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Mauricio Pochettino

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

  1. Hootnow

    Hootnow Milija Aleksic

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    Well how do I do this without sounding like I'm trying to be horrible....:D

    I'm also a big believer of logic and facts Scara. So I'll do this for both of us so as not to appear too harsh.

    Are either of us the richest men in the world? The fastest? The strongest? Are we the smartest? Am I the best doctor in the world/you the best businessman? Do we have the biggest houses? Are we the happiest? Do we have the best and most looking wives? Do we have the best friends? Are the most attractive men in the world? Are we the most desirable men in the world? Are we the most multi lingual? Have we made many inventions between us? Had a discernible impact on human history? Picked up many noble prizes between us?

    I could go on but I'm sure you'll agree that men as important as us have more important things to be getting on with :D

    We've even managed to fudge up choosing the team we support. I love Tottenham but there is nothing logical in following this team that breaks hearts more often than it provides overwhelming joy. We'd have been better off choosing the likes of Real or Man Utd... Or at least in more regular visits to the West End. As I'm sure you'd agree. ;)
     
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  2. SylDave

    SylDave Jonathan Blondel

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    It’s not so much superiority but it’s about believing that your the best at what you do, whether that’s a footballer, businessman, bin man, surgeon or a cleaner.

    Believe in yourself and walk with your head held high because if you don’t this world with eat you up and spit you out.
     
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  3. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Young-Pyo Lee

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    I absolutely agree with this. There’s a difference between believing in yourself and superiority as you mentioned off the bat in your post.


    Sitting on my porcelain throne using Tapatalk
     
  4. Hootnow

    Hootnow Milija Aleksic

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    I think there is a difference and a happy medium.

    For example, I think I am an exceptional doctor. My patients tend to agree, as do my colleagues and juniors. I spend a lot of time with my patients, explain things in detail and in ways they can understand. I'm knowledgeable and skilled at practical procedures. I'm polite and always cheery at work. I take every possible opportunity to teach and guide my juniors and medical students.

    However, am I the best doctor in the world? Or even the best in my field? Objectively I can't say that I am. I'm sure there are doctors with better clinical acumen, with more experience. Doctors who are more skilled at clinical procedures. Some who will have an even better patient manner. Some who put even more into teaching.

    Does that mean I'm a snivelling, nervous wreck? Of course not.

    There's a difference between self confidence and delusional arrogance. I've seen far too many of the latter in important management positions because others can confuse it for actual ability.
     
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  5. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    I'm sure there are some others better at some things.

    As a whole though, they can't compare.
     
  6. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    @Hootnow is a very bright chap.

    I believe (unless I'm confusing him with someone else) he's mentioned that he's religious though. That locks him out of the top 7% in itself.
     
  7. Hootnow

    Hootnow Milija Aleksic

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    So you're a 7/10 steady eddy in all fields? That's not very exciting is it? :D

    And not that it should make a difference to anyone or that I need to prove my intellect to anyone, whether in real life or online but no, I am not religious.

    To link this all back to Poch, I think managing people has many aspects. I'd wager Poch is over achieving more in his job than either of the two of us are in ours. He was trying to find any little advantage he could, to make the players believe they could do anything, including beating a team who finished 26 points ahead of us and who we've managed to beat only once in the last 15 meetings now.

    I don't exactly think the players have spent the last 3 weeks in yoga retreats and braiding each others hair.
     
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  8. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Poch absolutely is overachieving, there's a fantastic article on Statsbomb describing how he's managed to create a viable tactic to work around having no midfield at all since Dembele. It's incredible that he's managed what he has around Sissoko and a pile of sicknotes.

    That doesn't mean he can't improve or that you or I can't see him making clear mistakes and point them out.
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Chris Armstrong

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    Tell me about it. Had to do it in 2014 and still have a fudging hole in my foot today!
     
  10. Jon

    Jon Chris Armstrong

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    Such a shame she’s a gooner.

    Although Poch seems to be doing a good job turning her to the light.
     
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  11. fernadez

    fernadez Nico Claesen

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    Again, that's not what the article says.
     
  12. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Dean Richards

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    No.
     
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  13. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Hint: Sissoko isn't one of the seven, no matter how hard you wish.
     
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    spasm Alan Hutton

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  15. fernadez

    fernadez Nico Claesen

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    No wish of mine, I have no investment in Sissoko one way or another. I just like when things are quoted for them to be quoted properly without inference. There are rules to conversation and they need to be adhered to.
     
  16. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    There is always inference in all methods of discourse.

    The very, very clear inference in both this and the last article we discussed is that Poch has had to find a way around Sissoko being incapable of playing the possession/pressing football our team was built around. The author doesn't have to use those precise words to say that - that's how language works.
     
  17. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Frederic Kanoute

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    https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...hettino-harry-kane-tottenham-champions-league


    It is worth acknowledging first that even in defeat the season has been an obvious triumph. Spurs have lost 18 games, shuttled between three home grounds and still managed to sustain the best all-round season in the club’s modern history.

    Really, Spurs just should not be here at all, disrupting the dominant economic model with their intangibles of spirit and fine coaching. The numbers can become a little grating. But the numbers are also astonishing. Tottenham’s playing budget for the three years from 2015-2018 was £351m, slightly less than Newcastle, who were not in the Champions League final this season.

    Not the most insightful article, but some good points made, especially, to me, above.
     
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  18. metalgear

    metalgear Johnny Morrison

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    We need quality in depth first. There's a big difference between us and them but the gap should start closing now

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  19. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    Whatever his approach...he's doing alright.
     
  20. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Steed Malbranque

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    You missed out the best quote, when he was talking about the fire walking and arrow snapping:

    ‘A couple more weeks and Pochettino would have had them building a space ship to escape The Rapture.’ :D
     
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  21. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    No.

    Successful entrepreneurs always try and employ people that are cleverer and better than themselves.

    Obviously impossible for you:D
     
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