Good Week/Bad Week

spud

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2003
Messages
4,247
#21
I reckon TS will be a very good manager in the future, when he develops more skill in handling star players (as opposed to youth players, whom he plainly understands how to handle very, very well), better judgment with the press and more tactical sophistication and variety.
You may be right, but I would suggest that if a man in his mid-forties who has spent his entire adult life in the game - much of it in a coaching or supervisory role - has not yet acquired these skills, then it has to be doubtful whether he ever will.

When you have been actively watching football (as opposed to just seeing it) and you understand what is happening then you develop an awareness and knowledge of tactics. From his comments and his apparent paucity of tactical knowledge, it seems to me that Sherwood just sees what is happening. I suspect 'tactical sophistication and variety' will always be beyond him. Furthermore, he seems to lack the wit to deflect a media question; so I doubt that there is any hope for him there.
 

Gaz_Gammon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2005
Messages
16,047
#22
Sandro

I don't think he did anything wrong with his tweet,


While I do not mind the essence of Sherwood's response to Sandro's tweet (I'm picking other players over him at the moment) the tone of his message came across as petty and immature.


This.
 
Last edited:

OnTheUp

Active Member
Joined
May 8, 2006
Messages
654
#23
Sherwood has shown an ability to win points against inferior teams by playing 11 bloody good footballers, some of whom he inherited and some of whom he has trained and promoted, and relying on their basic quality to outclass the opposition and thus relieve him of the obligation to come up with a proper tactical approach to this week's opposition.

The moment Sherwood's Tottenham come up against a side with players of a similar or superior calibre, we get thrashed.

I reckon TS will be a very good manager in the future, when he develops more skill in handling star players (as opposed to youth players, whom he plainly understands how to handle very, very well), better judgment with the press and more tactical sophistication and variety.

The level of abuse that he gets here on SC is entirely ridiculous and reflects very badly on the dickheads who are dishing it out every week (every day), but it's pretty clear after a few months of his stewardship that he hasn't got the necessary experience and knowledge to manage at this level. Yet.
...even after all the facts you've cited in support of Sherwood and the fact you believe he will be a very good manager, you still allude to the notion he should be replaced.

Spoken like a true Spurs fan....lol
 

degoose

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2004
Messages
2,151
#24
interesting comments but paulinho does know what he is doing, his stats for the fulham game were pretty good and he made multiple interceptions and had an above 90% pass completion rate. Chadli on the other hand i would say isnt quite sure what he should be doing but centre midfield is not his normal position so in that light i think he has done a pretty good job without being amazing.
 

JoeT

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Messages
3,813
#25
I disagree that the press have a vendetta against Sherwood. They just know that if they give him enough rope, he will hang himself and then pipe up with "he is honest..." or "he just comes out and says what he thinks".

I agree that not losing does constitute a good week for Tim, but his failure to diffuse every time bomb the media try to throw at him is a severe failing, undoes most of the good work gained by the positive results and could ultimately cost him his job.
I think the press are having a FIELD DAY with Sherwood rather than a vendetta.......
 

vigospur

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2006
Messages
1,115
#26
@DM: them's the facts whether you like it or not. From the time he was a player, Sherwood has played the press, eg Shaun Custiss told the story of TS running after him to get out his displeasure at being left out. He and the Redknapps had it in for Levy's choice, AVB, from day one, starting with stories about dossiers. If you don't realise that, then you are painfully naive. He gets defended by the little Englanders scum in the likes of The Daily Mail. The English tabloid sports reporters are just lazy bastards and they love people to write their stories for them, hence the popularity of Redknapp.
Time for your lie down.
 
Top