Arsenal v Tottenham: the free video collection: see below
There is a piece in the Telegraph about Harry Kane who is featured in a Museum of London exhibition. In the press release for this event Kane expresses his “delight” that his “trophies, shirts, golden boots and some personal pieces which haven’t been seen publicly before” will be on display.
And indeed the “not seen before” bit will certainly be true, because Kane hasn’t won any trophies nor indeed winners’ medals with Tottenham or England – although maybe to be fair there might be a trophy from the under 9s or something like that.
Kane was born on 28 July 1993 and the years since have not really been the great and glorious years of Tottenham.
Tottenham, you may recall, if old enough, last won the Cup Winners Cup in 1963 and the Uefa Cup in 1984.
Now of course it is possible that the unborn Kane was playing for Tottenham, prior to 1993, and certainly watching them sometimes they do seem to have been using the unborn in their teams. Ghostly figures who flitter in and out, that sort of thing.
Although the Telegraph does quote Zeynep Kuşsan, the curator of the exhibition, as saying “we shouldn’t wait until something is in the past to celebrate it,” so I suppose it is all right to celebrate trophies to come. Even if they don’t come very often.
But let us look forward instead of back and consider Tottenham as we have done with other clubs we have played this season.
So we can see that Tottenham put in more tackles than Arsenal, commit more fouls than Arsenal and get more yellows than Arsenal. From this we can see the relationship, as we normally do for each game…
|Club||Tackles per fouls||Tackles per yellow||Fouls per Yellow|
As we can see, for once the referees’ stats contain no oddities. Tottenham tackle and foul more than Arsenal and pick up more yellow cards than Arsenal. They can put in slightly more tackles before a foul is called but the number is very small (0.04). Because they are tackling more often they catch the referee’s eye more often and so can get away with fewer tackles before being shown a yellow (again a low number 0.28).
As a result of this activity, Tottenham can commit fewer fouls before a yellow is given, which is a figure that has become increasingly consistent throughout the league since we started highlighting these numbers a few years ago.
It is also worth noting in passing that Arsenal have reduced their tackle rate still further of late and now have the second-lowest number of tackles made this season. Only Manchester City has committed fewer – which shows that Arteta’s project introduced in the first third of last season to cut out tackling, is continuing – and it would seem to be continuing to produce results.
In the last 24 games of last season the table read
|4||West Ham United||24||13||5||6||41||28||13||44|
They have improved by nine points, we have slipped back by one.
Arsenal v Tottenham: the free video collection
- 5 September 1970: Arsenal beat Tottenham on the way to the Double
- 9 December 1972: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Arsenal (9th Dec. 1972) Relive the game on video
- 26 April 1975: Arsenal v Tottenham as Tottenham seek to avoid relegation: the video
- 10 September 1988: A surreal free for all. The ultimate Tottenham game
- 31 March 2001: A minute’s silence for Rocky then taking Tottenham apart
- 16 November 2002: The greatest goal ever against Tottenham
- 15 December 2002: Tottenham v Arsenal, the complete game from 2002
- 8 Nov 2003: Beating Tottenham in the unbeaten season
- 13 November 2004: The amazing Tottenham 4 Arsenal 5
- 3 December 2006: Gilberto Silva is captain in this superb win over Tottenham
- 31 January 2007: Beating Tottenham 3-1 oh what fun!
- 15 September 2007: The Tottenham Arsenal game with the most brilliant goals
- 31 October 2009: Cesc scores the ultimate goal of the season – beating Tottenham
- 17 November 2012: Slamming five past Tottenham
- 1 September 2013: Arsenal v Tottenham 2013
- 16 March 2014: That wonderful Rosicky screamer against Tottenham at the very start
- 23 September 2015: Beating Tottenham in 2015
- 15 May 2016: Swamping Villa and destroying Tottenham and Arteta’s last goal
- Everton v Arsenal: extraordinary figures seen in the last 6 games table
- Everton v Arsenal: how this referee treats the home and away team
- Everton v Arsenal and the oddity of referee behaviour
- With Balogun will Arsenal be heading toward goalscoring records
- Everton v Arsenal this saturday lunchtime: just what are Everton playing at?