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England Mike
England Mike
2 months ago

A lot of these players have had to follow instructions from such a variety of people in charge, it may not be coincidence that they have become stale and disillusioned.
Conte brings his own methods and mentality which just like Mourinho, has worked for him previously, whether he can engage and reinvigorate this squad is key, but no doubt he will have to decide who he keeps and who he does not need. Then it will require players who want to come and add to the mentality Conte wants his players to believe in to go forward, and the question is how far forward he can take us, which remains to be seen.

São Paulo Spurs
São Paulo Spurs
2 months ago

Like I’ve said on here before, the people who will suffer the most from Spurs appointing Conte are the Spurs bloggers and fans that live to moan. I’m not exempt. I’ve slagged off Levy many times on here but I can’t hide the fact that I’m really happy we have Conte. The problem is success doesn’t generate the same amount of interaction as failure. If we play well, most people get on with their lives with a smile on their face. If we lose, well, we’ve all seen plenty of that type of reaction over the years. It’s plentiful.
Look, the squad isn’t perfect. Nobody is pretending it is. Churn will happen but not that quickly. It’s Spurs!! You can’t pretend that’s surprising to read.
The difference is we have a manager with a proven track record of not only winning things but also improving players in the process.
Our best players will get better, some of our underachieving players will improve and others will be moved on. That’s how I see life under Conte. One thing I’m sure of is that in 18 months time, Spurs will be better for having him around.
This guy is the real deal. I’m getting on board, buying the expensive alcohol and sitting down to enjoy the ride.

MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
2 months ago

I call Shotgun! on that:)

StuSpur
StuSpur
2 months ago

The metric for determining if we’re better off in 18 months time will be if we’re a champions league team again and whether we’ve won any silverware. I’m sure Conte knows this better than anyone

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago

As with most of you,I have never enjoyed moaning, but who knows, perhaps it’s the noise on social media and blogs like this that have helped pressure the owners?

it’s a known fact that marketing and branding is heavily influenced by opinion online. Levy can prattle on all he likes about the stadium but if there is a clear disconnect between what you’re saying and both the reality and the opinions of your ‘customers’, you are really just pi**ing in the wind.

i feel really quite positive about Conte and if this is the beginning of some kind of tangible and positive change of direction on the football side, then I’ll be fully on board. However if it only ends up being more short term window dressing, I and others will be back to giving the Investment Company as much sh*t as possible…

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Given his reputation and no evidence to suggest he is any busted flush yet (Mourinho was an intriguing capture but perhaps soiled goods, somehow), this is probably Levy’s most exciting appointment ever. David Dill, over the road from me, his study becoming a shrine to THFC with lots of framed photos of past glories, is feeling more optimistic. Will Levy speed up removing the deadwood and provide sufficient funds for incoming talent? Only time will tell.

Callmematty
Callmematty
2 months ago

👍🏻 100% this.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago

As long as it’s not a shot gun wedding with Levy, which can’t be ruled out. Conte may be here in 18 months…..and it is entirely possible (though not probable) he could be gone in about 28 days! It will be instructive to see what unfolds (assuming Conte is still with us) in the next two transfer windows. I just fervently hope that old baldy isn’t still clinging to the idea that the present squad can be transformed without some expenditure on our part. Somehow, I found the Paratici interview worrying, but, maybe, as has been suggested on this platform, the Italian was merely holding his cards close to his chest.

Paddio
Paddio
2 months ago

There is a whooping overhaul of the squad, it’s going to take a few summers.
But Conte will do the work on the training ground. It was great he was late to the presser because of video training. players will get better as it will be drilled into them over and over again.
Bad attitudes will get players banished from the first team pretty quickly, some fans may not like who stays around a bit longer than desired, unfortunately we are in a playing staff mess of Levy’s making.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

Can you believe that Mourinho is supposedly interested in purchasing Winks?!

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago

I like the way he cones across, I didn’t have any particular aversion to him even when he was Chavs boss. He always seemed to be his own man, even with kn*bheads like John Terry knocking about

Passionate, determined and straight talking when it comes to the actual subject matter,

I’m still not quite sure what Levy is playing at getting this guy in but he and Levy are chalk and cheese…

Last edited 2 months ago by Easty
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

He’s a great coach and manager.. Polar opposite presser compared to Nunos. When asked a question he answers in depth each and every one… He hopes to stay a ‘long long long time’.. If he stays 2 or 3 years then we get a pot or two. Any longer then we’ll be going for the league.. He is crazy though, fingers and toes crossed he doesn’t clash with the bald one… When asked about Everton notice he smiled and said ‘ah I lost to Benitez last time in the premier league’. Lol. Thinking about beating the manager as well as the team.

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

I’m still shocked. Conte is world class. At the top of his game when even Jose had a few question marks when he joined. Conte has fallen out with every owner when he wasn’t backed. Makes me think Levy must have agreed a deal regarding spending. Or my head says this is just more Levy idiocy that he thinks buys him more time to ‘improve the current squad’

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago
Reply to  Sonificent

Surely the penny has finally dropped with Levy – that this squad of misfits is basically beyond help. Having seen 3 managers including Mourinho failing to get a tune out of them. I cannot believe Conte would join without written assurances that there will be substantial funds to improve the squad. Hopefully not a gentleman’s agreement but written into the contract. I can’t imagine Conte or his agent would trust the diminutive troll that is Daniel Levy whose word is completely worthless. I’m sure Kane would recommend Conte crosses all the t’s and dots all the i’s. With Levy every precaution has to be taken as he is a snake in the grass.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago

Yes, I suspect that in reality there is no such thing as a GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT with baldy!

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Sonificent

It’s quite possible that Levy has lied to Conte just to get him in for the short term. He’d definitely do that, it’s the kind of short sighted pillock he is. However, I’m hoping this isn’t the case… 🤔

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

It is, indeed, alas, entirely possible.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 months ago

I enjoyed the first 20 minutes.. Lol.. Everyone knows half the squad plus needs improving or changing.. Time will tell who will make the grade… I’m half expecting us to sign Victor Moses for right back.

eddie
eddie
2 months ago

Funnily enough that thought crossed my mind today too.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago

I suppose thinking about it Conte is un-sackable isn’t he? Being one of the best managers in the world we can’t ever do better. Hopefully this will force Levy to back the man properly, because he knows he can’t sack him because if he does it proves that he is the problem and not the manager. Should make things interesting.

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago

A mate of mine floated the idea that given the Super League isn’t really dead, Levy has no choice but to focus on our team as even Newcastle will soon be showing more ambition. Whatever makes that odious little turd do the right thing by the football operation is positive for me.

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