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It’s My Considered Opinion That ‘Poch To Spurs’ Is A Load Of Old Cobblers
By Harry Hotspur -

This may not age well, but here we go anyway. This Pochettino to return to Spurs story stinks to high heaven. I don’t trust the source and I don’t care for the simplistic manner in which the suggestion is being greeted by most.

It reminds me of a keeper at London Zoo I once saw feeding the penguins. There he was throwing bits of mangled up fish at the poor creatures who appeared very jolly with the routine, but even though I was only very young at the time I remember feeling very sorry for the penguins. The paint on the cement swimming pool was chipped and worn, the bucket of scraps smelled rank and the whole scene looked what it was artificial and forced. Leave them in a wild, I thought to myself. This is grim.

Pochettino’s last year, … his last year and a half were painful. The good times people are choosing to remember were several years further back. The Argentine wasn’t backed as players began to wane and the whole thing became a formulaic washout.

Since then Poch has won a domestic cup and won the equivalent of a Charity Shield, inherited by the work of his predecessor. By PSG’s standards, he has yet to truly succeed. Hence, his 18-month contract. They don’t do big deals b3ecuse the expectations are so high.

If Pochettino were announced as the Spurs gaffer tomorrow, it would signal his failure to master his French Connection and an acknowledgment that he was happy to stay at Spurs come what may, no matter what rains might fall.

There is no money and even if there were, the transfer markets have effectively collapsed and Daniel Levy is unlikely to hold a fire sale when the prices are already unusually squeezed.

Pochettino had certainly lost some of the dressing room by the end and if Levy thinks for a nanosecond that this is a move that would cause Harry Kane to change his mind then we really in more trouble than even I had begun to imagine.

Poch’s return defies logic and perhaps only appeals to people who don’t really care all that much about any of it anymore or millennials whose idea of great football was winning a Champions League semi-final and then phoning in a moribund display that lost them the actual final.

Penguins and one rather smelly bucket.

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Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago

Returning Poch will end in disaster, not to mention be a serious loss of face for all concerned.

Conte will also be a train wreck 18 months from now, he wont lie down for Levy.

Spurfect One
Spurfect One
4 months ago

Pochettino had a prime pair of bombing fullbacks in Rose and Walker, managed to work with a prime Dembele and bring the best out of him, he had a prime Verts and added a prime Toby. He had a prime Eriksen pulling the strings. Kanes 150mill fee won’t even come close to replacing that quality. Much harder rebuild for Pochettino this time around and a way higher chance of failing.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago
Reply to  Spurfect One

Instead of replacing one or two players each window, we now have a a logjam and even with Covid a huge replacement value. Try finding replacements for Toby, Hugo and others at 15-20 million.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
4 months ago

I cannot stress enough, no matter who gets the job. He will fail just as miserably as his predecessors. Until there is a significant change either in ownership or the current way of doing things, we are were we are.

Matt
Matt
4 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

In a nutshell mate 👏🏾😔

Cabspur
Cabspur
4 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Yep.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
4 months ago

I just don’t understand the Graham Potter repetition. Brighton failed to beat any of the 3 appalling teams, relegated from this seasons EPL, in 6 matches. Brighton had 38 points on the last day of the season. Potter would need to improve on that for a couple of seasons before being offered a top job surely? What other top 6 team would offer Potter the job? Eddie Howe is arguably a much stronger candidate having kept Bournemouth comfortably mid table, for several seasons, on a tight budget. Mention of Howe’s name is often ridiculed. I just don’t get it.

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

Best FIT of the bunch being touted so far, thats the most positive thing you can say about him. Works on a shoestring, wont cause a scene…

johnlindus
johnlindus
4 months ago

i dropped my sandwiches in that pool from the ledge above, circa 1956 to this day I find the memory of their loss traumatic. agree on poch – and in this moment i don’t believe there is a manager for us or a top manager who wants to come here including poch -i would prefer Potter to R.M or Southgate = because he at least he could deal with what will be a middle table team of players. whereas the two i have mention have not built top ten teams they look good from the talent at their disposal as national mangers- i have supported spurs from 59 a somewhat hazy collection of memories due to my age at that time. but these times feel the worse.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago
Reply to  johnlindus

Relegation was a sickener. I think a lot is frustration from fans who can’t see a way to break the monied clubs stranglehold.

I have seen much much worse Spurs teams but I haven’t seen too many Spurs teams as full of gutless quitters as this one. I love the club like everybody else but my love for a particular group of players isn’t unconditional. I want something back, some effort please.

Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
4 months ago

Sick of watching gutless snarks either stand and watch or jog back when they lose the ball.
Lobotomies for 90% of the squad.

Sandro
Sandro
4 months ago

Whoever the new guy is I shall wish him well and continue to support the team. But if there was / is any chance at all of getting Conte and we don’t try then there really is no hope becuase the people in charge cannot be trusted to make sound decisions. Poch is a top 4 coach and I am struggling to believe he has learnt that much in his 6 months at PSG to make him that much better than when he left us.

Conte is a proven current winner. It is not even close.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
4 months ago
Reply to  Sandro

He makes Mourinho look and behave like a choirboy. Levy would be terrified by him.

Sandro
Sandro
4 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Which supports my point – I’ve got the chance to hire Conte but he will give me grief until I buy him the players he needs to win us titles – I don’t want the grief so I’ll hire a lesser man instead.

Cali
Cali
4 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

You think Levy will be terrified by any manager the same Levy who has the habit of sacking a manager every 18 month, sometimes makes one wonder if Spurs fans has any clue where the Tottenham problem lies.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
4 months ago
Reply to  Cali

I know exactly where the problems lie at Spurs, right at the door of Levy and I have reiterated this on many posts on this site. I cannot imagine that Levy wants to employ a manager who is more volcanic than Mourinho.

Cali
Cali
4 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Levy uses managers to use as a shield and scapegoats and he discards them no matter what manager he is and he proven again and again.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
4 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Mr. Levy needs to get his head out of his derrière or wherever it’s at & get Antonio Conte in to shake up the bunch of weak minded, apathetic, under-perfoming squad THFC currently have.

Cali
Cali
4 months ago
Reply to  Sandro

What changed in Spurs that makes you think Conte will succeed? can you share please thanks.

Andrew
Andrew
4 months ago
Reply to  Cali

He would only succeed with a big transfer budget and a turnover of players, exactly what is needed at the moment.

Cali
Cali
4 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

So in short he won’t succeed unless you know what I don’t know cheers.

Sandro
Sandro
4 months ago
Reply to  Cali

I don’t know that ANYONE will succeed, do you? But I do know which one has succeeded the most in his managerial career to date.
If what you are saying is that Spurs have not changed so we won’t spend big – then again what I know is that Poch cannot win with a mediocre transfer budget as proven in over 5 years with us, so I would rather try someone else.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
4 months ago

Just a reminder to all Levy apologists Leicester City have signed Soumare , aged 22 from Lille and are interested in Ryan Bertrand who is on a free from Southampton. This is how to get your transfer business done, quickly efficiently and in time to bed new recruits into preseason training and friendlies. They clearly identify their targets well in advance rather than waiting for Levy’s mobile phone to ring in the last hour of the transfer window.

Cabspur
Cabspur
4 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Yep that’s the way to do it everyone is happy including the selling club which means the next time the club’s do business it’s all good.
Levy has burnt so many bridges home and abroad other chairman just dismiss him now.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
4 months ago
Reply to  Cabspur

If you were a domestic or European club chairman, would you even bother to answer if it was Levy on the phone or would you decline the call. Answers on a postcard please.

Andrew
Andrew
4 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Leicester have a great blueprint.

Cali
Cali
4 months ago

This has all over Levy spin propaganda why on earth Poch wants to come back a place he has been sacked 18 month ago and nothing has improved or changed but to the contrary it become worse since he left.I don’t see Poch leaving PSG but even if that is big (if)he leaves he won’t come back to Spurs any sane and self respecting manager won’t do that.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
4 months ago

Allegri is going to return to Juve, Zidane will probably go to PSG and Poch will be likely rejoin Spurs . Utter madness in the managerial merry go round. Jovanovic is the new manager for Sheffield Utd if anybody cares.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago

Must be some sort of record for top line managers leaving their jobs in so short a space of time, Juventus, Inter, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, West Brom.

Matt
Matt
4 months ago

😂

Dan
Dan
4 months ago

Don’t forget Nuno, Gattuso and Galtier. It’s managerial madness month.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Forgot them. It is strange. Probably Covid finances hitting home. Probably a good few more to follow.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
4 months ago

Chris Wilder to WBA.

John
John
4 months ago

Wasn’t our previous manager also sacked by the same club twice? Down to the bookies me thinks.

Paddio
Paddio
4 months ago

I did hear the David Moyes interview on talk sport yesterday. When talking about signing a contract extension he mentioned about being sure he was backed by the club and not just in a monetary way was key to a deal.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
4 months ago

Reliable sources saying that PSG are sounding out possible replacement managers.
If Poch did return then Kane wouldn’t leave this summer imo.

Matt
Matt
4 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

He’s gone mate don’t kid yourself.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
4 months ago
Reply to  Matt

Gone and this summer gone are two different things though.

Matt
Matt
4 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Eh?

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
4 months ago
Reply to  Matt

Put yer brain back in it’s socket; HE MIGHT STAY ANOTHER SEASON IF POCH RETURNS then leave when he has just 2 years left on his contract.

Matt
Matt
4 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Why didn’t you just say that? 🙄 ‘Gone and this summer gone are two different things’… read it back mate does that sentence make sense to you?

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
4 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

The brain isn’t attached to a socket, there is no such thing.. Kane wants to win and he wants to now.. Botch inherited a good squad of players before and won nothing in 6 years.. If he came now then he would be receiving a poor squad, most of the players have already let him down repeatedly… Why on earth would Kane stay another season? For the messiah Botch to win the conference league? He can’t win ligue1 with Mbappe and Neymar up top.. Kanes gone regardless of the next manager. The way we do business our rebuild will take 6-8 years.. Not 1.

Holy Mary
Holy Mary
4 months ago

People seem to forget that the painful loss of the CL final and the fact that our leading playmaker Eriksen had downed tools and wanted out played big parts in the first half of Poch’s last months in charge. It wasn’t him that needed clearing out. Eriksen needed replacing sooner as did parts of the waning defence.

Ian
Ian
4 months ago
Reply to  Holy Mary

Remember that January we were only 2 points from both Liverpool / Man City at the top, then Kane Son etc were all out for good periods of time. I agree it wasn’t the same and we ‘flukes’ our way to the final but the team needed a change / revamp Summer we got players in but Levy did his usual and came in last minute and by November there was no way back but did Liverpool think the same when Koop was struggling this season ? Whoever comes in needs to know they will be supported and that’s why we won’t be anyone’s first choice

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
4 months ago
Reply to  Ian

I don’t get this “fluked our way to a final” thing, did we do it on penalty shootouts each time then? I seem to recall us doing it playing normal, fair football.

Last edited 4 months ago by mikeyhughes
Ian
Ian
4 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

I was joking people always say how lucky we were but we got there on merit beating good teams along the way

Paddio
Paddio
4 months ago

I actually think this is driven by Zidane leaving Real, PSG have coverted him and being able to move on Pochettino depends if Zidane wants the PSG job now or in a year, as rumours are Allegri is back at Juve which is the other club Zidane could go to. .

Pablito
Pablito
4 months ago

Conte please. And give him free rein to tear into the multiple lazy and talentless sh*tes in the squad.

England Mike
England Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Pablito

No just sell them !

Paddio
Paddio
4 months ago
Reply to  Pablito

Levy couldn’t cope with Conte, see how he was in Inter and Chelsea. You can see Levy sweating when you mention the syllable of his name. Now that’s a thought let’s get him.

Ed boy
Ed boy
4 months ago
Reply to  Pablito

Which will just result in him losing the dressing room. You can’t tell these precious c@@@s these days without throwing their toys out.

Dan
Dan
4 months ago
Reply to  Ed boy

Conte doesn’t often lose the dressing room. It’s usually a fall out with the owners. The Inter squad are rumoured to be absolutely furious that he’s gone.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan

That’s a very good point the inter lads love him and I saw yesterday John Terry sent him a note congratulating him on the title. He did fall out with Costa at Chelsea but I think everyone who has coached him has

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

Of course they love him, they just won the title, lets see how much love he gets frm a bunch of players he’s abusing into 7th every week

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago
Reply to  Pablito

I think you’ll find that attitude did not pan out too well for the last guy.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
4 months ago
Reply to  Pablito

Hell YES!

Simon Dweck
Simon Dweck
4 months ago

Do you ever have anything positive to say? Yes you are most likely right about Poch not coming but let’s face it when compared to most of the rubbish that has been touted as Spur’s next manager, the idea of Poch is a glimpse of light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Would you rather have Martinez for example , or Potter or Gerrard?

England Mike
England Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Simon Dweck

Yes, Yes, NO !

Matt
Matt
4 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

Martinez or Potter??? Leave it out mate.

England Mike
England Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Matt

Poch ..again ??

Matt
Matt
4 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

I’d take him over those two!

Paddio
Paddio
4 months ago
Reply to  Simon Dweck

Levy probably thinks he can get Zidane, we’ve a special relationship with RM don’t we….

Ian
Ian
4 months ago
Reply to  Simon Dweck

No no no

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
4 months ago

Yes a shocking final 18 months under Pochettino that included the most amazing moments in Spurs recent history. How awful that poor, suffering Spurs fans had to suffer that CL run to the final…

Spursnutd
Spursnutd
4 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Yes and not winning a away game in the league from Christmas till he was sacked

Matt
Matt
4 months ago
Reply to  Spursnutd

Yes and qualifying twice for champions league while playing at that sh*thome Wembley.

Matt
Matt
4 months ago
Reply to  Matt

Sorry should read sh*thole!

England Mike
England Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  Matt

You were right the first time .

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
4 months ago
Reply to  Spursnutd

Like the glorious 18 months we endured under the (used to ) Special one

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
4 months ago
Reply to  Spursnutd

Because Levy didn’t back him. The whole world and his brother knows that.

BloominSpurs
BloominSpurs
4 months ago

“millenials” I knew it was all their fault! First I thought it was the owners but luckily we now have the millenials to blame for all this mess.

Mike J
Mike J
4 months ago

“What word can precede the words leg, head and bird?” he asks. Frank’s answer: “Hairy”. As in, hairy leg, hairy head and hairy bird, of course. After a futile debate about whether or not ostriches are “hairy”, Frank is then given a maths question involving a family tree. “What does Sandra have two of that Albert’s only got one of?” the instructor asks, utterly horrifying Frank….

….(apologies this post relates more to the image after H’s text) 🙂

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
4 months ago

Nevermind that.

Last edited 4 months ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
4 months ago

It can’t be true. It would complete a meaningless dour cycle and prove if it needed anymore proof the chairman is flailing around in an unreality that is far removed from footballing sense. It’s #Bales Back mark 2 for the lobotomized Levy reference numbers. Stop the ride…..I’m going to be sick.

Last edited 4 months ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
4 months ago

Imagine walking back into an untenable, dead end position you’ve just walked out of…??

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago

Exactly, en if Poch feels he has “unfinished business” with Spurs, he must know now is not the right time

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
4 months ago

Poch had so clearly come to the end of his cycle/’story’ at Spurs

If it wasn’t obvious as an outsider…hey, watch the documentary, that makes it 100% clear to everyone. Poch was spent, did well, than k you very much, we all move on…

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
4 months ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Very much so.

legoverlass
legoverlass
4 months ago

LEVY LOOKS TO RINSE AND REPEAT ………………………………….
It is never a good idea to revisit a previous romance, especially when the parting was acrimonious. The prospect of Pooch and Levy retaking their vows to each other has disaster written deep all over it.

Reports stated a few days ago that ENIC was looking for a manager that was “softer” and “easier to manage”. The word patsy springs to mind and is there a better fit out there for that role than Pochettino. ENIC and Levy in particular are desperate for their own Great Reset. A reset to times before the stadium construction when Pochettino was managing to extract blood from a stone with a squad that had come together without a cohesive plan and had the great fortune to have amongst its midst a fledging world-class striker in Harry Kane driven by a burning ambition to become one of the best. Kanes exploits alongside a young squad who bought into the Pooch /ENIC different project narrative sustained themselves on the promise of jam tomorrow.

This young squad had the benefit of youthful expectation and energy to drive them towards CL qualification for several seasons and a CL Final with a huge dose of a charmed life en-route. I am not sure that Pooch or the squad truly believed they should be there and they performed like they had not shown up for the biggest match in the club’s history. As the final whistle blew you could sense the wind disappearing from the squad’s sales and Pochettino’s own realisation that once again he was the bridesmaid and not the bride.

The stigma of serial losers began to associate itself with Pochettino and the players. In an attempt to deflect this spotlight of failure from shining too brightly on him, Pochettino spoke of the club needing to be brave, meaning to start investing in rebuilding the squad and that he was just a coach and ultimately it was not his responsibility for the lack of success.Levy stepped in with a contract enhancement for Pochettino and suddenly Pochettino was happy with the squad again. However, the squad was far from a happy camp and the terminal decay had set in leading to a steep slide into midtable mediocrity and the sight of Mourinho and Levy showing signs of affection for each other. Pochettino found out that Levy and ENIC have short memories and sharp knives as they shovelled him out of Hotspur Way.

Since then Pochettino has gone on to prove he is still a serial loser by failing to secure the Lique 1 title in what is usually a one-horse race with PSG as the Man City equivalent. ENIC and Levy have succeeded in creating a generational debt legacy, and have dragged the club’s name through the mud with aborted furlough schemes and an ESL attempt to take the club effectively away from its legacy fans, plus another failed new manager appointment with Mourinho that has seen us slide like a counter on a snakes and ladder board to the ignominy of a European Conference league placing.

Pochettino knows his jig is up next season at the latest as PSG will only accept success. ENIC and Levy are looking to sail the good ship THFC into calm and still waters as they look to re-establish the relationship with the fanbase to facilitate season ticket sales and to buy them time to start flooding the stadium with non-football related activities to raise revenues and service the weight of the loan debt slowly sinking that ship.

The prospect of Pochettino and Levy, therefore, coming together in an embrace may help them both feel warm and cosy but will it serve the aspirations of the long-suffering fans of this once great football club who have been systematically and deliberately denied any prospect of real and tangible success? I suspect that once again it will be jam tomorrow. It remains to be seen whether that will be enough to satisfy the wallets of the client reference numbers. It looks unlikely to satisfy Harry Kane’s ambition and desire for titles and trophies.

Last edited 4 months ago by legoverlass
Irish spur
Irish spur
4 months ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Ahh Jesus 10 lines is enough

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago
Reply to  Irish spur

😁😭

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
4 months ago
Reply to  legoverlass

How many more times are you going to repost this mate lol.

Thranduil
Thranduil
4 months ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Boring

Simon Dweck
Simon Dweck
4 months ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Utterly rubbish

Matt
Matt
4 months ago
Reply to  legoverlass

You Clearly have a lot of time on your hands. Still on furlough or retired?

Ed boy
Ed boy
4 months ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Do you get invited to a lot of parties?

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
4 months ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Another rebuild. Poch would win the league once he gets a full season with pre season at PSG, surely he wants to prove that rather than walk back into groundhog nightmare Levyworld??

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
4 months ago
Reply to  legoverlass

You’ve given the matter a lot of thought. Well done for that excellent summary. I’m against it for one reason and one reason only. Poch would be likely to retain Harry Winks and Lamela. Poch canned Sigurdsson Bentaleb, Chadli, Edwards & Wanyama but kept Winks and Lamela. I can’t let it go.

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