‘You Might Know What You’re Doing!’

I’ll tell whose managerial qualities I’ve always rated: Tim Sherwood’s.

No, honestly. That night Spurs burgled victory at the San Siro in 2011; Peter Crouch pulling Aaron Lennon joyfully into his massive spider arms after they’d combined for the winner. Sure, I thought, we’ve beaten seven-time European cup winners A.C Milan, this is great- I’m definitely enjoying this. But has anyone considered what Tim Sherwood might be like as a first-team coach?

Forward thinking, you see.

When Tottenham won the F.A Cup in 91’. Early in extra-time, while everyone was applauding Des Walker’s pleasingly accomplished headed finish into his own net to put us in 2-1 in front- wait, my adolescent brain protested. Let’s calm down a bit. Can we talk about the prospect of Norwich midfielder Tim Sherwood being a competent future manager?

If you’re not buying any of that then, well, I’m shocked and offended.

Shocked and offended.

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Spurs win again and by the power of his navy-blue gilet and initialled snood, young Timothy of Sherwood appears to be getting the hang of this. A new era might be scary and confusing- and with rather too much club-shop apparel for most tastes- but it would be down-right impolite to suggest the man wasn’t doing his best to make this transition into New Dawn #3,103 a painless one.

The win at the Liberty was Spurs’ fifth away win on the trot (2 of which were under AVB) which hasn’t been done since the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk or something. We’re now level on points with Liverpool.

Meanwhile Emmanuel Adebayor continues his one-man trolling mission against Andre Villas-Boas by, quite unsportingly, playing well, scoring goals and sounding gracious and congenial in his post-match interviews. I just want to help the team, he tells us, as AVB watches from his hotel room in his pants.

Hello, room service. Yes, I need another television set. That’s right, it happened again. Yes, right through the screen.

What must’ve gone through his mind when Michael Dawson channelled the spirit of Michael Laudrup in the build up for the second, setting Walker off with an uncharacteristic delicate through-ball, we can only guess.


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