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Blackburn v Tottenham Head-to-Head

Posted on 24 August 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

<TABLE align=center border=0 cellPadding=1 cellSpacing=0 width="98%"><TBODY><TR><TD><TABLE border=0 cellPadding=1 cellSpacing=1 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD class=bethead width="33%">&nbsp&#59;</TD><TD align=middle class=bethead width="33%"><B>BERG</B></TD><TD align=middle class=bethead width="33%"><B>KING</B></TD></TR><TR><TD class=bethead colSpan=3 height=2><B>APPEARANCES</B></TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Minutes on pitch</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">180</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">180</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bethead colSpan=3><B>GOAL ATTEMPTS</B></TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Goals</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">0</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">0</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bethead colSpan=3><B>DEFENDING</B></TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Blocks</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">1</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">2</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Headed clearances</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">18</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">15</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Other clearances</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">2</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">11</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Interceptions</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">1</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">0</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Tackles won</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">3</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">2</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bethead colSpan=3><B>PASSING</B></TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Passing accuracy</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">74%</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">79%</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bethead colSpan=3><B>DISCIPLINE</B></TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Fouls</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">0</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">1</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection width="33%">Yellow Cards</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">0</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection width="33%">0</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection height=21 width="33%">Red Cards</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection height=21 width="33%">0</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection height=21 width="33%">0</TD></TR><TR><TD class=betsection height=21 width="33%">Opta Index score</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection height=21 width="33%">942</TD><TD align=middle class=betsection height=21 width="33%">915</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bethead>First Goalscorer Odds</TD><TD align=middle class=bethead><A href="" target=_new>50/1</A></TD><TD align=middle class=bethead><A href="" target=_new>33/1</A></TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD class=betsection colSpan=3>Secure, tax-free online betting with <A href="" target=_new></A></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#000000><TD><TABLE border=0 cellPadding=1 cellSpacing=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD class=betpara colSpan=4><TABLE align=right bgColor=#000000 border=0 cellPadding=4 cellSpacing=0 width=80><TBODY><TR><TD><IMG height=180 src="" width=125> </TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD height=2><B><FONT color=#ffffff face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=1>Henning Berg v</FONT></B></TD></TR><TR><TD><IMG height=180 src="" width=125></TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD height=2><B><FONT color=#ffffff face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=1>Ledley King</FONT></B></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><FONT face=Verdana size=2><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Henning Berg and Ledley King will take the field and go head-to-head this Saturday, but their careers are at opposite ends.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">King has dropped back to defence after playing games last season in midfield, but manager Glenn Hoddle rates him very highly and that is good news - especially as he has to fill the metaphorical boots that were left behind by Sol Campbell. The 'new Sol Campbell' tag is going to hang around his neck like a huge festering albatross, but everything that the player has done so far has done little to dispel the whispers that he is going to be a very good player.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">His opposite number will be the experienced Norwegian. Berg may be losing his pace and entering the twilight of his career, but he was a key member of the Blackburn promotion side and could well be one of their key performers over the coming months.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">In Blackburn's first two games of the season, Berg made 20 clearances as Derby and Manchester United had differing results against the Ewood Park defence. King was even more productive with 26 clearances for Tottenham and he appears to have the ability to become a regular centre-back for the side.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Both players have also got forward in their first two games and have attempted a shot each. This could well be a game decided on the set-pieces and with big defenders coming forward they might be a decent bet for getting on the score-sheet at some point. King is <A href="" target=_new>9/1</A> and Berg <A href="" target=_new>14/1</A> to beat the opposing 'keeper during the afternoon. The saner folk among us may not wish to waste their money with these bets, although it is worth noting that King does hold the record for the fastest ever goal scored In the Premiership.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Berg already has a wealth of experience but time is not on his side. King is just starting out and is well below the prime age for his position. This clash will illustrate that in the Premiership these days, the players are starting younger and playing for longer - quality is expected regardless of age.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN></FONT></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>