Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Update - September 2008

Well the 2008 season is underway and the my Spurs club have had a lot of difficulties in the first month. Our season started with an impressive victory at West Ham however a run of very poor away matches and some difficult ties versus Arsenal and Liverpool have left the club in an unfavorable spot to start the year.

The club has also suffered an early exit in the league cup (which they are holders of) at the hands of Arsenal in the 3rd round. An unfortunate draw of the Gunners early in the competition has left confidence low on the squad.

The main reason for the run of bad defeats has been low morale and the fact the club has not yet gelled with each other at all yet. The new signings of Modric, Moutinho, and Bentley have disappointed so far although they are still working their way into the Spurs system. A lot of the players have low morale due to the belief that their "manager's lack of experience may hinder the club's progress" which is something that hopefully will get better as we get some results. The next match sees Tottenham in Vaslui Romania with hopes of locking up a spot in the Euro Cup group stage. We won the first leg 2-0 at White Hart Lane.

Recent Fixtures

Premier League Table

Current Squad Status

Fans have been disappointed with the signing of Moutinho so far as you can see his form has been awful to start his career at Tottenham. Fans are also displeased with the play Darren Bent, Fraizer Campbell, and Ledley King, who has made several mistakes that have led to goals recently.
I am looking for some improved form from these players as we get into some matches that we have a good chance of winning in the next few weeks.
One bright note so far this season has been the start of Roman Pavlyuchecnko. The big striker has got off to a decent start with the new club netting 3 goals so far and has been playing well in the role of target man up front.

1 comment:

  1. Hate to say I told you so. :P

    Uh-oh, Bent hasn't even scored yet...