There has been some criticism of TT on the page lately and a good deal more in local media, so I think it is time to start a frank discussion about our manager. Where do you stand on Teitur Thordarson? I’m relatively new to the ‘Caps so I don’t know enough of the team’s history so I will have to rely on our opinion of TT’s past work. This year the majority of TT’s critics have focused on two things, his choice of tactics, including personnel, and his ability to motivate the team.
Personally I was one-hundred percent behind TT’s subs and liked most of his personnel choices until our game in New England. As Ben has pointed out it was a frustrating game on many levels, but the TT's decision to take off Salgado and Teibert was the icing on the turd for me. As for tactics, a 4-4-1-1 or a 4-3-3 (or some other more offensive formation) would be nice to see more often, but I have no real complaints in this area. When it comes motivation, I would like to see a little more form some players, Chiuemiento for all his talent seems to coast quite a bit, but until the team has gelled you can’t expect the players to for each other or the city. Perhaps TT be doing more, but I know what.
In short I think TT has done well enough with the hand he has been dealt and unless things really go to hell I see no reason to throw TT under the bus. As Ben keeps pointing out we are an expansion team and being competitive is all we can reasonably hope for. If the players and management have lost confidence in TT by end of the season replace him, but I think he deserves to play out the year at the very least.
What do you think?