Date:Monday December 16 2013
Well what do we expect after such a humbling. Lets go a little further and say Another Humbling...
I have previously stated that the media have it in for Andre Villas-Boas, but after yesterdays non show, and increasing rumours that there were 'meetings' after yesterday's game and perhaps more this morning, you have to wonder if Daniel Levy is seriously looking at making a change. Fabio Capello, who has previously worked with Franco Baldini, and Guus Hiddink, are two vastly experienced names that have initially been linked with either long or more likely short term appointments, whilst the likes of Jurgen Klinsmann, Glen Hoddle, Michael Laudrup and Mauricio Pochettino have all been mentioned in the media as potential long term replacements.
AVB has spoken, somewhat unconvincingly that he isn't a quitter, but for the first time yesterday he looked to me like a beaten man and perhaps one that already knows or expects his fate, but like all managers today the compensation for being sacked, makes quitting not an option. Would a sacking be too soon? It is hard to gauge without insight into the dressing room and the managers relationship with his DoF and Chairman, but there seems an increasing uncertainty on the pitch, whilst you have to question whether individually or as a team, we are playing better or with more cohesion or confidence.
Sacking a manager during such a busy time of the season is always a massive gamble, but if the wheels are coming off, do the club need to make positive action, especially if there is an intention to spend more in the new year and you don't trust the current manager to utilise the players to their potential. Should the club not bring in an experienced or long term coach, is there a short term solution in giving the post to Tim Sherwood, to see if he can steady the ship, and who knows, he and Stefan Freund, may well bring back the Spurs feel to the club and also hopefully see a return of more attractive football.
I have to confess to still being on the fence over any decision. I am not comfortable in sacking yet another manager, whilst I am equally unhappy with the way the team is under performing and I still struggle to see progression and forward planning to make the team perform to the level we hoped for. I fully accept that this is a highly competitive league this season and as a result a top four place is hugely difficult, but should we not be looking at the defeats, but more to their manner and make our judgement on that, as opposed to our league position and retain that blind faith that given time, all will be right in the end...
Date:Monday December 16 2013
Kaboul free to face Arsenal! (Tuesday March 11 2014)
Déjà vu (Tuesday March 11 2014)
Top 4 Phobia/and over inflated egos. (Tuesday March 11 2014)
Time for ENIC to go! (Monday March 10 2014)
Put up or shut up! (Monday March 10 2014)
CESARE PRANDELLI AT THE LANE? (Monday March 10 2014)
Has Tim talked himself out of a job? (Sunday March 9 2014)
CHELSEA vs SPURS: The Report!. (Sunday March 9 2014)
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur. (Friday March 7 2014)
Let Battle Commence! (Friday March 7 2014)
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