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Daniel Levy - Chairman

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Howard Webb, 8 Feb 2012.

  1. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff David Ginola Staff Member

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    Right, OK, but at a certain point its one person's fault.
    One manager asked for refreshment of the squad and some players moved on, another has possibly done the same (Mourinho's contract won't allow him to speak clearly I'm sure).
    So IF this is THE reason (and I am not convinced it is the main one TBH), then inextricably the blame lies with one person?
     
  2. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Paul Robinson

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    I vote for @scaramanga !























    Love you, fam.
     
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  3. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Chris Perry

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    At this crucial moment for the club. I can't help but remember Levy's two most revelatory moments in the documentary.
    Watching the Son goal and calling Mourinho one of the two world class managers in the Premier League.
    The man has very little football knowledge and should not be making football decisions.

    If ever there was a time to bring back a properly empowered Director of Football, it is now.
    Get someone in. Not "I don't like January because it difficult" Steve Hitchen, instead someone capable of working when things get difficult.
    They take a few months, and make a decision on who the next manager is in the summer.
    Levy has had his shot of picking managers and failed over and over again.
    Even he should recognise that. He's appointed 8 with a 75% failure rate.
     
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  4. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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  5. billyiddo

    billyiddo Willie Hall Staff Member

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    @Bedfordspurs

    His 2nd season was 15/16 and his 50th league game would have been the 12th game of that season, no? The 1-1 draw away to
    Arsenal on 8/11/15 - the one Steve's posted is from a year later.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/34691295

    I made a mistake though, 4 subs not 5 were at the club before Poch arrived.
     
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  6. StephenH

    StephenH Jimmy Cantrell

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    I know but he scores and makes so many of their goals!
    Thus the utter shock when Benteke scored that excellent goal AND an assist from Townsend:eek:
     
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  7. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    Yeah that’s what I wondered when he posted that team
     
  8. billyiddo

    billyiddo Willie Hall Staff Member

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    Fwiw I'm not trying to compare the managers just trying to show that dealing with overhang from previous squads isn't really an excuse.
     
  9. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    What stands out though in the teams is the dead wood wasn’t there in Poch 50th game
    He has got rid of his former vice captains by then.
     
  10. billyiddo

    billyiddo Willie Hall Staff Member

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    Yeah of course - he done what was required.

    He didn't give Adebayor Kaboul and Lennon new contracts - he had long replaced them in the team by this point.
     
  11. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    He did make them vice captains though
    So he thought they could help him
    And then found out they were bad apples
    Kane and mason had a scrap with two of them. I’d love to see that fight now

    I do think the contract thing is a red herring
    I mean if we didn’t give out those contracts the players would have left for free leaving a bigger hole arguably.
    Now they have some value to the club but could be key go for free of the club desired (and they were wanted)
     
  12. billyiddo

    billyiddo Willie Hall Staff Member

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    He did, but where were they 50 games later? Frozen out/replaced in the team - options available to any manager.
     
  13. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    Yep
    It was a big thing Poch did
    I guess we don’t have the bad apples here of the same type
    I don’t believe anyone is rebelling behind the scenes for example
    Not the bad apples are just rotten players that need refreshing. And clearly there had been a huge under estimation of how to get rid of them
     
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  14. billyiddo

    billyiddo Willie Hall Staff Member

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    I'm not going to argue the finer details mate, bad apples v rotten apples whatever is by the by - each manager coming in to a team has to work with what he's got to some degree and in this case we're talking similar level of churn for each. You either make it work or you don't
     
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    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    Yep
    You have to make it work or you fail
     
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  16. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jack Jull

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    Ah apologies, posted the wrong 1-1 drawn with Goons :oops:

    What a formidable team we had back then...

    172D0C67-D280-418D-90AE-F44029747EEA.jpeg
     
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  17. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vivian Woodward

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    Look at the defence
     
  18. billyiddo

    billyiddo Willie Hall Staff Member

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    hindsights a wonderful thing - neither Rose nor Walker were that highly rated before they stepped up under Poch. Would love to see the likes of Tanganga and Rodon step up similarly under Mourinho
     
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  19. Dicko

    Dicko Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    I wonder how common it is for the back 5 to all have the traditional numbers like that?
     
  20. Raziel

    Raziel Johnny Morrison

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    Super common 10 years ago, with modern two in each position and rotation, far less.
     
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