Found November 21, 2012 on Soccerlens:
AVB – All Past, No Future? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comWhen Andre Villas-Boas first took over at Chelsea, if you had played spot the difference between him and the previous Portuguese incumbent of the Stamford Bridge hot seat, you’d have been hard-pressed to find even one. At least that was the impression. But just over a year later, AVB is doing his best to show everyone the only thing he has in common with Jose Mourinho is his accent. Saturday’s 5-2 defeat in the North London derby is just the latest in a string of poor results that suggests Villas-Boas certainly isn’t the second coming of the special one. Tottenham fans reminiscing for the halcyon days of Harry must surely look at what their current manager achieved at Porto and think it’s only a matter of time before things change. But the truth is the 3-2 win at Old Trafford was more fluke than tactical master-class.  On another day, as they so often do against Spurs, Manchester United would have wiped out that annual ...
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