In the ten game spell since Fabio Capello quit as England football manager, Spurs have won just 2 games, drawn 3 and lost 5. We were also thrashed in the North London derby and humiliated in a 5-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat at Wembley against Chelsea.
That current league form ranks Spurs in 16th place, a point behind Blackburn and Bolton who coincidentally are the next two teams we face.
On that form it’s going to be a real challenge to make 5th place, let alone 4th.
What does England manager-elect Redknapp have to say in his defence?
After losing 2-1 to Norwich:
“Well all credit to them. I thought they deserved it, they worked very hard today and made it difficult for us. They played excellent. We were disappointing. I changed the system, I played 4-4-2 today, we played with four forwards and I really felt we were too open. We’ve got five big games to go, we’ve got to really look to win all five games.”
You might think that as manager he was actually responsible for the formation and tactics and could perhaps make changes if it wasn’t working?
After losing 1-0 to QPR:
“There’s four games left, we’ve got to win the last four games now. I think you’re gonna need 12 points now, you’re going to have to pick up 12 points from the last four games. It’s going to be tight, it’s all to play for. Four games to go, we need four wins.”
“We need to win x games”. That seems to be a recurring quote from Harry.
You don’t need to be a master tactician or even a mathematician to work that one out.
Fortunately The FA are all set to come to the rescue and pay to ‘release’ Harry before he suffers the ignominy of a sacking. So it’s ’Harry for England’ and COME ON YOU SPURS!