1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dear Guest, Please note that adult content is not permitted on this forum. We have had our Google ads disabled due to some posts that were found from some time ago. Please do not post adult content and if you see any already on the forum, please report the post so that we can deal with it. Thanks, scara
    Dismiss Notice

Mauricio Pochettino

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

  1. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Milija Aleksic

    Joined:
    26 Sep 2014
    Messages:
    4,410
    Likes Received:
    4,431
    How the fudge can you not love the man. Levy too for that matter.

    I also love the glaring absense of the 'usual suspects' after a tough loss... @DubaiSpur et al, where art thou?
     
    Robbo, Daisuk, parklane1 and 2 others like this.
  2. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Mitchell Thomas

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    5,121
    Likes Received:
    3,730
    @DubaiSpur is fine mate, argues his point well even when we disagree. If we agreed all the time the forum would not be as interesting.
     
    Robbo, stinkfoot, Pirate55 and 2 others like this.
  3. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    16,753
    Likes Received:
    10,814
    Love the guy to bits, the way he has us competing against the FAR richer clubs shows what a great manager he is. After the game he came out to us guys at the game and acknowledged our support.
     
    Robbo, Daisuk, indospurs and 12 others like this.
  4. Jon

    Jon Mitchell Thomas

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    5,145
    Likes Received:
    4,495
    Yes it would.
     
    inkpenspur, galeforce and nayenezgani like this.
  5. Pirate55

    Pirate55 The Last Man Standing 17/18

    Joined:
    16 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    7,603
    Likes Received:
    2,029
    An excellently articulated answer, BoL, with which I find hard to disagree. However, I am still of the opinion that Poch doesnt always translate this policy into action, particularly regarding the use of substitutes. He seems to work too much to a formula which doesn’t therefore allow sufficient flexibility. For example, he was too slow to react to the two subs Arsenal made at half time.

    Indeed, my particular issue with this formulaic approach is the need to be adaptable to circumstances. For instance, Moura joined in January having played little football. He had a good month or so of Poch conditioning, roughly equivalent to a pre-season. Yet when games were going against us and we needed fresh legs, speed and a maverick approach like for the Juve home game or the Mancs Semi Final, Poch didn’t call on him. When at last he called him into the Leicester game on the final day, he showed what he could do and won the game for us. I think there are certain situations ( like Tuesday against Barca) when you just have to be brave and go for it. After all, to dare is to do and the best managers (who have track records of winning trophies) have this adaptability in their armoury. Hopefully Poch is learning. It seems that by his judicious use of subs at the Nou Camp, he may well be. If he closes this Achilles heel, we may be on the verge of great things. Let’s hope so.
     
    Last edited: 13 Dec 2018
    Gazza and harr1984 like this.
  6. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Mitchell Thomas

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    5,121
    Likes Received:
    3,730
    Oh no it wouldn't.
     
    galeforce likes this.
  7. Jon

    Jon Mitchell Thomas

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    5,145
    Likes Received:
    4,495
    It’s behind youuuuu!
     
  8. Bullet

    Bullet Christian Ziege

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    10,922
    Likes Received:
    5,856
    Poch needs to make subs on 60 mins, nearly always.

    When he has, it wins us the game and we laud him.
    When he doesn't, we start to sink.
    Rocket science.
     
  9. galeforce

    galeforce Tony Galvin

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    27,425
    Likes Received:
    12,172
    It’s not rocket science, it’s maths, a proper scientific study into substitute performance exists, it was featured heavily in the numbers game, early subs positively change results.
     
  10. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Frederic Kanoute

    Joined:
    3 Dec 2012
    Messages:
    8,545
    Likes Received:
    6,338
    Just like the science that corners frequently lead to goals.
     
  11. indospurs

    indospurs Mido

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    2,953
    Likes Received:
    582
    except it doesn't for us - or for a looong spell it didn't
     
  12. johnola

    johnola Pascal Chimbonda

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    1,802
    Likes Received:
    492
    Location:
    Surrey
    It is not a science, it’s the goal line.
     
  13. Daisuk

    Daisuk Frederic Kanoute

    Joined:
    19 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    8,462
    Likes Received:
    6,406
    Location:
    Oslo
    If you by "frequently" mean roughly 3 per 100, then yes. :p
     
  14. Daisuk

    Daisuk Frederic Kanoute

    Joined:
    19 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    8,462
    Likes Received:
    6,406
    Location:
    Oslo
    Some sort of fan recognition for the work that man is putting in would be nice. I can't see it happening, but it would be nice.
     
  15. StephenH

    StephenH Tom Huddlestone

    Joined:
    21 Jun 2015
    Messages:
    13,797
    Likes Received:
    6,689
    Location:
    SW London
    Au contraire, Rodney! I believe the overwhelming majority love Daniel Levy and truly appreciate the fine job he has done and continues to do!
     
    parklane1 likes this.
  16. Daisuk

    Daisuk Frederic Kanoute

    Joined:
    19 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    8,462
    Likes Received:
    6,406
    Location:
    Oslo
    Yeah, I reckon, but according to THST (on the Fighting rooster podcast a couple of months back), it was said that Levy himself thought most fans didn't like him or the job he was doing (or something along those lines, I can't remember exactly).
     
  17. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    16,753
    Likes Received:
    10,814
    This without a doubt, there are a few who like to bitch about him but they are the types who moan about the sun being to hot, the rain being to wet, etc,etc. never happy some folks.
     
  18. StephenH

    StephenH Tom Huddlestone

    Joined:
    21 Jun 2015
    Messages:
    13,797
    Likes Received:
    6,689
    Location:
    SW London
    No surprise from those two inauspicious groups.
     
    MKSpur likes this.
  19. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Frederic Kanoute

    Joined:
    3 Dec 2012
    Messages:
    8,545
    Likes Received:
    6,338
    I mean it non-seriously. Maybe we should have a thread for corners?
     
    Daisuk likes this.
  20. Bullet

    Bullet Christian Ziege

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    10,922
    Likes Received:
    5,856
    The early sub won it again for Poch today
     

Share This Page