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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    This could all go horribly wrong, but it’s one hell of a statement of intent, and I think Levy and the board should be applauded for putting their balls on the line like this. I was very encouraged to read about training at Spurs this morning that Mourinho had them doing balls up in the air.
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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    It's more like 'the cold water of reality'. Others might have called it 'lighting the blue touch paper'. Whatever, as it's the 'fun' and attention-seeking element of appointing Mourinho that has excited comment and thrilled the desperate, get used to the fact that much laughter at celebrity is...
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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    On the other hand, I see that Chelsea and Manchester United have been vying with each other to get the sculptor Antony Gormley to memorialise Mourinho's respective cock-ups: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_Horizon_(sculpture)#/media/File:Gormley-10Je7-8118_crop_reverse.jpg
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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    Key words here being 'probably' and 'if', and all it refers to are 'rumours'. If I could be bothered I could dream up 250 rumours for you in, 10 minutes, say. You could knock up a hundred more yourself, as could anybody, in mere minutes. Rumours are like leaves in a London park in autumn — thick...
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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    Unavoidable, really. There's always a good deal of rubber-necking as people slow down and pass a car-crash.
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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    'Many a true word is spoken in jest.'
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    What Our Opponents' Fans Are Saying About Us 19/20

    And not forgetting the thoughts of a well-known Spurs supporter:
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    Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

    Haha, in a crying-shame kind of way: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/nov/20/jose-mourinho-tottenham-told-no-money-transfers-january
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    What Our Opponents' Fans Are Saying About Us 19/20

    But it can't be any business of anyone involved with Tottenham, from where he's been sacked, who he agrees to work for. He's a middle-aged man with years of employment left in him.
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    What Our Opponents' Fans Are Saying About Us 19/20

    Any club prepared to back him with more transfer money, and any club that seriously approaches him and is worth his serious consideration, will find they have a formidable partnership possible. Tottenham will have no substantial complaint, nothing that won't be laughed off by the football world...
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    What Our Opponents' Fans Are Saying About Us 19/20

    Ask them. They're really good at using talkboards. And now as regards their aim, they're halfway there.
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    Player Watch Player Watch: Harry Kane

    A lovely comment, and reading between the lines it seems to be a significant one. Thank you for posting it.
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at talksport

    Some of the same names recur and I recognise some of the voices that are 'on the line' yet again. I suspect they keep a list of 'Spurs fans' they give a call to when, despite the provocation of shock-jocks trying to get callers to phone in, few if any Spurs supporters have phoned in. Shows that...
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    Let's All Laugh At... Let's all laugh at talksport

    On a different morning, this morning, 20 November, I was fascinated that he'd had the same kind of thought I had had the previous night just an hour or two the sacking of Mauricio had been announced. Namely, that with Pep Guardiola's contract going to the end of next season, he will need to be...
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    Pochettino holds crisis talks with Levy as players brace for managerial change

    Good post, not least because you've considered what we do know about Daniel Levy and his initial understanding with Pochettino. Remember how not long after he was appointed so many rival fans and pundits were saying 'he has two years to...', when it was nothing of the sort? That irritated the...
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    Next Spurs Manager (No longer with groundbreaking 'Change vote' functionality)

    It wasn't bombastic Jim White who was doing the analysing or the considering—as if—rather it was Johnson. Calm, considered, freshly minted comment and free of the kind of cliches that derive from the far-more-common badly constructed questions and resulting bland replies.
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    Time running out for Mauricio Pochettino

    If Wanyama has his wits about him he could well get another club in January who'd be happy to play him. I imagine that any fee for him won't be too demanding, given the terms on which Dembele, Janssen, Trippier, Onomah and Edwards departed for other clubs more likely to give them regular, some...
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    Time running out for Mauricio Pochettino

    I think that Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino cannot just 'wish away' the kind of player-attitude voiced by Danny Rose. However, they'll have discussed it, will learn from it for the longer-term and will just have to pay such players until the contract ends. On the plus side, and on that side...
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    Time running out for Mauricio Pochettino

    You're lucky. We can't easily get hold of loose tea anymore. It's all teabags.
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    Time running out for Mauricio Pochettino

    I've never been to a press conference he's spoken at. So how long do they last? Do you ever get bored attending them? Are there things he mentions at them that just never get reported?
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