Sunday, February 26, 2006

Spurs Season Starts Now

March is going to be a defining month in determining the success or failure of Spurs' season. The promising results up to the beginning of 2006 have slipped some-what and since the win at Manchester City there has been only one victory in the last six Premiership games. The chasing pack are gathering behind Spurs who still hold the coveted 4th place with its qualification for Champions League football next season.

Recent results have seen opportunities missed to consolidate in 4th place and while Spurs have watched Arsenal struggle to close the gap, other clubs have taken the chance to join the fight for European places. Next weekend's opponents, Blackburn have shown improved form in recent weeks with wins over both Arsenal and Manchester United at Ewood Park. Their away form has not been as good so Spurs will be hoping that record is maintained next Sunday. Bolton, now free from European commitments and West Ham have made considerable advances in recent weeks and all are eyeing European places.

This month's games will determine whether Spurs can maintain their challenge or tail off into mid-table after such a promising start to the season. Blackburn at home followed by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge will demand maximum effort and concentration by all the team and it is to be hoped that they will all be 'up' for these games. The matches against Villa, Sunderland and Wigan saw dropped points which could be crucial come the season's end. They were games were Spurs would have hoped for more and having missed those chances, Spurs will need to make the most of the games at Birmingham and against West Brom at the Lane. Four games against teams in blue and hopefully Spurs won't have 'the blues' by the end of the month.

What would be a respectable points tally from those four games? A team wanting Champions League football next season would expect nine points - how near Spurs are to that number could indicate their chances of achieving that goal.

'Come On You Spurs'

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