- Apr 16, 2005
AVB brought in Townsend and Rose didn't he? And Kane wasn't out of contention either. But that being said it was clear that he was pressured to play Adebayor due to his astronomical wage bill despite acting like an ass (while Soldado was firing blanks). The same probably applied to the 100M players too.
Redknapp gave both Townsend and Rose their debuts, Townsend against Carlisle in the League Cup and Rose played against Sunderland in 2008.
Oh, and before you go blindly clutching for another straw, Kane was introduced to the team by Redknapp in the Europa League qualification round against Hearts in August 2011.
I got closer to being introduced to first team football for Spurs by AVB than any of the aforementioned players in your post.
Finally, if your darling AVB was "pressured" to play Ade, then he well and truly fucked that up as well because Sherwood (yes that unqualified son of a bitch) brought him back from the Youth academy where AVB left him, and got him to score 14 in 26 games.