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Apparently, “Levy loves Conte’s passion” and the gaffer was “just hitting out”
By Harry Hotspur -

Antonio’s post-Burnley press conference was as volatile as the Turf Moor weather, with the 52-year-old pulling no punches. You’ve watched the video, and read all the quotes, by now. Suffice to say, the content became the football big story of the week and left most fans desperately wanting the next installment of The Conte Show.

In a curious twist, two football outlets have opted to interpret the quotes from Conte as being as bad as they sounded.

For talkSPORT, Simon Jordan branded the current Spurs gaffer as childish, and said the rant was “temperamental and reactionary… it was deeply unprofessional.”

Paul Jiggins for The Sun revealed that he understood Daniel Levy loved Conte’s passion, and it was just a case of letting off steam.

Neither of these suggestions sits well with me.

I take a view that when a manager states that it isn’t about simply taking his salary and that changing the managers but not the players are suffocating the squad’s development, then there is a serious problem.

Conte’s words were delivered in a pragmatic and self-deprecating manner, whilst effortlessly calling out the ENIC business model. As with Mourinho, there would appear a section of the football press who are fundamentally incapable of crediting managers with stellar CVs with any self-respect at all.

Maybe, before the Leeds game, Antonio will apologize, telling us he was just a bit tired after the Burnley game and that he overreacted. That will be it…

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Whisky
Whisky
2 months ago

When mourinho has an outburst he’s an a****hole when conte has one of his outbursts he’s an imotional Italian,,,
Biased media as usual

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 months ago

Simon Jordan was stating earlier this week ..that Poch to Spurs was rubbish because we have company…he expresses absolute cobblers with alarming confidence..if I had hair like his ..so would I..

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 months ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

Because we have Conte

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 months ago

People moaning about Conte ffs We employ an emotional Italian and when he behaves like one we berate him..unless we win ..Ffs Spursy ..pathetic.

Tangamgry
Tangamgry
2 months ago

I don’t know, I’m kind of with Jordan a little on this one. I’m all for him verbalising his frustration but I am quite sure I’d be laughed out of the board room if I came in with the sort of act he gave on Wednesday.

but there you go, I’m probably not comparing apples with apples. This is football and he’s an emotional Italian.

he moans about people in the press trying to cause problems, but with post match pressers like that he’s just bringing them on himself.

Last edited 2 months ago by Tangamgry
at large
at large
2 months ago

The fact that we’ve lost 3 in a row to bottom feeders and I and we all (mostly) still love Conte tells you everything.

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  at large

I think Levy is a parasite who will continue to eat away at the carcass of THFC whilst further enriching himself and his paymasters. However, I hope this finally fully exposes him for the fraud he was, is and will continue to be. He’s going to be in a tough spot when he loses Conte through his own failure to back him. Billy Kranky will be about the best we can hope for during our next round of managerial grab-anyone-we-can. Enic out.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago

I have watched the interview and I too thought Conte was pragmatic and self deprecating. Refreshingly honest. I don’t understand why he’s getting pelters from some.

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago

I had a good idea of what we were getting with Conte. Top drawer manager with an insatiable desire to win. He is also well-known for calling out the club hierarchy for its failure to back him to win trophies. Another strange combination with Levy but I love the guy and hope he continues to shine a light on the real problem at what was once THFC.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Yes, I think you’re probably right!

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 months ago

Because he isn’t wearing agonisingly small Y fronts, shoes far too small for him and self harming ..you know the British way..he should be quiet and suffer..lol

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
2 months ago

Club spin.

at large
at large
2 months ago

Three hours standing outside in the cold rain watching Winks and Co. pass the ball backwards and sideways and not defending the back post on 4 hours sleep will make anyone question whether they’re in the right place.

hallenbeck
hallenbeck
2 months ago

If Levy is building a media company (and surely he has been all these years) then variable rewards (which is the true DNA of Spurs, to the extent we call it “being spursy”) is the business model. All of the big media networks use it. The social media platforms have deep foundations built on it. Over the last 20 years, Daniel has struck the variable reward balance quite well.

If you want to expand your minds, read this article:Use Unpredictable Rewards to Keep Behavior Going | Psychology Today (or google for “variable rewards” – you’ll find plenty on it).

The article closes out with this:

If you want to see another example of a variable ratio schedule, go to a casino. Slot machines are a very effective example of a variable ratio schedule. The casinos have studied the science of rewards and they use them to get people to play and keep playing.

Can you think of any more variable ratio schedule examples that you’ve experienced or tried?

Emphasis mine there.

So, fellow fans, to quote Ralph Charell (former stock broker and author of books such as ‘How to Get the Upper Hand’)

“Be the chess player not the chess piece.”

Tangamgry
Tangamgry
2 months ago
Reply to  hallenbeck

You should post more often!

Tangangry
Tangangry
2 months ago

Conte is an emotional rollercoaster, but does have passion, and actually does care about doing a good job. He will be understandably down in the dumps about losing 4 games out of 5 and essentially blowing our games in hand advantage and, most likely, any chance we had of getting top 4.

I absolutely shudder to think about the utter carnage that will ensue if we get beat by Leeds tomorrow as well.

England Mike
England Mike
2 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

And Leeds are really struggling , even with our non creative play we should find the net against that leaky defence, it’s how many we will need is the problem, this place will melt if we lose though.

StuSpur
StuSpur
2 months ago

Jordan backs levy every time, he always takes a chairman’s perspective, particularly Levys. Grade A gobshite

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
2 months ago
Reply to  StuSpur

Jordan is a friend of Levy, he knows what Spin to put out.

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

Bottom line… if Conte can’t get a tune out of the squad.. who can?

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Exactly. This is the result of years of neglect. Failing to replace good players tends to send a club spiraling downwards.

Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Thats why I dont want Pochettino back
“Mauricio I have seen the error of my ways and have put aside a war chest of £200m for you to get us back in the Champions League”.
Levy will always have the upper hand with Poch “you did it before you can do it again”

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