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Another Brutal Assault On Pochettino That Offers No Prognosis, No Wonder The Guardian Is Constantly Begging Up Loose Change
By Harry Hotspur -

I’m an avid skin reader. Does it show (rhetorical questions don’t require question marks).

Anyway, Mr Ronay’s fuzzy framing of post Pochettino events at Southampton lost my interest – immediately after the headline had drawn me in.

The never quite was, element made sense, but I was struggling to identify a solitary respect in which the adjective ‘punkish’ could be applied to our man.

I see an ambitious man, a 47-year-old family man, who dyes his hair to stave off the very visible salt n pepper in his beard, and one who, unlike so many football managers, knows how to wear a suit without looking like he’s strayed from a wedding.

This is the lesson of Pochettino’s own strange, vibrant, trophy-less career, a place where the parameters of what can be achieved are pressed thin by larger forces.

Guardian

This sums up the thrust of the piece (once one can eventually find it) pretty well.

Barney’s analysis rather all too cosmetic. The ENIC nonsense about doing things a different way is sort of referenced, the resultant lack of spending and the paucity of decent football in recent times, but like the very subject this Guardianista is walking us through, there’s no climax. No focus upon those larger forces

Per Melvin Udall’s line in ‘As Good As It Gets’, “I’m drowning here, and youre describing the water!”, Barney doesn’t even hint at a remedy, there’s just something mumbled about the gaffer getting his coat.

Paul Hawksbee‘s take on Pochettino’s unenviable circumstances during the week was superb, largely because it provided a prognosis. Whereas, Dr Ronay has looked at the patient and muttered under his breath, “I don’t like the look of that.”

It has been a thrilling six-year span at Tottenham. Probably Pochettino should make his own move now when the time seems right: a very modern kind of manager, who has given us a very modern kind of success; but who seems, right now, to have reached a natural end point.

Hang on mate. I don’t know what medical school you went to, but pulling the plug on a patient, because everything has become a bit ‘samey’ smacks of gross negligence.

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One thing Hawksbee mentioned was the lack of churn at Tottenham. The cold reality is that by and large, the dressing room is full of players that have heard it all before.

This factor is almost certainly the key one. By the time Eric Dier is randomly tossed the Captain’s armband for some random cup game, it is fanciful to believe that any of his teammates could be bothered to say well done to him. It’ll be going straight back to his mate Hugo, come the final whistle.

If as a Spurs’ player you get left out, or dropped entirely, the effect upon the dynamic of a side that never changes anything, must be suffocating.

Pochettino’s trophy-less diet of gruel has to stop in order for meaningful change to be effected.

Remind me, who’s running this AAA credit rated workhouse, again?

Tags Barney Ronay NewsNow paul Hawksbee pochettino talk radio the Guardian
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Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

The train from Liverpool st to Stratford is very posh.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul
1 year ago

Who dredged up Southgate’s name to go in the frame for an as yet to materialize managerial vacancy? No! No! a thousand times No! Having seen one gilet wearing vagrant off the premises, i have no desire to welcome one wearing a waistcoat. Could they just give it a rest – Poch ain’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I say final chapter, the final , final chapter will be when Kane is sold and the Levyologist twittertards justify it.

Watch this space.

Spurs est1882
Spurs est1882
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Kane will go as he deserves better than the people he is asked to play alongside. I love Spurs, I love Kane but sadly they don’t go anymore.

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

Personally I will always believe that team was way good enough to beat them. It’s really weird how everybody wants us to fail. Any small crumb of a problem and poch going to Utd or Madrid. Then it’s the player’s have turned against poch he’s lost the dressing room. We lost so there for it’s the team that poch put out. If they was on the pitch they we’re fit. As a footballer you never forget how to play. The press seem to have an agenda against us. There dying for poch to go and Tottenham collapse while continuing to paint a bad picture of us. I’m discusted with them for being such a biased view of something

Gary Miller
Gary Miller
1 year ago
Reply to  Jay

For a club that doesn’t win anything, there is a lot of Jealousy aimed in our direction.☹

Panama Paul
Panama Paul
1 year ago

Loved this line HH “but like the very subject this Guardianista is walking us through, there’s no climax.”

The answer to that particular question is he probably doesn’t know what a climax is.

TheBoyHotspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Panama Paul

Marxists aren’t allowed to have them, are they?

Panama Paul
Panama Paul
1 year ago
Reply to  TheBoyHotspur

My knowledge of Marxism is rather limited I’m afraid. As the government controls the means of production, it would require government consent but also that the two parties participate equally and achieve an equal outcome.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Panama Paul

Yesterday I watched 3 black men arguing an accusing one another of racism…..against their own colour. Actually it was John Barnes defending himself against to agenda shill prick’s and he did a fantastic job.
They’ve got everyone fighting among themselves.
The oldies are the besties.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

I always wanted yard man Barnes at Tottenham

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Now your talking team my don

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

You only have to look at Liverpool to see that City can be competed with. We were ahead of Liverpool our last season at WHL. If we had stayed and put 150 approx mill into the squad Poch likely would have a title by now.

TheBoyHotspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Plus the 340million GBP that was spaffed into a shopping centre

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  TheBoyHotspur

Could av got Neymar ……😫

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Like when Burkinshaw went and got the 2 world cup stars of Argentina and we went glory glory…..

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

Looking for my mini binoculars for spurs women London stadium. Grandson “why grandad? You’ll see son, actually without them you won’t:~}

Panama Paul
Panama Paul
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Bird watching, Tappa?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Panama Paul

A bird with no hips ain’t a bird

Spurs est1882
Spurs est1882
1 year ago

People claiming Aurier first yellow was harsh are nuts, could have been straight red, the 2nd yellow was not a yellow at all, was pretty much a dive. Yesterday we got lucky, for me we need to win at least next 2 league games and really should win all bar about 3 between now and Christmas… We won’t though.