There are few things in football that are certain and while you
can rely on the Spurs hierarchy to do things in as embarrassing
a manner as is possible, they seem to have identified the right
man in Juande Ramos to take Spurs forward.
some astute and brave substitutions and a willingness to deploy
players where they will do the best job for the team, if not for
their reputation, Ramos appears to be the man who might be the
match for some of the more established Premiership managers
While Ramos is in charge, the effect that Gus Poyet is having on
the side should not be underestimated. He is not merely
"The Radio" barking out instructions as his former nickname
indicates, nor just a cheerleader for the side. Look at
what happened at Leeds when he left. With Wise on his own,
results suffered and the team looked a shadow of former weeks,
when they overcame the fifteen point deduction.
Having gone back to Uruguay when he retired from Spurs, to be
involved in youth football and then taking the well-trod path
from Swindon Town in the lower leagues and ending up at
Tottenham, he has served his time, albeit a short time, to get a
Head Coach seems content to let Comolli do the scouting, but it
looks as if he will stand no nonsense in which players he wants.
The main issue seemed to revolve around the transfer of Stewart
Downing, with the Sporting Director being a big fan, while the
word was Ramos didn't fancy him. Now, I think in this
instance, Ramos is not a bad judge. If we are to spend
anything from £7 million to £12 million on the Middlesbrough
winger, why not go and spend it on Diego Capel, who Juande knows
from Sevilla and is reckoned to be a great talent. Same
position, same price, but younger and a more potent attacking
force. We will have to wait until the summer to see who
wins this particular battle, but I know who I would rather see
in the side.
still a lot to play for this season, I am sure Ramos will get
things how he wants them ready for the nest campaign.
BENNY THE BALL