Matt Swan

I have been a Spurs supporter since the days of Lineker and Gazza. I have had to endure many a mid table finish! I have had a season ticket for a number of years now and this is by far the best Spurs team that I have ever seen! Enjoying the ride this season!

Moussa Dembele - More than a Modric Replacement? | Stats Analysis

Moussa Dembele - More than a Modric Replacement? | Stats Analysis

With the long awaited transfer of Luka Modric to Real Madrid finally completed last weekend, all eyes turned to who his replacement would be at Spurs. Having witnessed the first two games of the new season it is evident that we were missing the ability of Modric to keep the ball and create from deep. When we were after controlled possession having taken the lead against West Brom, we were crying out for the little magician who was en-route to …
The Importance of Adebayor | Stats Comparison of Strikers From Top 6

The Importance of Adebayor | Stats Comparison of Strikers From Top 6

With two weeks to go until Tottenham face their season opener up at Newcastle, to say we are lightweight up front is an understatement. The only recognised strikers on the books are Jermain Defoe and the youngster Harry Kane. While I admired Spain playing with a false number 9 in the Euro’s, I don’t think it is realistic to expect Spurs to play it with the same level of impact! It has been widely reported that a deal for Adebayor …
The Mercurial Luka Modric | Rival Play-Makers Compared Statistically

The Mercurial Luka Modric | Rival Play-Makers Compared Statistically

With Luka Modric seeming set to leave Tottenham in search of Champions League glory with Real Madrid, there has been plenty of discussion amongst Tottenham fans as to how important a player he is. I have been surprised to see that there are some people that seem to think that Modric is easily replaceable. He is a player that has divided opinion but I for one think he is one of the best players that I have seen pull on …
Harry Redknapp | Farewell or Good Riddance? Analysis by a Spurs supporter

Harry Redknapp | Farewell or Good Riddance? Analysis by a Spurs supporter

How quickly things can change in football. Just 5 months ago Harry Redknapp was lapping up the applause as his Tottenham side thrashed Newcastle 5-0. A chorus of ‘We want you to stay’ was reverberating around White Hart Lane. This was in response to Redknapp being installed as the firm favourite to succeed the recently departed Fabio Capello as England manager. He was the nation’s choice for the job and nailed on favourite to take the hot seat. At this …
Should Aaron Lennon Have Made the England Squad? Opta Stats

Should Aaron Lennon Have Made the England Squad? Opta Stats

When Roy Hodgson announced his England squad last week there were a number of surprises. Most surprising for me and I am sure a number of England fans was the inclusion of Stewart Downing. This is a player who famously did not score or assist a goal throughout the season. Equally surprising for me was a player who was left out – our very own Aaron Lennon. Tottenham played their best football of the season when both Lennon and Bale …
Redknapp for England!

Redknapp for England!

“We want you to stay, we want you to stay - Harry Redknapp, we want you to stay”. It seems like a long time ago that song echoed round White Hart Lane. Redknapp had just got off his tax evasion charge, Spurs were flying high and Redknapp had been installed as the firm favourite to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager, as the Italian resigned from the post. Fast forward 10 weeks and when Spurs play Blackburn on Sunday, the …
Tottenham Taken Apart by the Canaries | Stats Report

Tottenham Taken Apart by the Canaries | Stats Report

Tottenham played two of the promoted teams at White Hart Lane in quick succession. Much like Swansea who had left empty handed in Tottenham’s previous home game, Paul Lambert and his Norwich team have rightly earned a number of plaudits this season. Swansea seem to have had more media attention, and their flowing passing football has been praised from all quarters. Norwich, have also had a great season but their progress seems to have gone under the radar when you …
Modric Vs Mata | Professional Performance as Spurs go Back to Basics

Modric Vs Mata | Professional Performance as Spurs go Back to Basics

After a disappointing draw at home to Stoke, It was important that Tottenham did not lose at Stamford Bridge Saturday lunchtime. Chelsea were in need of a win if they were to close the gap on Tottenham in the battle for Champions League football. How Redknapp set out his team was going to be highly important in determining how this game went. He has been criticised in recent weeks for playing players out of position – most notably switching Bale …