Tottenham Hotspur Analysis

Whenever we want to put on our thinking caps and actually say something intelligent and thoughtful about Spurs, it goes here.

The case for Milos Veljkovic

Tottenham need help in the center of defense, but instead of buying a bunch of defenders, one answer may already be with the team.

#NeverRed is a small club mentality

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Tottenham Hotspur's new home kit has a red logo. That's probably not the worst thing that ever happened.

Hot Stat Takes: Who Is Mauricio Pochettino?

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I break down Mauricio Pochettino's managerial tendencies, looking not only at his Southampton sides but also his time with Espanyol in Spain.

Grading the squad: Central Midfielders

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These grades are all pretty average. They probably also lack character and gut.

Community Report Card: Defenders

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The community has they're say about Tottenham's defenders and, predictably, it's not good.

Grading the squad: Defenders

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Time to grade the defenders. Hint: it's not pretty.

Community Report Card: Goalkeepers

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Yesterday I graded Tottenham Hotspur's goalkeepers and then asked you for your own grades. Here's how you graded the keepers.

Grading the Squad: Goalkeepers

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In the wake of the firing of Tim Sherwood, we've forgotten to do a lot of season recap and review stuff, so let's start that off by taking a look at the goalkeepers and assessing their performances.

Talking Pochettino with a Saints blogger

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What kind of a manager are we getting if we hire Mauricio Pochettino? Who better to ask than a football blogger and Southampton fan!

Getting rid of Sherwood not as easy as you think

51

Tim Sherwood is wanted by numerous smaller clubs. This is bad for us.

Order out of chaos

38

Even if Tottenham wasted a chance to take a step forward this year, we crucially didn't move backwards. From a wasted season, this writer argues there has been much for Spurs fans to take heart from.

Harry Kane and the best young strikers of the EPL

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I've gone through my databases for the best young striker seasons of recent vintage in the English Premier League, and Harry Kane's recent run stands near the top.

Writers Prediction League: Spurs at West Ham

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The writers at Cartilage Free Captain predict the result for Tottenham Hotspur's match at West Ham United.

Projecting the races

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Projections for the title and relegation battles in the English Premier League. Charts ahoy!

Writers Prediction League: Spurs at Stoke City

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The writers at Cartilage Free Captain predict the result for Tottenham Hotspur's match at Stoke City.

Finishing skill is real

47

I use my shot matrix database to identify player finishing skill across large samples. While it hides from view at the individual level, finishing skill emerges clearly when the data is aggregated.

Premier League projections: Down to the wire

43

I have run projections for the few remaining English Premier League matches, and I give odds on finishing first, fourth or seventeenth for those clubs still in the mix.

What type of manager would best suit Spurs?

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Forget about the names available. Let's take a big picture look at football management.

Pochettino should not be Tottenham's next manager

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Mauricio Pochettino has a lot of points in his favor, but is he really what's best for Tottenham Hotspur?

Writers Prediction League: Spurs v. Fulham

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The writers at Cartilage Free Captain predict the result for Tottenham Hotspur's match vs Fulham.

What's wrong with Arsenal?

23

In this article, I begin an exploration of what's wrong with Arsenal, as the Gunners have fallen from first place into a tightly-matched battle for fourth. I take a look at one popular explanation...

Writers Prediction League: Spurs at West Brom

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The writers at Cartilage Free Captain predict the result for Tottenham Hotspur's match at West Brom.

Statistical previews for the weekend

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These are numbers and projections for all the big games of the weekend, including of course Tottenham at West Brom.

FanPost
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Daniel Levy's most important decision

Daniel Levy may have to hire a new manager this summer, but the bigger decision will be just how committed the Tottenham Hotspur chairman is to the Director of Football system.

Can Tottenham Still Finish Top 4?

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How many points will it take for Arsenal to lock in a fourth place finish? How about for Everton? Do Spurs and Man United still have a chance? I break down the odds for both the top four and...

Breaking Down the EPL Title Race

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With a three-team race heading down the stretch, I break out the projections to see what each club's magic numbers are to win the title.

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