Tottenham Hotspur Analysis

Stats and Projections for Spurs-City

I have projections for Tottenham Hotspur's match against Manchester City. I do not project a win for the good guys. I go through some of Manchester City's attacking stats to explain why.

On Holding Midfielders

Received wisdom says we need one to excel over the course of a season. But is this really the case?

Predicting how the window will conclude

Is the guess of one man really any less credible than those of major British newspapers?

The Premier League 2013-2014 in Graphs

I have been tracking the projections every week for the major races in the Premier League. Here they are.

Making up some left back targets

We're just throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks.

Sherwood wants more forward runs from Dembele

Tim Sherwood has indicated that he’d like to see more forward movement from Moussa Dembele. Here’s why this is a good thing, and why Moussa could be one of the crucial pieces in the Spurs puzzle.

I am skeptical of defensive statistics

I like statistics because they give us a framework for talking about complex events. I don't like statistics just because there's numbers. Sometimes numbers obfuscate, and I think this is the case with many of football's defensive stats.

Tactics Tuesday: Spurs vs. Swansea

On moving away from 4-4-2, the player Nabil Bentaleb should model his game after, and why Eriksen and Adebayor are awesome.

Projections: One step forward

The race for fourth place turned in Tottenham's favor a little this week, as both Everton and Liverpool drew winnable games. My projections still love Liverpool, and I take a quick look at why this is still so.

A reminder about Sherwood's job security

Sunday's performance was great. Tottenham's entire run under Tim Sherwood has been entertaining. He's still not guaranteed to keep his job past May.

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