In classical mythology, Zeus gave a box to Pandora, the first woman, with strict instructions not to open it.
Pandora’s curiosity soon got the better of her, and she opened the box. All the evils and miseries of the world flew out to afflict mankind.
Mauricio Pandorattino may have met his Waterloo here.
Of all the things Poch might have said after the Crystal Palace debacle, his disparaging remarks about facile nature of winning domestic cups was almost certainly the most ill advised.
The bulk of us always knew that ENIC were up to no good.
As per the handy Venn diagram above, normal fans want to see their side lift trophies.
This is the metric of success in this sport.
Even dog shows for mutts give out rosettes for Best Waggly Tail etc, everything is about winning.
If you want to stroll about, amiably smelling the flowers, then kindly adjourn to the countryside, where the only competition you will experience is from the occasional gaggle of aggressive cyclists.
Pochettino has been truly savaged here, the Argie’s credibility couldn’t be any more damaged.
WE CAN’T JUST SAY TOP FOUR AND THAT’S IT
These words are going to haunt Pochettino until he goes from being a perennial loser, to being a winner.
It is impossible to find anyone with anything approaching coherent to say about the Daniel Levy business model.
Poch’s sneer at domestic cups – considering he’s yet to win anything in England makes him look an irredeemable fool.
The transfer window closes in 2 days.