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Video Evidence: Simon Jordan Pinpoints The Core Issue At Spurs That Very Few Fans Appear To Be Discussing
By Harry Hotspur -

Simon Jordan is the home of common sense. In the midst of many fans calling for José Mourinho’s head at any given opportunity, here we have rational thought and reason. These players are in the main lauded, showered in money that would make a Pharaoh blush, and yet they are nothing but senseless automatons that need to be instructed how to play football? Show me a player without instinct, and you have the difference between a professional jockey, and someone enjoying a donkey ride on the Blackpool promenade.

The echoes of Pochettino’s final furlongs at Tottenham are plain to see. It’s neither Simon Jordan’s fault nor mine if some refuse to look at the evidence.

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

Some will never talk about the owners no matter what. The hallowed chairman whom before his arrival it was 1997 perminanly….until him and his investment company rode in and brought regeneration and a big shiny arena…..

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago

Regeneration is good. I don’t know one person that has been forced out. Tottenham had been left to rot for generations. The new stadium is brilliant for tottenham and her club. You’ve got to try see the bigger picture man. You want tottenham N17 to remain how it was. That’s coz you don’t live here. I loved the old lane just as much as you but it had to go. We still have our old lane memories. We out grew it. I’m so proud of our new stadium. Untold glory coming

Last edited 6 months ago by Tappaspur
Nike
Nike
7 months ago

The problem with this team is that they are so slow to get going. First few minutes Spurs weren’t able to get a kick. No one put a foot in. That set the tempo. Arsenal kept the ball and quickly worked out that there was some kind of lawn sale going on if they went left.
Despite having Kane, Lloris and Hojberg on the pitch who are all captain material none them were able to change the dynamic of the game.
Is that down to Mourinho? He doesn’t appear to like free thinking players, but surely the players have to show more desire.
It was the same against Chelsea, West Ham and Leicester.
Also part of the problem is the transition from defence. So often there are spells where passing is sloppy or rushed and ball keeps coming back. Lloris included.
I saw a stat from few years back where he was the top goalkeeper for distribution, although this was before Ederson and Alisson. He’s surely not anywhere near the top 10 now. His distribution is terrible at times and lead directly to the penalty. I think this just breeds fear. Far better than Hart mind.

Sandro
Sandro
7 months ago
Reply to  Nike

Can we please put this “so slow to get going” claim to bed, I have seen it elsewhere in the past 48 hours as well. We have scored 11 goals in the first 15 minutes of Prem games this season, the most of any team, next best is City on 10. We have conceded 2, which is the joint best.
Happy to post the link to the stats if allowed.

Nike
Nike
7 months ago
Reply to  Sandro

Im not sure scoring early goals is always a good barometer “getting going”. Certainly no early goals in most recent matches against Hammers, Chelsea and Leicester where Spurs played in a similar manner.

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago

Brpadly speaking I agree, but and there is a ‘but’ when I go through that team that started against Woolwich, with the exception of Doherty, I’m struggling to find all these weak willed personalities that are supposed to be scuppering Jose’s chances of winning the league.

  1. Lloris – experienced ex World Cup winner and French national captain. He’s not perfect but is he a shirker, a flakey draught dodger? Not in in my book.
  2. Doherty – We don’t need to expand on this. Terrible.
  3. Regulon – many are of the opinion that he’s the best left fullback in the league, already. Attitude issues? I don’t think so.
  4. Toby – had a decent game in poor side, not a natural leader but come on, it’s Toby ffs!
  5. Sanchez – of those dug out as the root of all Jose’s problems (rather than Dier who he’s persisted with for over half the season) Not as bad as reported and quite capable of playing at this level.
  6. PEH – ball winning warrior and the embodiment of all that is the polar opposite, of what Jordan is talking about.
  7. Sonny – Do I need to go on?
  8. Bale – an ongoing saga but not to blame for our league position, and with options like Bergwin, Lamela and the failed Gedson, labelling this luxury player as the root of all evil for Jose just doesn’t stack up.
  9. Moura – a willing player, might lack some quality in one on one situations but his work rate is undoubted
  10. Kane – one of our own

So when you actually break this down, you really start to wonder where this supposed fecklessness within the first team actually dwells.

Yes, the squad has issues, but let’s look at match day now and again and analyse who was involved and if it was just a sh*t performance, or if there might be some ‘anti Jose’ voodoo involved?

It’s collective, of course the players should be accountable but so should the guy employed to make them play well together. Doherty was a particular example of Jose getting things spectacularly wrong in this match, for example.

Jose isn’t Jesus and no he doesn’t walk on water, and we were very poor against an average Arsenal team. Jose is absolutely at the centre of this and not some peripheral figure. If he was he wouldn’t be getting 15m a year (plus bonuses) to do his job, a job he quite obviously did poorly on Sunday…

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Sorry I left out; Tangy – exceptionally talented, a work in progress but does he make us play badly?

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
7 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Lloris isn’t perfect, and he’s not great to rely on in big games. How many times did he kick/throw it out to an opponent, including the moment that led to the decisive goal?

Doherty is horrible.

Toby played well, but is 32 and will have to be replaced.

Sanchez lunged in at a crucial moment and gave Oliver and Lacazette the opportunity to contrive a penalty. A good player sometimes, but often shaky.

I could go on, but the main point is this: no one is saying Jose is perfect. He also makes mistakes – and there are only two rational reasons why he would keep Doherty on: putting on Aurier would risk injury or taking Matt off would further break his already ruined confidence. Who knows? It was a mistake.

The worrying thing is that Jose couldn’t get the team to wake up and play in the NLD. Is that entirely his fault, given what we’ve seen from mostly the same players in the CL final, in several away derbies, at home vs Bayern in the CL etc.?

I would say no. Sleepwalking through important games has been a fixture with this squad under Poch too. There is an overall lack of leadership in the squad, which has to be fixed, no matter who’s in charge.

Sandro
Sandro
7 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

You make a great point, the issue as I see it is that many of the players you name cannot be relied upon to perform well consistently, Sanchez / Lucas / Bale / Hugo even Sonny recently. Add the fact that Kane had an off 80 minutes as well as PEH and you end up with Sunday’s result.

The thing that concerns me is Hugos post match comment “it was a match I feel that was played with a lot of fear. I felt like we did not feel free “
WHY?

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  Sandro

What I’m struggling with is the notion that the manager (a serial winner) is powerless to affect any change.

A cohesive performance is just a basic requirement, I’m not pinning all of this on Jose because the malaise had begun towards the end of Poch’s time because of the lack of transfer churn etc.

It’s the jumping to the defence of the manager when we lose and giving him all the credit when we win, that I find totally bonkers…

East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  Sandro

Does Jose invoke fear because he digs them out? Cites individual errors all the time, the feeling that you might be letting your team mates down isn’t always a motivating thing, t can have the opposite effect.

You win and lose at a team, platoon of players fighting for each other, perhaps its the constant finger pointing? No wonder he won’t play youngsters, he probably knows it would ruin them…

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
7 months ago
Reply to  Sandro

‘They say the Winters In Moscow are very cold’. Quit the Bullcrap Hugo.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Bale and Doherty made one side of the pitch a fun zone for Arsenal. That’s the route of it. Ndombele is just frustrating.

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago

So, who’s job is it to rectify this, drop players, change it around somehow? I’m not suggesting any Spurs manager has an easy job, but it’s a job nonetheless that they are paid handsomely to do…

White hot
White hot
7 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

True, but HK has admitted in interviews Jose hasn’t instructed them to play this play, the players are deciding to drop deep and defend leads themselves.

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  White hot

Perhaps not, but this is a trait that has developed under Jose’s watch, abd to my mind, not without coincidence…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Was just one of those days. The player’s know they let the fans down. They know they let themselves and José down too.

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