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Mauricio Pochettino

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

  1. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

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    I read somewhere (might have been here) that Poch brings on "rested" players as late subs as this means they do less work in the warmdown after the game. Might be b0ll0cks, but it does explain these type of subs.
     
  2. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Simon Davies

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    Surprises me that Chelsea aren’t actually any great shakes...but also a shame that this might be a good year for Liverpool.
     
  3. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Well, let's hope that the moans are not from Poch himself...:eek:
     
  4. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    I appreciate the detailed reply @BrainOfLevy .
    I'm going to take a bit more time over the next 24 hours to come back atcha. Good discussions.
     
  5. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    Nice post.. And most of it is probably accurate.

    What is funny is how the league has split into the top 5/6 and the rest. As shown this season, oftentimes we have to do very little to secure the win against the rest. And this goes for our other top 5 rivals when theyre playing the rest.

    So where you finish, by definition, boils down to those games against each other.

    Now as we've seen it really appears to be a bit of a lottery in these match ups and all of what you have written, although massively analytical and detailed (and when I say you, I mean the approach we assume Poch takes), just doesn't guarantee anything, perhaps because all the top 5 have great managers, great teams employing just as much depth of thought, analysis and detail.
    It appears it is literally ''on the day' one team just appears to have the bit between their teeth, hence the head scratching from Poch when we (for no apparent reason) just don't turn up.

    Of course, we have no control over the fixture list and maybe that is what caused us to be poor against Arsenal when we were so great the week before. So one of the top 5 could literally have an advantage just on how the fixtures fall.

    It's lovely to be genuinely a top club and, if you reflect, the team under fantastic guidance from Poch has ticked so many boxes that haven't been ticked for years.

    On another point..Interestingly, Although they won yesterday, Sarri (im beginning to like him) called out his players for inconsistent meteorology and said that in the long run they won't achieve if they carry on like that.
     
  6. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    How the fixtures fall has a huge say in it IMO

    You don’t want to be away after a European game statistically speaking ... you don’t wanna play a team in the top 6 either unless you at home. And ideally you want no big sides around Christmas time
     
  7. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Looking at the fixture schedule we play Chelsea and Arsenal again in successive league games and i'm sure a European gameweek is again sandwiched in-between....#gulp
     
  8. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    I don't think the fixtures have anything to do with us playing crap against scum. We pretty much always play crap at their place apart from the odd good performance but we're clutching at straws to find good performances and wins when we play them away from home. We've only won there twice in the entire history of the Premier League.
     
  9. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    Poch took a gamble by resting Kane and Eriken but it paid off so credit to him. I wouldn't blame Poch if he rested Kane against Burnley regardless of the result. He can't play every game and we should be able to beat Burnley at home with or without him.
     
  10. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    You are partly right in that we often play badly there. However, in recent times we have upped our game there massively under Poch and we did have two big games before last week, whilst they played the stiffs in the midweek game. Fair play to them they earned that right seeing as they did the early groundwork and qualified.
     
  11. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    You know it's strange, i actually feel more confident when we rest Kane and we are playing away from home than if we have a home game and he's rested...
     
  12. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    Yeah we have played better in recent times but that's the exception really. Most of the time we go there and don't turn up. We played them last season after back to back games against United and Liverpool and then played scum off the park. Granted the game was at Wembley and not away from home but I put our bad result last week down to our rotten record and history there which plays on the players minds rather than an unfortunate fixture schedule.
     
  13. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    We had a FA Cup replay against Newport in the week leading up to the Arsenal game earlier this year that you refer to, so we in fact had a situation more similar to Arsenal last week: only one player started that game and also played vs Arsenal.

    Poch has banished thoughts of the past mostly from our displays. For example, how often do we go a goal down early on at the Emirates and storm back to lead by half-time?

    I honestly think freshness, rotation and the fact that Arsenal played out of their skins because they gave themselves a week off effectively was more key than any thoughts by the players about how badly we traditionally do there
     
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  14. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    A lot of the best teams are good at home...that is a bare minimum of being one of the best teams..they'll regularly beat whoever steps through the door.

    To not have a good record away to one of the top 5 teams is hardly noteworthy, tough games all of them.
     
  15. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Frederic Kanoute

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    The fact that this is our best points haul in our PL (and more recent) history points more to how mediocre we've been over the years than anything else. BUT, given our lack of NewWHL, our restricted budget and NO JACK GREALISH in the squad, what Poch has done is nothing short of magic. He has us functioning as a 'proper' elite PL club, playing great football and with a good number of home grown players contributing to our success (I know, no trophies.....).
     
  16. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    Arse will be at home....
    Chelsea though will be much harder
     
  17. Denmark Spur

    Denmark Spur Jermaine Jenas

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    mjc23 Ramon Vega

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    Excellent tactical decisions and use of substitutes tonight. I do like seeing Eriksen play deeper with three or four attacking players in front of him
     
  19. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Mitchell Thomas

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    So, Poch seems to know what he is doing. Who would have thought it? I thought him and his team always bottle the big games.
     
  20. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Simon Davies

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    Poch :
    I also want to say that Daniel Levy should be so happy. I want to congratulate him. He's putting in a massive effort, trying to deliver and finish the stadium. Sometimes it's easy to get the praise, the coaching staff, the players and the fans but I think he, and all the board, deserve massive congratulations because they're putting in a massive effort, building what is for me one of the best stadiums in the world. I think I want to congratulate him and this achievement, he is a big part of it and he deserves massive recognition for that.

    https://www.football.london/tottenh...chettino-press-conference-every-word-15539416

    Clearly a subliminal 'back me or I'm off' message to the boss.

    (sarcasm).
     
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