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Mauricio Pochettino

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

  1. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    I don't know why people do it to themselves
     
  3. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Chris Perry

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    Point is, as a club we generally get transfer decisions correct. Some of the more pricy ones we missed as others outspent us would have probably been worthwhile even at higher cost (but I take your point, we remember the good ones and not the flops). Hazard, Willian, Mane, Suarez even Frenkie de Jong last summer, maybe we could have pushed the boat out (or maybe not and cache rather than money took him to Barca). So Poch pressing Levy on our identity in the transfer market, whether we are to be a club that will go out and get the best with determination, is a positive.
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    Oh absolutely. When Poch explicitly say it's the end of one plan and the start of another and we have to operate in a different way, what can that mean?. It surely means akin to the other top 5 to a certain degree.

    He always talks about (our current project) being a different reality to the others and I think he does yearn for recognition of that, plus a little bit of credit for succeeding despite of that.

    I think he gets a bit tired of that scenario (not that he was ever against it), so being the young ambitious manager he is, he probably, for his own development wants to make sure we are all up for a step up.

    Basically he doesn't want Levy to be an anchor. He knows we are so close...

    Yes that was anchor not....:D
     
  5. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    I have no doubt that he will apply those standards, but only when we do not put the progress we have made under him at risk. Lets be honest i can not believe that there are ANY Spurs supporters who do not want to see us keep on improving as a team, but we have to trust him and he knows what we can and can not do( lets be honest he has got far more things right so far).
     
  6. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    Its interesting, I wonder what he really means.

    We are never going to go building a team of galacticos, and honestly I dont think he would like that anyway.

    If I had to guess Id suggest he just wants to make one or two key buys a year of real quality to keep refreshing the team.

    And have the ability to jettison anyone he feels he needs to.

    This summer we need something of a rebuild, the core is there but the depth is not, but afterwards it can only really be incremental improvement to the team and squad.
     
  7. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    The tricky bit is if Toby and Eriksen leave that is two core players gone and it certainly stacks up the work to do (granted, it gives us more money).

    I agree about the approach, and would like to think we'd always be open to the £10-£30m championship or continental youngsters as well...ones that can serve us well but have the potential to more than re-pay us if THEY decide to move on.

    Basically, I think he sees this as a real opportunity for him, for his own development, he's definitely a legacy type manager, he loves the essence of football so much. And when you feel like that you're checking in with the man (Levy) that will help make it happen that he's in the same lane as you.

    He really wants Levy to be because in his heart he knows we have come so far and 'we are so close'.

    It can frustrate a person (Poch) when they have led the way, earned everyone's trust, they can see the summit, they know how to get there. Its a no-brainer in his head.
     
  8. AdamB

    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    That's exactly my guess as well. He likely just wants a refresh of the squad this summer (3-4 players, £100m net spend for example) and then 1-2 decent-ish players (say £50m net) spend every summer. £50m or so every summer should be comfortably affordable alongside the debt paydown, assuming performances continue even close to where they ahve been
     
  9. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    Its the only thing that really makes sense to me (though I wouldnt really speculate on £££, who even knows!?).

    A bit of an over haul and then specific investment.

    I cant think of what else we might do.
     
  10. mudshark

    mudshark Mauricio Taricco

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    I think there's a danger that Pochettino having achieved everything he has this season in spite of the self-imposed transfer embargo could end up being the opposite of a silver lining, and that Levy/Lewis will say to themselves, "He's done it before, he can do it again." I think that would be absolutely mental, and I'm not saying it'll happen, but by the same token, I won't be surprised if the zero net transfer spend pattern continues unabated. ENIC aren't suddenly going to change their spots if you ask me.
     
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    harr1984 Steve Carr

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    No, Levy isnt that stupid - he knows that we will get found out sooner or later if we dont invest. He is a top class businessman which doesnt mean not spending, it means recognising when investment is necessary but not doing so excessively or outside of our means. ENIC hold shares in Rangers, Slavia Prague, Athens, Basel and one or two others. None of them are anywhere near our resource level and their past behaviour with them shouldnt be used as a predictor for how they will behave with a team who are flirting with becoming one of the top bracket teams in Europe.....
     
  12. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    It could be about offering our senior players the kind of contracts they might get elsewhere and reduce the risk of disruption from forced departures.
     
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    Grays_1890 Gerry Armstrong

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    Spot on

    Poch saying he will leave if we win the CL was a joke, clearly

    People taking Poch comments and cutting/pasting where needed to spin a negative article. Its laughable
     
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    harr1984 Steve Carr

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    As was said in the Sunday Supplement - He said what he did and the journalists assumed he was joking. They then asked him the next day and he said no he was being serious. So it can be played down as much as you like, but it came from him more than once on separate days. Im not suggesting he is going, but its certainly right to be questioned...
     
  15. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    Of course, fair point.

    Investing isnt always about buying players.
     
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    Grays_1890 Gerry Armstrong

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    The first day was a joke and the 2nd time after the game I assume the one where he said if we win he leaves and if loss he leaves which was a total dig at the press for taking his previous interview out of the context it was meant.
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Yeah that was pretty clear i thought
     
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    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    I don’t think he will leave, but I’m very bored of his consistent comments in the press and the timing of them

    Causing issues where there isn’t any.
     
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    glasgowspur Vedran Corluka

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    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    I think that was part of the approach started last season, and I'd say money for that trumped new signings, and we did make a start on that with Harry Dele and maybe Son (?)
     
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