Date: 2nd June 2018 at 12:23pm
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The quotes that emanated from the Barcelona book launch have been difficult for some to digest and we’re still being assailed by journalists who either have very poor comprehension skills or are simply making mischief.

Poch was categoric enough and we are left with a number of outlets telling us ‘what he really meant’ and the old standby, ‘what he didn’t say’. The killer for me are those who have chosen to either selectively quote or ignore what was said and plod down the path of ‘what Real Madrid must do in order to capture Pochettino’.

Mauricio’s go-to man outside of his own coaching staff is the respected journalist and Β£6 book ghost writer, Guillem Balague.

If Balague isn’t ‘in the know’ here, then nobody is.Β 

Balague has told the the BBC that Mauricio is not available.

From reading what Poch said yesterday it was difficult to believe anything else.

However one season isn’t enough and if this manager isn’t shown some tangible support from from ENIC – and by this I mean a demonstrable shift in the manner that players are bought – then keeping Mauricio for one term in office will be a hollow victory.

The media war unleashed by the Spanish is not to groaned or sneered at by Spurs fans.

This is the leverage that Mauricio needed.

You perform miracles in the league with a dysfunctional squadΒ AND Real Madrid want you sign you?

Again, nobody is demanding a splurge here, just the appointment of some solid first choice players; opposed to last chance saloon jobs hired through gritted teeth as the window closes.

 
Comments
  • Teddyboy June 2, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Were the Ronaldo “you will see in a few days” and Bale “I need to start every game”, not so much “come and get me pleas” as “get this manager out pleas” in hindsight? They dont want to go anywhere else, sitting (rightfully) on the fattest paychecks of all time, Poch would suit both well, he never changes his preferred 11, and only makes Harry Redknapp style “because we should” 75 mins substitutions. Perfect for both of them.

  • sheikh352 June 2, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    The longer this window goes on, the more I’m beginning to think it was a publicity stunt πŸ˜‚

    If we beat the gooners to Marco Verratti’s signature, it will still have been a good window.

  • JimNewrySpur. June 2, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I’d take the arm off any club paying buttons and unicorns for M. Sissoko

  • Dublin Yid June 2, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    He won’t kneel to Poch’s demands..all it does is buys him another season of business as usual…

  • Frank June 2, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Yeah, people like you lapped it up a few days ago, you muggy cunt

  • Dublin Yid June 2, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

  • gloster1861 June 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    When my mother-in-law called, I had to listen to her…

    Didn’t mean I wanted to go and stay over at her house though. Strictly Christmas and birthdays.

  • OrganicPaper June 2, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Like I said on a previous blog: Our transfer policy is akin to that cadburys advert where the little girl buys some chocolate with some buttons and little plastic unicorns.
    Baldo won’t change so im reluctant to ever believe he will back Poch sufficiently

    • Harry Hotspur June 2, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Yes, that advert for the little girl treating her beleaguered mother is a good microcosm of Spurs fans thanking Levy for roof cassette videos.

      • OrganicPaper June 2, 2018 at 1:50 pm

        nauseating isn’t it?

        • gloster1861 June 2, 2018 at 1:57 pm

          It’s ripe for a spoof advert. The shopkeeper says “don’t worry. I’ll short-change your mum that much next time she’s in for her fags.”

          • Dublin Yid June 2, 2018 at 2:01 pm

            🀣🀣🀣🀣 we have a winner

  • Harry Hotspur June 2, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/01/mauricio-pochettino-real-madrid-call-listen-tottenham-manager-contract

    Fake News^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Who writes this????! No wonder they didn’t put a name to it.

    • OrganicPaper June 2, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      that was courtesy of Sid low

      • OrganicPaper June 2, 2018 at 1:47 pm

        actually Sid Low in Madrid to be more precise

  • Harry Hotspur June 2, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Husty

    Harry, first time post for me but I have been a keen reader of your comments for many years. I agree totally that this RM interest will be good for Spurs/Poch – Levy will finally be forced to back his man or else next time he will go. Wages need to be sorted for existing squad and players bought in need to be better quality that Gazza (GK), Llorente, GKN etc – we need top quality to underpin an aready quality first 11.

    Good to hear from you. This is potentially great timing – hopefully El Baldo takes the hint and does the right thing!

  • John bogle June 2, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I believe most of you Fans are allowing reality to pass over your heads. The amount of funds available for next seasons transfers would have been decided on as soon as the final year financial figures were released. As we’re moving to the new stadium,obviously plans would be in place to celebrate our new Home. Imo some like Β£60/70m plus money from sales would be the transfer pot. By selling all of the dead woods,and keeping both Toby and Rose could give us the possibility of signing Sess and DeLight on buy and loan back terms. They both have a 15 year career ahead of them. We could then afford two main acquisition,such as Martial and a quality cm Midfielder. The cost of keeping Toby adds up to Β£3m per annum. If we then choose,it allows us to sell him further down the Line at his true valuation. A 4 year contract takes him up to 33 years old.

    • gloster1861 June 2, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      I’d like to see it, I really would.

      We can discuss this when the window shuts and pick over the bones. My guess is that we will be talking about the excuses Levy uses for missing out on De Ligt, and numerous others, and if Sissoko is good enough to replace Dembele.

    • JimNewrySpur. June 2, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Not Levy style to buy and stash players (Sessegnon et al ), we need help now not in three years, makes money for Chelsea and a good idea, just not happening.

  • Husty June 2, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Harry, first time post for me but I have been a keen reader of your comments for many years. I agree totally that this RM interest will be good for Spurs/Poch – Levy will finally be forced to back his man or else next time he will go. Wages need to be sorted for existing squad and players bought in need to be better quality that Gazza (GK), Llorente, GKN etc – we need top quality to underpin an aready quality first 11.

  • Matt June 2, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Anyone else enjoying he Abramovich saga as much as me?

    • gloster1861 June 2, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      I am very, very happy. πŸ˜ƒ

      Chelsea nearly went bust under Ken Bates, and Roman stepped in to bail them out. I’ve read he’ll want his 1.17 billion pound loan back and I’ll laugh my head off if Chelsea hold a fire sale of players to get his money.

      Chelsea are very much a second string London club like QPR. Always thought of them as such, and without artificial support they’ll be back in the Championship pretty quickly.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? June 2, 2018 at 1:49 pm

        I remember one fella pissed out his mind in front of me ages ago in the Park Lane spent the main proportion of a half of football yelling at the Chelsea fans, “where you gonna be when it all goes down the pan??” It didn’t fit into a song but God bless him but he tried…..the answer is coming soon, hopefully he’s alive to see it.

      • Matt June 2, 2018 at 1:51 pm

        No manager, no sugar daddy owner, average squad, stadium cancelled. You’d need a heart of stone not to laugh.

    • sheikh352 June 2, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      I still wish the cunt had fallen out of a boat, like Robert Maxwell…

  • Matt June 2, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Spot on. Poch is a smart operator. He’s proved that. He will be using this as leverage.

  • Sherman June 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    No news is good news πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    • gloster1861 June 2, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      Welcome as the newest member…

  • Horndog πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ June 2, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    As far as any potential transfer activity goes, we don’t know what we don’t know. Is there a plan?, are Poch and Levy in sync?, are they at a crossroads?, does the sun still rise?, is a pigs ass pork?, do spots on the leopard ever change? Welcome to Oz, er Spurs, home of the brave, we hope.

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ June 2, 2018 at 12:44 pm
  • Sherman June 2, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Why would we be telling the media who we want as signings , there will be activity going on , just takes time COYS

  • moley June 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    With the ink barely dry on potches new contract Danny boy had thought wow this job is easy ,only problem is he has to back up his manager with cash or players from the top shelf not in the bargain bucket as we all know this would be a huge change of direction with potches stock having risen somewhat the pressure is now on baldy.going to be interesting.

  • Yeoyid June 2, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Nice…poch can use them like an iron bar prizing levy’s wallet open.

    • gloster1861 June 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      I thnk you’ll need more…

      • Yeoyid June 2, 2018 at 12:43 pm

        πŸ˜‚

  • Gloster1861 June 2, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Sorry H, I can’t see Levy changing. Three weeks since the last match and no sign of any activity worth the name. A few rumours of no substance. It doesn’t mean Levy is being clever. He’s doing nowt. It’ll be waiting for Citeh, ManUre, Cheatski, Pooh and Arse to buy they’re targets then see who’s not got a partner for the last dance – as usual.

    • Gloster1861 June 2, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      *their.

    • Yeoyid June 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      Do you reckon poch would stick around if he doesn’t get at least one decent (proper decent mind)signing?
      I think the situation is perfect for us as fans…

      • gloster1861 June 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

        My advice is not to hold your breath waiting. I’m sure Levy has given encouragement to Pochettino as he signed his new contract, but as my mother said, ‘warm words butter no parsnips.’

        • Yeoyid June 2, 2018 at 12:52 pm

          I think nothing will happen this side of the World Cup anyway.
          I do bleddy love a buttery parsnip though.

    • Harry Hotspur June 2, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      The longer this window goes on, the more I’m beginning to think it was a publicity stunt πŸ˜‚