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Levy's; Top of the Pochs!

Why can I now picture Daniel Levy with Tony Blackburn and Diddy David Hamilton?..

So it looks like we have decided that Mauricio Pochettino is the man to take the club forward. Perhaps not the choice of everyone, but for me, it's a selection that has many merits.

Sure he hasn't won anything. Sure his win percentage isn't outstanding, but it compares well with Rodgers and Martinez, who now look very good managers when given the chance to work with better players. Also, has anyone yet said anything but positives about him?

What he does appear to be able to do is make teams and individual players perform better, whilst making them work hard, but also play good football. Add to that a clear willingness to bring through young players and you can see what initially attracted Daniel Levy to him.

You assume he will want to bring in his own staff, which begs the question, as to what the future holds for Freund in particular. Will he remain as the No2 or move on? You feel that Ramsey has a decision over dropping back to development or joining Tim Sherwood at his next job and the same probably applied to Les Ferdinand.

I'm sure we will see Pochettino now take interviews in English, which is believed not to be a problem as he supposedly communicates very well with everyone at Southampton, but with Spurs, putting over his ideas and having the players once again embrace them, will be the key, regardless of anything else...




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Writer: OxfordSpur Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 27 2014

Time: 10:07AM

Your Comments

lets give the geezer a chance
tarkan mardinCOYS
The man wasn't my first choice, however, I'll be 100% behind him. Few issues being he basically folded the FA cup last year in quarters when they were already safe in the league, his teams aren't that good in defense, and I dont think his big money signings are all theat...Will Pochettino inspire Lloris, eriksen & Vertonghen to stay?? Having said all that, his teams play very pleasing football, and I look forward to seeing it this season. I think he'll bring the best out of Lamela, this is his first Big club imo, and if Levy backs him, gives him the 2-3 years he needs before making a judgement as to how good he is, then I can see him doing well for us.
King26
Also, just throwing this one out there....Luke Shaw hasn't signed for anyone yet, and we are in desperate need of a left back......
King26
same here king26
tarkan mardinCOYS
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Really not sure about this one at all. Strangely enough itís mostly the Tottenham Fans who appear to be against Poch. Everyone Iíve spoken to (city fans, Arsenal fans etc) seem to think he will do a decent job. I think that just sums up the trust we have in DL. I canít for the life in me understand the selection of Pochettino. How did they come to the conclusion that a another young and relatively inexpericned manager will succeed where all other similar predecessors have failed. What is the thought process? I will fully back Pochettino (which is certainly more than our board will) but very much doubt that he is the right bloke to take us forward. Iíll be honest, I think the only reason Poch will be appointed is because he will work within a very strict budget and wonít cause any waves. Exactly what we donít need. So basically itís another season of DL beings chairman, manager, scout, coach and of course THFCís no1 fan!!!
hudderspur
The English thing only effects the media most teams are made up of many different natioanlities who may speak enough English to offer a sound bite to the media but communicating detailed info and tactics probably requires translators anyway. The lad hasn't done badly with the Saints so now he is the answer to our prayers? I don't buy it. Of course as soon as he sorry if he gets the job then he's ours and I will offer him the same support and time frame I did for AVB and Tim Sherwood (which was more then Levy offered either) but I can't help feelling that the better candidate was FdB and he was also someone who demonstrated loyality to the club he was employed by what if Pochettino does well with Spurs over the next eighteen months and United, Monaco or PSG or any other get rich quick club come calling will he bolt on us like he has Southampton?
Slurms McKenzie
Levy will give him a chance. a 6months chance.i do not agree with Levys choice, but we all have to get behind him. i think it will end in tears thou.
topspur53
Exciting times ahead!
Mix26
JUst hope FdB doesn't go to the Saints as Pochettino will have a stick to beat himself with all season.
Slurms McKenzie
Good luck to whoever is in charge, if it is to be Pochettino then I believe he can do a good job if given time and if we are all patient. It is a gamble but going by how Southampton have played and set up the gamble might just pay off.
Kong
Well done OX...We've most probably just picked up the best premier league manager available. A very good one IMO to boot.

LOL!...FDB the saviour...Poch the useless!. What a load of tosh. No guarantees either of Poch OR FdB would succeed. Let's cut the crap here, Ajax had a bloody good chance of winning the league regularly. Vert's, Eriksen and Alderweireld all playing during FDbs 4 titles, add to this Klaasen(Arsenal linked) Fischer(Liverpool linked) Daley Blind(Utd linked) Siem de Jong, all current players.

Yes he's done well, but the players at his disposal are part of what should be challenging for the title season on season. I grant he still had to win the titles, but let's move away from meaning this makes him far superior than Poch.

I forgot the amount of times that it was said we had no playing style of late, not being able to see what we were actually trying to do. Poch has a style, one it is said we desire. Attacking football, whilst being only second to City for shots conceded last season. This has the making of a very good balance, great going forward, tight at the back, although still defensive work to be done. High intensity, desire and team work. Improving all areas both on and off the pitch. Crap it is not, worse than FDB...NOBODY can say. As for the titles...Well done Ajax and FDB, means nothing in the prem, for those of you who believe it does...I give you AVB. OH!...Hold on, he had to go according to some, he was playing in a manner totally opposite to Poch...Weird that!.
Cider spurs
I remain unconvinced by him.......but......its not my decision so if he gets the job i will support him of course. COYS!!!! My fingers are securely crossed!!!
jesusthedevil
I'm just hoping the fans that didn't want him in the interview stage will accept the decision and get 100% behind him. In my opinion, Poch's biggest challenge will be to sort out the defence in the short term. I wouldn't blame him of he spent the whole transfer budget on a backup GK, one or two centre halves and a left back. That would get my immediate respect if I thought we were capable of keeping a clean sheet in any game. As for the rest of the team, I think Poch will simply do what he does best and get them all playing for each other, play a high pressing, passing game and hopefully get the goals flowing.
muttley
We haven't won anything for a while. We haven't qualified for the CL in a while. We haven't played very good football in a while. We haven't been very good tactically for a while. It's not like he has a lot to live up to. We Spurs fans struggle and suffer because we tend to keep looking at what has been instead of what is to come. Let's get behind Pochettino and hope the players and board do the same. He has clear ideas as to how he wants his teams to play and he seems to have sound tactical ideas and principles. He likes to get the ball down, press high and play fast attacking football on the floor. That's a good enough start for me. Having said that, this is a choice which Levy must be judged on. He's been in the last chance saloon since it opened. He has no more lives left.
SpuriousLife
Also, if he can convince Lallana and Shaw or Chambers to join us he'll have won half the battle with fans. COYS
SpuriousLife
Muttley of that there is no doubt but a quick glance at the poll to the right would suggest his honeymoon period is going to be pretty short and that a couple of early bad results could bring huge negative pressure to bare. I have stated all along that FdB is my preference but more importantly who ever gets the job has to be left to do the job for at least three years and let the club rise or fall on the appoitment of the decision makers.
Slurms McKenzie
I will also hold back on "getting behind" Pochettino until he is offically announced as the Spurs manager or head coach or what ever. Unitl then he is the Southampton manager and I do not support them!
Slurms McKenzie
agreed muttley! We could hand them Rose for Shaw plus some. (maybe Dawson for free too). Verts and Chiri first choice with Kaboul back up and a young 4th?
Mix26
Spurious: Ditto!
Geofspurs
For me, its more how the new man is allowed to manage rather than the man himself. Time, space and a free hand to make it his team and take us forward.
Kong
The only thing I can think of as to why so many see FDB as the better option has to be his titles won at Ajax. Poch plays the same type of football as FDB only quicker, he too integrates the youth and develops them well, he also plays with the whole team having roles to perform at all times as opposed to a few flair players.

If we want to go down the FDB has won this and that as a player, I give you Mourinho. Argument ending. Therefore, it can only be based on his titles, which really is a bit strange when in a weaker Dutch league with arguably the best players and evidently has no bearing on the Premier League. As stated AVB won cups and title, where's he at?. Could it really just come down to something as simple as many have heard of the name de Boer, and Pochettino is a new name on the block?. Ever heard of Neil Lennon?...He's won cups and titles...want him?. I rest my case.
Cider spurs
Kong we have a very good squad of players he will be told to utilise them like he didi at Southampton and so don't expect too many signings, which is not neccessarily a bad thing. Anyone who can come in a actually unlock the potential in our squad will get full support from me.
Slurms McKenzie
Guys, I don't think the general negativity aimed at Pochettino is necessarily, or mainly about the man himself and/or his potential to succeed or not with Spurs. It's because he doesn't offer any more hope for us than say, AVB did. (This is my feeling anyway). If he can manage to deal with the now blinding spotlight that will be on him and the increased pressure of being at Spurs and, the much higher expectations for success, then yes, he's the man. If he gets off to a bad start, he will be on a hiding to nothing and this is my main worry. It's not even about the style of football, it's more about coping with the increasing pressure associated with Spurs. He's not a step up and, with his lack of experience, he may just manage a few sideways steps at best. If it is to be you Pochettino, then I wish you the very best of luck. It's not your fault, that your not someone else... ;-) Up the Spurs!
MAN ON!
Slurms - my 1st choice was Mancini and I still argue that letting AVB go was a mistake. What I like about Poch is that he is very similar to AVB in that he is organised and have a football philosophy that he likes to impose on his squad. I'm hoping the subtle difference is that whilst AVB's team went back to their "zones" and turned sideways or backwards, Poch's team will be more free flowing whilst keeping the defensive strength. I can't really comment on FdB, except for the player that I massively admired along with his brother. I read Wikipedia and any other source on him but haven't seen first hand what he could do with Spurs. His record at Ajax is great but I'm not sure whether they changed the whole setup or success 5 years years ago or whether it was down to him.
muttley
All I hope is whoever coaches us next season, sets us up not to get smashed against top four sides. Last season proved damaging to confidence COYS.
Thats Entertainment
If it is MoPo then fingers crossed...as for time he'll get as much as he earns, it's the same for every manager at every club...I can't see him shooting himself straight in the foot like Tim though...but to say give him 3 years is ridiculous....it makes no sense, if we are sinking like a stone you don't just give a guy more time!...and it's not as though you can look at his record and say...don't worry he does better next year!..he left Espanyol in last place!
shedboy2
boring zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
stephenspurs1210
No matter who the chosen one is, be it diddy Hamilton or diddy Kong, the support will be there from the fans. Hope the project is a long term one and not another 6 months. COYS!
Critical_Spur
Cider - your FDB & Lennon analogy is spot on mate. Agree 100% with that
King26
Cider spurs. Cider we could justify any number of managers using your terms of reference, but when we're going in blind and buying into potential, as opposed to the more experienced at a higher level guy, IMO it's easy to understand why people are underwhelmed by Pochettino and more seduced by FDB.
MAN ON!
Cider both managers are young and are at the early stages of their respective careers, FdB was clearly the favouite from a early stage for the club hence the approach when AVB was sacked or left, when the season ended it became clear that there were only two managers in the running for the position and naturally people compared both of them. The style of play arguement is fine but that is largely dictated by the players available (look at Pulis!). Poch will have to change up his style of play because it is clear over the closing months of the seaosn that the other managers have figured out his southampton style. Possibly far away hills are greener for FdB but the list of accomplishments looks impressive stacked up beside Poch's. that being said Harry Rednapp's CV would still look very weak compared to FdB's and he did alright for us. Maybe Poch can be the new Harry rednapp.
Slurms McKenzie
A manager can set things up but the players have to perform. Itís not all the fault of the manager if they donít. Some things you just canít control.
Geofspurs
MAN ON he took over from a manager who was loved at Saints. In the spot light he managed to calmly oversee a change in language, playing conditions and a relegation battle. He took that team under more pressure than most clubs in the league and bring Southampton out into a position they NEVER thought possible playing football they would not have seen in a age... Let him be judged by each match not this hoodoo noose hanging over the man's head before he walks through the door ffs!
Mix26
Cider - I see FDB as someone who improved Ajax, who were faltering. I do not see Poch as someone who improved Southampton at all. From my investigations (I could be wrong) he did not improve Espanyol either. I also see FDB as someone who is used to being top. Being 5th at Spurs should hurt his pride. My fear is that Poch is not used to finishing 6th for Southampton nor Espanyol, and a 6th place finish may give satisfaction for him, if not achieving targets. FDB is more experienced - if not massively experienced himself. The AVB argument doesn't mean much to me, because one full season of football management does not make a manager. The tough part is maintaining success as players leave, age, get injured, lose form, systems and formations change throughout time. AVB had no proof of that. FDB has won consecutive titles where previous managers of Ajax did not touch him. My reason for not wanting Poch is not much to do with the above. It is gut feeling combined with wanting a different sort of manager. He reminds me too much of AVB, and I would prefer a more seasoned man this time round. FDB ain't that, but he fills me with more confidence, that's all. That said, FDB may have no interest to come here, and Poch would be mad not to. Desire to be here is important too.
TonyRich
Hang on a minute here. No body has got the job, therefore we are entitled to debate the pros and cons of anyone who potentially could get the job. Once they have the job the debate will switch to how they are doing the job but to say that we can't critique a manager because he is the current media favourite is a bit rich. The reality is that we are trying to polish the turd that is potential (for both poochie and frankie) and sell it as the magic bullet for success.
Slurms McKenzie
Cider- really? you really think that was a good argument for MoPo over FdB? You gain all that insight into MoPo based on his time at Saints? or do you look at him leaving the perennial 6th best team in Spain at the foot of the table?(not the most competitive league is it!)....you do FdB a massive dis-credit he has more experience and more success as both player and manager than MoPo has...and Mopo isn't our manager yet!
shedboy2
announcement to be made any minute now i am hearing-bookies have shut the book
tarkan mardinCOYS
Its fortunate for MP that we have a few months before the season starts as I suspect the chants of "ur getting sacked in the morning" would be ringing out by next week...
Mix26
Mix26. That's fair but unfortunately he will be judged from the minute he signs his contract. I'm not so worried about him as I am about him moving into uncharted territory and wondering if he is equipped for the increased spotlight and pressure that is Spurs.
MAN ON!
Critical, I am sure diddy Kong would get the support of the fans even at 4 months old :).
Kong
MAN ON!...On that basis Neil Lennon hould be placed in the same bracket as FDB?. Champs league experience, won titles and cups. Albeit not in the prem same as FDB. I'll ask, why is FDB considered the preferred candidate?, how many games has FDB managed in the Prem?, is he not considered potential?, he's more experienced at winning in his homeland, who's to say he won't bomb when moving abroad?, could it not be argued Poch is more experienced having managed in two different leagues already?.

both would come here with no guarantees and varying elements when considering experience. Both IMO only come with potential, I see them as equals, both bringing experiences in different ways. Nobody as of yet has been able to tell me why FDB is considered "the one" as opposed to Poch. All they keep pointing to is his titles with Ajax. Believing that means he is a winner. On that basis, let's pick any manager who has won titles or cups, again Neil Lennon. Of course not, but why?. It's the exact theroy many are using to display their wanting of FDB. Does not compute.
Cider spurs
mix26-glad to see you give the new manager a chance,shame you couldnt afford tim the same
tarkan mardinCOYS
I think he will inspire and encourage players. A good choice. He doesn't have to be perfect, just as well since there is no perfect candidate in real life. A good choice. Let's inspire and encourage him, too.
Airwave
Hey, whoever it is, we start afresh. I'm not gonna be showing anymore of my disappointment. I have to get on with my job as a supporter and the new man has to get on with his.... Gooners, we're coming to get ya! Up the Spurs!
MAN ON!
TonyRich and Shed...Bear with me, I'll find the links, a little insight into why Poch is on equal par to FDB for me. I'll return, but please take the time to read them if we intend to debate this. ;-)
Cider spurs
Neil Lennon took over at celtic when they were playing turgid football, he had a tiny budget with which to operate and had to rely on dveloping youth to fill out his squad. He completely changed the style of football Celtic play and made them far more competive in the Champions League then they had been in quite a number of years. Yes its a weak league but that only means they have waker players too. In the end he did as manager of Celtic what our last number of managers at Spurs couldn't do. He beat the teams in the league that his club should be beating! FdB has done this also, Pochettino so far has not!
Slurms McKenzie
Cider spurs. I suppose it's more about the aura that De Boer has and had as a player. It's a gut feeling from the heart as much as a considered one from the head.
MAN ON!
Man On you are talking the most sense on here out of any of us. This must be a first!
Slurms McKenzie
AS muttley said above, the first thing he (or any new manager) needs to do is sort our pantomime of a defence out. It doesnít matter how good Poch may be at bringing the best out of players, the majority of players we have on our books in defence are just not bloody up to it. Although Walker gets caught out of position sooooooo much with a bit of coaching he can be good. If Jan pulls his head out of his arse he is a bloody fine defender. The rest can all go IMO. If we donít sign a decent LB and a decent CB then Poch (or whoever) doesnít have a chance

I hear we have made an official bid for Loic Remy for the sum of £15m. This just compounds the fact that Daniel Levy is an utter Bufoon. We could have signed him FOUR years ago for half the price. The man has not a sodding clue.
hudderspur
I would actually prefer a punt on Lennon if I'm honest...
MAN ON!
Why is winning and achievments now dismissed as not important? Surely that is the most improtant consideration are they winners. Do they have that swagger and arrogance that says I'm a winner. I'm a student of the game and I expect to win and further more I know I will win.
Slurms McKenzie
Man On - normality has been restored!
Slurms McKenzie
Hudderspur Remy joins the long list of Shoulda Woulda Couldas that we almost signed in the past!
Slurms McKenzie
PSG lining up a mega bid for Hugo Lloris as a welcome gift for Poch
Slurms McKenzie
I agree Slurms... Cider, Mourinho is one of a few top managers that proves to be the exception to the rule, when it comes to lacking any experience as a player. I have also used him as an example, in the same way, when bigging up AVB but, it's Jose's personality and sheer hard will to succeed that has got him where he is, as much as his tactical knowledge. He is a one-off..... Maybe Poch will be the next one-off. ;-)
MAN ON!
neil lennon with aaron lennon as his assistant,the two lennons
tarkan mardinCOYS
TonyRich and Shedboy...As promised. Good reading, worth taking the time IMO.

http://cartilagefreecaptain.sbnation.com/2014/5/16/5722296/mauricio-pochettino-tottenham-hotspur-interview

http://talksport.com/football/exclusive-pochettino-would-work-wonders-tottenham-manager-insists-spurs-legend-14051891706#svgGKah6qdxV6pt6.99

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2011/jan/17/espanyol-la-liga-sid-lowe

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21084201

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/may/15/mauricio-pochettino-saints-southampton-tottenham?CMP=twt_gu

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/pochettino-channels-bielsa-take-game-manchester-united

This along with what I have witnessed is the reson for being more than happy with Poch. Special attention to what he achieved at Espanyol under very hard conditions. You may also like to see what he has achieved and how highly thought of at Southampton.
Cider spurs
I think Poch will do a very good job at Spurs. FDB was my 2nd choice after LVG but I feel quite excited what Poch can bring to this club. The more I read about this guy the more I'm convinced about him. Time will tell I guess. COYS!
a.k.a.james1spurs
Cider - your argument is dropping MoPo down a place behind Lennon.;)..who despite being in a 1 team league still couldn't win 4 consecutive titles as FdB has...and a look at Manu targets will tell you feyenoord have some very good players...
shedboy2
no seriously i am a big big fan of neil lennon,analyse his work its phenomenal
tarkan mardinCOYS
Cider - I perfectly accept that FDB may be an "AVB", which is a guy that picks up the best team in the country and does what he should - win the title. Give Poch Moutinho, Hulk, Falcao, and perhaps he would do better too. But my gut is telling me that Poch is near his limit, and FDB no where near his yet. Put it this way, I would much prefer Poch to AVB. And Poch has 1.5 years of EPL experience, and could pull one or two of his stars with him. So not a bad choice in isolation. In the greater scheme of things, he is not what I want. But if he joins, I will obviously want him to show me that I am worrying for nothing!
TonyRich
Will read it mate.
TonyRich
the settlement with southampton was concluded yesterday.that was the only barrier,mopo accepted terms last week.basically its up to us when we announce it
tarkan mardinCOYS
By the way meant I'd rather take a punt on Lennon than Pochettino. Not FDB....
MAN ON!
Not sure if that counts as talking sense Man On...
Slurms McKenzie
Tarkan Lies, Lies and damn Lies...
Slurms McKenzie
Slurms of course winning should be a consideration, my argement however is that winning in a foreign league does not immediately mean a manager will win here. I just get the feeling to many are writing Poch off far to soon, all because FDB has won titles in Holland. IMO this should not be, nor you or I on anybody else for that matter can guarantee FDb would be better than Poch, or vice versa. I just believe Poch is being dis credited for doing nothing more than improving teams, developing youth, playing attractive football and wanting to manage our club. Yeah but FDb won titles...So what...So did AVB. Many hated the brand of football. One other thing I'd like to mention, FDBs brand of football is not too dis-similar to that of AVB. Slow in the build up. Great!.
Cider spurs
Fdb has the job and the Poch rumours are only there to frighten Ajax into accepting the settlement offered by Levy.
Slurms McKenzie
I'm not making sense to myself mate..... It's a funny and confused old game... I play.
MAN ON!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2639980/Tottenham-eye-Michy-Batshuayi-Maurico-Pochettino-appointed.html
tarkan mardinCOYS
I feel sorry for Southampton. They have had terrible chairman and debt in the past. They grind their way back by playing nice football, and developing young talent, yet their talent gets picked off and largely wasted (Oxlade-C - in particular & Walcott - plus just 5m for Bale....), and soon Lallana, Shaw etc...togo), and in the long run, I can see them getting the wrong manager in and go down again....
TonyRich
Always my no. 1 choice.He will surprise the Spurs sceptics by proving to be the best manager this club has had for 30 years.So let's welcome him and be patient.We need stability and growth now.No more flash Harry's,thank heavens.
Greavesaboveall
Cheers for the links Cider, will give them a read now....If my boss has any issues with my lack of work, I'll send him your way!
King26
lies,damned lies and pochettino
tarkan mardinCOYS
Whoever it is welcome........ You're fired!
MAN ON!
I was hoping this would be more Boering...
Slurms McKenzie
pretty underwhelming really, hasn't even got a half decent track record. Did Benitez do poorly at Liverpool and Chelsea, no I don't think so, and he wants to come back to EPL. Are we being ambitious under Levy?
Thats Entertainment
It's a real hotchpotch of opinion this Vital Spurs lark...
MAN ON!
Just reminds me of our attitude to Suarze when we could have signed him - yea he's banging in goals but its in a weak league...Now peter crouch he's doing the business here...
Slurms McKenzie
cider - a lot of reading there..the first Guardian piece was obviously written before MoPo left by 'mutual consent' leaving espanyol at the foot of the table as the next article indicates 'being unable to turn the team around' in other words the first sticky patch he hit as manager he was unable to get out of - worrying!....I think he has potential, he looks a decent coach- I agree with Hoddle he 'could' do well with our current squad (additions do need to be made though)...but for the future he doesn't have a track record of buying, integrating and turning a group of players into winners..why must we take another gamble at this stage? why can't Levy give the fans what they want for once?
shedboy2
Right I'm out of here I'm going for capPochettino
Slurms McKenzie
Might even sit out on de Boerdwalk
Slurms McKenzie
I just want more for my club, if I am not being sensible and mature, too bad COYS.
Thats Entertainment
If he can bring Shaw, lallana and rodriguez with him he'll do for me!...;) (Osvaldo was an ex player he recruited though!..;(...)
shedboy2
WHLN17london- No one can speak for ALL the fans and of course there are a number of candidates preferred by different fans but a look around (not just this site) has FdB as a majority favourite...hence the term used give the fans what they want!
shedboy2
southampton will refuse pochettino to return for their crown jewels.im pretty sure of that
tarkan mardinCOYS
WHLN17london - if you look at the Southampton record, it looks like Poch improved them. But some of us feel that Adkins had already turned the corner with Southampton when Poch took over, and Poch rode the wave. Poch took over when Soton had just been unbeaten in 5 matches - and after starting the season losing 10 out of their first 17. For the rest of the season, Poch then had a record of 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 defeats... Poch's appointment has steadied the ship, but this season is the one that proves his quality - either for us or for Soton.
TonyRich
I'm excited about Poch as I would have been about FdB. Agree 100% with Cider that winning 4 titles in Holland doesn't make yuo a winner in the prem and I like the fact that Poch has prem experience. Agree with the analogy with Lennon also and don't hear the shouts for him. Whoever comes in we need to get behind him and give our full support not be sniping for hime after the first few games as some were last season for AVB.
SouthCoastSpur
all this talk of fdb-seriously from what im deducing he was never in the reckoning.he was like a jilted lover
tarkan mardinCOYS
I do like the way Southampton play, but it is hard to discern how much of Poch is in there. How much is Adkins. How much is naturally developed talent that was already there. If we sign him, I hope that it is Poch!
TonyRich
And again...this is not me saying one is better than the other, nor that I prefer one over the other. Fence sitting maybe, but where I am prepared to stick my neck on the block is to say that I believe both have equal chances at Spurs based on potential. History can be used as a indicator, not a given. We only have to look at players to realize that when signing there is no guarantees that they will display the elements that made us sign in the first instance. Only have to look at Chadli's goals season prior to Spurs move to highlight this. Some will argue he scored plenty for Twente because the league is easier, weird?. We cannot base our opinions on the same lines regarding management?. Why?.
Cider spurs
SouthCoastSpur. Unfortunately, that sniping comes with the job. I just hope that whoever it is, is able to deal with it and can answer the cynics and critics with positive results on the pitch.
MAN ON!
I'm not confused ... I just agree with all of you.
Geofspurs
i would take clyne just to give walker a kick up the backside
tarkan mardinCOYS
WHLN17london - But some of that is a young team getting more experienced in general, and getting used to EPL level football. There is little doubt that they had finally got used to the EPL when Poch took over. It is clearly too soon to be sure. Like I said, this is the season that shows it. You cannot argue with a 15 wins, 11 draw second season in EPL. They are now an established EPL side, but the talent was already there. You could argue that it is similar to Spurs where the talent IS here. AVB never harnessed it. AVB did not know what to do with Eriksen, yet Tim did.
TonyRich
I don't mind an interpreter to translate what Poch is saying. Hope I don't need an interpreter to tell/show me what's happening on the pitch! COYS!
Critical_Spur
Critical_Spur.. I read yesterday that Levy has insisted that Pochettino speaks English in his interviews. I've no idea, of course, if that's true. He can speak any old nonsense as far as I'm concerned, as long as we're playing winning football..
MAN ON!
Man On!, My concerns about the language were allayed by the link posted by Highgate y'day. I was obviously jesting in my post! Anyway, let's not get our knickers in a twist BEFORE the guy's been handed the keys to his new office!!COYS!
Critical_Spur
Absolutely great read.

http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2014/05/27/4808252/-?
Cider spurs
What is that all about with Yaya? His agent says It's not about the money but getting more attention from the club? Attention!? It's about the money....... The bling ting!
MAN ON!
Critical_Spur.. Yeah, I know you was jesting..
MAN ON!
Could it be...Tottenham Pochspur.
Cider spurs
Cider. The write ups are mostly positive about Poch. That has to be a first.... If I was seen as being a PR for Tim then you are fast becoming MP's PR, Agent and best friend.. ;-)
MAN ON!
Well it aint Mauricio United.
MAN ON!
I'm not going to lie I would have preferred FDB and even now in the closing moments hope FDB some how sneaks under the pooch's media attention to take the job (which is highly doubtful).

With that said I am willing to give Pooch his chance at Spurs and really hope he proves the doubters including myself wrong. He has shown a lot of desirable attributes at Southampton which would be great to see at tottenham.

He has my full backing if installed as manager and I hope he brings Shaw with him :D
Rapm
I'm pretty chuffed! I'm looking forward to seeing what our squad looks like in August, and to some much more controlled, exciting and formulated football than we saw this past season! It might take a season for him to get properly settled, but I feel he will hit the ground running as he did at Saints! Give him time, I really want to see what he has up his sleeve in the future! We are much better off than we were 3 weeks ago! It could have been a hell of a lot worse, and I think we might actually have the right man (If its true!).

Heres the latest ITK updates from Spurs community!
http://www.spurscommunity.co.uk/index.php?forums/sc-itk.83/
Dublin Hotspur
neither poch or fdb fill me with glee ,..they seem very close matched tbh after thaught my preferance out the two is fdb ? ,.. well he has managed at a top club in his league managed the better players in his league managed in better competitions in europe so imo is better equipped has more experiance at a higher level than poch ,..on the other hand poch if gets the chance at a big better club surely will have that much more hunger desire in himself to achieve ,..niether overfill me with glee ,.. my option for a manager was a been there done it top manager like lvg ancelotti or the like but then would even if we could get a manger of that ilk turn things around at my beloved spurs ?,.. im not sure reasons being that i don't believe the current owners board and hierarchy at spurs 100% know what they are doing change managers how many times ? change managment style how many times ? fully support the coach manager ? stop medeling in affairs be it at coaching scouting acting quickly and supporting ,..how long have we had players we cant get rid of how many times have we been so close to not get that 100% commitment to strengthen and support to see are weakness and act fast and upgrade that weakness ,..the only thing im 100% sure our club board owners hierarchy are very good at is bringing in midfielders and constantly selling our prized assets balancing the books taking 3-4-5 seasons windows etc to fill that one position we cry out for to be filled ,..so to end could any manger turn my beloved spurs around and realistically compete to challenge for top honours we currently cry out for to much fell back too far imo need balance down our left side both defender and midfielder/winger centre back need strengthening and so too does our strikers ,.. a none excited spu12s supporter
SPU12S
I wonder will Charles go Ape again at the announcement (when it happens) or will he kiss a guard with delight??

http://talkingbaws.com/2014/05/27/britains-most-dangerous-prisoner-and-tottenham-fan-charles-bronson-attacked-prison-guards-after-arsenals-fa-cup-win/?
Dublin Hotspur
I hear talkSport doing there best to ***t on Tottenham's parade. Alan Brazil asked Simon Peach journalist "was it a gamble" "what about Roberto Martinez" Pochettino's record at Espayonal "not good enough" but Simon responded saying Pochettino was a SHREWD appointment.(not what he wanted to hear?) Then Alan Brazil asked Kevin Bond if Pochettino "was a gamble" Do get the tone-Anti Spurs thread again!!!!!
camper
Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero..... This is your life.. Do you recognise this voice? 'Que'? ....... Yes it's your old friend from those Vital Spurs days, Ciderspurs! 'Que'?
MAN ON!
sorry for the late reply tarkan, but Dim was actually not a manager... He has no education in football to actually call himself "licensed to coach" . He is no better than a Mother telling her son's football team to go "have a kick about"... But lets leave Dim where he belongs in the past.
Mix26
gareth bales champions league win will pay for the compensation and more.£6.5-£4.7
tarkan mardinCOYS
That guys on a Death Wish.... Get your Lurpack at the ready guys.. It's kill a Gooner day!
MAN ON!
Poch is not coming cheap either. 8 million, I've read....
MAN ON!
MAN ON!...PR?...Nah!...More like advisor! LOL. Anyway, as always, all i'm trying to do is provide a balanced point of view. Lots to consider for both said candidates, I believe therefore, all should be considered as opposed to being ignored because it does not fit with preferences.

More than happy for people to have a preferred choice, I do however believe that should not blind some to opposing candidates credentials and ability. As stated I'd be more than happy with either, both have something to offer, both have the potential to improve Spurs. Some see that one has more chance of improvement than the other. I do not. Way to many differing factors to sift through, one managing in various leagues away from his homeland, one winning titles, one continually having to work with his best players being sold with no reinvestment, one having best players sold but reinvesting. The list goes on. All I know is both have improved teams during their short managerial careers. Both play pressing football, both could do well or bomb at Spurs.
Cider spurs
Cider ... That article was very encouraging. Absolutely no negativity in it and if he can organise and inspire our players the same way he did the players at Southampton it could be a very exciting season. I canít remember reading anything of concern about him lately, except on this site. The more I read about him, the more optimistic I feel.
Geofspurs
dublin-you thought that was bad,just wait until he discovers pochettino is our manager.aaaaaaaah
tarkan mardinCOYS
Cider spurs.. I'm enjoying your posts.....
MAN ON!
man on-where have u heard £8million,have you a quote or something
tarkan mardinCOYS
tarkan, I just read a media link from the THFC site, this morning...
MAN ON!
You put your two names together and your the new super hero.......Ciderspurs! Saviour of the VS Universe.
MAN ON!
Tottenham are favourites to land Rio Ferdinand on a free transfer this summer. Ferdinand, 35, is available for nothing after Manchester United decided not to offer him a new deal after 12 years at Old Trafford. And according to sources close to the defender, Spurs are winning the race to capture the in-demand former England international. Ferdinand is also wanted by LA Galaxy, Galatasaray and newly-promoted QPR, who are hoping to team the defender up with his former West Ham boss Harry Redknapp, as well as clubs in the Middle East. But Spurs are understood to be Ferdinand's preferred destination, with the player having already decided to relocate his family to his native London.-DAILY MIRROR
tarkan mardinCOYS
Pochettino according to reports is likely to earn around £3m a year so if a 3 year contract £9m in total. He has a year of his contract left so there is compensation due there and if he is bringing his coaching staff then some more compensation so could be anything from £2m upwards in compensation. Probably would be a similar amount for FDB.
Kong
MAN ON!...You know me...Like to get on with everyone. As for this is your life...Won't be able to attend. Far too busy posting on VS.
Cider spurs
Oh no, we are favourites to land Rio Ferdinand on a free!! please no!
Dublin Hotspur
no please not ferdinand,no more dads army please
tarkan mardinCOYS
Strange choice there if he is indeed to be your new manager. Bit of a mixed bag regarding performance if you're honest.

Two big questions about him, first of all can he work with big name players? So far he's worked a lot with youth and relative unknowns. Some of the current SPurs squad are players with global names and they are (I'd imagine) a different challenge to manage than smaller players.

Secondly, is if he can work in an environment where there is immense (and unreasonable) performance levels expected. Like, hand on heart, with the players that Spurs have and the competition that is out there, is it realistic to expect Spurs to get into the top four? Personally, all Arse bias aside, I don't think it is but that wont stop him being fired if he falls short!

Is he any different than AVB and will he do any better than AVB or Tim were doing, such at top 5-6 finish?

And because it's sunny outside I wont even mention how long it's been since you lot last won a trophy!! ;-)

Galway Gooner
Cider, saying you do not believe Poch is better than FDB is a spin too far on your consistent anti FDB articles, implying that he is useless because he has only managed in a weak league. You asked why if Chadli scoring in a weak league is no guide to his form in the EPL why can't the same argument be made about management. The answer to that is that playing and managing are two different skill-sets, one largely based upon physical capabilities and the other on more cerebral functions such as tactical planning, communication and man-management. The same skills are required whatever the league. It strikes me as strange that in your efforts to remain neutral you have unearthed a string of pro Poch articles but nothing on FDB probably because there are none. Could it be that Levy and Barnett (who I believe is acting as Poch's agent in this) have orchestrated a campaign of leaks to promote their man? Anyway, it looks certain that you got your man. I will continue to support Spurs and reserve judgement on Poch until later in the season, but I will continue to believe that we have missed a golden opportunity to create a base for long term success whatever happens in the short term.
Harry-Kari
Geof...Of course there are articles promoting FDB in a positive light. They too make very good reading, I have read plenty on both candidates. Like I say, just trying to add balance, might come across as pro Poch, I'd like to think more about highlighting what he may bring in comparison to FDB.

MAN ON!...Feck that, bitchin' on here at times is way out of a Super heroes league. Anyway, this Super hero role...Will there be Pork Pie?.
Cider spurs
I do like a wedge of nice pork pie.
Cider spurs
waste of another year then :(
stephenspurs1210
LOL!...Poch's picture heading the article. Just been told Cider won't be attending This is your Life.
Cider spurs
tarkan.....The Telegraph has suggested the deal to get Mauricio Pochettino to White Hart Lane will cost Spurs £9 million. The Saints boss is reportedly going to be offered a deal worth £4 million, with the remainder forming compensation paid to the South coast club....... I was only 1 mil under. Once again, it could be bull.
MAN ON!
Funny one that u mention playing with the kids first Galway, The avg age of Poch squad I believe was around 25 years of age, pretty much the same as ours. There's an obvious aim to be top 4 but unlike Arsene I feel we would like some trophies. Theres a lot of things he is doing diff to AVB and I suspect a 5th place finish and a run in all cups will keep him in his position without a doubt. Maybe he can replicate that of BR and finish 2nd.....
Mix26
Les out, Rio in! that'll be fun round the extended family Christmas table in December! Mottenham Pochspur!
Dublin Hotspur
Sorry Cider I ate all the pies, including the pork ones.
MAN ON!
GG, Less of a gamble than Wenger was all those decades ago! You just never know what will be!
Dublin Hotspur
So everyones off to Rio this summer but Rio's coming to N17. Nice.
MAN ON!
Dublin, don't go buttering up the Gooner!
MAN ON!
For the record. I have posted all these links about Poch some time ago prior to it becoming a two horse race. Dublin if I recall commenting on the Southampton fan article. I have also posted numerous FDB articles, Yakin articles, even Tuchel articles.

On that basis, I am afraid it a myth if anybody deems my input a pro Poch exercise today. The article as far as I am aware is concerning Pochettino, my articles are about Pochettino. If anybody wishes to post a FDB article, the same shall happen, a number of FDB links will be presented by myself to aid opinion on why he may be a good firt for Spurs.

I do not consider either "My Man"...neither were my first choice, however I do see potential in both to make me more than happy with either. I will not cast aside all that Poch has achieved, nor will I use FDBs titles as the only benchmark to judge success. At no point have I said FDB is useless, nor am I anti FDB. Maybe somebody needs to dissect and look again to what is actually being written. Nothing more than my opinion that Poch has as much to offer as FDB. that to me says that FDB is at least equal.
Cider spurs
looking forward to seeing how we press high if ade doesn't feel like it, Andros only presses over the first 2 yards...will eriksen stay on the left and press there?..we need some new faces..Rio isn't one of them!
shedboy2
Cider spurs. I've only been messing about myself Cider. I have read all your stuff and it has been balanced.
MAN ON!
Are Frank Lampart and Rio Ferdinand available. Would an Broomfield our scout revert to old habits and recommend players who are nearing there use by date! And Adebayor arrived when he was at Spurs previously.
camper
I don't think Rio will come anywhere near Spurs. He'll probably jet off to LA.
MAN ON!
Ginola's said that MP should be given 5 years. 5 years David? He'll be doing well to get 5 months, with good behaviour!
MAN ON!
Cider, really enjoyed the article with the fella from the Saints supporters association! fair play mate, I see your posts today as just giving a little more info and impetus to those who may be less comfortable with his appointment than others! I have said all along LVG was my first choice, FDB second, and Poch third, but I will be more than happy if Poch is announced. If its true that Lewis knows his people back home, it surely means he will have a better shot at some longevity also (although It would be wrong to appoint someone on this basis alone! not the case though as I feel he has stack loads going for him).
Dublin Hotspur
MAN ON!...Not you mate. Rightly or wrongly I took umbrage with Harry Kari believing I was anti FDB. All I've tried to do is put up some beliefs backed by articles that suggest Poch has as much to offer as FDB. That to me says I rate them as equals, the only negative is the questioning on whether his League titles should make him such a clear favourite. I don't consider that anti, but they still prove nothing relating to Spurs and the Premier league.

Right from the outset, when considering alot of things I ave always tried to remain balanced in my opinion, factoring pros and cons alike. As for "My Man"...Being realistic, again taking all things into consideration. My choice was Murat Yakin.
Cider spurs
My immediate thoughts of Pochtino being linked with being our manager were somewhere between confusion and outrage, yet, the more ive thought about it the more ive come round to the idea. I dont know how Levy makes his choices when it comes to managers, it looks as though he's been trying to find managers with potential in the same way he looks for young talented players for us to develop, so far nearly all of them have gone sideways or backwards. Even though i'm not sure how he came to the decision of MP, the one thing that MP does do is play the type of football that as a club we respond to. All our previous managers have had there own ideas of how football should be played, unfortunately for them, coming to a side like Spurs with a philosophy of playing one way then have the managers coach something completely different it was bound to fail.
coys1717
It was..... I recall you being very pro Yakin. I'll be ok with Poch myself, just a tad disappointed. I do tend to play the Devil's advocate a lot of the time and I also tend to find the humour in everything I read. I'm certainly not anti-Poch.
MAN ON!
That was to Cider.
MAN ON!
breaking into (or even in our case maintaining) top 4 status is going to be very difficult. You would think that without conceding the league title in May that both City and Chelsea will be in the top 4. Leaving 2 final places for ourselves, Liverpool, United and you lot to likely fight over.

Big big ask on a new manager coming in and doing that. 5-6 is probably more realistic for Spurs and maybe a cup/European run. Problem is that your last few managers have all been fired for achieving that.

I think he could be a very good appointment, as I did with AVB, but only if he is given time and space to operate in!

Galway Gooner
At the outset I did set my OWN criteria for the new ma in charge: experienced; successful background and qualified: Should all this speculation be confirmed - 2 out of 3 .... would you be happy ?
Highgatespur
The fact Vertonghen has publicly stated he's staying & wants to bring success back to our Club, that in itself speaks volumes over the belief he & no doubt others have in our new Manager/Coach.

If the Players believe in him (whoever HE is!), then lets welcome the new leader of our Club & allow him the pre-season to start to get his mentality across. I do like Pochettino as a Coach, but I do have reservations. I will hold back tho, we're ALL well aware how important it is for stability, so as fans thats what we must do. Solidify & quit moaning at every minute detail.

The positives of Potchettino are the fact he has the chance to get the best out of Lamela. He gets his team playing good football (tho Southampton were suspect in defending winning positions). He could bring Lovren, Rodriguez & possibly another. He works well with youth, under a DoF, generally he ticks SO many boxes, so IF he is the new man I put my full faith & backing into him.

My preference is obviously FDB out of the two or long-shot of long-shots Ancelotti! Tbh I'm still GUTTED we didn't appoint Martinez, but thats no-longer an option. So lets just see who is unveiled & then the changes that come with said appointment...!
True Spurs Supporter
Cider, it has been always claimed it is far easier to achieve once the picture of achieving success has been fully established. Winning leagues, winning cups, playing /winning in Europe ? , finishing in top 4 - I guess it will be a learning journey - full of firsts IF all is concerned.
Highgatespur
TSS - aren't you assuming a bit too much about players knowing who the successful candidate is ?
Highgatespur
GG - who cares what you think ?
Highgatespur
I'm sorry but the so called unqualified one beat the 'qualified' one twice. Qualification is one thing, talent is another. There's many a qualified loser in life and many an 'uneducated' success story.
MAN ON!
I care what he thinks.....
MAN ON!
Galway - Harry Redknapp finished 4th when he got sacked. He was sacked because of other reasons. AVB was sacked for miserable football, heavy defeats, AND looking like 6th was a max finish. Tim DID actually get enough points for a low 4th place, but I believe he was always temporary, and the fact that he lost EVERY game vs top four, he missed the chance to turn Levy's head and keep him on. Top four will be hard for Arsenal too unless you do what you should do in the transfer market. But of course it will be hard for Spurs because we have only finished 4th twice in the EPL era. Plus Man U will be back, Liverpool ARE back, and Everton are dark horses. So it will be interesting. Poch (if appointed) will not be given a 4th place or else ultimatum. It will be a target, but he should at least be competitive in games vs the top four and rivals for top four. Must look like he is developing something. But I would be very annoyed if he did that, finished 5th/6th and got sacked. This is the most competitive league around.
TonyRich
so why's MoPo coming? has he taken Saints as far as he can in under 2 seasons? We'd have more idea how good he is if he stayed another year at Saints and had to replace Shaw and Lallana..still if he comes the board have got to back the guy...but if he comes out and says the squad are fine and we don't need a LB ...then he's been hired as a yes man...and his time will have run out before the clock has even been set! Cider - both MoPo and FdB are the same...FdB has left a club after 2years at the foot of the table without seemingly a clue as to how to turn them around...hasn't he? Let's hope MoPo has learned from that experience!
shedboy2
Cider, I am missing your point of putting Pochettino and De Boer on equal levels... considering their playing careers, their experience of working with/under quality coaches, proven experience of building up strength within a club and winning records and experiencing success... the two cannot be any further apart ... this is not normal thinking Cider that I have become used to...
Highgatespur
Highgate, they already know mate. There's a complete ban on anyone commenting before the Club goes public. Don't ask me how I know, I just know. Not WHO, but I just know that the new mans been appointed & he will be announced when the Club is ready...
True Spurs Supporter
FDB, where are you?
MAN ON!
Shedboy2 - we seem to be asking Cider the same thing at the same time !! Proper pub talk !!!
Highgatespur
True Spurs Supporter. That's just standard boardroom politics...
MAN ON!
Cider, sorry you took umbrage but you have had the same consistent pattern in all your posts over the last few days. If you think that came across as adding balance then so be it. Bottom line is it doesn't matter what I think as Levy has ignored it, and the majority of fans as usual and Poch is the man. I now know how PeterBalb must have felt when Harry and then AVB were appointed! Even though I do not think Poch is the best choice I am not going to make silly predictions about how he is bound to fail as it remains to be seen what he can deliver at Spurs. I doubt most on here have watched many Southampton games in full last season and are adopting the media line that they played great attacking football that wasn't much in evidence against us. It will be interesting to see what happens as this will effectively be his second season and it will be doubly difficult for him as he is now a known entity in the EPL and opposition managers will know his tactics plus he has a new group of players to work with, some of whom will be exhausted after the World Cup. So, many challenges for the new guy and we cannot rush to any judgements until later next season. I look forward to reading your match reports next season which I know will be balanced!
Harry-Kari
TSS - that's what I have been saying for ages - but I didn't think for 1 minute that the result would be what all this speculation is suggesting....
Highgatespur
I`m very pi$$ed off with this news.

I managed to convince myself that there no chance that Levy would be that stupid & arrogant to appoint Poncho as our new manager.

Here`s hoping i`m wrong & Levy is right,but Levy has gone right down on my opinion of him.

FDB is a big risk but i can see why he`s worth the risk.With Poncho i just don`t get it,here`s hoping next season is a good one & then i will.
Fanny adams
tss-not sure the club would divulge that sort of information
tarkan mardinCOYS
I donít see how anyone can be strongly pro Poch or anti Poch. I would think weíd all be fence-sitting Poch until such time as he has shown what he can do, assuming he is, in reality, our Poch and that he is given sufficient time and means to prove himself.
Geofspurs
Man On1 There always has to be some ... why are you comparing ? Face it the man has long long gone - just get a beer and cry over it!!! LOL
Highgatespur
WHLN17london- any news from you on the whereabouts of Topho? I thought banned meant banned....
shedboy2
i told you it was da poch, so lets not fault him before he even starts lets back him , if he done well with southamton, image with our money and the better players we have why not be successfull.
123spurs
Given the consistency of so many media sites suggesting itís done and dusted, it seems more than likely an announcement is near. Difficult to think otherwise really. Itís not long since the season ended so it would be good timing for once if itís true. Then again ...
Geofspurs
After all this debate, we'll see Moyes at the front gates of WHL.
MAN ON!
Highgatespur... Beer makes me happy. What on earth are you talking about? LOL!!!
MAN ON!
I'm not sensing or reading anti MoPO...I'm just seeing a lot of reasons why there are better options out there...I think the announcement if it comes will be met with a collective shrug and fingers crossed...not exactly building a super brand are we....
shedboy2
Geof, as pointed out earlier there has been no appointment as of yet ? Ok for the debate to carry till then ?
Highgatespur
Galway, be interesting to see your expectations for next season. If Wenger says his squad is strong enough and does not sign anyone, do you think the fans will want him out? Also, even though you won the cup, how does one match against Hull make some believe that the expectations have changed from those 24 hours before kick off?
vicspur
Man On! Agree with Rio off to the US - NYC rather than LA...
Highgatespur
Highgate...Poch has played under one of the true greats of the game Biesel. Can success be only judged on winning things?. If so, why so many call for Tony Pulis to be considered Manager of the season?.

Shed...Alot more to Poch leaving Espanyol other than their league position as well you know. Broken promises, best players sold every season with no re-investment. Hence the fans aiming their disgust at the board as opposed to Poch when he left. Again, I believe we are looking to far into things. Rodgers had a decorated playing career did he not?, nope, what about his management pre Liverpool. Hardly setting the World alight. FDB and Poch have to be equal in my eyes, neither have done anything for Spurs. How relevant some may consider FDBs titles is fine, opinion is all good. But Rodgers lack of them seemed to do no harm did they?. That's right, Liverpool coming ahead with Rodgers, ahead of the likes of Wenger and Mourinho who have won numerous titles and cups, this cannot be, thise that have won cups and titles have to be superior. LOL!.
Cider spurs
lets give the geezer a chance...... tarkan mardinCOYS... Not a lot more to say than that really... The rest is just personal bias and opinion...
MAN ON!
if poch wants to ply a high line an press sp be it, and if the players cant be botherd to do it, its not hes fault, barce pool eveton all press, but our lazy big ego's high paid players need to take responsibilty
123spurs
123spurs... They do.
MAN ON!
new article available
tarkan mardinCOYS
Harry...good on yer' mate. Maybe my posts have come across a little pro Poch because I am fed up with the constant insistence that this manager or that manager is not really good enough without many actually delving too far into what they can offer.

not directed at anybody in particular, but the constant division in ranks is driving me crazy, we are now calling managers out before even appointed. I was merely trying to promote some positivity towards his impending appointment, dare I say, whip up some support and give reasons as to why. Heyho...my bad. Most important thing however...you and I are all good. Thank you!. ;-)
Cider spurs
Cider, consider the greats that that FdB has been involved with - why not name them as well.. Success is about winning things achieving your goals,,, Pullis did achieve his goal and the mammoth he achieved was rightly acknowledged ... thats not the level of success Im looking at Spurs and I'm rue neither are you... Good to compare but bias comparison isn't a fair one.... Hinsight is a grand ole things which many of us don't have.... Remember the subdued feeling of Lpool when Rodgers was appointed ? Compare why manure went for Moyes one season and LvG the next ?
Highgatespur
Last 5 games of last season Southampton got 7 points out of possible 18.
They lost to Cardiff 1-0 at home which was Cardiffs only victory in their last 6 games.

I don`t see how this appointment can be encouraging for any Spurs fan who wants the club to push on.
Fanny adams
Last 6 games :)
Fanny adams
Cider, no one has been appointed yet - ok it seems likely but to date no announcement yet from WHL !! No negativity bestowed on anyone I promise!!!
Highgatespur
Poch managed Espanyol 2 Months shy of 4 years.
Cider spurs
The definition of madness is to do the same thing and expect different results (Einstein, a long time ago).

Has Daniel Levy tried getting the new kid on the block before, uncovering the next best breed of football, a young up and comming slightly cheaper, won't give you no hassle coach before? I think phucking yes springs to mind and is Daniel happy with 5th or 6th? No he isn't, STOP BEING A PR!CK DANIEL and appoint a MAN to MANAGE. Benitez, Mancini or LvG are managers we need, winners who do things their way and don't care what anyone else thinks. Even is pochettino does do well and comes 3rd he'll be off to Chelsea or Madrid, look at his record. But he won't, he'll do average, it's obvious, 5th and 6th places, no saturday football to look forward to for another 3 years. NICE ONE.

If he does sign I'll change my tune and get behind him as I'll have no choice and want spurs to do well, happy to be proved wrong. But if this turns out to be another waste of £1000 suffering sunday football it's got to be enic out.
T.H.F.Chris
Vicspur - very difficult to judge before all the transfer dealings really kick off.

I'd expect Arsenal to sign 4 players, one big signing and then a few "good" ones. We will kick on from last year and I might throw a bet on for the top 2.

Liverpool will be nowhere near the top this season, Arsenal,City and Chelsea played 25% more competitive games than Pool last season. The Liverpool squad is not setup to deal with this.

I expect United to push back towards the top 4, maybe at Liverpool's expense but neither will challenge for the league.

Everton will be 7th, cant see them getting similar quality in loan signings this season and they don't really have the money to spend big. The Europa league will also drain them.

You lot? No idea. I would never bet for or against Spurs as you can never be relied upon to win or lose!!

I think probably 6th place is where you'll end up. Simply because your squad is not as good at the other 5 and you cannot (currently) attract the players needed to take you up to the next level.

The cup win for us was a huge deal, that combined with signing Ozil last season will really take us to the next level. don't think we'll win the league but I do think we'll challenge for longer!

Galway Gooner
Hey guys, I'm on the FDB side - have nothing against Poch but just feel FDB is the sort of character to really get the club and fan buzzing - like others have said he'll know how to deal with the bigger egos and will have respect of all the players for what he has achieved as a player and a manager so far. I like his confidence / arrogance too, plus he'll be able to attract top players. Again, this is no reflection of Poch's achievements but I just can't help think it'll be the same situation next year as he won't achieve top 4. If it is Poch who is appointed I'll be behind him all the way but I would much rather have FDB - or Jurgen :). SO yeah who knows, the other day there were rumours FDB had left Ajax, many dutch pro's saying how he's perfect for Spurs etc. I really like what I've seen of him in interviews - but like others have mentioned his personality and honesty might be the reason Levy is looking elsewhere as he does like well behaved quiet folk! One last thing - Poch's English? It's been said he does speak it and of course he can talk natively with Lamela - but surely that should rule him out his lack of English - again -FDB great English and has rapport with some of current players - and could bring some highly rated youngers with him from Ajax! I'm preying Poch chat is smokescreen as the other day it was FDB who was nailed on. C'mon Levy! COYS!!!!!!
chavli
highgate...I don't need to state whom FDB has worked under, for it is not I who is saying their experience is poles apart. ;-)
Cider spurs
Sorry *Highgate*
Cider spurs
I think whatever we think is irrelevant, he will be the man in charge, and us supporters will just support the team as usual. I hope he does well and brings a good style of football, and can challenge with the top 4.
Ossie
fanny-first half southamptons results were brilliant and they were an outside bet for top 4,but second half killed them off.did teams find them out?
tarkan mardinCOYS
Well...I think I have exhausted my input as to why I have no problem with Poch if appointed. Based purely on what is written, and what he could bring. No doubt if he fails miserably some will remind me of the fact that I thought he could do a job. Still does not mean he was my first choice though does it?. I'll just say that FDB might of been as bad, he might have been better, but that's one it appears we may not know. Get out of jail free card readied and awaiting in hip pocket.
Cider spurs
camper, that Brazil has been on a downer on Spurs for a while apparently he wasn't treated right by Spurs when he was with us in the 80s....
Highgatespur
sorry take that stat back-wrong info
tarkan mardinCOYS
Cider, your postings have most imbalanced in a balanced way !!!
Highgatespur
Highgate Pullis is a much better call, done very well at Stoke, performed a proper miracle with Palace. And beats top 4 teams on a consistent basis. Pochettino is just foreign.
T.H.F.Chris
High .. don't think you understood my comment. The operative word was 'strongly' ... debate is fine obviously.
Geofspurs
WHLN ... lol
Geofspurs
Cider, for your postings to be balanced I think you do need to state both sides ... otherwise can't be balanced then can it ? Blinkered definition of 'balanced' .... Surely ? LOL
Highgatespur
Cider -I'm having trouble following your logic? it seems clear as day that MoPo and FdB have different qualities and experience...no one that I have read has said only get fdB in because he was a player who succeeded at the very highest level...but that is a component in his CV (if that were enough any number of players could be considered!)...as for MoPo at espanyol (sorry meant after 2 full seasons in charge he took the club to the bottom of the table before leaving)...he better get used to the board selling his better players, it's what Levy does!...FdB on the other hand has had that done year after year and far from leaving the club at the foot of the table has kept them winning! What do Rogers, Jose and Wenger have to do with it? they all showed success at clubs before they moved up...is MoPo is doing the same? kind of (depends on your definition of success) but on a much shorter time scale and with much bigger skeletons in the cupboard...I appreciate you want to inject some positivity into a Vanilla appointment but don't do it at the expense of coaches like FdB who have performed better by most indices...
shedboy2
http://hereisthecity.com/en-gb/2014/05/27/tottenham-keeper-hugo-lloris-my-future-its-a-good-question/?
tarkan mardinCOYS
chelsea and the special 1 who u drool over had a shocking time against bottom half, villa fundrland west brom palace, that was with southampton players not spurs players, so u cant really compare cna you. its like BR was poor with swansea but ood with lverpool?
123spurs
Cider spurs Best to sit on the fence with regards to Poncho.

I will back Poncho once i have got over the shock of his appointment.Southampton fans were livid when he first went there but the same fans are now livid that he`s leaving.

In truth Southampton fans were just pleased Poncho played some nice football & avoided any relegation fight.

But surely the same cannot be said of Spurs fans,where we will play some nice football & avoid any relegation fight.

IMO it defies logic to sack AVB,only to then appoint Tim nice but dim & then Poncho.
Fanny adams
fanny-tim was nice but not so dim-59%.thats 6 wins out of every 10 games.that record is not going to get beaten whoever we choose as manager.lets all drop the insults and move on
tarkan mardinCOYS
I'd be keen to know what Villa, Ossie and Lamela think of their fellow countryman.
MAN ON!
Bloody South Americans! What do they know about football anyway!?
MAN ON!
tarkan mardinCOYS All Tim Sherwoods games?
How selfish of me,let`s only include the games you want to include
Fanny adams
All games AVB win rate 55%Get that down ya
Fanny adams
FDB would bring kudos for sure! Poch will hopefully build his own at spurs!
Dublin Hotspur
All games Sherwood win rate 50% & if you look at every managers win rate in first 28 games it`s usually high.
Ramos was up to 60% in his first 28 games
Fanny adams
55% ain't bad anyway.
MAN ON!
The fact its been Levy vs the board over this appointment speaks volumes HOW important the Club FINALLY see our NEXT appointment. FDB is the boards majority favourite, yet Pochettino is Levy's man. So IF Pochettino fails Levy must hold full responsibility. Levy convinced Lewis to chose Spurs as he actually IS a fan (so is Lewis!). They proved it by stopping dealings with EVERY other Club Enic had an element of control/backing into pursue the control of Tottenham. In his time Lewis has invested hundreds of millions of pounds (not just corporate, Lewis has invested personal cash to boost the Club). This is ownership is Levy's baby, he won't want to walk away, but IF he goes against the board & appoints his man & then sacks him, well... There really is no way back for him & he must resign. That fact gives me the greatest confidence in FDB or even Ancol(...No point actually saying his name!), as if Levy sticks his neck out it leaves him too vulnerable... It'll be interesting thats for sure, but is is it not!?!?
True Spurs Supporter
if tim had the early europa league games like avb 6 out of 6 it would have been even better.
tarkan mardinCOYS
why just look at win rate...why not look at loss rate? after all that's the only time you get zero points!
shedboy2
thats why everyone uses the premier as the only barometer because no easy games in the epl cliche
tarkan mardinCOYS
Tim has gone..... AVB has gone..... Personally my only care is for the next guy.
MAN ON!
yes shedboy good point,59% represents 6 out of 10,in the other 4 games more draws are preferable than defeats
tarkan mardinCOYS
tarkan mardinCOYS Look at Martin Jols win rate after 28 games,that too is higher than Sherwoods.

Martin Jol went to Ajax & managed a 65% win record.
Fanny adams
Man on-are you sure?
tarkan mardinCOYS
WHLN17london No but games are games & you can only defeat what is in front of you,you can`t pick & choose just to prove your argument.

AVB`s EPL win rate up to 28 games is higher than Sherwoods if people want to be pedantic.
Fanny adams
but what was martin jols win rate in the eply ONLY
tarkan mardinCOYS
tarkan mardinCOYS, A player leaked something on Twitter. Its been "dealt with" & hushed up... But anyway, I know someone in the media & he says its all wrapped up. Nothing mores been said.
True Spurs Supporter
God bless ya Tim. See you in the FA cup final........
MAN ON!
I want a manager that wins more games than he plays ... then letís see who starts knocking him, because somebody will!
Geofspurs
well its approaching 16.00 pm and still no announcement.is their another twist?i just love twists
tarkan mardinCOYS
tarkan mardinCOYS after 28 games it was higher than Tims,look for yourself.

Almost every manager does well in that honeymoon period,before it goes Kylie Minogues thong.

Glen Hoddle had a win rate higher than Tims in his first 28 EPL games.
The % starts to take a battering once the honeymoon period is over.

Example,,the barcelona manager who just resigned never lost one game in his first 21 games.
Fanny adams
not all bookies have closed the book.hmmmm
tarkan mardinCOYS
Since when would KM's thong be considered a bad thing? Wrong but so right!
MAN ON!
paul stuurock has the best win ratio for southampton.anybody got pauls phone number
tarkan mardinCOYS
WHLN17london I actually don`t care about win % because imo they mean phuck all.
Is it not more important to win the important games ?

One game can decide your season but win lose or draw won`t have much affect on the statistics.
How many important games did Tim win?
Please name me one important game that Tim won

Like when Jol had to beat West ham for Spurs to gain Champions league football,we lost.Or when Harry had to beat City for us to gain Champions league football,we won.
Both games meant so much & these are games that matter the most.

If you have a manager who gets your club to where it wants to be & achieves it`s targets,then who cares what win % it takes to get it.

If you win 6 out of 10 games but you lose to every one of your competitors,then you are losing 6 pointers.

Did Spurs beat any team that is in the top 4 this season?

Some games are double in value
Fanny adams
The last one was pretty important. Every game is an important one. No more points for beating Arsenal than for beating Fulham.
MAN ON!
How predictable is Talksport, as predictable as Mr Predictable.
Airwave
Fanny you must know that it's the amount of games won overall that counts. City lost 1-0 to Sunderland between thrashing us and Norwich. We go on to thrash Sunderland, then they go on to draw with City and beat Chelsea.... Blah blah..
MAN ON!
airwave-but durhams right,we should have gone tooth and nail to get benitez
tarkan mardinCOYS
MY point is (no pun intended :) last season we got our best points tally of 72.Everton also got 72 this season

But in the 2010-2011 season 72 points would have got you second position.

It`s not how many points you get or how many wins you get.You have to get 3 points yourself whilst at the same time taking valuable 3 points off your competitors,that`s why they call them 6 pointers.

Who you take 3 points off is the most important thing come end of season.

Arsenal have got Champions league football at least twice only gaining a maximum 68 points in that season.
How many points did Spurs get this season?
Fanny adams
fanny-2 managers failed to beat the top 4 this season.this sadly is where we are at with this crop of players.
tarkan mardinCOYS
i said crop not crap.
tarkan mardinCOYS
Tarkan, I say the two managers were at fault not the players.
Kong
What about the defeats to the lower clubs? Surely that's more difficult to take. We beat best Ham just once and West Brom we're 5th.. Blah blah....
MAN ON!
best ham?
MAN ON!
Well I thought all things considered Southampton fared reasonably against the so called bigger clubs. The clubs many have said we need to stop taking points of us. They beat Liverpool once, drew twice with Utd, drew with Man City once, Arsenal drew once also. Only Chelsea registered two league wins over them last season. Not yet enough returns wise, but better than our showing you'd maybe agree.
Cider spurs
kong-are you being serious?if so,i think you need to lower your expectations or you will be dissapointed.i see top 4 as a bonus
tarkan mardinCOYS
It's as predictable as any troll, tartan mardin. The point it is making is always designed to provoke, is always based on gleaning the views of the Unhappy and Neurotic. Listen to this particular programme and it's the same old double-act claiming to speak for such and such club fans (whichever the club) and hoping someone will take it seriously enough to take the bait. A predictable routine.
Airwave
MAN ON! We played West ham 3 times & lost 3 times.
Fanny adams
Tarkan, yes I am being serious, you was talking about beating the top 4 not finishing in the top 4. We got 1 point from the top 4 teams last season, we are better than that, I expect more than a 1 point return.
Kong
FA, Why are you telling me what I obviously know already. I was there for two of them....
MAN ON!
tarkan mardinCOYS You see top 4 as bonus because you think the squad is not good enough for top 4.
So therefore to achieve top 4 we need a squad that is good enough,for top 4.Spurs at the moment simply has not
Fanny adams
We didn't beat W Brom either... That was my point.
MAN ON!
MAN ON! You said in your words " we beat West ham just once"
Fanny adams
kong-i agree with the fact we should have got more than a solitary point against top 4
tarkan mardinCOYS
we should have got something against the gooners at home.we battered them
tarkan mardinCOYS
Well I should have wrote IF we beat...... I thought I was being obvious by what followed it. Beat W Ham just once and W Brom once then we're 5 points better of and we finish 5th..... Etc...
MAN ON!
WHLn17london, I think Lloris will go as the clubs being mentioned are big clubs so if true then he would probably want to go.
Kong
It is possible though that Lloris would prefer to stay in the PL.
MAN ON!
Anyway we should of course do better against the top 4. That goes without saying.
MAN ON!
im sure poch can get the best out of lennon be crazy to sell him now imo
123spurs
Cider, yes we're good........don't like arguing with the good guys!
Harry-Kari
Who: The Goat Where: SC When: 27th May Word is reaching The Goat that the deal for Pochettino and his team has been agreed and was due to be signed today.
Dublin Hotspur
wow,southamptons reps have been talking to murat yakins people for weeks
tarkan mardinCOYS
The Hoochie Coochie Poochie man is on his way..... Let's hope we're not about to be singing the Blues!
MAN ON!
tarkan mardinCOYS... Now that'll play with Ciders heart strings!
MAN ON!
lol MAN ON funny tune that is
123spurs
Come in FDB. FDB., are you hearing us?
MAN ON!
the goat.really;
tarkan mardinCOYS
i dont believe all this ITK BS, of curse they will get one right but its n more spec then rest of us, LVG FDB etc
123spurs
Ox, what did you do with the new poll, start Poch with 50% or have only Cider, Mix and Geoff voted as well as me?
Harry-Kari
MAN ON!...If Yakin does not come to Spurs, as appears the case. I'd actually be quite happy to see him in the Prem to see how he faired.
Cider spurs
Harry...LOL!
Cider spurs
The thing is that a lot of the most recent ITK news is still the same as it was 48 hours ago. That in 48 hours Poch will be announced.... Is that another 48 hours or just some lazy recycling of what was said 48 hours ago!? :-)
MAN ON!
I haven't voted but I did submit....... To Ciders unerring pressure...
MAN ON!
Hoping MoPo looks at the media and says Nah....stays at Saints and uses the money from lallana and Shaw to show what he can do...let us get FdB in and start to establish an ethos...
shedboy2
Breaking news !!! Poch signed a five year desl
Durbanspur
too late MoPo is ours!
shedboy2
done deal, now lets back him, not hate him
123spurs
Breaking on Sky
Durbanspur
deep breath, fingers crossed....
shedboy2
Much, much better than having Tim so in that respect Happy days!...;)
shedboy2
Pochettino it is then! COYS
True Spurs Supporter
Got to support him , no question
Durbanspur
now 6th is what he has to beat,
123spurs
POCH OFF!
MAN ON!
I mean IN!
MAN ON!
5 YEAR CONTRACT THAT IS A HUGE LEAP OF FAITH
tarkan mardinCOYS
poch off-brilliant Man on
tarkan mardinCOYS
Ginola said he should be given 5 years. He won't get 5 years.
MAN ON!
it was always him, time to collect.
123spurs
He was always my first choice... I love the guy. Welcome home lad. Have a few words with Lamela.......
MAN ON!
why am i not feeling excited?
tarkan mardinCOYS
There's 3 articles on this story & prob about to be a 4th in the coming mins! SO I'll re-post this on all 3 articles!

Now that he's been signed the work can officially start! Pocho brings his entire back-room staff so that means a complete overhaul (it'll be nice IF theres a place for Freund, doubtful tho), so a fresh start from the 'Arry dayz.

It'll be interesting in who he brings with him, I've already stated Rodriguez & Lovren are my ideal signings, whether we could afford/entice Shaw also? I highly rate Lallana, but with Eriksen at the Club I can't se us accommodating the pair...?

Anyway lets see the transfers that follow, give him the pre-season to start the re-organisation & lets see where this next chapter takes us?
True Spurs Supporter
lets wait for the Fank de who and the A list managers brigade to arrive.
123spurs
I'm not sure if I want him now.
Cider spurs
until i see an article posted on his confirmation on vital spurs i wont believe a thing
tarkan mardinCOYS
Pochettino appointment confirmed 5 years contract ....
Highgatespur
highgate-do you believe it now?
tarkan mardinCOYS
Top of the Poch? Not top-notch!
MAN ON!
Spurious - well done - you called it - shouldn't have pressed 'ok'
Highgatespur
Welcome to our great club Pochettino.
Kong
Always loved the guy, since he was a player... I followed his every move at Newell's Old Boys right through to Espanyol. This is the day I've been waiting for. Great news!
MAN ON!
Levy" It was a close ran race between FDB and Pochettino. Both dropped their underwear to prove they had the balls, on closer inspection, Poch just shaved it."
Cider spurs
Is he qualified? Does he have his 'Win the Double' badge?
MAN ON!
good ole gerry francis has his usual 2 pennys worth
tarkan mardinCOYS
ah brilliant jamie redcrapps on now ssn,just waiting for harry
tarkan mardinCOYS
See Levy's statement ? no major buys is on the cards ... sweet Jamie is having his say - oh want a surprise...
Highgatespur
What's Spanish for, 'the player's need to show more character'?
MAN ON!
highgate-you can relax now,all this speculation lark was gettin to you
tarkan mardinCOYS
Cheer up Highgate. You're supposed to be the positive one.
MAN ON!
Man On! Hopefully he will know the principle of saying things to his players behind closed doors.... he ought to he's a qualified coach!
Highgatespur
oh my days.next southampton manager-7/2 murat yakin.5/1malky mackay.michael laudrup 6/1.benitez 8/1.
tarkan mardinCOYS
No worries Man On! you are safe with your 'Positive One' badge ... a bit of relocation needed on the investment made two weeks ago....
Highgatespur
Highgate.. Let's see if the grass is greener.... A man who's words you don't like, finishing 6th, or an uncontroversial man finishing 10th? What would you say to that?
MAN ON!
Highgatespur... Pardon.
MAN ON!
Now if we get more of the same from certain players next season, do we blame the manager or the players?
MAN ON!
I blame Tim!
MAN ON!
Tottenham Pochspur
123spurs
It's now watch Poch time! Your every move and word is now under much deeper scrutiny my friend. I do hope you've got what it takes. I hope you're in it for more than just the money. Poch for 5 years ain't gonna be a cheap option. It could prove a very expensive one. Up the Spurs! Good luck Mauricio!
MAN ON!
Disappointed with this appointment, a 5 year deal as well. Do we ever learn? This is another huge gamble when there were potentially better choices still available.
Cleveland ARTSPURS
if TS got us 4th no poch oh well sh it happenes....
123spurs
man on exactly...plyers dont perform now thats the 3rd manager they failed to play for?
123spurs
Man On! No worries - as said earlier anything is preferable than the loud mouth know it all man, that you are still PRing for !!! Why the the pardon ?
If the manger gets talking to the press like before, unprecedented as it was, unprofessionalism and 'hey I'm the best' attitude - then yes blame the manager... But like unwanted tatty used up tissues the memory of TS belongs in the bin !!! Long gone, Timmy, long gone!!!
Highgatespur
Cleveland, I am absolutely certain that he'll do his best and carry himself well as expected from a professional representing the club. I'm certain we won't see the repeat of the debacle of the past 5 months but the 5 years is just a nominal time surely - only 2 managers have outlasted their contracts for that long in PL. Lets hope he sticks with us when success comes our way.
Highgatespur
Pardon, because I didn't understand your post...
MAN ON!
Sorry Highgate, that was for you....
MAN ON!
how long before the hotch Poch headlines!...Fingers and toes crossed he does well this year (that is his form though)...or good luck selling the stadium out Levy!
shedboy2
Highgate you do make me laugh... Drama queens must look up to you for inspiration and guidance. You are funny.....
MAN ON!
Man On! Is that meant to be an insult or are you talking of experience ? man of the world that I presume that you are ... You are the champion at being funny and taking things lightly!!! ;-)
Highgatespur
If you take it as an insult, that's your choice. Or you could just laugh it off. Take your pick.
MAN ON!
I'm the man of a parallel universe. You know that.
MAN ON!
Man On! my response to your post of
" Cheer up Highgate. You're supposed to be the positive one."
was meant to read
No worries Man On! you are safe with your 'Positive One' badge ... a bit of reflection needed on the investment made two weeks ago.... instead of
"No worries Man On! you are safe with your 'Positive One' badge ... a bit of relocation needed on the investment made two weeks ago...."
Highgatespur
highgate-lighten up man
tarkan mardinCOYS
Man On! "Is that meant to be an insult or are you talking of experience ?" was a question ... ;-)
Highgatespur
shedboy2, within the next five years i hedge a guess ?
Highgatespur
I still don't know what you mean with either word......
MAN ON!
That was an answer..... I'm still laughing.....
MAN ON!
highgate-you seem to be coming out in riddles?or gobbledigook
tarkan mardinCOYS
@Highgate, I'm sure he will do his best both on and off the field, I've no problems with him on that score, however I'm not sure that his best will be good enough for where we as a club want to be. There's simply nothing in his CV that suggests that he can handle a club the size of Spurs, and a dressing room with the players we have. I just feel that we have just gone around in big circle from the parting of the ways with AVB through TS, now to Poch, and we havn't really progressed. In the mean time, wasted a season, and let L'pool go ahead of us whilst we become the architect of our own demise. We needed somebody more seasoned and more experienced to take over from TS. Somebody who could drag this club forwards kicking and screaming. I don't think that "Poch" is that man, and this appointment just suggests a lack of ambition. It will now be interesting to see which players want out.
Cleveland ARTSPURS
come on guys, give him a break !!!!!!!!!! I think the players will respond well.
Andrew Haynes
@cleveland - yes we certainly needed a stronger personality with some kudos of success and experience behind hime but we'll see... it certainly isn't Pochetttino's fault to be appointed - so the man, in the last chance saloon, in the one accountable and about he's held to that. At least we have Jesus on our side!!!
Highgatespur
Man On! don't lose sleep over it ;-)
Highgatespur
Ghulamville, time to put away your lego set ;-(
Highgatespur
WHL, He does, (the goat) have the inter web thingy! if you read his posts for the last 3 months you would see he has some Inside knowledge. he is seldom wrong. look at Coops threads from last summer re the nonsense threads on new signings! I also have a bit of nous about me and know exactly who you are! new poster? nah, previous Ö definitely!
Dublin Hotspur
MP is only 42. A year younger than Brad.
MAN ON!
I am WHLÖ. or whatever, I have continuously said so. nothing negative to THFC or other posters from me!
Dublin Hotspur
Listen to your own advice - that would be a good start.... As Dublin says "new poster? nah, previous Ö definitely!" Please do your best to keep me out of your posts - I'm not that important !
Highgatespur
My last post was directed to WHLN17london
Highgatespur
ManOn! Interesting fact - didn't realise - don't think many did... well done! ;-)
Highgatespur
highgate-you misunderstand.i wasnt having a go.its just i find having to read your posts a couple of times and still cant fathom what the pheck you are on about.your last post was fine however.
tarkan mardinCOYS
but again i am tarkan not ghulam or ghulamville.
tarkan mardinCOYS
Was interesting to hear that there was 5 candidates considered for the job and that pochettino showed dignity throughout. We have our manager now so it is time to focus on the future and bring on the good times.
Kong
kong-yes i heard that too.what 5 do you reckon they were?
tarkan mardinCOYS
Tarkan, levy said they narrowed it down to 5 candidates, the others could have been FDB, Mancini, Benitez, don't think LVG would have been a candidate but not sure who else it would be.
Kong
does anybody knows if their will be a press conference?
tarkan mardinCOYS
Another bit of new news:

http://www.givemesport.com/469723-tottenham-give-mauricio-pochettino-a-50m-transfer-budget?autoplay=on

New money or not ?
Highgatespur
i saw that too highgate,if its 50million plus what you sell you spend fantastic.if its 50million in and 50million out not so good
tarkan mardinCOYS
Whln17, no just comments from levy on ssn stating that it was narrowed down to 5 but no names were given. Don't know if all 5 were interviewed or just identified. I think FDB blew his chance when he spoke out whilst sherwood was still in charge. Not sure on the others and who they were.
Kong
I think the same whln17, can't think of the last one especially if all 5 were interviewed.
Kong
Any of those who renewed ST's regretting? Or excited?
Dublin Hotspur
Dublin, you know the answer from me. Posted earlier to spurious!!!
Highgatespur
Just saw this in another forum ... quite weirdly funny really ...

"I am certainly not going to thank him but I will wish him luck as he is going to need bucket loads of it! Let's not forget that when Poch arrived his group of players were all united and willing to play for each other due to Adkins ensuring this during his tenure. We know that Spuds are nowhere near united at the moment and I think Poch will have his work cut out trying to ensure they are. Also trying to pick a starting 4 or 5 out of what seems like 15 Spuds midfielders will be entertaining. Sandro and Adebayor will keep him busy and Kyle Walker will have him pulling his hair out with his attempts at defending......"

strange but true ?!!!
Highgatespur
 

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10. Spurfect11 136

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League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

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Defensive Midfielder for this season?
Suggested By:  Windlesppur
Sandro 43%
Capoue 35%
Holtby 5%
Schneiderlin 17%