Widespread calls for patience

by Matthew Harris on September 5, 2012

After just three games, Andre Villas-Boas finds himself under fire from parts of the media and this is only to be expected given the man’s history in English football. However, how much of this criticism is coming from the fans and is it justified if some of us are a little impatient right now?

The calls for the Head Coach to be given time started from Jermain Defoe, speaking at an England press conference.

“There will be a lot of changes and sometimes it takes time. Also it takes time for the manager to get used to the players. It is such a long season and I’m sure we will come good. We’ve got good players and we’ve made some good signings,” JD said.

Tottenham old boy Chris Hughton, in charge of the Norwich team which claimed a point on Saturday added.

“This is certainly not the moment to start questioning what the new manager is doing,” said Hughton. “The club have decided to change direction with a new manager and that man has to be given time by the supporters to put his ideas into place.”

Those comments seem perfectly reasonable so why were some fans jeering at the end of the game? Are they misguided or are they having cause for concern over tactics, the starting XI, or transfer policy at this early stage of the campaign?


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