Date: 1st March 2019 at 10:03pm
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Poch says people questioning Tottenham’s league position after back-to-back defeats are living in “different realities”.

Spurs were right in the Premier League title race up until two games ago, but they crashed to successive losses against Burnley and Chelsea.

That leaves Spurs ‘suddenly’ looking over their shoulders in the race for the top four and defeat in the north London derby against Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday would leave them just a point clear of the Gunners.

But Pochettino told PA Sport it felt “weird” that his side’s situation is being looked at as a negative.

“I think the feeling is a little bit weird,” he said. “It should be that everyone before the start of the season (would) sign to be in the position that we’re in today.

“And you’re asking me, ‘It’s only four points that Arsenal or Manchester United are below us, or Chelsea’?

“I think we’re living in different realities because, with all the circumstances, Tottenham deserve big praise to be in the position that we’re in at this moment of the season.

Poch’s reality is going to get a whole lot realer come tomorrow afternoon if losing to Arsenal is played down to fans.

 

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IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

New bloggins

dilly
dilly

Over and out.
Back much later this eve.

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

I see Maurice has come out with the old ‘before we arrived Spurs didn’t compete with Arsenal’..horseshat.
Did he not see Redknapp period in charge? 1 defeat or something in NLD’s. It’s all still relying on this shit in the 90’s get out clause.
We ain’t won a trophy on 20 years That’s not competing.

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

*in 20

Lilywhite without hope
Lilywhite without hope

yes, it pissed me off when he said “before we arrived”…actually, we did well under AVB, Jol and Redsnapps…the last season and a half our football has got less enjoyable to watch as well apart from a few games here and there

Limerick AL.
Limerick AL.

But he ‘Feels Like a Winner ‘, so thats all we need. He sounds Beaten even before a Ball has been kicked.

Aussie In Switzerland
Aussie In Switzerland

Aurier or Trippier?

dilly
dilly

Both are roobish.
In fact all are iffy.
IMO hand the reigns to KWP giving him an extended run out in the side.

Aussie In Switzerland
Aussie In Switzerland

Digging this yellow highlight shit Harry. Makes my life easier.

Lilywhite without hope
Lilywhite without hope

This is the first home NLD I haven’t been to for awhile and also the first one I don’t think we will win for awhile….prove me wrong boys, this could really hurt!!

MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead

COYFS!!!!

East Stand
East Stand

There’s no reason to make Woolwich favourites for this whatsoever. They managed to beat the Batey Boys and Bournemouth at home with an away win at Saints.

Tough to call and a draw possibly but I’d be majorly shocked if we lost this.

East Stand
East Stand

Before that they were tonked by City.

East Stand
East Stand

He’s right, top 4 was always going to be a massive ask this season but we are 4 points ahead and not behind going into this game, what would you rather?

Is it Poch’s fault that we signed nobody or that we don’t pay the going rate?

Keep Calm, Love Poch, Hate ENIC.

dilly
dilly

Come on Easty, smell the coffee beans mate, Poch is not yes not immune from criticism which I know sits uncomfortably with you but I have said it. Tactically found wanting on the day, his team selection against Burnley messed up!

East Stand
East Stand

Why did he mess up? That team should be beating Burnley FFS, nothing wrong with it. He played the poor Aurier, the best game he played the equally poor Trippier.

He has no other options, time for you to have a reality check methinks. Your constant clamor for KWP as the answer illustrates your coffee sniffing levels…

East Stand
East Stand

Best – next

Only Me
Only Me

Poch stance this morning….”If being contender and in the CL is not enough, if clubs expectation s change, then we need another special player…” so basically “my target has never been to win anything, just get into the most lucrative position possible with minimum spend”

dilly
dilly

Poch also remarked that if expectations change at the club they may need to find “another magic guy” to deliver regular Premier League and Champions League titles.

Happy Days”

dilly
dilly

Arse head coach Unai Emery: “There were 10 points difference between us and Spurs two weeks ago. Now it’s four points. It is a big motivation”….

dilly
dilly

Like we used to have in Rose and Walker barring injuries Liverpool have stable full backs in Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Poch keeps chopping and changing.
Thats no good inviting a recipe for disaster simply exposing our poor crop of full backs.

East Stand
East Stand

Not sure what you mean, we did have settled fullbacks and now we don’t and because none of them are up to the job he keeps chopping and changing them?

dilly
dilly

What I am saying is that when Walker was at Spurs it was Rose and Walker, now because Poch has seemingly lost faith in his full backs none of whom are any good he keeps rotating. Currently Liverpool have no such problems.

East Stand
East Stand

I’ve lost faith in our fullbacks too…

East Stand
East Stand

Liverpool’s owners have Klopp 250m of players to bolster the team. Poch was given nothing. Nothing at all.

That’s where the problems lie, not with Poch and his staff’s abilities.

East Stand
East Stand

Levy cashed in on Bonzo not Poch.

Paddio
Paddio

I get some of the timing of Pochs recent how we operate and 10 years if we want to win with current club operating model. Levy, Poch and Lewis should be planing next season and transfer window currently (well you’d hope so). Poch always wants to be seen as the nice guy and I think likes levy and this is as big of a stand he will make. It’s clear he’s saying if you want me to win anything in my current contract net spend policy has to be dropped as you’ve had you 5 years with me of not spending now I need that 150million this summer plus sales

Aussie In Switzerland
Aussie In Switzerland

Levy will buy Grealish, and a kid from Germany. Best we can hope for

East Stand
East Stand

That’s the worst we can hope for but it’s always the worst under Levy.

Aussie In Switzerland
Aussie In Switzerland

“Everything I expected and less”

MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead

Jadon Sancho or Methlab?

Aussie In Switzerland
Aussie In Switzerland

No idea. Probably a no name.

Eddie
Eddie

It is my understanding that in the UK now there is a growing swell of opinion that Poch will be on his way come the end of the season.If Madrid come calling I would not be surprised if Poch agreed to go if he could take Kane with him.I believe if they then put 200M on the table Levy will take it.
When you consider that Eriksen will go,Toby probably and Jan and Alli possibly that is half our first eleven(not squad).With the likelihood of no CL next season and the dwindling crowds at the NWHL as a result,Levy will possibly have presided over the greatest collapse ever of our club ever.
Not bad for 6M a year.Gissa job I could do that.

Eddie
Eddie

What I forgot to add was my feelings are that on top of all that the incoming funds will not be reinvested in the team,other than perhaps a token gesture.

Aussie In Switzerland
Aussie In Switzerland

So who comes in for Winks? Victor?

Rose has to start. Davies can carry drinks. KWP won’t get a run, cause Poch doesn’t want to ruin his confidence.

This is the last chance for our master of distribution Lloris. Fans will disown him today for fuck ups, because of who we are playing.

I would play Lamela again, simply because of his attitude.

Over to you Tintin. Show us you love us.

Aussie In Switzerland
Aussie In Switzerland

The Scum are susceptible at the back ti the pace of Son and Moura. Play Kane as a false 9. Save Llorente for the Europa next year.

If we go behind, please Poch, take action immediately.

dilly
dilly

Why last chance for llORIS? I would drop him and play Gazzainiga today.

dilly
dilly

In case it had escaped fellow comrades part of football management is about being ruthless and IMO Poch aint ruthless enough in dropping the likes of Lloiris and Tin Tin respectively.

Aussie In Switzerland
Aussie In Switzerland

Tintin is our only hope. Win this game for us, he will have suiters, lose it and he had better sign a new contract for his sake. Lloris ain’t our only hope.

Limerick AL.
Limerick AL.

Spot On David. Just wait for the team Selection, another Puzzler I bet.

Aussie In Switzerland
Aussie In Switzerland

Because he distributes like a handicapped gay bar loiterer. And this is Arsenal

Aussie In Switzerland
Aussie In Switzerland

Poch won’t drop him. This is the problem. One thing is for sure, he’ll be busy today in goal.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker

It’s coming down to the wire now. With fak all support, an expensive cheese room debt and excuse after excuse today’s game is a big test. Qualifying for CL does not get remembered in the history books. Winning does. The defeat to Man Utd in last year’s FA Cup semi with the attitude of Poch before and after that game was a discrace. Lovely new stadium but used by a team that are known as the nearly men.

dilly
dilly

Should Arse be coasting to victory after 75 mins and Levy surveys rows of empty red seats this will speak volumes of our current predicament!

Legoverlass
Legoverlass

Can anyone name any coach who has publicly stated that his team is not good enough to win a title for another 10-15 years? Can anyone name another coach who states publicly before cup semi finals that cups are unimportant? Can anyone name another coach who publicly states that his team will not now challenge for the title before the season was over. If you are player at this club or a potential player signing would you be prepared to waste your career at a club that admits such things in public.

dilly
dilly

Simple answer is big fat NO!

dilly
dilly

One piece of good news is that I see Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund suffered a surprising first league defeat since December as Ji Dong-won scored twice for lowly FC Augsburg who won at home 2-1.

dilly
dilly

Just hearing a Robbie Savage Podcast on Radio 5 Live when 90% of those interviewed think that Poch has hit a ceiling and taken Spurs as far as he can go!

Cabspur
Cabspur

Not sure why Poch is coming out with this at such a shite time,beyond belief.

dilly
dilly

Feeling the pressure purely borne out of frustration that he probably can’t deliver with the existing squad of players at his disposal. When he joined Spurs unless I am mistaken I vividly recall how Poch promised to deliver some silverware within 5 years. Near but so far away!

dilly
dilly

Tollera or Sissy. Discuss?

dilly
dilly

Sorry to say but simply reshuffling / rotating same old stale stock does not cut the mustard!

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

It’s the ready made fits all excuse. “Overachieving” “building” . F-off👉

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

If ENIC FC don’t get top 4 after the gap that was it’ll be far beyond what people give Redknapp stick for when we were robbed by Chelfix and Deceased goalies.

dilly
dilly

Any talk of the creaking project lasting a decade before we win some much needed elusive silverware is absolute tosh as I believe it could be Poch’s last season taking us a far as he can.

dilly
dilly

*as far

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

Summer of discontent upcoming. it

Nicktheyid
Nicktheyid

The fact is we are looking over our shoulder now and we are not playing particularly well, the game against arsenal is massive, lose it and I truly believe we will miss out on top 4 as we still have to play Liverpool and City. It’s a must win game.

dilly
dilly

When I dispiritingly watch the NLD tomorrow at my usual den of inqiquity with an air of resignation I shan’t hang around too long if we are taking a pasting!!