Welcome to Spurs Fanatic – the Spurs blog that analyses Tottenham Hotspur player and team performances through the use of Opta Data, Chalkboards and Stats Zone.
This Spurs blog was put together to explore how each player’s actions on the pitch can not only effect their performance, but also that of the Tottenham team.
I’ve been fascinated by this ever since watching Clive Allen give a lesson on being a predator in the penalty box when attending my first ever game at age six.
Allen’s movement and quickness to lose defenders in such a small area and be first to the ball had me hooked on not only just what a player does to be successful, but also what he is not doing when his performance dips.
This Spurs blog is dedicated to exploring that relationship between how well or badly a Tottenham player is performing and the reasons why. It’ll also look at the knock-on effects on the Spurs team and the tactics employed by them and their opponents.
I hope you’ll find it interesting, insightful and want to get involved.
How can I join in on Spurs Fanatic?
There are seven ways to join in with the Spurs Fanatic community:
1. By leaving comments on the articles
Without them there wouldn’t be any debate. We spend most of our time at work, the pub or watching a match expressing our views on the Spurs players, managerial decisions and tactics. So air your views on each article, so you can chat with me and other fans.
2. By sharing these Spurs blog articles on your favourite social networks
If you’ve enjoyed an article then please share it on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, or your preferred social network to grow the debate and get other Spurs fans involved. I interact with a number of fans this way and these are great forums to discuss everything Tottenham.
3. By joining the community on the Facebook page
Here you can leave comments or messages for fellow Tottenham fans. The Spurs Fanatic Facebook page will keep you up to date with the latest articles and is also a place to comment on the main issues in the news. Don’t like the team’s formation? think a player would be better in another position? then leave a comment here. Hit the ‘like’ button to get started.
4. By joining the debate on Twitter
If Facebook is not your thing, then why not chat Tottenham with me on Twitter? If you follow @Spurs_Fanatical you’ll get further insight in to what Spurs stuff i’m reading, researching and talking about. You’ll also get notifications of my latest Spurs blog posts or we can just chat about the mighty Tottenham. Hit ‘follow’ to get involved.
5. By sending feedback
I’m always looking to improve the site and quality of articles, so get in touch via the contact form if there is something you’d like to see improved, have an idea for the site or a subject to cover.
6. By writing for Spurs Fanatic
I’m always on the lookout for budding writers who tactically and statistically analyse all things Tottenham. If you think you have what it takes and are passionate about the club, then send me a sample of your work through the Contact page or Twitter and i’ll be in touch.
7. By having the Spurs Fanatic write for you
If you like what i do and have a Spurs blog or website of your own and want me to write an article for you, then get in touch through the contact page.