We're In The Mix
We all know about the many records our lads have broken this season. They seem to be endless. With two games to go we will continue breaking records with every point we put in the bank. It has been an absolutely brilliant season and anyone on Vital Spurs who thinks otherwise should transfer to VA (I make no apologies for that).
One of the biggest worries for us Spurs supporters over the PL years is our record against the top six teams. We have been extremely good, albeit inconsistently, in most areas of the game but our matches against the top clubs have not provided the points required to be title contenders. That seems to have changed. Our points record against the top six teams around us this season head-to-head is...
Spurs 1 v 4 Pool 0 1 Draw/Loss Spurs 4 v 1 United 1 3 Draw/Win Spurs 4 v 1 City 3 1 Win/Draw Spurs 4 v 1 Arsenal 1 3 Win/Draw Spurs 3 v 3 Chelsea 3 0 Win/Loss Spurs 4 v 1 Everton 1 3 Draw/Win.
Our points total against the six closest teams to us is twenty out of a possible thirty-six. Only Pool has out-pointed us over two legs. Throughout the season we have also kept in touch with the two-points-per-game average which usually achieves CL or EL football. Towards the end of the season we have blown this average out of the water. I don't think we have come anywhere close to that in the PL era. What this does, effectively, is result in a squad full of confidence and high on team spirit. The other thing it does, after finishing third last season and second this season, is establish us as a club which is well and truly in the mix as title contenders.
We don't know where this will lead but one thing is certain...every other PL team will treat us with some serious respect on the park next season. Of course our immediate future is dependent on a number of factors, the most important being the imminent Transfer Window activity. But ... what a season this has been! And doesn't it feel great to be in the mix?