Spurs Balls: The Daily Mail Loves ‘Man’s Man’ Tim Sherwood
DOES the media love New Spurs manager Tim Sherwood?
Matt Barlow (Daily Mail):
“A wet and windy night at White Hart Lane was no place for the sharp suit and tie combo always favoured by AVB. Sherwood stayed true to his coaching status with a club tracksuit under a big blue bench coat and a pair of white trainers.”
Always trust a man in smart white trainers poking out from a big anorak.
Neil Ashton (Daily Mail):
“Sherwood cares for this team, his boys, but what could he realistically do with two days’ preparation? Not a lot. For that reason he went with what English football knows best and to hell with the fashion for 4-2-3-1 or a false No 9. This was 4-4-2, plain and simple. Two winger, two strikers, get on with it and get past West Ham…
No time to prepare.
The PowerPoint presentations went with AVB when he loaded up his Mercedes on Tuesday.
Mercedes. A German car. Tsk!
This was back to basics and Sherwood, promoted from his role as technical co-ordinator, fortified the Tottenham team with players he trusted. Long before Villas-Boas got the bullet, Sherwood knew his starting line up.
So. He knew his team a long time ago. Which mean he did have time to prepare.
He watches, he learns and he has strident views. Anyone who has come across Sherwood will tell you that this is a man who has some trenchant opinions. In old money, he is a man’s man.”
He drives a man’s man’s white van.