Andre Villas-Boas’ post match viewpoint over Tottenham’s fans continues to claim a portion of the headlines today but the reports show a mixed reaction. AVB accused a section of the support of being too anxious and as a result, the game with Hull had felt like an away tie for the players.
Today, the Mirror claims that Andre is facing a backlash from fans that have been venting their anger in the light of his comments. The story uses a number of quotes from social media including this rather succinct statement,
“I hate watching us just now. We are so negative and pedestrian in our play.”
The Mirror leads with an anti Andre headline but it does go on to quote Darren Alexander, vice chairman of the THST who backs the coach.
“We back AVB on what he said about the atmosphere at White Hart Lane – it has been getting worse over the last three or four years,” Alexander said.
“It’s easy to be negative because Sunday’s game was dull and we didn’t enjoy it, which is a fairly new phenomenon for Tottenham supporters.
“But we are fourth in the table, we’ve made our best-ever start in the Premier League era and there are lots of reasons not to fall out with AVB.”
Meanwhile, the Evening Standard also quotes the Supporters’ trust but while the Mirror leads with the headline,
‘Tottenham fans vent anger over Andre Villas-Boas’ comments on ‘negative atmosphere’, the Standard has a more reserved,
‘Tottenham fans vow to give Andre Villas-Boas more support’.
Two very different ways of reporting the same story and possibly a good way of finding out who your friends are in the media.