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Jose Mourinho

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by mjc23, 20 Nov 2019.

  1. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    He is doing the right things for sure. Hard to disagree though I remain cautious in all honesty. Still, so far so good indeed!
     
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  2. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    It is tough for sure BUT personally speaking, I can only say we move forwards without forgetting who built the vehicle. Mourinho might well have the finite (and in fairness, proven) driving skills to get it across the line several times over, but Poch built the thing and that should not ever be forgotten.
     
  3. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Christian Ziege

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    Did they just applaud him as he walked in?

    I mean, Christ, journos, I get that you're enamored with the guy, but it's a bit much - it's two games in. Even we as supporters aren't getting that smitten. :p
     
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  4. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steffen Iversen

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    Perhaps there’s someone from Amazon’s film crew holding up an applause sign, like they have to prompt the audience at recordings of TV shows?!
     
  5. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Steve Carr

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    I nearly spat me tea out last night when Lineker said "Jose Mourinho and spurs reach the knock out stages", it's the other way round you fool.
     
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  6. Raziel

    Raziel Nick Barmby

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    Poch to me will hopefully be like BMJ, a step in the right direction but ultimately not the final summit.

    Re Jose, time will tell, I do think some part of it is his own change (age, he wants to stay in London, he doesn't have the insane pressure of a Madrid or United, etc), but some part of it is the culture of Spurs. I believe you inherit some of the culture of a club (for me Klopp becomes more of a clam the longer he's at Pool), it may be subconscious but we will see.

    What is clear is we needed the change, the change for change sake hasn't removed all the problems but done enough to get us moving again.
     
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  7. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steffen Iversen

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    All about those small details which lead to big wins...

     
  8. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Edgar Davids

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    What was the game where one of our ball boys at Wembley did similar (delay getting the ball back)? I remember the camera catching him winking afterwards.
     
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  9. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steffen Iversen

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    Watford ;)

     
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  10. harr1984

    harr1984 Pat van den Hauwe

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    Think people are going a bit OTT about the Spurs ballboy (not that it wasnt good work of course). All ballboys at various clubs are instructed to throw a ball back ASAP when team is chasing game, and take a lot longer to retrieve the ball when the team is winning. Its nothing that hasnt been done thousands of times before.....
     
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  11. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Andy Thompson

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    As Jose said, the kid showed real intelligence to recognise the situation and react as he did. Without his quick thinking thats not a goal.

    Credit where its due and that.

    And credit to Jose, showed last night a glimpse of why we got him in.
     
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  12. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Steffen Iversen

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    My favourite was the lad who threw the ball back at the opponents nuts! Think it was a Jol/Europa game?
     
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  13. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Steffen Iversen

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    Yiddo, Yiddo!
     
  14. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    Early days but 2 wins in 2 games is a good start. What i really liked was the way he saw that we were being over run through the centre and made the change. Felt sorry for Dier but he will come again and seemed to have taken it well. Liked the way Jose said on the box that he had spoken to Dier and explained why he made the decision.

    I am really enthused about how we have looked under Jose and look forward to the future.
     
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  15. Gazza

    Gazza Dean Austin

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    Was anyone else fearful of the wrath of Jose if we went in 2-0 down in the half? I was dreading it and I'm not even a player. Why the fudge have I bought into the hype?
     
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  16. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    Its not hype though ( 25 trophys is for real) as for giving players a gonad*ing well i have no problem with that at all, as long as he can do it with a smile on his face and i loved the way he said he had apologized to Dier in front of the TV reporters.

    Man management at its best.
     
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  17. fernadez

    fernadez Gheorge Popescu

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    https://statsbomb.com/2019/11/what-does-jose-mourinho-bring-to-spurs/

    Good article, couple bits below;

    When looking at the expected goals trendlines, what’s obvious is that the side stopped being able to dominate in terms of creating and preventing good chances around April 2018. Pochettino’s side were able to outrun the xG for the best part of a year, but the results caught up with the numbers eventually.


    The midfield is somewhat less inspiring. Eric Dier and Harry Winks appear to be the preferred double pivot for the time being, which creates limitations. Winks is undoubtedly a calm passer in the mould of Michael Carrick or Gareth Barry, but he primarily passes to the player who really progresses the ball, not the ball progressor himself. This is all well and good, but less so when playing next to Dier who, to put it politely, has a few weaknesses. There is hope that Mourinho might shake the once-useful Dier back into action, but considering his public acknowledgment that health issues have contributed to his poor form, this isn’t an easy problem to fix. His best form, it shouldn’t be forgotten, came when he played alongside Mousa Dembélé, who could control games through an inhuman ability to resist the press. Winks does not provide such skills.
     
  18. Aldo

    Aldo Gus Poyet

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    Not ball boy related, but always loved this with Pires.

     
  19. benp

    benp Danny Murphy

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    in regards to the recent coverage of spurs, i find it hard to take; he sets media agendas like a pro. last week we talked about dele's brother (what a crock of brick) and this week we are talking about ball boys. it's tedious. it's also super effective. there haven't been any reports about DL being out of his depth or treating poch like an evil slavemaster discarding a tired model.

    it's just so boring to me
     
  20. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    It’s a good start for sure. The team looks to have recovered some of their mojo after a pretty miserable 12 months. Jose is also saying all the right things but that won’t last.

    It is early days and we’ve had two handy games to kick of the Mourinho reign. Could barely have been easier. I don’t expect Bournemouth to be much tougher. By Christmas, we’ll have a better idea of where we stand having played United, Wolves and Chelsea. Personally, I expect him to be a success here in that we will get up the table, challenge for trophies and perhaps win one or two. However, I think there is much work to be done and the two games so far don’t really tell us much about where we currently are.
     

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