Interesting Poch presser

https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/11601417/pochettino-spurs-need-to-change-transfer-policy

I’m sure many of you have seen this clip by now, and doubtless the Bedwetters will be in full stream flowing a mixture of piss and vinegar at Levy and the Flat Earthers.

However, it won’t surprise you that there was one comment which I heard as being as strong as indication of Poch’s long-term commitment to the Club and his ‘project’ as one could possibly want:

“At the moment it’s fantastic, so far so good, but we’ll see if it’s enough to challenge and be consistent in the next five years operating this way, if we’re capable to fight with the big sides in the same way that we’ve fought in the last four or five years.”

There’s a lot more in this presser and some heartening stuff. It’s all here:

https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/fixtures-results/spurs-press-conference-live-mauricio-15639573

In short, he’s going nowhere.

Author: Flat Oeuf

A blog dedicated to aficionados of the chicken badge of Tottenham Hotspur FC, unashamedly revelling in the agony and ecstasy of every moment of every game....no matter who finds themselves fortunate enough, in any given season, to be the stewards, manager or players of the best club in the world. COYFS!

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foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago

Come on over to my place…

https://flatoeuf.com/were-live-2/

UnkleTaff
Admin
2 years ago

No strength in depth, eh?

We’ve named a very strong starting 11 and have a bench of Lloris, Davies, Forth, Walker-Peters, Skipp, Lamela and Llorente.

To say nothing of those currently out due to injury.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 years ago

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Hudson-Odoi, Hazard, Willian.

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago

Jorginho starting for the Cheats. Hope Dele owns his ass again.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 years ago
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HD 🇺🇸

Sweet, Poch loaded for bear!

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 years ago
Reply to  HD 🇺🇸

My only quibble is Tripps. Would’ve gone with KWP, but that’s a good team.

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago

Agree. I see Chelsea are starting Hudson-Odoi up front

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  HD 🇺🇸

0.50 calibre?

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
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Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

Lamela’s back. Excellent, he’ll be needed when Son is absent.

AntSpurs
AntSpurs
2 years ago

+1 pochettinos blue and white army ! They’ll need 2 defences to cope with the onslaught. Come on boys !!!

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago

I, for one, can not wait to stuff the Racists. They can go f*ck themselves. Not much else to say.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  HD 🇺🇸

A sufficiency is as good as a feast HD!

89Spurs 👁
89Spurs 👁
2 years ago

Nice piece of artwork, SSG.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 years ago
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Chauvelin

Furl the flag up tightly and the whole thing can be inserted.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

Away goals do not count double tonight apparently. I wonder if that has any effect on tactics?

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

The BBC say Giroud, Willian and Pedro are all available for tonight, and maybe Kovacic. Basically their entire squad except Loftus-Cheek.

It’s just Spurs who resemble a Red Cross field station after Passchendaele.

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago

Headline-
Pochettino admits some players in squad are unhappy.
Quote-
“95% of the squad are happy”.

So that’s around 1.25 players unhappy. I’d go George Kev and Wanyama’s right knee?

Ronwol196061
Ronwol196061
2 years ago
Reply to  Freund or Foe

What right knee?

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago
Reply to  Ronwol196061

That one. My left, his right.

Sexy Beast
Sexy Beast
2 years ago
Reply to  Freund or Foe

Better Victor’s right knee than mine!

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago
Reply to  Flat Oeuf

I can do this.

Ronwol196061
Ronwol196061
2 years ago

Goatboy333
Dembele has his moments for sure and I’m glad he’s getting a decent pay off but he became increasingly frustrating. Firstly for his injury record but most importantly his lack of end product. 12 goals and 12 assists in 243 PL games is a pretty poor record for someone with his technical ability. So best of luck Moussa, but looking forward to an upgrade.

When we were struggling at times it was Dembele who was the beast. He was one of the few that controlled the ball.
I would agree that he didn’t score hardly and he rarely even created goals but his strength at times and ball control in the middle was a great steadying factor in so many games.
We needed more. We are getting it with Sissoko but we really could do with a World Class central midfielder. They are very difficult to find as we know.
Is Winks possible or Skipp for the future? We don’t know. Buying one that has strength and talent is very difficult to find.
If Eriksen did go. The money might help us as we have a plethora of AM’s but very few CM’s.
It would allow a top notch player to come in and be that General type but who?

Sexy Beast
Sexy Beast
2 years ago
Reply to  Flat Oeuf

Rumbled!

Ronwol196061
Ronwol196061
2 years ago

Caspurs
It has nothing to do with the FA other than we’re using it’s stadium. The PL clubs would have voted on the matter, presumably a majority of 14+ teams would have given the ok for the use of two venues.

Surely after it was known we wouldn’t start the season in Tottenham there was a contingency plan put in before anyone spent a penny at Wembley

Ronwol196061
Ronwol196061
2 years ago

Chauvelin
https://thisisfutbol.com/2019/01/transfers/levy-names-his-price-for-eriksen/
Allegedly Daniel has told Real he’ll set them back 250 million euros, £224 m.
If he has named a price then he might be off after a long haggle.

Levy is 100% right for that figure.
Its difficult to haggle it too much down

Ronwol196061
Ronwol196061
2 years ago
Reply to  Ronwol196061

I mean what do they bid 175 mil?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 years ago

Also talk that Leeds want Vorm on loan. Could be a decent shop window move for Vorm as he is out of contract this Summer.

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago

That’ll bloody do!

Ronwol196061
Ronwol196061
2 years ago

Marcelo and Poch have to be buddies

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago

Cardiff allegedly interested in N’Jie on loan for rest of season.
You don’t need to do that, Colin, we’ve got an N’ ready and waiting for ya.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 years ago

The Guardian is saying the Dembele offer is £11m. Good business there.

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago

A few mil per remaining months of his contract. That’ll do too.

Shelfy
Shelfy
2 years ago

I am beginning to think we won’t play any league games at the new stadium this season
I suspect we will play an FA cup game or CL game if we make it through to later rounds and if we get a home draw.
I would think the PL would be perfectly reasonable in saying no to as few as five games
I hope I am wrong and feel for the fans that have to go to Wembley but couldn’t really argue against it if the decision was made to stop us using the new stadium.

61 Spurs Nut🌰
61 Spurs Nut🌰
2 years ago
Reply to  Shelfy

The Nut conkers.

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago
Reply to  Shelfy

Can’t quite make sense of that, mate. Wouldn’t that be the same as if the stadium were ready after 5 home games at Wembley? Get in there, ASAP.

Shelfy
Shelfy
2 years ago
Reply to  Freund or Foe

Your response is logical. I hope that’s the argument that wins the day.

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago
Reply to  Shelfy

I can’t see how the PL/FA can change their mind and not allow 2 venues. There’s lots of talk like Colin about it being beneficial to visiting teams, but that would just be opinion, unprovable until after the event. I don’t think they’ll get involved, I hope not.

UnkleTaff
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Freund or Foe

If we were to move in to the new stadium for the final five league games of the season we’d be playing Huddersfield in one of them.

Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, it takes us a while to get used to our new surroundings and Huddersfield beat us as a result.

Let’s also assume, for the sake of argument, that those three points were enough to keep Huddersfield up at the expense of Cardiff and Fulham.

Can you see either of those clubs not taking the Premier League to court as a consequence?

I’d imagine they’d have a bloody good case if they did.

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago
Reply to  UnkleTaff

No chance. How can it be proved that Huddersfield beat us because of a stadium move? It can’t.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  UnkleTaff

It has nothing to do with the FA other than we’re using it’s stadium. The PL clubs would have voted on the matter, presumably a majority of 14+ teams would have given the ok for the use of two venues.

Sexy Beast
Sexy Beast
2 years ago
Reply to  UnkleTaff

Huddersfield win at the new fortress? Taff are you feeling ok?

61 Spurs Nut🌰
61 Spurs Nut🌰
2 years ago
Reply to  Freund or Foe

I think it’s perfect FA sense.

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago

There is that!

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago

No stadium news yet. I see this as a positive, if it were “no known date yet”, then I think we’d have already heard, so reckon they are making arrangements for the test events etc before confirming in public. Could be very wrong, they could just be considering the best excuse.

Spurs nut 61
Spurs nut 61
2 years ago
Reply to  Flat Oeuf

Subject to the fa cup 5th round.

Spurs nut 61🌰
Spurs nut 61🌰
2 years ago
Reply to  Spurs nut 61

*6th round!

Sexy Beast
Sexy Beast
2 years ago
Reply to  Flat Oeuf

Stop reading the Sun Flatty!

Sexy Beast
Sexy Beast
2 years ago
Reply to  Flat Oeuf

You know full well page three girls were dropped years ago, so my mate tells me!

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
2 years ago
Reply to  Flat Oeuf

That seems an awfully long way away. That must only leave 4-5 home games?

Goatboy333
Goatboy333
2 years ago

Dembele has his moments for sure and I’m glad he’s getting a decent pay off but he became increasingly frustrating. Firstly for his injury record but most importantly his lack of end product. 12 goals and 12 assists in 243 PL games is a pretty poor record for someone with his technical ability. So best of luck Moussa, but looking forward to an upgrade.