Who is Fabio Paratici and what Tottenham can expect from him


Fabio Paratici will soon sign his contract with Tottenham and Lorenzo Bettoni, Football Italia explains what Spurs can expect from the former Juventus director.

“Paratici arrived here as a lad and left as a man, above all as a winner.” Andrea Agnelli summed up quite nicely the path taken by the former Bianconeri director who arrived in Turin in 2010.

He followed Giuseppe Marotta from Sampdoria and, together with Antonio Conte, built one of the most successful teams in Italian football’s history.

The Old Lady finished the first season of the Marotta-Paratici era in seventh, missing out on a European placement. However, the Bianconeri returned to winning ways the following season.

And what a journey it was for Paratici, who won 19 trophies in 11 seasons in Turin.

He was first reporting directly to Beppe Marotta, the club’s CEO and the man who brought him to Sampdoria.

Paratici had played in Italy’s lower divisions as a footballer. He was a central midfielder but didn’t have a remarkable playing career.

However, his time in the third division helped him to develop a unique quality to spot talented players at all levels and at any age.
He is regarded as the man who was able to bring Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, but the signing of the Portuguese star is not the one he is most proud of.

“If I have to pick one, I go for [Andrea] Barzagli,” he said in his farewell press conference at Juventus, when he had to fight back the tears several times.

“He spent many years with us and he was massively underrated by many. We all know how important he was and what he gave to this club.”
The former Italy defender had joined the Bianconeri from Wolfsburg in January 2011 for just €300,000 and was one of the main protagonists of Juventus’ domestic domination over the years.

During his last few years in Turin, Paratici became a specialist for big-money transfers. He signed Cristiano Ronaldo for €112m in 2018 and Matthijs de Ligt for €84m in 2019. But it hasn’t always been this way. Juventus pulled off some of the best value signings in Europe during Paratici’s tenure. Just think about Paul Pogba’s free transfer in 2012, followed by those of Dani Alves and Patrice Evra.

He didn’t get everything right, but as he said in his farewell press conference, ‘the best one at this job is not the one who makes no mistakes, but the one who makes the fewest’

The Italian director is the right man to begin a long-term project. Again, during his last press conference in Turin, he admitted he gets ‘really angry’ when he fails to land the signing of some 15-year-old players. Which says a lot about him.

Paratici is not just a man to build ‘instant teams’, he is a director who cares about the future of the club he is working for and focuses on the club’s academy, trying to bring in the best players at any level.

Paratici is like a chief scout who is also able to wrap up terrific deals, but the environment where he feels more comfortable is on the sidelines of football pitch rather than an office.

During his first years at Juventus, he travelled all around Europe to watch games, but it wasn’t just the pandemic that stopped him from doing so.

In 2018, Marotta left the club and Juventus tasked him with keeping the books in order while remaining in charge of transfers. He always got the job done, but you had the feeling he wasn’t always at ease with his new role.

His relationship with the media has improved over the years, but we can assume he won’t miss talking to Sky Sport Italia or DAZN before every Juventus game. He prefers remaining in the background rather than taking centre stage.

He indeed had difficult times in Turin too. He was under investigation over false claims to the prosecutor in the Luis Suarez case, which was a mess from the very beginning.

The at-the-time Barcelona striker offered his services to vice president Pavel Nedved, but it was Paratici who carried out talks with his agent and with Barcelona and when the deal seemed close, he found out the Uruguayan’s EU work permit in Spain was not valid in Italy, so the striker needed to take a citizenship exam prior to moving to Turin.

The story became a proper scandal as the rector and some professors of the University of Perugia, where Suarez took his exam, were already under investigation for different reasons and had their phones tapped. Therefore, investigators immediately found out Suarez had known the questions in advance.

However, Juventus President Agnelli ruled out Paratici is leaving the club because of the consequences of the scandal.

Paratici was also fined three times for disrespecting referees in 2020-21 and had had arguments with former Juventus’ CEO Beppe Marotta who, back in May, admitted being on very good terms with Juventus directors, except Paratici.

Therefore, it is quite unlikely to see Tottenham sign an Inter player soon unless someone else negotiates in place of Paratici.

Perhaps, Spurs fans should keep an eye on Mauro Icardi who Paratici admires for a very long time. It was Paratici who brought the Argentinean to Sampdoria in 2011 and with Harry Kane on his way out of North London, you can bet Paratici will try to sign the former Inter captain to replace the England star.

Overall, Tottenham are getting the best Italian sporting director of the last ten years and if Paratici is able to sign the right players at the right price and build a solid bond with the new coach, who won’t be Antonio Conte, Spurs can hope to return to winning ways, just like Juventus did.

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Chauveljn
4 months ago

I don’t know. If we’ve got a DoF to handle recruitment and selling, might as well keep Ryan Mason on or get Scott Parker to coach the squad as to jump into the complete unknown.

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago

Looking on the positive side (as I tend too), think the way Fonz sets up will benefit many of our attackers and midfielders, especially Tungay, though he’ll need to improve on his distribution. Sonny will love it, it’s a perfect set up for him. We know we needed a new defence, whoever the incoming manager might have been.

89Spurs 👁
89Spurs 👁
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I’m glad that you look on the positive side, there seams a lot of negative waves coming off the bloeug at moment.
It’s a relief to find a believer on the the bloeug. We are going to avoid relegation this season under guidance of the Fonz.

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  89Spurs 👁

We’ll be well clear of Watford, I’d bet your house on it.

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

So would I, that’s how confident I am. Have you got anywhere you could move to 89?

89Spurs 👁
89Spurs 👁
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Yep, got nice little cottage in Gloucestershire?

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  89Spurs 👁

There might be. None round here though. If they’re old they are decrepit stone ice boxes in winter. Lots of ex-miners’ terraces.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

: “I think [when we’ve had problems] many times, it hasn’t been because other teams created situations against us. It’s because we made mistakes, losing balls in the first phase of play.
“And I think we paid more dearly for those mistakes than is normal, and that has been our biggest problem. Because yes, this type of game that we play can be risky, but in the long run I believe it is successful.”

Welcome to Spurs mate.

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago

I remember feeling a similar way to now when we got Poch.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

Yep, beating José managed Roma in the Europa Conference final 6-0.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

If only other fans had your levels of stoic forbearance… 😎

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

… almost Confucian.

Last edited 4 months ago by Chauveljn
Bruxie
Bruxie
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Let’s see what Celtic fans think of…

Ange Postecoglou

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Looks like a retired cruiserweight boxer.

Should be able to lay out any troublemakers.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

👍

Mystic arnold
Mystic arnold
4 months ago

45 minutes is plenty of time to show how good he is 75_mins if it’s against a top 3_side

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago

If Fonseca does arrive, it’s probably the end for Hugo. Seems he likes his keepers to be able to play the ball around and almost be part of the back 4 at times, that’s not going to work.

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

He also likes ball playing centre backs and a high line. So if he’s forced to use the existing squad that’ll be interesting as aside from Toby and maybe Rodon (haven’t seen enough to know) the rest aren’t comfortable using it.

Last edited 4 months ago by Chauveljn
foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Not too sure even Tobes could be considered ball playing. Dier is, but then again he’s Dier.

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago

It tends to be long though, mostly diagonal. Fonseca doesn’t do long.

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Except for that longish diagonal to get the winger in against City?
Expect the unexpected.

Last edited 4 months ago by Chauveljn
PaulohFucksake
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Dier’s a ball player?!
When did that happen?

Chauveljn
4 months ago

If Harry Kane questioned our ambition, then surely appointing Fonseca will answer that.

Cunning way to get Kane and others to submit written transfer requests, and to get Bale to stay at Real.

Bruxie
Bruxie
4 months ago

The thought of Spit the Dog and Neville disecting Fonseca’s tactics in the early days of next season is going to be marvellous.

Isn’t it..?

What the bloody hell is happening to our club?

Is this Levy showing everyone that not only can HE make poor managerial decisions,,,but he can appoint others to do exactly the same?

Complete and utter knob when it comes to staff appointments.

DAVID
DAVID
4 months ago

I was hoping he would bring Mrs Cunningham with him before I discovered she is 92.
Best not to mention Joanie, things didn’t work out to well for her after Happy days.

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

He’s not the Fonz, he dresses up as Zorro the masked freedom fighter.

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Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

It comes to something when he was so excited to beat Man City that he thought it was worth dressing up for the press conference.
You’d think he was the manager of Gloucester Town…

Chauveljn
4 months ago

Morning fellow sufferers.

Another day dawns (the 52nd sans coach), let’s see what fresh hell Danny has got planned for our tattered nerves.

Northern Spur
Northern Spur
4 months ago

For the record, I’m totally underwhelmed by this development.

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Northern Spur

I was and still am, though not quite so much after a bit of research. I’d imagine Kane and co, plus any incoming players may feel the same as you/me.

MiT
MiT
4 months ago

Well…

It does not sound brave, daring to do, on the surface.

But if this is the guy that the DoF has chosen, I will be curious to see what he can do.

As long as it isn’t this same group of players.

SHIFT THE SHIT.

If Levy allows this DoF to shift out some of the players who are no longer suitable for or interested in this squad, and gets in some solid young fits, I will watch with curiosity and support.

MiT
MiT
4 months ago
Reply to  MiT

I am not interested in watching this same group of players playing together ever again.

Last edited 4 months ago by MiT
Northern Spur
Northern Spur
4 months ago
Reply to  MiT

“..playing together..” is stretching it a bit far, don’t you think MiT?

MiT
MiT
4 months ago
Reply to  Northern Spur

Yes tis!

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
4 months ago

Paulo Fonseca is a ‘really good coach’ who plays attacking football but rumoured Tottenham target is ‘not composed under pressure’ –European football expert Andy Brassell 

He’s made for Spurs.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

So, relegation struggle ahead.

Wait for the fixture list to give us City, United, Chelsea, Leeds and Arsenal early doors.

Last edited 4 months ago by Chauveljn
AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Beat City 2-0, utd 6-1, Chelsea draw , Leeds 3-0 and arse 2-0

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

13-1 on aggregate

Chauveljn
4 months ago

To bring a more upbeat note, taken from a Roma blog:

Grazie Paulo, he was dealt some shit cards with Roma and his lack of credentials and experience worked against him, too…

But I can’t never dislike him, he is a classy dude and gave plenty of minutes and encouragement (!) to players I didn’t even know were signed for us. And all those red cards he collected… Hope he’ll be luckier in his next destination

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

He also lost star player Zaniolo to long term injury plus racked up lots of other injured players.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
4 months ago

Lots of folks comparing the Fonz to hiring Christian Gross. Seems a bit over the top,

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
4 months ago

Crikey, social media meltdown. I bet most of them never heard of Fonz until a couple hours ago.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

I only heard of him during the Europa game with Man U. Not a great introduction.

The Roma fans were berating Fonseca for not parking the bus second half in that match.

They’re gonna love José!! 😍 🤣

Chauveljn
4 months ago

Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici are keen to appoint an experienced manager capable of working with the existing thfc squad. Paulo Fonseca is the club’s preferred option.

Guardian Sport (via twitter).

Now the fog starts to lift. Levy is STILL looking for a miracle worker to get a tune out of the same old players.

Minus Harry Kane of course.

Jan Vertiginous
Jan Vertiginous
4 months ago

“You’ll hardly see a team of mine defending in a low block. That will hardly happen. Be it here (Ukraine), in China or in England. I hate to see my team defend”

Handy cos we can’t defend 😅 he’s Tottenham through and through. Looking forward to some good old 4-3 losses.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

Ossie rules OK!

Chauveljn
4 months ago

Ally Gold

Yes I’m on a day off so of course stuff happens. Told Paulo Fonseca is indeed Fabio Paratici’s top target to become the new Spurs head coach. Not a done deal but the incoming Italian wants him at Tottenham. Certainly an interesting choice for the club and the Premier League

MiT
MiT
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

“Yes I’m on a day off so of course stuff happens.”

He is quite the whiny thing.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

@AlasdairGold
·
Jun 9, 2021

Yes I’m on a day off so of course stuff happens. Told Paulo Fonseca is indeed Fabio Paratici’s top target to become the new Spurs head coach. Not a done deal but the incoming Italian wants him at Tottenham. Certainly an interesting choice for the club and the Premier League

Chauveljn
4 months ago

Who thinks there’s the intention to make a big announcement tomorrow before the Euros kick off?

Last edited 4 months ago by Chauveljn
Northern Spur
Northern Spur
4 months ago

Who is this guy? Has he won anything?

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  Northern Spur

Two cups in Portugal, three Ukrainian doubles with Shaktah Donetsk. Bearing in mind they always finish either first or second, and I mean ALWAYS.

Last edited 4 months ago by Chauveljn
Jan Vertiginous
Jan Vertiginous
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Still more than Pochettino when he came to us (and…err…when he left us).

Chauveljn
4 months ago

I’ll wish Paulo all the best.

He isn’t Tim Sherwood. But it’s an unforgiving league and he won’t get easy games to coast through (as in that video) when plotting his tactics for when he meets Guardiola next time.

Jan Vertiginous
Jan Vertiginous
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Very true. Same here, I’m just hoping for the best, and that Paratici knows his second choice onions.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

Based on Fonseca, I’d say that’s Gasperini at Atalanta. Another all out attack philosophy.

GDawg
GDawg
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

So no different to coaching PSG then

Chauveljn
4 months ago

Right, I’ve just got to go and talk Bruxie down from the ledge….

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Hehe no need , he’s keepin g pochs seat warm anyways. Can’t wait for our man to return , Daniel knows it.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

If loch came now the stadia will be full to the rafters

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

With bale , tobe s, Kane , rose the roof is on fire .winks maybe , nah he’s staying

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Worth the season ticket for one last blast.

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Assuming Bale, Toby and Kane are here.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Would be a shame if we don’t get a proper goodbye. If poch came, wow

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Poch missed that too. Didn’t like Daniel for that

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

And how about Jol finding out he was sacked during a match?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I didn’t like that too, but Daniel is on our side. My takes anyways . Tough decisions . I don’t think I’ve had to let a friend go.horrible position.

Paleo
Paleo
4 months ago

Nutjobs are now claiming the covid vaccine turns people into magnets

PaulohFucksake
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

Animal magnetism..
I’ll get me coat..

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulohFucksake

Funny enough me boy is practising this track to sing in front of a big crowd. Nervous nah, I’m gonna help him with the tats to go wiv. If you wanna come if love it. Will blow your mind , I promise and he will give you the biggest big after the girls have finished with him

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj
AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Hug

PaulohFucksake
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

That’s a very kind offer Ant, but I’m not quite so local anymore being a stones throw from bloody Norfolk. 😞

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulohFucksake

Stevo!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I’ll kick stevo up the jaksee.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulohFucksake

No probs , when we meet , I’ll give ya a hug and kiss , I know you a good guy I wouldn’t fight wiv ya otherwise . Me boy will make you cry with his voice . Within 2 mins you’ll forget we have the fonz as our manager 😀

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

Is there no end to this fuckwittery?

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

If I could pick up Jazz FM that’d be fine.

Jan Vertiginous
Jan Vertiginous
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

😆

Jan Vertiginous
Jan Vertiginous
4 months ago

This is really interesting, it gets going about 8 minutes in when they talk about Shaktar’s game against City. I am genuinely warming to the guy.

“The obsession with ball possession, the obsession with wanting to play in the offensive half of the field, that’s mainly it. The obsession of taking the initiative during the match. I think that’s what defines our playing style”.

– The Fonz

There’s a great bit about them practising beating the high press against City on the training pitch and scoring an identical goal against them.

https://youtu.be/qwsDRo31Myk

Chauveljn
4 months ago

Goal scorer looked offside to me! Pre VAR?

Jan Vertiginous
Jan Vertiginous
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Channelling Defoe

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago

That was a good watch 👍

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago

It looks like he’s probably coming, and I’ll back him obvs. It sounds like we won’t be bored shitless at the very least.
It’s all a bit weird though. We’ve all read Al G’s take on the fact that Hitchen made a list then Dan ignored it and tried for Conte, seemingly on the word of Paratici. Now he’s taking a massive risk on a seemingly talented but relatively unproven manager, quite obviously on Paratici’s word. It’s not very Levy.

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

“You wanted a DoF calling the shots instead of me? Well, here it is suckers. Enjoy.”

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

How d’ya like those apples.

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

You never had it so good. (Harold McMillan. PM when Spurs did the double).

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

A poor man’s pochettino, but will have to do

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

It’s the fonz v JM

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Qual ity from good will hunting .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

He’s the man from Fabio so let’s go.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Amazon and Lesley is fine too! COYS

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Mason

Pauloh
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Whereas I shall remain decidedly undecided for the foreseeable.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

Just to put Fonseca’s achievements with Donetsk into context, the club have without fail finished in the top two ever since 1998.

Hmm. I reckon I could manage them to domestic glory…

Funkenschlag!
Admin
4 months ago

Paulo Fucksak’e.

Last edited 4 months ago by Oh no, not Nuno!
foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Paulo Fonzkinel.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
4 months ago

LOL. Just seen on Twitter:

Fonseca is what happens when you order Poch from Wish

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
4 months ago

“Fonz, how’d you like to be 8th choice to manage Spurs?”

“Ayyyyyyyyyyyyy’

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
4 months ago

Haven’t we been in ‘advanced discussions’ with everyone lately? Now this guy?

Fonz.jpg
ronwol196061
ronwol196061
4 months ago

Happy Days went out of style in the 80s

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago

Ok, this makes me feel a little better. Sounds like his style of play is what we all want.

http://outsideoftheboot.com/2020/05/28/tactical-philosophy-paulo-fonseca/

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Man U 6 Roma 2.

Just sayin’. 🤔

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

From being 2-1 ahead at half time, conceding five second half goals.

Welcome to THFC.

EDIT: they did lose Pau Lopez injured early in the match.

Last edited 4 months ago by Chauveljn
Chauveljn
4 months ago

Odds checker has Fonseca at 1/4 so people flinging their cash on.

S*l C*****ll is still available at 100-1 so there’s still time to make a killing. You heard it here first. 👀

Chauveljn
4 months ago

The theory doing the rounds is that the Fonseca talks is a PR wheeze.

When Ten Hag is appointed the fans will be so relieved that Levy thinks they’ll forget all his buggering about so far…

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I’m not finding anything particularly wheezy.

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

How about sleazy? Breezy? Easy peasy?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Sexy, flexy and ambidexy

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago

No one beats Matt Damon’s Martian Fonz. No one.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

‘Roma were handed a 3-0 Italian Cup defeat to Spezia on Friday after they made six substitutions during a chaotic last 16 clash they had already lost earlier in the week.
Paulo Fonseca’s side were eliminated on Tuesday after a 4-2 extra-time defeat at the Stadio Olimpico, which they finished with nine-men after initially recovering from an early two-goal deficit to take the match beyond 90 minutes.’

I find this reassuringly Spursy and shows Levy has the right man for the job.

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

🤣🤣🤣

Jan Vertiginous
Jan Vertiginous
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

🤣🤣🤣

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago

One side of my TV screen says we’re in advanced talks with the Fonz. The other side says Spotify’s main man has upped his bid for Arsenal to 2bil.
How’s that for contrast.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

By the way,

He is Portuguese born in Mozambique.

He ain’t Italian Ant.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

He African being it orn.

Chauveljn
4 months ago

Paulo Fonseca. Pluses.

Youngish (48)
Unemployed
Own hair and teeth.
Speaks decent English.
Has won stuff (at Shaktah Donetsk).

Jan Vertiginous
Jan Vertiginous
4 months ago

Tifo call him exciting…

https://youtu.be/3FbBFAz696k

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago

Our main man T pau, an others winner .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Pau lopez.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
4 months ago

Personally I don’t find his hair exciting at all.
So it’s a no from me.

Jan Vertiginous
Jan Vertiginous
4 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

If he can fix spurs with a kick like a dodgy jukebox he’s alright by me.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
4 months ago

I think there’s very little at the mo that would excite me on the managerial front.
It’s all become a tad tedious, to say the least.

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Gianluca Di Marzio started this Fonseca panic.

Is he reliable?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Our DOF chose the fonz, he is an Italian , so let’s go.

Chauveljn
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I went and hid under the fridge and hoped it’d be written off as a hoax by the time I came out. The guy sacked and replaced at Roma by José.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

The fonz is too good for roma.

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago

Meltdown initiated. 10,9,8,7,6…

Funkenschlag!
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I’m stuck, what comes after 4?

Funkenschlag!
Admin
4 months ago

What is all this Fonseca nonsense?
Where has it come from?
Why now?
Ah yes, Levy.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Jan started it

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

the song alone is worth it

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago

Sky Sports calling it “advanced”. Great.

Jan Vertiginous
Jan Vertiginous
4 months ago

Word on the street is that the Fonzarelli is our new manager.
I shit you not.

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AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago

Hahaha phew I can’t keep up.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Sunday, Monday, Happy Days,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Happy Days,
Thursday, Friday, Happy Days,
The weekend comes, my cycle hums
Ready to race to you
These days are ours
Happy and free. (Oh Happy Days)

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Harley davinson oy oy oy oy.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
4 months ago

Hahaha Henry Winkler , the closeness to Harry is uncanny .

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago

Just had to Google our latest odds on head coach candidate. Yay.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Yay? Nope, I can’t say I’ve heard of him. Any good?

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

It was a sarcastic yay. Real yay’s always have exclamation marks.
Still Googling, desperately trying to find something remotely positive.

foeorfreund
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Oh, I get it now. Sorry that was bloody slow of me.

Jan Vertiginous
Jan Vertiginous
4 months ago
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Chauveljn
4 months ago

Just the 100 million lasers required then? For a second I thought this was going to be a tad ambitious.

Is the Australian National University the modern name for the University of Woolamaloo?