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No Glenn it's not aimed at anybody in particular, I'm just fed up with the relentl...
No Glenn it's not aimed at anybody in particular, I'm just fed up with the relentless amount of biased press about the man and the fact that a lot of Spurs fans seem to believe it all. There are so many on all sites that just slate the man for, IMHO, no real reason.
He has the highest win rate of Spurs managers since I don't know when, probably the 60s. Yes I agree we are not playing with the dash and verve that we saw under our last manager but it's, as people keep saying, a results business and I feel he is getting results DESPITE being new to PL football, all the injuries to the squad, lack of top strikers, loss of key starmen from last season, etc. As he is new he will obviously make mistakes, I just hope he learns from them! I think he has already learnt from his Dawson for sale mistake.
Only time will tell whether he is really great or just good or even crap but he deserves that time (at least a couple of seasons) to prove himself one way or the other. Could do with more help from the board if, big IF, the right players come along and we can afford them.Not just signing on but wages wise too.
Im with you Joe i think AVB is a good coach doing a very good job,would i swop him for Har...
Im with you Joe i think AVB is a good coach doing a very good job,would i swop him for Harry? not on your nelly.
I see our main stumbling block being Levy not willing or able to push on to the next level he is trying to play with the big boys on a shoestring. If we had got a class striker in Jan as AVB wanted i think top four would have been a cert now im very uneasy.
I was excited by AVB's appointment now let's hope that isnt dashed by Spurs not doing the blindingly obvious as usual. COYS
If this is in anyway directed at me due to a recent response to one of your posts LTS can ...
If this is in anyway directed at me due to a recent response to one of your posts LTS can I please just state this for the record?
I am 100% behind AVB and the team. I think he is obviously is great coach given what he has achieved for Porto and he is still learning. What I am skeptical about is Levy and the board - I know that there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes which we do not know about, but I often find that there's a reluctance to strengthen our squad when we need to for short term gains such as securing a champions league spot at the end of the season, which can surely only help our long term strategy (which you alluded to in that post?)
You yourself mentioned Harry failed to get us in the champions league 2 years in a row, and maybe that's because he lacks the top level management experience (balancing CL with PL) or maybe it's because Levy didn't invest enough over those two seasons in the areas we needed? Most likely a combination of the two.
I'm not whingeing, I've been supporting Spurs long enough to know we don't have it too bad at the moment, but that doesn't mean we (as fans) shouldn't be expecting us to aim higher, win trophies, get established etc. - and not have to wait another 5-10 years for it. Our time is now, with the players we've had, but we risk losing our best players if we fail to get CL football and then we're having to rebuild again.
I'm totally with you Remmah, we're 1 point of 3rd and only 5 points of 2nd. I jus...
I'm totally with you Remmah, we're 1 point of 3rd and only 5 points of 2nd.
I just can't believe the diatribe he gets from so many soo called Spurs fans, from the press yes but not our own supporters. Stop whingeing all the time and get behind the club, that means all the players, staff, management and the board. Tottenham Hotspur haven't been in such a solid position since the 1980's and even then we had money problems.
Yes he has made mistakes but he appears to be learning all the time.
Yes HR had us playing great football but he never won anything and lost us 2 years of CL.
COYS and supporters!!!
Like you Joe, I've said he should be given a fair chance, and I think he's doing a...
Like you Joe, I've said he should be given a fair chance, and I think he's doing a good job considering the new player's and injuries he's had to manage. I'm amazed some people think we're a shoe in for a top 4 place when you look at the quality we lost and bedding in the new boy's, having key player's missing for large part's of the season. AVB made mistake's early on as he got to know the player's, but some judged him without any thought HE was new as well. I look at the team against Newcastle and think he would of got slaughtered had we not won, seeing Naughton start over BAE and Caulker over Vertongen, but he obviously thought the extra pace they offered was benificial for that game, and thats what a manager has to do, pick a team HE thinks can do the job. I think he could become a top manager once he gains enough experience but maybe not with us, because as soon as we go through a lean spell, he will be hounded out by media and fans alike. I judge him on what he doe's over a couple of seasons, and not on media biase as some do.
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