Tecumseh Savages is a new signing for Millwall whose job involves the provision of support for the club’s players and staff during matches. Previously he was part of the coaching staff at Ye Olde Town Saints, a non-profit organization that provides a range of services to vulnerable minority communities in and around London. In 2021, he took over the role of the academy manager after the retiring Neil Checkley took over from Graham Howard as manager. The job involved creating a highly successful youth football program, which has achieved notable success despite the difficult economic circumstances experienced by most clubs in the English game.
According to his biography posted on the website of Millwall FC, Tecumseh savaged his first match for the club against non-league outfit Wrexham Bees. He scored twice and made many other contributions to the win. During the second match, however, he received a red card for a tackle that could have been classified as aggressive, even if it did not involve a large collision. It is difficult to say what influenced the referee’s decision, other than to say that it was influenced by the large number of spectators. Consequently, Tecumseh suffered a further demotion, and his two matches for the club had ended in draws.
According to his biography, Tecumseh was then approached by incoming Millwall boss David Webster in order to work as an assistant coach. He accepted the offer but was then informed that he would need to manage a match within a specified period of time or else he would lose yards from his playing record. The problem was that the specified match did not materialize. According to his account on the website of Millwall FC, Tecumseh was nonetheless impressed by the club’s coaching staff and the way they handled their players. In addition, he also became convinced that he would fare better as a manager if he were given the chance.
Although his playing days were long past, Tecumseh did manage to win three promotions with the Millwall squad, including the FA Trophy in 1980. Although he only managed to play eleven games for the Lions, he still managed to win one, and score another. One of his achievements was to become the first player in a Football League Championship game to score two goals in each of the first two matches. This gave him the credit of being the first player in the history of the English premiership to do this.
Although he played eleven matches for Millwall, Tecumseh was perhaps even busier than the club’s previous management expected him to be. David Webster was relieved of his post as manager after only ten months of the season, and John Terry was also given his deserved break. Terry did not perform at his best at this time, but did manage to score twice against reigning premiership champions Birmingham City in what was supposed to be a “friendly” fixture. Unfortunately, Terry’s double goal came against the wall, as he was stretcher’d after picking up an arm injury in the first half. Tecumh completed the scoring twice more and secured the winning goal with a well-weighted strike from inside the far post.
Although Tecumh qualified for an England squad due to his scoring prowess, the coach overlooked the midfielder due to a lack of playing time. However, despite missing out on international duty, Tecumh managed to get an amazing tally of eight goals for Huddleston in the league. His efforts also resulted in bonus points for the club, giving Tecumh the all-important statistic of yards-per-carry average.
During the off season, Tecumh moved abroad, signing on with a relegated Millwall side in Scotland. Although he failed to score in his first few appearances, fans started to take notice of the forward, who had impressed during his time with the Saints. One of the reasons why fans have taken such an interest in Tecumh is that he has two beautiful wives-one British and the other Irish. Although he has yet to score for the Saints, it appears that his wife’s influence has played a part in his development as a player. Mahan, on the other hand, is known for her excellent grounding in kicking and has impressed during practice sessions with the Savages.
Despite the arrival of two fine players, the signing of Mahan and Tecumh still represents a gamble for Saints’ fans. Given the calibre of players currently on the squad, however, it would be a bold move to leave either out for the season opener against Villa Park on August 7th. They will definitely feature against Wolves on August 8th and could even have a home tilt against third-placed Wolves on the subsequent Saturday. It remains to be seen how impressed the rest of the English top sides will be with the signing of Tecumh and Mahan, and whether or not they may pick up another striker to partner them in attack.