O’Neill ready to stand up to Liverpool again

Martin O’Neill has said he will not take a Liverpool bid for his services lying down.  The Irishman was named as 6/4 favourite for the manager’s role at Anfield after Rafa Benitez left by mutual consent on Thursday. But after rebuffing repeated attempts by Liverpool to sign his captain Gareth Barry in 2008 and 2009, […]

The Fate of Five

Managers Football is so dramatic, isn’t it? If it’s not the referees, it’s the players. If it’s not the directors, it’s the fans. But one person who is nearly always involved is the manager. And here’s five men who have been in the news recently. Redknapp For once I’m not going to talk about lovely […]

Managerial Shenanegans at the Lane (again)

In the frame After the well-thought out (sarcasm), yet utterly deserved sacking of Glenn Hoddle, Spurs are once again on the hunt for a new manager. David Pleat filled the gap rather dismally for eight months and after the appointment of Frank Arnesen as sporting director, and the shipping out of Pleat, Spurs fans are […]

It must be Martin

Hard job As jobs go, there are none more tiresome and predictable than being a Spurs fan. And yes, it is a job. I have no choice you see. It’s an emotional necessity for me to follow this team in and out of the abyss, year after year. A never-ending juggernaut of disappointment and mediocrity. […]

They can’t even manage that

Manager blues We’re less than a month into the new Premiership season and already the patterns for the season are being set. Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are oozing the usual nauseating class and quality; Aston Villa, Spurs, Everton, Liverpool, West Ham, Leeds and Middelsboro are chasing gallantly with mid-table signs already evident, and Newcastle, […]