Date:Sunday January 11 2009
Tottenham have just lost to Wigan and sit third from bottom in the relegation zone- 'Redknapp out! Redknapp out! Redknapp out!`
Sound familiar? No, because that`s not what Tottenham fans were chanting, it is what we would have been chanting if it was us.
If the Redknapp revolution at Tottenham - who have just signed an 'Experienced Premier League' player in Defoe - can still languish and lose games, we really need to look at ourselves and Mark Hughes and realise success cant all happen overnight.
This season is all about exploring the squad, shaping and molding a successful team. It takes a lot of trial and error to get right. Hughes has fielded a fair few players and some in different positions- playing Micah Richards at left back etc. People consider this as bad management but the fact is that Mark Hughes doesn`t know anything about these players until he has seen for himself what they can do and can`t do. He needs to know who he can trust to do what he wants.
Sir Bacon Face Ferguson when asked about Hughes stated: 'The art of management is building a team with balance, with certain characteristics that blend with each other - that's the most important thing.`
I think we can all assume he knows what he is talking about.
Hughes has tested people and they have passed or they have failed. It takes time, it takes patience. All the players who can`t do what he wants, he can now replace in the transfer window. Money doesn`t buy success but it can buy you the right players to achieve it.
Date:Sunday January 11 2009
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