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Nick, I see what you're trying to say, but the way your trying to say it is wrong. If you compared HR's win percentage against managers of other clubs and he stood tall, then that would have made more sense. But even against other Spurs managers that comparison pales...92 games...c'mon mate...Billy Nick's 408 games with practically half of them won is a far superior stat (then throw in championships and other trophies and you'll know why the man was and still is revered among the Lilywhite legions).
Now, does Harry deserve Manager of the Year more than say Roy Hodgson...maybe not, but you've got to pick one haven't ya (smiles).
Fab...they don't give out awards for chucking the championship away my son...(alright, maybe not my son, but...). Given he's had injuries in his squad, but he was in with a shout with the (on paper) easier of run ins vs your two rivals...and in the end you just pipped us for 3rd...no, partisanship aside, Wenger could never win that accolade. (imho)
To me it's give credit where credit's due. Wenger has deserved to be manager of the year on previous performances - but not this year at all.
If I had to vote, I'd always go for someone who made something from 'less' - ie the Moyes's and Hodgson's of this world. As their achievements are surely 'greater'? I think I would have gone for Hodgson this year - if he pulls of a win this week, then he's had an amazing couple of seasons.
'arry must have something though, as he's done for Spurs what no other manager has managed for years.
AND (this galls me to say this) - I think Levy has done well in what he's allowed the managers to spend over the past few while still keeping the club viable.
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Harry has done well John and i am not saying otherwise but i am happy to fight the Wenger argument as i believe it to be an extremely valid one. At the beginning of the season i think a lot of people had written Arsenal off and believed that we would be the traditional 'top four' club who were going to make way for the new pretenders this season.The team proved all the pundits wrong and managed to do so without our 'Rooney/Drogba' too.
Arsenal were banging in goals aplenty even without VP, scoring from every position and only dropping off form after the Barca games. Games in which we suffered yet more injuries to an already much depleted squad. Arsenal fielded a team that consisted of only 3 players who played in our original 'full strength' side which beat Everton 1-6 on the first day of the season in recent fixtures. I dont recall another club that has suffered quite so badly, though perhaps Everton have.
Hodgson has been remarkable but has not done too well in the Prem which is a harder competition and a better yardstick with which to truly gauge a team than any cup competition.
As i wrote in a reply to you on the Arsenal board John the nucleus of the Spurs side were already in place before Harry arrived and although the side were in in dire-straits at that time it could be argued that was soley down to the previous manager being unable to speak English.
I think people overlook Wengers achievments far too easily and that goes for some of the so called Arsenal supporters too.