- Nov 16, 2006
Under AVB we had a Points per Game ratio of 1.6875, Goals per game of 0.9375 and lost 5 games out of 16. Under Tim those figures are 1.95, 1.85 and 5 out of 20, so whichever way you count it up relatively speaking we did have a poor start to the season. That's not to say that Tim and the team can't do better but don't sell him short in terms of achievement.
I don't give a damn about his results against the top teams. Those results will only improve as the squad beds in, and Tim recruits his own players. He is a Spurs man, proud to do the job, bold, spiky, ruthless and authoritative - in short, he has all the psychological hallmarks of a winner.
Why don't people like him? Is it prejudice about his accent? Or because he supported Arsenal as a boy?
Something irrational is influencing people's judgments about him. The style of the team? Irrational. The same people moaning about performances are also moaning about needing more defensive players. It doesn't make sense.
The same people banging on about 'experience' are forgetting that Sherwood has precisely that: experience of managing Spurs, and managing them successfully. It doesn't make sense.