Finally Spurs managed to secure a manager after a farcical and incompetent search. I think it’s fair to claim that the new appointment wasn’t their 1st or 2nd choice. Nor indeed their 7th or 8th. This was bottom of the barrel stuff and I have question marks about how the new season will unfold but I will hold my judgement until the results start coming in.
posted on July 4, 2021
In my last post I wrote how I expected Jose Mourinho to get sacked in May. It looks like the Board decided enough was enough and they pulled the trigger an entire month early. I don’t think this is much of a surprise at all. The results were terrible. The squad was clearly not enjoying themselves and Spurs made a huge mistake by employing Mourinho in the first place. It’s a good call to make this sacking happen now as it will give various coaches around the planet the chance to consider taking the job and if their current place of employment is where they want to be. I am sure there are some there that think that the squad isn’t as bad as the numbers reflect and it should be easy to juice the players and get them working again and enjoying the football. Nagelsmann is a name we keep hearing in the Rumour-,mill, but I think it unlikely Spurs can pull that one off. I think it’s more likely its Brendan Rogers. Ideally you want your new coach in on the 1st June to begin preparations for the season so I expect an announcement for the new manager somewhere around end of May.
posted on Apr 19, 2021
I’ve been banging on a fair bit about Spurs recently and how its 1 step forward, 2 steps back. Looking at back these past 18 months and I feel the team have definitely regressed. Millions has been written off the player values due to not utilising them the correct way. Has-beens have been given 90 minutes while potentials are left to scrap over the last 10 minutes of a match. The entertainment value has totally ceased, its boring matches that emit zero joy. In the past Spurs would lose, but it was enjoyable! I’d rather a match we lost in a spectacular style than what we are served up now which are zombie players listlessly kicking the ball around with no real intent to score or defend and we still probably lose or its an insipid draw. The Carabao Cup is on in 2 weeks time. I don’t think the squad is in any state to beat Man.City, who are riding high right now and the any conceivable win will be due to Spurs getting lucky and City being very unlucky.
I am fully expecting that a day or two after the last football match of the season is played (23rd May) that the club announce that Mourinho has decided to leave with mutual consent following missing out on the targeted goals.
posted on Apr 13, 2021
I clearly spoke too soon in my last update where I talked about the green shoots of recovery. They turned out to be a handful of poisonous weeds. Looking at this football team objectively and I see individual talent but no cohesiveness as a team and for that, we can only blame the manager. Thats his job. He’s been derelict in his duty, or just unable or incapable of managing the various members. For this reason, he need to be sacked. The sooner the better. If Jose is still in charge come Sept 2021 then Spurs will be doomed to be a mid-table team.
posted on Mar 19, 2021
What a lovely match to behold that was. Spurs were oozing class, confidence and quality as they put in a great effort and achieved a great result. Obviously Bale played a stonker but I think there were other highlights also. Doherty did the best I’ve seen from him in a long while, Regulion was a constant menace on the left. I felt Sonny should have done more, I think he probably needs a match or two rest now and Winks as always I feel provides little, so I was happy when he got subbed. Not that Sissoko as his replacement was stand out either. Nevertheless these are the green shoots of recovery here and I just hope they squad can remain injury free and push on through these last 10 matches or so that remain until the end of the season. Do I think top 4? Honestly… no , I think 5th spot will be our final spot. Not a disaster if we can keep the squad but I suspect a lot of change this summer.
posted on Mar 8, 2021