15 points from 7 games. It’s been a very good start and to try to put it into some perspective, I trawled through the history books to see when we last made such a sprightly exit from the starting blocks.
The last time that we took 15 points from our first 7 games, was way back in 1990/91 and what’s more we were unbeaten at this stage of the season. A 3-1 opening day victory over Manchester City was followed up by a pair of 0-0 draws away at Sunderland and then The Scum. We then beat Derby 3-0 and Leeds 2-0, before slipping to a 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace (typical Spurs), but the season was soon back on track with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
Having finished third the previous season, we actually remained unbeaten for the first 10 league games, before eventually succumbing to a 3-1 home defeat to Liverpool. After this loss our league season pretty much fell apart, not least because it emerged that Tottenham were absolutely skint and millions in debt, with the papers speculating wildly over which players would be sold and whether the club would go bust.
In the end we finished 10th, although as we also won the FA Cup that season, it would be petty to complain. Fortunately, I can’t see this season’s league campaign going belly-up like it did back in 1991. Unless there’s something that Daniel Levy isn’t telling us.