feel compelled to write to complain about your inaccurate reporting on
the happenings (or non-events) at White Hart Lane in the last few
Your insistence in
dragging out washed up ex-players who clearly have an axe to grind with
the club and publishing their obviously biased and blinkered viewpoints
serve only to make the player look bitter and fail in their attempts to
undermine the management of the club. As a life long Spurs fan, I
have the utmost respect for Teddy Sheringham's contribution to our cause
in his two spells at the club, but anyone who has been to WHL since
Christmas would confirm that Teddy has been at best ineffectual and at
worst a liability. The club made it clear to Teddy that if we
qualified for Europe they would consider a new deal, we haven't and the
club are giving him a chance to say a final farewell to the loyal fans,
who have stood by the club through thick and thin. I believe that the
club's behaviour in this matter has been without fault.
Tim Sherwood’s comments
strike me as the last blows of a wounded soldier. Tim was a big
money signing under George Graham, it never worked out at WHL for him,
and he was in truth a waste of money. On a reputed £30,000 a week
contract, Glenn Hoddle decided he wasn't getting value for money and he
was let go on a free transfer to Portsmouth. Like the Teddy deal,
there are very few fans who would disagree with Hoddle's decision, but
Tim clearly has an axe to grind with the club and is using you as a
national newspaper to do it.
Of the many polls
regarding the non-renewal of Teddy's contract (not "sacking"
as has been widely mis-reported) not one of them has come back to say it
was the wrong decision, the figures in support of the decision are
around 75-80% with 5-10% Don't Knows that leaves a very small minority
against the decision. Your paper however gives the distinct impression
that the "majority" of fans were upset and disillusioned by
the decision, this is simply not true.
My final point is this,
Spurs have had a torrid time in the press this season, we are often
accused of being a semi-retirement home and lacking in a cutting edge,
all of which have some truth, so why then is the club vilified for
releasing it's older players with "an eye to the future" as
the official statement from THFC stated ? It strikes me that there
are times when the club can do no right in the eyes of the nations media.