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Mauricio Pochettino

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by DubaiSpur, 27 May 2014.

  1. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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  2. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Jimmy Neighbour

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    I believe David Squires supports us too...
     
  3. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    He's Swindon.
     
  4. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Jimmy Neighbour

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    Ah, well I'll reach out to the Hoddle/Gorman/Hazard connection for a positive Spurs connection.
     
  5. milo

    milo Teddy Sheringham Staff Member

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    On loan?
     
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  6. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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  7. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Jimmy Neighbour

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    I love Ossie. What a playa.
     
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    parklane1 Chris Jones

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    He played a couple of games for us on trail in the early 80's after he left Valencia.
     
  9. ShipOfTheseus

    ShipOfTheseus Steve Hodge

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    Lemons? Lemons? FFS.
     
  10. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Frederic Kanoute

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    ricky2tricky4city Edgar Davids

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    I love all this Argentinian sh.it at our club.

    The Falklands is just a distant memory.
     
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  12. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Jermaine Jenas

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    I love how Ossie is like this little Argentine Mafia boss whose main task it is to keep Poch at the club ha
     
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  13. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Vedran Corluka

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    Just seen in the tv channel guide - C4 10pm tonight : "Klopp vs Poch : Battle of the Supermanagers". "An insightful exploration of the Liverpool and Spurs managers' methods and man management."
     
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  14. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Vedran Corluka

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    Have C4 developed auravision without telling anyone?
     
  15. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Justin Edinburgh

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    So in summary, Liverpool will win, parade is booked,; Spurs are ahead of schedule and not ready to be European Champions.

    Hope we smash the overconfident fudgers!
     
  16. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Milija Aleksic

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    He's now done the firewalking and arrow-breaking motivational session in the run up to the game.
    I had wondered if it would ever make an appearance with our squad.

    There's a lovely bit at the end, and the referenced Po-Che t-shirts should make appearances at WHL now.

    https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...ws-tottenham-liverpool-champions-league-final

    Mauricio Pochettino felt the tip of the arrow dig into his throat, in the groove below his Adam’s apple. Then, eyes widening and adrenaline flowing, the Tottenham manager charged forward. The arrow bent and snapped. Pochettino felt the surge of elation, of energy, of power. Now, it was the turn of each of his players.

    “When you see the arrow, you think: ‘It’s impossible. How am I going to break the arrow against my throat?’” Pochettino says. “You say: ‘No, come on, I am going to kill myself.’ You put it with the sharp tip against your throat but then, bang, you come forward and break the arrow. The most important thing is to learn how you can prepare your mind. To be focused. To be proactive. This is the key in football.”

    One by one, his players followed suit: breaking arrows and, in the process, mental barriers. Spurs’ team-bonding session before the Champions Leaguefinal took place on Wednesday last week and it certainly bought a degree of jeopardy, of risk before the reward. There was more.

    The final activity of the evening was the firewalk, something Pochettino had done with the players at his previous club, Southampton, in the summer of 2013. Then, as now, everything was overseen by his friend Xesco Espar, a motivational coach from Barcelona.

    The burning embers were spread out across a little walkway and, with fire extinguishers close by (health and safety, you know), Espar went first, striding barefoot across the coals. Pochettino was next and then it was the players and the members of staff.

    If the club’s in-house TV channel ever wants to screen the footage, it had better find a bleeper button, but the first thing to say – other than do not try this at home – is that everyone came through unscathed. And with their confidence boosted. There were springs in various steps at training the following day.

    The wider point talks to Pochettino’s obsession with steeling the meteorology of his players; of pushing the limits of what they think is possible. To Pochettino, the power of the mind is everything. It comes before tactics, technique and physicality. In his opinion, the ability to manage and control emotion holds the key to the expression of talent.

    And so, as Pochettino looks ahead to the biggest game of his life, the biggest in Spurs’ history – against Liverpool in Madrid on Saturday night – he has prioritised the psychological preparation of his players. The arrow breaking and firewalking have been the most talked-about details, but Pochettino has included a 45-minute exercise to open and sharpen minds on every training day since the end of the Premier League season on 12 May, when the meticulously planned push for Champions League glory began.
     
  17. scaramanga

    scaramanga Steve Sedgley Staff Member

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    It's lucky footballers aren't very bright - makes snake oil that much more effective.
     
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    90291Spur Jimmy Neighbour

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    Poch out then for eschewing the scientific method.
     
  19. Notmegov

    Notmegov Mido

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    Love it. The power of the mind and the flow of energy.

    Get me some lemons.

    Sent from my SM-J510FN using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
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  20. scaramanga

    scaramanga Steve Sedgley Staff Member

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    Don't think it's too much of a problem if he's training gullible people.
     
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