Having heard Horsfield's reminiscences about deliberately injuring opponents then having a drink with them, you can see why Jim wouldn't really want him around. And Jim would have played against him a few times in the 90s. I can't see him buying into Jim's Fair Play values.
Horsfield doesn't come across well, and gloats about the fact that none of the Port Vale players respected Jim. This seems to be pointing the finger at Jim, whereas actually the players were behaving disgracefully, showing lack of respect not only to Jim, but to the club and fans that were paying their wages.
Interesting that he had to grudgingly admit that Jim's training methods were innovative and exciting.
I saw a YouTube video of an interview with Peter Taylor before last Saturday's match. In saying that coming to EP would be tough, he said, "and their manager, Jim, is outstanding".
I think I'd rather listen to the opinion of a former England manager than a disgruntled yob with a chip on his shoulder.
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