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Jose Mourinho - SACKED

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by mjc23, 20 Nov 2019.

  1. billyiddo

    billyiddo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    Not been part of the shambles we've endured for most of the season?

    I don't think anyone 'walks back in" and if he does get included it would suggest that he was being kept out because of a clash of personalities rather than all that guff about not suiting the way we play.
     
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  2. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Nick Barmby

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    But he's been chopping and changing non stop for months especially with defenders. You can't build a cohesive unit like that and to play Mourinho-ball you need some stability. That's why I think a "Mourinho masterclass" was impossible for next Sunday.

    The hope is, as someone else posted, some sort of dead cat bounce where the players feel the shackles are off. Ndombele, Alli, Bale can all play their games and have something to prove. Problem is, we're still brick at the back.

    A front 5 of Kane, Sonny, Bale, Alli and Ndombele with ropey midfielders and defenders behind them. Haven't I seen this picture before somewhere?
     
  3. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    true, although what we see in matches isn't necessarily what is being worked on in training, I don't think there was any chance of us using a back 3 against City for example
     
  4. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Nick Barmby

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    Ha-ha, good one.

    Ossie says Hi!
     
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  5. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Walsh

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    The hope would be exactly that

    - Shackles off, players play their natural game, their instinctive game and take it to City

    Mentally it's percentages, City has to be looking at PSG midweek, can we just want this one more than them?
     
  6. Eatmyownbrainwithaspork

    Eatmyownbrainwithaspork John Gorman

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    Had a lot of time for Jose, but this was inevitable knowing what we know so well about DL - not afraid to make incredibly difficult decisions. We'll be freer now. Could be headless chickens, but I'd rather have that than the dreadful football we've been seeing. Onwards, mighty Spurs!
     
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  7. Rorschach

    Rorschach Teddy Sheringham

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    Haha. Just 15 posters though and 5 can get promoted to the super like button if they have enough posts on a rolling basis
     
  8. Rorschach

    Rorschach Teddy Sheringham

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    Hmmm....should have read ahead before making my post.
     
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  9. Benny_Lad

    Benny_Lad Gudni Bergsson

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    Surely it’s seen as a positive if we have players in the squad that don’t suit the way we play!
     
  10. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    Hotspur75 Willem Korsten

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    Hm, clearly not the same warmth he extended to Poch eighteen months ago. Somehow that makes me very happy.
     
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  12. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Ian Walker

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    Why haven't we been in more finals?.... Because typically we were higher up in the league and focusing on qualifying for the CL instead of winning the League Cup.
     
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  13. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Walsh

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    Tbf, he'd worked with Poch much longer and Poch kind of made him the superstar player he is today. That wouldn't have happened if it was Jose in charge all those years ago.
    Jose is the manager that has used him in his pomp, but Poch brought him to being at that level consistently.

    He probably owes Poch the most for the career he's had thus far
     
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    Finney Is Back Ian Walker

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    That assumes that Jose wasn't punishing Dele for his 'it's just brick long long ball' comment in the documentary.... His treatment by Jose suggests to me that was the case.
     
  15. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    That comment was from before Jose took over though right, and Dele played a lot at the end of last season, potentially even our best player over that period.

    If he was punishing him for something it was something else.

    I think it more likely Dele had personal issues and Jose didn't think his mindset was right.
     
  16. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Nick Barmby

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    No, think it was the Wolves game at home last year. After we got beat 3-2, he had a rant and said something like "This is brick. Hit the ball long and lose it...".
     
  17. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    that was a clip from all or nothing wasn't it?
     
  18. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Andy Thompson

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    Do you think Levy couldn't believe his luck!? How do I get out of paying Mourinho a £XXm severance....."

    Phone rings: Jose is not taking training!

    ...sacked for gross misconduct, effective immidietly.
     
  19. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Walsh

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    Not sure of the exact timing, but it was definitely in Jose's time and not under Poch...
     
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  20. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    ah, I thought it was definitely his response to the announcement at the time
     

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