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Mauricio Pochettino

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

  1. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot Gudni Bergsson

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    If I remember correctly it’s also the reason he refused to use English [edit: to the press] when at Southampton.
     
  2. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Colin Calderwood Staff Member

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    We have not had a manager as in demand in my lifetime. He is constantly asked provocative questions and is himself not a robot. At the risk of invoking the wrath of many for repeated cliches...trust the manager, trust what you’re seeing.
     
  3. rxl

    rxl Hossam Ghaly

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    Maybe everyone is talking about Poch's future, and the team are left to prepare for the final in peace? Could be a deflective action from Poch, don't forget he's still got a fair term on his contract. Just an idea.
     
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    Grays_1890 Gerry Armstrong

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    Anyone bothered watching the BBC interview with Gary Lineker?
     
  5. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    Saw it yesterday, same old thing, Biesla and his legs, his philosophy...

    Only interesting part was he explicitly stated we need a rebuild.
     
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    Grays_1890 Gerry Armstrong

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    Point is that its a more credible look at what Poch thinks that people piecing together sound bites
     
  7. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    Absolutely.

    Just as I think it should be a "rule" that people watch the full press conference before losing their brick about a single soundbite.

    Usually he has a cheeky look in his eye and is clearly joking about something, but people read a single line and assume the worst...
     
  8. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Gerry Armstrong

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    He was clearly on the wind up in the press conferences and then one after the semi he was obviously agitated hence walking out on the Kane question.
     
  9. Eriktheviking

    Eriktheviking Sebastien Bassong

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    Poch could be deliberately winding the press up keep their focus from the players by making the media storm about him. I dont believe poch would use the media to speak to Levy - wouldnt surprise me if this was a deliberate tactic agreed between the two.
     
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    Grays_1890 Gerry Armstrong

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    Yeh the messages to Levy is total rubbish, Poch and Levy by all accounts have a very open relationship and dialogue.

    What Poch has said and rightly so is getting to the CL is not the norm and is not the norm for our investment so not to expect it year in year out. Levy is not silly and I am sure he 400% agrees and the expectations on Poch is not to win the league and CL based on what we spend now.
     
  11. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    He has been clear and candid throughout. I dont really know what the fuss is.

    If you actually listen to him it is clear.
    - He and Levy have a good relationship with open lines of communication
    - He undertook a 5 year project with Levy to get us into the CL and new stadium (and facilities)
    - The CL final represents not only an over achievement of that project, but also the end of it/this phase
    - Now he wants to plan out the next project, which will be to take all we have built and now focus on winning titles
     
  12. Gazza

    Gazza Gerry Armstrong

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    And poch would like the opportunity to see if Daniel agrees on the levels of the investment model for the next five years before he commits.

    I think levy already has his place in our history for the greatest chairman that we have ever had. Now let's see that greatness by backing the man that has dragged us out of the mire.

    I enjoy watching the team and love the team more than ever, as they slowly erase years of learned cynicism.
     
  13. Legohamster

    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    I concur about the manager in demanded - minus Jol

    I see a manager keeping his options open -Lloris has even commented on it this morning.

    We have the biggest game in almost all our lifetimes in 2 weeks - just don’t mention it till after then.
     
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    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    I agree its as simple as that, why some are always looking for hidden meanings is beyond me:rolleyes:
     
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    Yiddo Dean Richards

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    Does it seem like there are less video's of our players mucking around and having a laugh this year? No Dier and Alli video's with their bromance and just not as much funny stuff going on like in previous seasons. Maybe things behind the scenes this season have got a little more serious. Just makes me wonder if squad harmony is the same as it was a couple of seasons ago where everything seemed great and we had our best season in the premier league era.

    I may be reading far to much into it by the way.
     
  16. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Paul Robinson

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    They got older?
     
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    greatwhitenorf Mido

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    Stopped being so serious about video games and started getting serious about getting laid?
     
  18. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Simon Davies

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    Judging by the number of babies/young children accompanying the players on their lap of honour on Sunday, I'd say you might be onto something.
    It does seem that we've had something of a baby boom within the team over the past couple of years. No wonder they all look knackered.
     
  19. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    Any chance he wins manager of the season? Chances are Pep will win but look at what Poch has had to deal with

    • No signings
    • Injuries to just about every key player
    • Stadium migration
    And that’s before I even mention the fact that the club had to deal with months of speculation about him going to United. People have short memories but every single question in our press conferences just after Mourinho got sacked was about Poch going to United. To the point where our press officer had to step in and put the press in their place and tell them it’s not going to dominate our press conferences.
     
  20. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    My thoughts too. At least one of our players enjoys mucking around and having a laugh with those kids.

     
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