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No hands, no legs, he's training with Spurs before Saints game

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A heart warming story in these troubled times. Tottenham Hotspur has asked brave little Marshall Jansen, aged 8, who has lost both his hands and legs, to come and train with the club.

No hands, no legs, he's training with Spurs before Saints game

After suffering meningitis Marshall lost both hands and both legs and was simply too embarrassed to play football with his friends. To suffer so at just 8-years-old is traumatic for him and his family. Emotionally and mentally they have huge barriers to overcome and it is wonderful to see the club play a tiny part in boosting the youngsters morale and self-esteem.

Marchall, from Perenporth, contracted meningitis only days after being born and was then described by a doctor as the sickest child he had ever many a youngster, and adults for that matter, he is sports mad and a proud Spurs fan. The club has invited him to White Hart Lane to meet his heroes and train with them before the Southampton game on Sunday.

We have all been youngsters once and remember the awe in which we held our heroes. Having worked with those less fortunate than most and those with mental barriers, moments and gestures like this warm my heart. They bring a tear to the eye too.

Read the full story, at (link below)  see more pictures, hear what his Mum has to say and Marshall himself - Marshall Jansen

No hands, no legs, he's training with Spurs before Saints game No hands, no legs, he's training with Spurs before Saints game Reviewed by THBlogNews on 6:30 pm Rating: 5

Spurs v Saints - a first half goal is vital

6:30 pm

Spurs v Saints

Tournament: English Premier League (EPL)
Date: Sunday 5 October 2014
Kick-off: 14:05 BST
Venue: White Hart Lane, London

I've been doing well with the game evaluations so far so let's see how this game is going to go.

This is a tough game, we are learning a new system, have lost 2 from 3 at home and not won in 4 games in the Premier League, the last 2 of which we haven't scored a goal in. Southampton meanwhile have won their last 4 and scored 10 goals while defensively they are the best team in the country.


  • Danny Rose (Spurs) to have a fitness test (presumed muscle injury)
  • Etienne Capoue (Spurs) to undergo a fitness test (presumed muscle injury)
  • Kyle Walker (Spurs) out with long-term injury
  • Maya Yoshida (Southampton) remains on the injured list
  • Florin Gardos (Southampton) may return from injury

Current Form Guide

(Green = win, Yellow = draw, Pink = loss)


Sun 5 Oct 2014
KO: 2.05 BST


Last 6 matches
27 SepArsenal - SPUS1-12-1SAINTS - QPR27 Sep
21 SepSPURS - WBA0-10-1Swansea City - SAINTS20 Sep
13 SepSunderland - SPURS2-24-0SAINTS - Newcastle U13 Sep
31 AugSPURS - Liverpool0-31-3West Ham U - SAINTS30 Aug
24 AugSPURS - QPR4-00-0SAINTS - WBA23 Aug
16 AugWest Ham U - SPURS0-12-1Liverpool - SAINTS17 Aug

Home and Away Form Tables

Home table
Away table

Previous encounters in the Premier League has seen no draws in 10 games with Tottenham holding a slight advantage.

Tottenham wins6
Southampton wins4

Tottenham goals17
Southampton goals13


23 Mar 14Tottenham - Southampton3-2
22 Dec 13Southampton - Tottenham2-3
4 May 13Tottenham - Southampton1-0
28 Oct 12Southampton - Tottenham1-2
5 Mar 05Southampton - Tottenham1-0
18 Dec 04Tottenham - Southampton5-1
27 Mar 04Southampton - Tottenham1-0
20 Sep 03Tottenham - Southampton1-3
1 Jan 03Southampton - Tottenham1-0
31 Aug 02Tottenham - Southampton2-1

The 5 corresponding fixtures sees Tottenham with 4 victories and 1 loss, 3-2, 1-0, 5-1, 1-3, 2-1, goals for 12 goals against 7, points 12 out of a possible 15.

Of the home goals we have scored 75% have come in the first half and 75% of those we have conceded have come in the second half. Southampton away from home have scored 80% of their goals in the second half and conceded 67% in the first half.

For Tottenham at home and Southampton away the opposition score first 67.67% of the time and neither side is usually ahead at half-time, Tottenham 33.33% of the time, Southampton 0%.

At home Tottenham have spent an average of 26 minutes per game winning while Southampton away spend 10.7 minutes in front per game.

Goals Scored Table

Goals Scored Table

3Manchester City612
5Manchester U611
7Crystal Palace610
8West Ham U610
9Hull City69
10Leicester City69
12Swansea City68
15Newcastle U65
16Stoke City65
18Aston Villa64

Goals Conceded Table

Goals Conceded Table

2Stoke City65
3Swansea City66
7Manchester City67
9Aston Villa67
12Manchester U69
14West Ham U610
15Leicester City610
16Crystal Palace610
17Hull City611
18Newcastle U612

THBN Verdict

The Pochettino factor will no doubt be important to Southampton fans, putting one over on their former manager but it's not important in the greater scheme of things. No doubt it will be the same or a very similar side to the Arsenal game as Pochettino continues to look and see who can play his tactics and who can't.

The key to this game from a stats point of view seems to be whether Tottenham score in the first half as Southampton look likely to score in the second half, they have scored in every away game. Like the WBA game it may be a case of us having to score twice to win which, crazy as it sounds, might be easier given Southampton's tactics.

We are hopeless at the moment if a team sits, the front players don't yet have the confidence to adopt the system properly as we saw against WBA when they were clueless. It was a throw back to Wigan again so the struggles suggest it is the players and not the manager who have the problem.

ITK suggests they have grasped the system on the training field but revert to type in match situations which is exactly what I have been suggesting is happening. That is down to their mental ability although it does seem though as if we may be adopting two differing tactics depending upon our opponents, we'll have to wait and see on that one.

Currently Southampton score more goals than we do and let in fewer goals, yet we are favourites, the statistics suggest false favourites. We have to score first in the first half and may have to settle for a draw but there is no way we should be considered favourites at this stage of our development.

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