T'rific! A Tribute to The Man Who Can

Chris PotterCorrespondent INovember 3, 2008

Congratulations to Harry Redknapp on a "terrific start" (definitely a Harry phrase) to his managerial reign at White Hart Lane.

He has tried to simplify the way the team plays and to communicate with the players and staff more directly than his predecessor—a formula which has initially paid handsome dividends.

Indeed, seven points from Tottenham's last three fixtures is a big step forward for the club, even if they do still prop up the Premier League table.

Yes, Spurs have ridden their luck on the pitch and, on another day, they might have lost to both Liverpool and Arsenal. But, as the old adage goes: "You make your own luck."

Importantly, the players are showing more intent and belief when they step onto the pitch and they have re-discovered the vital art of goalscoring.

Redknapp could do worse than pinning up the old Spurs logo in the dressing room. Teams like Hull and Stoke have proven that anything is possible in this league if you have the right mindset..."Audere Est Facere"!

Greater contributions are expected from Huddlestone, Lennon, Jenas, and Bentley in particular.

Unfortunately, some of the players' comments over the past 10 days have left a slightly sour taste in my mouth, thus detracting from what might have been the greatest footballing week of my life. (Sad, I know!)

Pavlyuchenko is not renowned in his country for his wisdom but must surely realise that slagging Ramos off days after dedicating his first Premier League goal to his old boss just doesn't make any sense. It is rich of players such as Bentley and Bent, who have under-performed this season, to question Ramos' methodology.