Is Tottenham’s Season Over? – FAR FROM IT: A comparison of Spurs’ last three end-of-season run-ins

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

With all the upheaval this season many Spurs fans fear for the worse and thoughts of bygone days make us wonder what the future holds.

Many are now questioning the lack of stability and class the club has shown over the last few years with yet more managers coming and going along with the constant turnover of players.

Levy’s financial trickery to fund a new training ground and a new stadium has come at a cost.

Yet a looking at the facts show the race for 4th place is far from over.

Last season Spurs finished with a record points total – 72 points. At the same stage, match 24 AVB’s side had 42 points. Our current total of 44 points puts us ahead of last season.

The team finished strongly last season, here’s how it went:

2012-13 AVB’s Spurs 42 points after match  24

Match

Ground

Result

Points

Total

Team

25

A

W

4

45

West Brom

26

H

W

4

48

Newcastle

27

A

W

3

51

West Ham

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

34

A

D

5

62

Wigan

35

H

W

5

65

Southampton

36

A

D

5

66

Chelsea

37

A

W

5

69

Stoke

38

H

W

5

72

Sunderland

So can we repeat that good run this year? Are the games easier/harder? Here they are:

2013 -14 Sherwood’s Tottenham 44 Points after match 24

Match

Ground

Result

Points

Total

Team

25

H

 

Everton

26

A

 

Newcastle

27

A

 

Norwich

28

H

 

Cardiff

29

A

 

Chelsea

30

H

 

Arsenal

31

H

 

Southampton

32

A

 

Liverpool

33

H

 

Sunderland

34

A

 

West Brom

35

H

 

Fulham

36

A

 

Stoke

37

A

 

West Ham

38

H

 

Aston Villa

It looks about even, maybe even a little easier with both games against Man City now behind us.

No reason to think we can’t get a decent points return here, only 3-4 tough games and while we have had a tough time against City and Liverpool under Sherwood we have attacked lesser teams and more often than not got all three points

So not all doom and gloom. On the negative side we go into the last 14 games without Gareth Bale, but on the positive side our team is returning to full strength and this season while many new signings haven’t delivered we can hope for contribution from Erikson, Paulinho, Townsend and a in form Adebeyor are all extras we did have last season.

So was it all better under Harry 2 years ago?

Well kind of, we were in a much better place after 24 games with 50 points. But then look what happened over the 10 games, only 8 more points.

2011-12 Redknapp’s Spurs 50 points after match 24

Match

Ground

Result

Points

Total

Team

25

H

W

3

53

Newcastle

26

A

L

3

53

Arsenal

27

H

L

3

53

Man U

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

34

A

L

5

58

QPR

35

H

W

4

61

Blackburn

36

A

W

4

64

Bolton

37

A

D

4

65

Aston Villa

38

H

W

4

68

Fulham

Liverpool have fourth place right now, but their run in is harder than ours and they are highly exposed to injuries to either Suarez or Sturridge who have scored 37 of Liverpool’s 55 Premier League goals.

I can’t imagine you’ll find too many Liverpool or Man United fans rock solid in the belief 4th place is theirs.

So despite everything it’s all still to play for so we can look forward to an exciting finish to the season.

Just think what Spurs could do if we just managed to keep some stability!

Adam from Barnet – who’s glass is always half full!

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7 COMMENTS

    • No only an English team that wins it but doesn't finish in the top 4 would render this scenario. As 3 of our entrants are currently 1, 2 and 3 in the league, unless on of them has a horrendous end to the season, only Man Utd could do this and somehow I just don't see it happening.

  1. We are well into the second half of the season and are still out of the top four placings with a very inferior goal average. We are out of the domestic Cups so our only hope of a trophy is the Europa Cup. We have an inexperienced manager but at least he’s a Spurs man. The team, though consisting of top class players, is far from being a cohesive unit. These facts certainly do not auger well for a Champions League spot. We will be out of the competition before we can even get going. So, I’ll write off this season and do what Liverpool did the past couple of seasons – build a team that can pose a genuine challenge for, maybe, season 2015 / 2016 or the next. Spurs are trying to sprint before they can even crawl and that is impossible. Take the pressure off the players and retain those who are willing to place the club before their own interests. Only then, in my opinion will Spurs see the glory days again. As an after-thought we could target winning the Europa cup this season.

  2. This is our best XI – I for one, am worried about how many of these will be here next season, either because they cant wait to leave or because we sell em for a profit,.. There are also certain ones that shouldnt be in our 1st XI but we have no other option for the sake of a balanced team!… What a mess.

    Lloris

    Rose (Proper upgrade/alt option needed ASAP!!! – What a joke, that under AVB, a mgr who utilises FB's so much, we had no left footed option when Rose was out!!)

    Vertonghen
    Chiriches (CB's needed, Kaboom injury prone & Dawson,… Is just not good enough)

    Walker (This bloke needs a good backhand slap. Also some proper competition and maybe some electric shock treatment – Absolutely disgusting that hes paid circa 40K a week! – Honestly, I would love to slap him!! – Learn to defend and stop taking the piss!!!)

    DMF – Sandro (Is our moron of a Mgr gonna drop him cos he wants 2 CM's who get completely mugged off positionally? Probably)

    CMF – Paulinhio (Never understood why AVB played him as No10?! – Let him run free in the middle and do his thing)

    AMF – Eriksen (I would pin my hopes on him in the hole,,. IMO Siggy is a natural goal scoring No 10, but not high enough quality)

    LWF – Townsend – (He plays on the left!!…At least until he stops the previous wastefulness on the right under AVB,.. Width from left!)

    RWF – Lamela

    (This is the only bloke with the skill/experience/pedigree/potential to play as an inverted winger,..

    Lamela is light years ahead of our squad in terms of movement,. It has been so disappointing when I see the games he's featured in, as no-one is on his level. In fact, the majority of our players movement off the ball and in attacking positions is ABSOLUTELY WOEFUL!!! – Under AVB & Sherwood)

    CF – Adebayor (Surprise, surprise, we have no other option)

  3. Timmy for starters in not spurs man,,,To compare last season and season before is absolute stupidity,,,We had bale last season and modrich and vdv previous seasons with top top man manager in Harry,,I would love him back as our manager,,he would get us cl every season without fail,,

  4. Its all about opinions of course but the facts are there too and can’t be ignored. The decision to sack Harry looks crazy now, but we don’t know what went on behind the scenes.
    This article is designed to make all those doom merchants think things despite everything that things are not so bad and that a section of fans don’t need to be so negative all the time

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