsenal

31

H

 

Southampton

32

A

 

Liverpool

33

H

 

Sunderland

 

So what will happen? Who knows? Win our home games and we could end up on 62 points, better off than the last two seasons.

The bigger problem is the elephant in the room. The very real possibility that this season the Super Rich Clubs at the Top of the table have used their economic power to stretch the Premier League further apart. This could well be the season a new record is set for Fourth place.

Spurs spent £100m on players this season, but the truth is that we were forced to sell too, whereas Chelsea and Manchester City have been spending £100m each and every year and keeping their best players.

Despite all the doubts and fears we are still in the fight, but:

Spurs could record a record points total again this year but not qualify for Champions League would that be failure?

COYS

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