Tottenham Hotspur | The Season So Far: Stats Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur | The Season So Far: Stats Analysis

For the first time in Andre Villas-Boas' managerial career, the Portuguese entered a second season with a football club - Tottenham Hotspur. A manager known for his intense tactical detail, compared to his predecessor Harry Redknapp, who told his team to 'f***ing run around a bit." Interestingly, Villas-Boas' start to Spurs life wasn't appreciated by some of the the White Hart Lane faithful, with boos and chants of 'AVB out' across N17 after drawing 1-1 to Norwich and West Bromwich …
Should Soldado Be Dropped Or Can He Offer Spurs More Than Just Goals?

Should Soldado Be Dropped Or Can He Offer Spurs More Than Just Goals?

When he was signed in the summer from Valencia, Roberto Soldado was seen as a player that would bring a real clinical edge to Tottenham. The Spanish forward had been prolific for Valencia in previous seasons scoring 59 league goals in his last three seasons. In his first six league games at Tottenham, Soldado is yet to score from open play. The striker scored two penalties in Spurs’ first two games but has yet to net in the league since. …
Jermain Defoe Ruled Out For 3 Weeks

Jermain Defoe Ruled Out For 3 Weeks

[caption id="attachment_25767" align="alignright" width="223"] Click to enlarge Defoe Stats[/caption] Jermain Defoe is set to be ruled out for up to 3 weeks after damaging ankle ligaments in Tottenham's 1-0 win at West Brom on Sunday, leaving Spurs incredibly short up front. Although, it could get worse for Tottenham fans if scans reveal any further damage to Defoe's ankle. The only good news for Tottenham fans is that Togo were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations by Burkina Faso …
Gareth Bale Staying Put | Bale Stats

Gareth Bale Staying Put | Bale Stats

Andre Villas-Boas has assured Tottenham fans that Gareth Bale will still be at White Hart Lane next season, whether the North London side qualify for the Champions League or not. The Tottenham manager said "The information that I have from the club, which was mistakenly written about last week, is that the player is here to remain, independent of the objectives of Champions League qualification being achieved or not. "I would be extremely surprised (if he left). [quote] "Whatever price tag the player …
AVB highlights the importance of keeping Gareth Bale | Bale Stats

AVB highlights the importance of keeping Gareth Bale | Bale Stats

Who is the better prospect for Tottenham? Soldado or Dzeko?

Who is the better prospect for Tottenham? Soldado or Dzeko?

[box_light]Editors Note: This article was written before the news broke that Tottenham had agreed a deal with Valencia for Roberto Soldado.[/box_light] As the transfer window passes this summer, the stories linking players with potential new clubs have increased. Some are ridiculous, some believable and some (three in particular) that have dominated the newspapers for several weeks now. One story that has credibility behind it and that has been around for a few weeks is that of Roberto Soldado to Tottenham. …
Spurs Info-Graphics | Goals Conceded under Redknapp & AVB Comparison

Spurs Info-Graphics | Goals Conceded under Redknapp & AVB Comparison

In an earlier article we looked at whether Tottenham had improved under Andre Villas-Boas compared to the 2011/2012 season and discovered that although Tottenham had let the opposition have fewer shots on target they had conceded 0.13 more goals per game. We take a more detailed look into Tottenham's defensive performances by looking where on the pitch Tottenham conceded their goals in the last two seasons as well as where on the pitch the opposition had the most shots on target. …
Villas Boas' Tactics to Evolve With Paulinho | Tactical Analysis

Villas Boas' Tactics to Evolve With Paulinho | Tactical Analysis

Spurs have just paid £17m for a defensive midfield player, unsurprisingly fans are wondering whether AVB spent too much time with Jose at the Bridge. This is big money for Spurs as £17m would go along way for a quality striker. Last season Spurs fans grumbled at paying 11m for young goalkeeper Loris as they already had three goalkeepers in Brad Friedel, Carlo Cudicini and Heurelho Gomes. However this proved an excellent signing for the future; building a top squad, …
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