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Jose Mourinho

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

  1. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Paul Robinson

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    parklane1 Paul Stewart

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    I think the progress we have made since he came is pretty obvious ( especially over the last few games). He came here to take over a team/players who had lost confidence in themselves, a long injury list, and a couple of unhappy players.

    Since then we have obtained a couple of really talented players, seen the progress of a natural star in Tanganga, players returning from long term injurys/illness ( Winks, Dier). There is still work to do but i feel a lot more hopeful then i did when he came here.
     
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    braineclipse Chris Jones

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    Absolutely. Lost Kane and (even though polarizing, a regular starter) Sissoko to injuries.

    We're still some way from where we'd want to be both in terms of performances and results. Both are improving though, the mood is positive again.

    Very good job from Mourinho so far for me. Long may it last.
     
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    StephenH Andy Thompson

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    ricky2tricky4city Steve Carr

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    This cracked me up :D:D
     
  6. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    He's magic, you knooow,
    Jose Mourinhooo

    *ducks for cover*
     
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    greatwhitenorf Sergei Rebrov

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    Oh, it will take time to truly warm up to him but it isn't impossible. Results will determine how fans view him.

    He's at an interesting stage in his career, a real swing point that will determine whether he moves forward in the game or moves on. In many ways, we're an ideal club for him. Winning trophies with us, after failing to win one after all the promise shown under Pochettino, would be a huge boost to his image.

    I'm completely open minded about him but if we get back to winning ways and make top four again, it's hard to see how Spurs fans won't warm up to him a bit.

    For now, he's a big, cold, mangy cactus. Like the spiky, time-travelling Shrike from the Hyperion series of books:

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    But he's our big, cold, mangy cactus.
     
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  8. metalgear

    metalgear Chris Perry

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    I think Mourinho and levy will be good friends eventually. Levy's no nonsense but yet amicable style is what Mourinho needs to juxtapose against to keep him in order.

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  9. Raziel

    Raziel Frederic Kanoute

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    fudge, how old is that book mate? remember reading that series decades ago ..

    Re Jose, I'm starting to buy the it's different this time, take a look at the interview where he questioned himself re transfer window, two things stood out for me
    - He's under no pressure, his conversation about buying the right long term players for the club and team showed that
    - I genuinely think he's enjoying this, a challenge but not the stupid 2nd place will get you fired expectations of a Madrid

    I think he wants to manage, he wants to win and he would love nothing better than shoving the chequebook manager narrative down everyone's throat.

    To echo your point, he's a snarky basterd, but he's ours ..
     
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    greatwhitenorf Sergei Rebrov

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    The book series began in the 90s and three sequels into the early 2000s. Bit of a chew to start off, but worth the effort.
     
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    Rorschach Terry Dyson

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    So he's won nothing is what you are saying?
     
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    JerusalemMan Mauricio Taricco

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    Yep
     
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    Raziel Frederic Kanoute

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    metalgear Chris Perry

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    SteveAWOL Paul Robinson

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    Probably still recovering from all that running along the touch line on Sunday!

     
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    SteveAWOL Paul Robinson

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    The egyptian Moussa Saib

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    Hope this thing of three at the back is just transitional as we look dreadful every time we use it.
     
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    metalgear Chris Perry

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    To take advantage of the wealth of midfielders it makes sense to find a way to make 3 at the back work.

    Just need to get the midfielders the understand their defensive duties more.

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    Raziel Frederic Kanoute

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    Look at his post match interview, it was an adjustment based on lack of players

    Match plan was to start with 3 at back, and swap once Dele came in (link role), and it was just a timing thing based on how much time they thought Dele could play.
     
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    galeforce Ralph Coates

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    he could have just played Son at left back...
     

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