Wanted to post this before all the headlines kick in. I know we will read all about the fantastic heroics of a guy called Krul and how he single handedly saved Newcastle time and time again from wave upon wave of Spurs attacks. I have no doubt AVB will also capitalise on this ‘superhuman’ story as an excuse for why we didn’t earn one single point from today’s match.
As a supporter I will always retain a right to be critical of my team and will not just robotically accept and not question the decisions of the manager. I am also under no doubt that because of my lack of confidence in AVB I shall receive the ‘Thumbs Down’ on this posting.
I could write reams on his lack of daring, willingness to experiment or accept that perhaps the single striker and inverted winger system doesn’t work. He will stick doggedly to his beliefs but as our ‘statistics’ (which seem to excite a section of our supporters regarding goals conceded and clean sheets) gradually wither and we head towards the New Year with Defoe rightly looking to leave to keep his England hopes alive, Lamela wondering when 90 minutes of Premiership football will come his way, Soldado becoming more and more lacking in confidence. Adebayore collecting his weekly wage and inwardly sniggering I can only come to the one conclusion. The club invested wisely in a post Bale squad that is perfectly capable of earning a top four spot this season and then consolidating that into a potentially Premier League winning side. The players are there but I’m afraid the right manager isn’t.
Okay….I’ll take all the stones you have to throw but that’s what I believe. Only one thing will prove me wrong….end of the season table. I’ll sing and I’ll shout, I’ll support and I’ll applaud…..just don’t ask me to ever believe AVB is the guy who will give me another night at the San Siro when we beat AC Milan 1-0 in the Champions League. Those are the memories that keep you warm on a cold winter’s night and those are the matches to tell your children about when you give them their first Spurs scarf.