Masochistic Tottenham Hotspur fans, who derived their customary perverted pleasure at receiving a damn good thrashing, are reeling at the news that manager Andre Villas-Boas has been sacked. Commonly known as AVB, Villas-Boas had developed into one of Spurs supporters’ best-loved targets for their phone-in rants and bar-room tirades over recent months. His dismissal has therefore come as a complete shock, leaving fans with a huge hole in their range of figures to whinge about.
“AVB’s tactics, his choice of players, his man-management, even that stupid squat on the edge of the technical area he did, everything about him was perfect for a serial complainer like myself,” exclaimed long-suffering fan John Oxbridge. “He’s going to be missed.”