ARGENTINA and Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles’ managerial career is not often cited as a template for success.

He properly went for it as Spurs manager in 1994/95, deploying a five-man strikeforce of Darren Anderton, Nicky Barmby, Ilie Dumitrescu, Jurgen Klinsmann and Teddy Sheringham.

Ardiles was sacked three months into the season, with Spurs in the bottom half of the table, to be replaced by Gerry Francis (Jose Mourinho was working as coach/interpreter under Bobby Robson at Porto, so it was a bit early for him).

Not the best omens, then, but it’s now a formation possibility for Taunton Town with the attacking options available to boss Rob Dray.

The last week has seen Dray add Joe Charles, Jake Jackson and Owen Windsor to his squad; that trio join Noah Coppin, Andrew Neal, Jack Rice-Lethaby, Jamie Short, Zac Smith, Dan Sullivan and Matt Wright as players who can fill attacking midfield and/or striker roles.

From the outside it looks like a real selection juggling act, working out which combinations work best and keeping everyone happy.

Postponements - last Saturday’s league game because of Hartley Wintney’s FA Trophy commitments, and Tuesday’s friendly with Bideford being rained off - are frustrating for the players, and for the fans who want to see the new players in action.

Those postponed games also mean that a swathe of midweekers look set to snake throughout the next couple of months.

In that case, as a manager, you’d want as many fresh legs and game-changers as you can get your hands on.