Stadium: White Hart Lane (36,200)
Distance from OT: 199 miles
Position 07/08: 11th
Head-to-head 07/08: 1-0 (h) 1-1 (a)
When do we play them? 13/12 (a) 25/4 (h)
16/08/2008 11:09

Capital clubs: Tottenham

Spurs fans will be looking for league progress from Cup king Ramos...

Headmaster After Martin Jol’s protracted departure saw Spurs fans resemble a baying Big Brother crowd, a Carling Cup win soon increased Juande Ramos’ stock. But while the Spaniard’s Cup-winning pedigree is without question (he won the Copa del Rey and UEFA Cup twice with Sevilla), it’s league form Spurs fans want addressing. The 53-year-old took Sevilla to within a game of winning La Liga in 2007; Tottenham followers would snap your hand off to be in a similar position.

Head boy Should he stay or should he go? Only the petulant – but brilliant – Dimitar Berbatov knows the answer.

Maths Last season it took Spurs 17 games for their points total to exceed the number of games played.

English Jonathan Woodgate’s arrival accentuated an already English spine, but Ramos is now looking further afield for talent.

History Spurs hold the record for most consecutive wins from the start of a top-flight season (11 in 1960-61). How they’d love a start even half as good this term.

Tuck shop item Haribo: a tangy treat, but not too many, boys – you’re on a diet.

Predicted grade B+ Top four might be stretching it a bit, but with Luka Modric they may close the gap on Liverpool.

Detention Didier Zokora – 10 yellows, one red and some of the worst acting this side of Eldorado.


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