Dirty Dozen

12 games left.

Tottenham V Swansea
QPR V Tottenham
Man Utd V Tottenham
Tottenham V Leicester
Burnley V Tottenham
Tottenham V Aston Villa
Newcastle V Tottenham
Southampton V Tottenham
Tottenham V Man City
Stoke V Tottenham
Tottenham V Hull
Everton V Tottenham

I see seven wins. Three defeats. In 2010 this was the fixture list for the final 12 games:

A Wigan 0–3 W    
H Everton  2–1 W    
H Blackburn  3–1 W    
A Stoke  1–2 W    
H Portsmouth 2–0 W    
A Sunderland  3–1 L    
H Arsenal 2–1 W  
H Chelsea 2-1 W
A Manchester Utd 3–1 L
H Bolton 1–0 W    
A Manchester City 0–1 W     
A Burnley 4–2 L       

Eight wins, three defeats.

The two games against Arsenal and Chelsea were defining and unexpected. Which is the type of factor that renders most prediction lists redundant because you just don't know what will happen. Can we avoid losses to United away, Southampton away and City at home? Should we be more concerned about the home games against lesser opposition - a common problem in recent times?

Thinking about all, I'm not sure I care. It's just 12 more games for Poch to get the best out of the current squad. We might see them react positively to the recent heartbreak. If we do, great. If we don't, it's just 12 games to go before Poch hopefully gets to make the necessary changes for a more solid looking team come 2016.