Date: 29th October 2018 at 8:41am
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Poch has broken his silence.

Remarkably and again to his credit he has managed to retain his professionalism, but the truth is there.

This blog has become the home of common sense; primarily by adopting a secular approach against the fatiguing stupidity of the Levyologists – oh, and by providing killer ITK.

As per THIS exclusive, Mauricio Pochettino IS deeply unhappy and here some weeks later we have the first clear admissions and the first indications that he and ENIC are travelling in different directions.

Yesterday’s interview in The Guardian ought to wipe the idiotic smile off any fan still peddling any one of the numerous Myths™ that this blog has systematically debunked over the last few years.

Just let that settle in.

Take your time.

There’s no rush.

Poch added: “I don’t have the answer how we are going to act when we are going to move there. It is easy to see in the last few years how we act in front of the market, how we act in front of everything and how the other teams were acting.”

That is the difference. Everything is not perfect but we are in a circumstance and a project that is completely different to another club, at the moment.”

Essentially he’s demanding to know when the spin and the brochures are going to end and he can work like an adult football manager.

Opposed to some child’s birthday party where you win ‘prizes’ for the best hat and the ‘silliest song’.

Pochettino’s achievements at Tottenham to date include winning a Colouring The Wembley Arch competition, Record Attendance At A Ground That Isn’t Yours badge and a certificate for Not Publicly Calling Out The Club’s Academy For Being No @*μℜing Use To Anyone.

It is no surprise that Mauricio is not as delighted with this nonsense factoid about the best start to a season since 1066 or whatever it is, as the mumbling Levyoligists out there are.

The sooner Poch goes, the better.

The sooner I can add him to my Villas-Boas file, from which I can respect and admire his achievements, opposed to watch him suffocate at Tottenham.

The sooner we can all move on.

Who wants to live in a delusion?

You think Pochettino is really going to carry on working like this, waiting for ENIC to maybe one day get over control over a £637m debt, a debt bigger than Manchester United’s, so they can give him a few quid to spend?

Dearie me.

 

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Andrew
Andrew

Every mistake we make ends up with a goal for the opposition

Andrew
Andrew

Oh dear.

Andrew
Andrew

I’ve got a very bad feeling about tonight’s game. Half empty stadium ,half arsed players, Kane still not on top form. Guardiloa has hundreds of millions to spend, POCH has pennies at his disposal.
I think the board have really fucked up badly.

thehughtonslice
thehughtonslice

Harry Hotspur
IT IS FOR SHIRTS YOU CLOT. BANNED.

“Clot.” 😂😂😂😂

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance

Failure to buy in the Jan window and the best manager never to win anything will be gone by the end of the season…..

grittyspur
grittyspur

Poch to PSG & he’ll take Hugo with him. You heard it here first!

Dont stop now
Dont stop now

Pooch leaving would be a disaster what he has achieved with our squad is pretty amazing. For those of you who want him to go I would like to know who you would replace him with. If we want to compete with City and Poo then we have to spend the same dosh and pay the same wages.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance

What’s he achieved exactly ? 3 CL appearances where we’ve failed to get out of the group stages twice. Continually makes irrational substitutions. Allowed the purchase of Sissoko. Generally has no plan B.

Yes, we’ve made some strides forward. Mostly at the expense of rivals not playing that well. Ironically those same teams are now starting to play again and we are slipping back to where we once were.

Scott
Scott

Jimmy, I have to disagree entirely.
3 CL appearances as opposed to 1 CL appearances prior to his arrival. Wake up man! I watch Spurs week in week out, this man has made a difference and I dread that we have to back to watching the Jol and AVB shite all over again. This has been done on a shoestring. The frustration is what he could achieve given the funding

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance

I said we made some strides forward, however…..

2 out of 3 we didn’t/ won’t get out of the group stage. We finished runners up behind Leics when the league was there for the taking. The man needs to grow a pair and tell Uncle Joe and the bald fella that without the right backing he’s gone as far as can go with this team, he needs backing.

We are going backwards. Problem is, if he stays nothing will change. If he leaves nothing will change. Change will only come when ENIC sell up and get an owner who actually wants to win things.

Nick
Nick

Villas-Boas? He was & always will be insignificant in the football world,never got over life without Mourinho.feckin useless.Poch is a totally different beast

Dave

no sponsor is going to take on the stadium rights while we still don’t know when we will be ready. Who in their right minds would want to be tied in to that farce

Øivind
Øivind

I don’t get the buzz of those quotes.
Poch and players should be focused on winning football games. If anything, he is the one who lacks focus…
The players we have are good enough. If managed correctly, there is no excuse.
What he is saying, is that he must develop a team. The others buy team… Look at United and Fulham and tell me buying is the best solution…

Øivind
Øivind

Oh, by the way. Nike will almost single handed pay for the new stadium. The new 15year kontrakt is worth aprox 450m£.

So all ekstra generated income will go back to investing in squad.

spurs108
spurs108

When was the last time ENIC spent cash on the new players?

Marsinho
Marsinho

Sorry mate i very nearly choked reading that last quote.

Nick
Nick

Nike May pay £450m over 15 years but that is not investment,that is for the right to use the same design as 10 other clubs & make sub standard football shirts with only the badge to differentiate between them,then sell at exorbitant price margins to probably earn £700m

Exile
Exile

So £30 million a year is a good deal? Other clubs get much more than today. In 2033 will 30 million look competitive?
Levy chickens coming home to roost.

Ronan
Ronan

Look at the clubs that have monopolized winning things for a generation..

Btw, please provide a link to anywhere that says Nike are investing £450m in Spurs.

Øivind
Øivind

Official site, Nike agreement until 2033, 30m£ kpr year. 15×30 =450

Marsinho
Marsinho

To develop a team we must invest on new recruits, this means buy what’s available outside of our youth as we did with the likes of alli kane so on, apart from winks KWP edwards who else stands out as promising set ups, no one, Levy promised he’s full backing to poch but hasn’t kept to it thus far and this coming window will show us where he stands in regards, poch’s final warning, back me half way or i’m gone.

tony pulis?

Exile
Exile

That is just not true. Compare our team with the big 5 other clubs. How many of our 1st 11 would get in their side? If pep was our manager with our squad and budget we would not have finished higher than 3rd. If potch had been at city same squad they would still have won the title. If levy had been at city they would not have won the league.

East Stand
East Stand

AVB and Levy’s best buddy “Mitch” walked because they were mislead. The only difference between them and Poch is that there wasn’t anything particularly tangible to suggest either were a great loss. Only that they weren’t impressed when the Levy spin didnt convince any longer.

Poch is able to build his reputation despite working under a dysfunctional micromanaging lady garden like Levy. Poch’s reputation remains intact and he has the perfect excuse for an honourable exit when the right new job comes along.

Class people and cheapskates will always part, just a matter of when…

Mattspurs
Mattspurs

AVB was sacked after Liverpool whacked us 5-0 or something after a string of poor performances leaving us way down the table

BrightonSpur
BrightonSpur

“Lady garden” love it! I have an equally Wildean – Cunt!

Andrew
Andrew

Poch will go to manure cause they want a manager that will bring in players from their academy ( if good enough) and will buy the very best players too.
They will be patient and support him, unlike Madrid who will sack him after a couple of seasons, whatever he wins.
I think the players realize that Poch will leave, hence the performances,although we are still picking up wins.
Can’t blame him at all. What is most sickening is that we could have really won a trophy and probably the premiership if we had been prepared,really had a go but as usual enic do NOT support their managers.
I don’t know any spurs fan who wants poch to leave but they all understand why he would leave, even for utd.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?I
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?I

With football people in charge we could av been looking back on a decade of success. From Redknapp to Poch.

Exile
Exile

I agree. He’ll get time as united fans are aware they are the second team in Manchester for the foreseeable future so it’s no quick fix. He will promote youth players and maybe move some of the superstars on. To the management he will no longer be a pain in the bum like mourinho constantly moaning about investment and generally bringing the club’s reputation into disrepute.
Meanwhile Levy will tell us all its jam tomorrow we need to be patient while he and his cronies plan to use the new stadium as a springboard to regenate the poorest area in London to their own benefit.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?I
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?I

That 1st quote in black is an absolutely extraordinary thing for a manger of a football club to have to say. Read it a few times and let it sink in.
This is conformation to what a few of us have been trying to say for a long time, to great derision. We all read it and weep though.

Marsinho
Marsinho

What suddenly came to thoughts that this is a football club……….it’s anything but.

ENIC run it like a business my friend.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?I
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?I

Indeed. THFC long gone.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

So this is what happened in the summer.

Poch: You don’t actually care about football do you, nothings going to change is it? I’m out.

Levy: ahhh well, we’ll have to make this work for both of us. Sign this and you will be gone in a year and the Bastards will have to pay for you……and the same with the Golden goose Centre forward.

Poch: Beri well.

RecaroN17

Winning colouring the Wembley arch competition!!!
Brilliant.

Meeeee
Meeeee

He joined us from soton for bigger things so it is probably natural that he will go to a really big trophy winning club. we must act quick and destroy another managers life before he realises what he is in for.
The 15 month lifetime of our manager will be back in action and we will dream of Thursday night again

Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol

If Real Madrid want Poch – he will go.
Even if RM have to pay Levy $10m to get him out of his contract – that is nothing to RM. The alternative is too frightening for them. I’d say there are several discussions going on in Madrid right now following that chastening experience at the hands of Barca at the weekend. If I was looking around for an ambitious manager who could be tempted to exit their contract Poch would be number one on my list. RM are not flat earthers – they will know exactly how unhappy Poch is with the resources he’s been given this season. And if I was Poch I’d have my bags packed already.

Only Me.
Only Me.

See – I cant see them touching Poch, he has no track record of success, he has no track record of working with superstars and has no record of buying top talent. I can see them going for Conte because at this time Poch has too many variables, would cost them a kings ransom and may not improve what they are doing. Only reason they even go for Poch is with an end game of getting Kane and Erickson too. Poch will end up at a United, a team where their fans will appreciate a manager doing the right things to get to the end game, they will give him more money and time, and appreciate him developing younger talent. I am not hoping he leaves at all, but I think its done already. Come the summer, Jose will be out, Poch will be in.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

The manager of wolves or Eddie howe?. Neither. Zee zee please

Legoverlass
Legoverlass

Pooch is putting more and more blue sky between himself and the club in terms of winning anything. He realises that he is under increasing pressure to win something. He is all about his own ego and his own perceived stock value. A value that I believe is over inflated on hype as he hasn’t won absolutely nothing yet is muted in the same conversations as serial winners like Guardiola. In fairness maybe he will be successful at a big club that spends big but it is an If and I am not convinced tactically he is the genius the media and he thinks he is. No doubting the jig is up with ENIC. All the years of spin to justify zero investment in the football business whilst the only remit was to develop property assets is over. it’s all out there in the glaring spotlight warts and all. We all know that ENIC departing is the only conceivable way forward and perhaps POoch leaving along with Kane, Eriksen and several others and a rapid decline in league position and attendance may panic Uncle Joe in cutting loose and selling out, hopefully to a sporting organisation that has the vision to see that the club could be a major player on the world stage with the right investment .

Accy
Accy

The only potential buyer at the £2bn price quoted is apparently a big real estate company in the US.

PlayitagainSamways
PlayitagainSamways

No. No. No. No. No. No.

Fingers in ears to this.

Jonspurs
Jonspurs

The sad thing is that even if Poch left Levy still won’t learn. HAve been saying for the last 5 years we are NOT run to win things. We are run for profit and we’re doing that very we’ll at the moment (despite the gaping hole in our finances). Shame. Best chance in my lifetime of seeing some *proper* silverware

Ronan
Ronan

Poch needs to get his line straight.

May: there needs to be a new project now. The club must be brave in the market and get new signings in early

August: I’m so happy we didn’t sign anybody, when I said ‘be brave’ what I meant was don’t sign anybody, so I can give academy youths a chance.

October: the frustration is massive because we have had less in every aspect. I think the club is not focused on winning titles.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

November. Penny for the guy please

Only Me.
Only Me.

I think Poch is flip flopping between showing loyalty and being honest. I personally think he thought he had an option to go in May, didn’t happen so signed a new contract, now a manager at a certain “world super club” is making a hash of it again and he is starting to have that door open again.

Daveyboi

I started losing faith in Poch when he started down this track.

Talked Brave, then signed his Contract, went Cryptic, failed miserably in the window, towed company line then comes out saying he’s not happy.

Should’ve spoke up Earlier then

Accy
Accy

He was sold a lie by Levy. That’s why he signed a new contract.

The being brave comment WAS speaking up earlier.

Accy
Accy

There is ITK on this if you know where to look.

Accy
Accy

He’s doing his best. You’re assuming people aren’t capable of lying to the media to save blushes.

It’s clear what has happened now. All Poch has done is try to save the club’s blushes.

He also said in beginning of October that we tried to sign players but ‘wasn’t possible for one reason or another.’

All you need to know is that he has come out saying he feels like shit right now, even though we’ve had the best ever start to a prem season.

Read between the lines.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Man flu is on me hard. Have to move in slow motion. Any suggestions? I’m proper grounded. Please help a brother

Howard
Howard

Company records – net debt Sept 2018 – $398m – where is the 638m coming from and don’t believe the crap in the media, if he wanted to go he wouldn’t have signed another 5 year contract.

Exile
Exile

I think it’s inevitable that there will be a parting of the ways. Potch has had enough of working for simply ‘the worst boss you ever had’. Anyone who put greater store in the value of the clubs property assets when the playing staff must be worth probably as much surely has no sense of priorities.
Potch having over-achieved versus the competition, based on transfer budgets and renumeration, has now come to the conclusion that for the foreseeable future ,the clubs priority is the stadium rather than the success on the pitch ,which will be inhibited by the financial implications of the debt incurred.
Levy seems to think that there will be enough ‘fans’ to fill his yet to be unnamed stadium. However it seems that is not the case. Tonight’s game is not a sell out and I suspect all games at Wembley ,till the move is completed ,will be adversely affected as was the Cardiff game. There are several key games in the next month or so and if things go wrong in the derby matches (Arsenal Chelsea West Ham) I feel even the Levite’s might see things differently.

BobbytheBrain
BobbytheBrain

I couldn’t agree more. I am not a season ticket holder but probably went to 12 games last season. Not anymore – I’m not going to provide any further funds to Levy’s folly. Pricing is completely ridiculous, atmosphere is awful (too many plastic fans) and the product on the pitch is not good enough at the moment. Tonight will be half full at best and there are plenty of tickets available for PSV and Milan. I would like to see the financial projections that the stadium funding has been based on as if this carries on there is no way we are going to be selling out the new destination. I think a return to mid-table mediocrity beckons.

Accy
Accy

Re: L-Cheek: Chelsea would never sell to us.

Re: Finances: We can afford transfers. £163m of profit in latest set of accounts. Stadium repayments are currently interest only. Sponsor will largely contribute to overall repayments. Next year, turnover will be around £400m +

There is no reason that we cannot buy players.

Oh yes, one. Levy.

Only Me.
Only Me.

I agree – they never would have, he looks like a good player though.

Accy
Accy

He looks the biz

Only Me.
Only Me.

Do you really think the sooner he goes the better? I think him going may well signal the end of the ENIC gravy train as they will be forced to either sign a proven winner (who will want a transfer kitty) or punt and hope and prove to any potential sponsor that they have no aspirations. I do wonder if Poch has been asked (offered a lot of money) to stick around until a stadium sponsor is nailed down, hence how Jose seems to be surviving. I am hoping “Billy the yid” is right and we have a stadium sponsor of £450m as that would offset a chunk of the “stadium” part of the build and hopefully open up the playing cash, just the £60m from the CL, if spent right, could change our season. I would say Dybala from juve (I am dreaming I feel). I said in the summer I would have liked to try to land Loftus-Cheek, looks like that would have been a decent shout.

Billy the yid
Billy the yid

They would be great signings both of them, but there’s more chance of us winning the lotto I fear. I don’t know that that is the case with regards the finance but it seems odd that someone even him signs a deal on kits alone for that kind of money. Would be safe to say wherever poch goes kane will follow tho and the rat will be rubbing his hands at that one cos he be looking at around 200m for the pair I would guess. All so sad. We were close there and with proper investors not spread betting and buying actual quality, proven winners for now not someone who may have great resale value I think we would have won a title

Richard

Is there not anyone who is in a management roll at Spurs safe from the critism of this man. Jesus Christ is not going to be at our club anytime soon , we have had the best years under this Poch . Let’s get a real loser to replace him with . Please find some positives harry

MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead

Oh Dear🐔😥

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur

I agree with much written below. Sad to say but I suspect Poch will go at the end of the season. He has several options open to him, including Man Utd and Real Madrid who will give him the funds he needs in the transfer market. There will be no funds available at Spurs for some time to come, until the debt is paid down and he will not want to wait that long. His reputation is intact, unlike that of our august chairman, and he can leave with his head held high, despite failing to win any trophies.

Only Me.
Only Me.

I would be willing to put a decent bet that Poch will not go to Real. I can see him at United, anything short of CL or PL silver for Jose and they will be looking for a new manager, his mouth is way too big to be not winning the top honours. That said, even a poor Jose has won more at United than Spurs have in 20yrs.

Dan
Dan

On a limited budget who do you think can do a better job than Poch? No one with any pedigree will want to manage us with little to no transfer budget.

Accy
Accy

Ranieri next.

Eddie
Eddie

I noticed Levy bigged up a raft of banking “partners” for this “project” that’s because they have him by the gonads and are financing things.He’s getting nothing for free.
I don’t think Poch will walk away,no manager does, because of the payout whether it be for success or failure.What I think is he will continue to make these subtle statements via the media until Levy feels he has been undermined too much and he will sack him.
However his stock will remain high because with the resources available to him he has us punching above our weight.That doesn’t alter the fact he has won nothing with us or his previous clubs.
Sadly the clubs assets are being used as bargaining chips and this will not end well for anyone except Levy and Lewis.

Only Me.
Only Me.

Poch is not angling for the sack, more expressing that he is open to “conversations” should the right club want to have them. He is also making it clear to Levy that this guano will not be tolerated for much longer if any longer.

Daveyboi

Opposed to some child’s birthday party where you win ‘prizes’ for the best hat and the ‘silliest song’.

Summed up superbly Haha

Accy
Accy

“What’s in the box, Sonny?”

“Well, it feels like a resignation letter and a first class ticket back to 5th, 6th, and possibly even worse…”

Billy the yid
Billy the yid

Heard a rumour that the Nike deal is for 450m?? If that is the case it looks like there’s gotta be some naming rights going on and I wouldn’t be surprised if the banks have told him he has to take that against the loans. Poch is defo eyeing up a get away. As plenty of us on here have said time and again it won’t end with him either. If harry has another good season, poch gets taken and the Nike money, all of a sudden that debt is basically covered. The football team that’s supposed to be the centre of all this is ruined but balance sheets won’t show that. Ps a nice touch by enic not putting any spurs orientated motifs or emblems in the seats. Oh yeah, the Jacksonville jaguars wouldn’t like that would they