My last post caused quite a response and it’s great to see the passion you all have for this fantastic football club. The context of my posting may have been misinterpreted at times so let me say this.
I do not approve of booing the team and never will, when they are playing badly or struggling to break down a defence what they need is the fans on their side and singing their hearts out to try and lift them.
I believe much of the silence at WHL is because the majority of fans do not agree with the team selection (no surprise there or at any other club !) but also cannot quite understand the path AVB is trying to take us down.
I believe we have the ingredients of a great team, capable of winning trophies at the highest level. I also think that the ‘chef’ has not quite managed to mix these ingredients correctly yet and the recipe looks unfinished. In truth, I am not yet convinced he is the man for the job and his slagging off of the fans for lack of support on national television (whether true or not)…does little to earn my respect and allows our rivals a sly snigger so early into the season. I hope he learns from that basic error. Do not bite the hand that feeds !
I know we are 4th and understand all the criticism my post provoked but I am NOT knocking the team or the players in any way. I am just not convinced that AVB is handling the squad in the best possible manner or being adventurous enough to try some different combinations. How many goals have we scored in open play ?? We cannot rely on penalties and 1-0’s.
My singing is atrocious (as my family will testify) but I shan’t stop as long as there’s breath in me. As many of you said, the final table positions will prove AVB right or wrong and at the moment we are riding high but we need to push on from here. I do not want to see us play such a predictable style and possibly end up cemented in a mid table position come the New Year. I also do not want to see a fantastic bunch of talented players frustrated and confused by the manager’s tactics and looking for transfers.
At the end of the day if the music sounds awful then you have to blame the conductor, the band are only following his instructions. So let’s see what the music sounds like at the end of the season.
Okay…end of rant. I shall not criticise AVB again but will allow the season to unfold with hope and belief that we shall finish at least top four. I sincerely hope the guy proves my scepticism misplaced and I am eating a huge portion of humble pie in May 2014.Follow @TrfficTottenham