Do you think Spurs online fans can influence our new manager? Do you think it's worth a try? What I'd like to get across is that the great majority of Spurs fans feel that AVB would be better off more or less continuing last year's style of play rather than trying to convert to a pressing 4-3-3, since the latter won't work as well and will result in duller football without a Moutinho or playmaker of that caliber. So, I'm thinking maybe begin with something like, "Caro Senhor Villa-Boas" and then, maybe in two languages, say something like: We love our Spurs and wish you the best. But while we will support you no matter what tactics and lineup you decide on, we feel you should postpone transitioning the club away from last year's style and into yours for a few reasons. 1. You don't have the players to make it work. Without a real midfield maestro, using two DMs will result in a style of play liable to be both dull and ineffective. 2. Spurs greatest strength is width, given Bale and Lennon. 3. It's anybody's race for fourth. Arsenal looks to have the inside track and Newcastle has a settled squad, but there's no reason Spurs couldn't finish ahead of both of them--if we don't lose too many points to transitioning in the early season. After that, send along the consensus of our lineup and tactics. We could even try to coordinate with other online groups of fans. I grant you, it probably will have no influence. But, hey, it would be a letter from the fans--he might at least look at it, and it might even have some good influence. Do you think it's worth a try--and, if so, what would be your advice to our manager? Feel free to correct my mistakes/add/edit/change, etc.