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Ryan Sessegnon

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by mjc23, 8 Aug 2019.

  1. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Paul Robinson

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    The thing with Levy and the prices he's paid is it is all backdropped by keeping Poch happy. Levy knows Poch is so so valuable to the club, and when you 400% don't want to jeopardise that you push the boat out.

    That within itself is good business. Poch has probably season on season earned the club more than any other manager c.ould of, and probably will again, so the risk is reduced much to Levy's liking.
     
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  2. metalgear

    metalgear Jimmy McCormick

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  3. milo

    milo Jürgen Klinsmann Staff Member

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    I agree that it will be interesting to see what Poch can do with him and getting him now rather than for free in a years time should be beneficial.

    I think that people forget that progress isn't linear. Not ripping up the PL in his first season, isn't a failure.
     
  4. milo

    milo Jürgen Klinsmann Staff Member

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    We shouldn't have gone anywhere near him for that price
     
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    Spur of the moment Pat van den Hauwe

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    Especially as he really wants to be here and is so eager to learn under Poch. As you rightly imply, that extra season could prove critical for both him and us. There are always exceptions of course but more often than not new arrivals often take a season or two to really bed in. And once they do their market value usually increases, sometimes exponentially.

    In which case we will have also prevented a rival from snatching him.
     
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    Roland Beurre Erik Edman

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    Bedfordspurs Vic Buckingham

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    Wait and see how good he is playing in a non defensively side

    He looked like he got caught out quite a bit against us

    TBF their lack of midfield may suit him as their game is very much kick and rush
     
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    fernadez Goran Bunjevcevic

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    Sessesgon is a much as a left back as Bale was. He's best at Wing Back or attacking from the left. He's nothing like Alexander-Arnold or Robertson. In fact he's main attribute is that like Alli he has an instinctual awareness of when to move and appears at the right time. He's likely to be quiet for long periods of games and then make a telling contribution. Also like Alli I would expect him to be in the team sooner rather than later.
     
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  9. BrainOfLevy

    BrainOfLevy Vedran Corluka

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    I don’t agree, but for the reasons that you’ve said. Bale was able to play left wing and forward because he was explosive, Sess by all accounts isn’t. He’s more instinctive.

    In a more structured team that will have more of the ball, I can absolutely see him as a full back for us, picking the right moments to get forward with space in front of him to attack. I can also see him playing the Matuidi role that Poch used Rose in, but absolutely as a full back for us too.
     
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  10. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Andy Thompson

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    Is it though? I mean, thats the sort of context/flavour fans add to things, but can we be sure?

    Or could it be, as was widely expected, having completed the stadium, signed new sponsorship, gone deep into (and re-qualified for) the CL, that we actually have the money to spend now. That we can reap what we have been sowing?

    If we know anything about Levy, I find it impossible to believe he is suddenly busting the bank to keep a manager happy (no matter how good).

    It will be, IMO, because we can and because its right for the club. Simple as that, no backdrop required.


    Now I dont disagree Poch is absolutely priceless, and if we are keeping him happy then thats a brilliant side effect of the business we are doing. And I am very sure the actual players we are looking at are very much ones he wants, our persistence in the pursuit of our buys suggest we REALLY wanted them and Im sure Poch was a big driver behind that.

    I just dont think theres anything to the "...have to keep him happy.." angle.
     
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    Daisuk Jimmy McCormick

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    parklane1 David Ginola

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    I agree, Levy has looked at the progress we have made with getting the stadium finished and has always thought about not putting our future at a risk by spending huge money in seasons past. Now we are on a far more stable platform and he is able to put more money into securing players Poch needs.
     
  13. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Paul Robinson

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    Of course, but the (extra) income we have generated is all on Poch, he has exceeded Levy's targets. This has given us above and beyond the forecasted financials.

    Put it this way, even if Poch doesn't need to be kept happy....Levy will keep him happy.....hes the golden goose.
     
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    wiziwig Steed Malbranque

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    That's a good video of what he can do and in a naff team... Like his calmness in the tight situations and pleasantly surprised to see him being so two-footed...
     
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    SteveAWOL Cecil Poynton

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    metalgear Jimmy McCormick

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    I liked your quote but I think this time its both poch finding that poch is the right coach And we should bust the bank for. Look at the three new hires... Not cheap, possibly world class talents and projects for poch to stretch himself and work on. Argentinian too!



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    Spurs7891 Dean Austin

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    Somehow I feel more excited about us signing Sessegnon than Ndombele or Lo Celso. We have been linked with him so long for his talents. Pochettino seems to be good at improving young players. Let's see how Sessegnon will progress with us.
     
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    NaijaSpurs Pedro Mendes

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    Stats do not show the whole picture, they can sometime be very disingenuous
     
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    We are Tottenham Steed Malbranque

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    Right Back. a possibility?
     
  20. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Andy Thompson

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    While I have no doubt Levy will do what he can to help Poch do his best work and stay happy etc...

    ...the 'will do what he can' is very much based on Levys commitment to the club, and running it sustainably - something that will always come before any manager and their happiness
     

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