Date: 20th April 2018 at 5:29pm
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‘It will be fantastic if we win the FA Cup,’ said Pochettino. ‘It will be fantastic for our fans and a great way to end the season but is it going to change our lives? I don’t believe so.

‘It is not going to move the club to a different level. That is my opinion. Some people respect it, some don’t. That doesn’t mean I’m not interested to win the FA Cup.”

Looking beyond the vexation that these words will have caused in any right thinking football fan, they don’t make any actual sense.

Winning the FA cup, to the very best of my knowledge has never been mooted as panacea. If I am now required to explain all the happy fluffy and joyous stuff that comes with winning any major trophy dear reader, then you’re not my demographic.

The feel-good factor is immense.

Unlike say ‘record attendances whilst squatting in the national stadium’ or ‘contract extensions’, or ‘YouTube views for time-lapse construction footage’, where the satisfaction is only felt by trainspotting freaks.

Worse yet, Pochettino is more than implying that winning the Premier League or the Champions League is what changes lives.

I guess Leicester City didn’t get that memo.

Or maybe, as the Spurs gaffer says, The Foxes didn’t deserve to win it. That must be it!

Sadly, away from all this light hearted prose designed to act as a calmer outlet for my rage than my initial plan which was to hurl my laptop against a wall; the truth is we’re just having our expectations managed.

This season, Spurs cannot win the league and cannot win the Champions League.

Suddenly Tottenham’s jam tomorrow IOU has been called in.

‘Tomorrow? Oh that tomorrow? Let me check my diary and get back to you. Let’s talk after weekend. After the United game. Ciao.’

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Chris_1882 April 22, 2018 at 3:06 am

    I seldom write on here I just tend to read peoples honest onions but fuck me in sick after today… my beef is purely with Pochettino for today. Starting with Vorm instead of Lloris is contractual bullshit I care nothing for… how the fuck can u not start the club captain in a game of this magnitude??? 1st cunt mistake. 2nd is having Lloris as Captain?? Explain??? 3rd is seeing with 99% of the nation that going 2-1 Down mourinho setup with a back 8!!! I know lets take blowing out his ass Son for a like for like (thats being generous) replacement in Lamela? Fuck off potch!! U wanked 10 mil on Llorente a player whose greatest attribute is aerial ability and u still play the same fucking way and bring lamela on!! FUCK OFF!! I care not for your happy campers training methods.. use your fucking brains and understand tactics… your subs never win matches and they don’t change any game!!

    I would like Rafa Benitez please… I liked his dining out on the CL victory he had at Liverpool.

    Bored now

    Cry

  • A waddle and a fork April 21, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Potch might go on to make it elsewhere and maybe his squad is a bit ropey in places but this Man U team isn’t perfect but they seem more self assured. We just can’t gwt over the line with this team – the buck stops at Potch today. Where is the leader in this team? Why have their heads gone down. Wake up!

  • SeattleSpursGuy April 20, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    I have no doubt that Levy and ENIC have made CL qualification Poch’s remit, but why not just say ‘the FA Cup is a fantastic trophy; we want it; our fans want it; we’re going to do our best to win it.’ I don’t think this is the case–everyone like to win stuff–but the ‘different level’ comment gives the impression that he isn’t that bothered. Just dumb optics

    • Mikespurs April 20, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      That would be to easy

  • Mikespurs April 20, 2018 at 7:47 pm
  • Lilywhite without the ll April 20, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    I will watch your new video in due coarse H and enjoy the moment…once I’ve gone to the fridge for a drink…it is Friday after all…

  • Lilywhite without the ll April 20, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    “Is it going to change our lives”, “I don’t believe so”…fuck the fuck off you rag doll cunt……it will change my life, my sons live’s and the players lives all of which for personal gratification and the joy of a moment in space time…thats what its about…..what a tit!!

  • Andrew April 20, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    If the players start with the backwards and sideways stuff, then we are screwed. We need to move the ball quickly and sometimes go long. Mix it up a bit. We will know about our performance within the first twenty minutes.

  • BERNARD April 20, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    It is not going to move the club to a different level oh dear will it be another reserve team outing on the morrow whats the matter with him ?

  • Andrew April 20, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    I feel deflated already. I am worried that Mourinhio will just do what he does best, win. No matter how much I dislike him, he does win trophies. We are very reliant on kane, and he is definitely not fit,but with him up front we have a chance. I thought the last games we looked tired.

  • TriniSpurs April 20, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    My expectation is to hear the manager speak confidently about his and the team’s ability to win the FA cup. Give the team and the fans some self belief that we are not just bottlers for fuck’s sake.

    • Harry Hotspur April 20, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      Yup!

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? April 20, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Poch feels he is a winner. Now here’s a chance to actually BE a winner. He’s a jamaphobic nonsense though, Just like his adopted big brother. (Daniel)

  • Andrew April 20, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Poch is downplaying the f a cup cause there is a very good chance we won’t win it. If by some miracle we do win it, then everybody is happy.

    • Harry Hotspur April 20, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      And in other news rain is wet.

      Why can’t the prick just say ‘we are going to do our best, is our best good enough? I am sure you will tell me at full time?!’

      He’s a corporate arsehole.

  • richspurs April 20, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Ahh, well. Pocho is/can be a twit, sometimes

    • richspurs April 20, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Ive always maintained you build a winning culture. All the great managers, and great teams started by building a winning culture, match by match, facing off and burning their demons, vanquishing their hoodoos, overcoming their fears, trophy by trophy, irrespective of their worth, and eventually, winning the big ones. Go on ask em.

      • richspurs April 20, 2018 at 5:43 pm

        So at the moment we are building…… stuff all.

        • Harry Hotspur April 20, 2018 at 5:46 pm

          You inspire by winning.

          Achievement is all.

          Small steps.

          Inch by inch as that speech in Any Given Sunday goes.

          Poch has a superiority complex.

          We need not worry.

          England will rid him of that.

          Tick tock…

        • BERNARD April 20, 2018 at 6:25 pm

          no we are building a bloody big stadium that could end up half empty if we dont win something soon

          • Harry Hotspur April 20, 2018 at 6:45 pm

            BERNARD knows, imo