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Mauricio Pochettino

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

  1. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Stalteri

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    Well guess Zidane at RM and OGS at United is good news .. less brick to sift through over summer.
     
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  2. StephenH

    StephenH Jack Jull

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    Now all we need is some money tree seeds and we sitting pretty!
     
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    harr1984 Paul Stalteri

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    Oh there will still be plenty, dont worry about that.....
     
  4. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Simon Davies

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    I get the feeling that if Poch ever leaves, it might not be for another job. He’d happily walk away if trust was broken, we had a new owner he didn’t agree with etc and just wait it out until another good one came along. I fear a breakdown in trust more than I do another club vacancy becoming available.
     
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    Rorschach Tommy Harmer

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    I have visions of De Nero in Taxi driver. "Are you talking to me?"
     
  6. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Hey Poch! We don't need to buy a striker! Backup striker sorted! #serge
     
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  7. Hashegotthesackyet?

    Hashegotthesackyet? Ramon Vega

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    Was that an OG from a bad clearance?
     
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  8. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Simon Davies

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    Thinking one of Poch’s challenges is that one of the key insights he had that helped us over-compete was fostering an amazing team spirit. We did this better than most other clubs, but I think a lot of other clubs has gotten wise to it now and have been careful to cultivate something similar, and it means he will have to find another insight to compete ahead of at least two of the top 6.

    He also had good insights around a modern system, and with fitness and conditioning, and tactical flexibility with regards to systems. So he’s kept up with peers and helped us keep competing, but I’d say our spirit on the pitch looks a little less than our rivals right now, and that’s something that needs to recover. And if most of our rivals have good spirit, we need something else. This is alongside building a meteorology to get it done in the biggest moments.
     
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  9. MKSpur

    MKSpur Kasey Keller

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    Echoes of Bentley post CL qualification!

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  10. metalgear

    metalgear Johnny Morrison

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    Match fitness and injury resilience, rotation decisions... We seem to be trailing other clubs too. Not just team spirit

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  11. Jon

    Jon Young-Pyo Lee

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    Pressing has also disappeared from our play
     
  12. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Simon Davies

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    I wonder if this is just an attempt to mix up our play so we are less predictable, rather than an entire side just slipping off. We were definitely doing it in the first half at Saints, but it is something that the entire side needs to be focussed in on doing really well, and if one link in the chain breaks we look very bad as a side.
     
  13. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    It also requires a lot of energy, something that we're short of with the world cup in the summer and injuries through the season
     
  14. StephenH

    StephenH Jack Jull

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    I find it difficult to put our current travails still at the door of our guys exploits at the World Cup.
    It feels like we are looking for an easy excuse. I think it’s just down to our old friend the lack of squad depth/finances.
     
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  15. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    You don't think that the bulk of our first team going deep in the world cup would effect our tactics at the start/middle of the season or that it means they would need managing fitness wise?

    Fair enough but it seems quite an obvious reason as to why we don't press like we used to to me
     
  16. StephenH

    StephenH Jack Jull

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    Not sure!
    I think having just Sissoko and young Winksy as our midfield don’t do us any favours.
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Hence the injuries part of my initial post ;)
     
  18. StephenH

    StephenH Jack Jull

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    I don’t get Wanyama still being with us, obviously can’t sell him and he can only play in emergencies.
    Dier has been in a similar place the year.
    Sad situation. We got lucky with Sissoko.
     
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    MKSpur Kasey Keller

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    I think they are two different situations. Wanyama had a chronic injury and either had a further set back or had been seriously unlucky to miss the best part of 2 seasons now. He’s also looked off the pace when he has played, the best thing we can hope for all concerned is manages to feature in enough games at the minimum performance level to either entice another club to take a chance on him or he reaches his previous levels like is where he then becomes the archetypal ‘new signing’ with an added loyalty effect.
    Dier has had tonsillitis and appendicitis, which hopefully won’t have the same long term effect on his play and is either very unlucky or its an elaborate cover up for something else (genuinely overheard someone suggesting this not too long ago, when one of the rags ran a story about a Christmas party!)
    With dembele showing his steep physical decline last season we just have either thought Wanyama was going to be available from the get go, genuinely had to sell a player before we could allocate funds to a replacement or it was risk accepted we would be using Winks, Dier and Sissoko for the majority of the season.
     
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    StephenH Jack Jull

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    I’m just having whing!
    Bloody frustrating to this great season go to pot over the past few weeks.
    I’m not seeing too many midfielders with skill set needed for the task ahead except Sissoko for legs.
    I’m not totally convinced about young Winks is going to last.
     
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    MKSpur Kasey Keller

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    Understood.

    With the greatest respect I think Wanyama can be replaced quite easily, Dembele had a unique skill set that I think needs to be replaced with someone who can put their foot on the ball and offer quick forward passes and maybe even a couple of goals down outside the box. I’d stick with Winks but sign someone else for th first team with these proven attributes for the first team to compete with and influence him. I would not under estimate the value of having academy products around competing for first team places, Fergie made good use of them.
     
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