This was not how it as supposed to be. Tim Sherwood returned to White Hart Lane and left with three valuable points in Villa’s bid for Premier League survival, while Mauricio Pochettino was left regretting another missed opportunity.
This week finally, inevitably, the axe fell on Tim Sherwood. Strangely, when he was eventually sacked I felt a pang of sadness for him. He probably wasn’t treated that well by Daniel Levy but then which manager has been?
Despite this, the overwhelming feeling was one of relief. Sherwood was ridiculously Continue reading →
Well here we are again. This tortuous season just gets worse. A third loss to West Ham, another comprehensive beating from the “tactical genius” that is Sam Allardyce. We’ve pretty much saved his side from relegation. They must wish they could play us every week.
They say a manager makes a team is his own image. This was never truer than in the case of Mark Hughes and Stoke. Objectively he has done a fantastic job. Taking over from a popular, successful, long serving coach is never easy – just ask David Moyes. The Welshman has kept the aerial power and physicality that made Pulis’ team so tough to play against, but has added some nice football through the likes of Odemwingie and Arnautovic.
Like Hughes in his prime, Stoke marry quality with toughness, but this outer makeover hides Continue reading →