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Manager Watch: Ange Postecoglou

snakehipsspurs

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Hope he turns up for the sky post game interview and rinses them. We’ve got results at City before, but for the first time in the Pep era that result it felt like we could match them when full strength. Ange is the truth
 

RuskyM

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That ‘naivety’ he kept getting criticised for meant we came back from behind against the champions. Twice. What a guy.
 

glacierSpurs

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That ‘naivety’ he kept getting criticised for meant we came back from behind against the champions. Twice. What a guy.
Unfortunately it's a case of they see what they wanna see. I know their focus will be the offside that never happened and the ref robbed them off the chance to win.
 

ljinko888

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First half we were fortunate not to be 5-1 down. All their chances were from our own doing. Dribbling out of the box, trying too many passes in our own box. That's naivety but we got out of it unscathed at only 2-1. Then what he said at HT must have worked because we started playing with the same attitude of playing out of the back and trying to beat their press rather than go long and change approach but this time our passes were connecting. With our back up LB and RB as a CB pairing, two-thirds of our main midfield trio unavailable and a pretty inexperienced bench we did really well. Which is exciting because put those players back in and we'll see the style of play improve by a sheer upgrade in calibre but these back up players now being used are going to feel confident in their suitability. The understated impact of Ange is how unlike Mourinho and especially Conte he is not making his back up players feel like they are worthless to him.
 

easley91

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“It’s the players” they said under conte…

Ange showing exactly what I said at the time that Conte’s tactics and poor man management were to blame.
I agree some need to be moved on as they don't necessarily suit the system or where we want to be, but they're not bad players. I hate how some just get thrown under the bus. If one of them lost the ball like Bissouma, they'd never hear the end of it. I have barely seen people mention Skipp's involvement in Kulu's goal and Hojbjerg came on did his job. Davies started the move for the second. Emerson did his best in an uncomfortable position against one of the best pressing sides around.

These players deserve more respect than being labelled as "dross".
 

Johnny J

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Aug 18, 2012
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I love this quote from Ange about what he said at half time:
"It was a case of whatever happens I will take responsibility, particularly if it doesn't go well. But just go out there and believe in yourselves."
Love this belief he's giving the squad, after years of having their confidence wrecked by the last three managers - particularly The Syrup.
 

Danny1

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Dec 6, 2006
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I simply will not accept any criticism levelled at this man. The style of play, the clear identity of it, the determination that his way will, and has, won is all exceptional.

The change in the way we play from last season is baffling. This means of course, there will be mistakes and also means it will sort out those that cannot play this way.

I was confident today at 3-2 down that we could get something from the game still. Even missing key players in Romero, VDV, Bentancur, Sarr and Maddison doesn’t change his steely attitude.

I am all in on the Ange train. He has already proved this season that we are excellent when key players are fit. Give him the tools and he will succeed.
 

marion52

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Dec 10, 2006
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slight change of subject but Haaland really had a go at the ref and didn’t get a card, in fact he was surrounded by angry City players at the end and the card stated firmly in his pocket. Hope they get fined for their players behaviour.
 

tony0379

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May 17, 2004
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slight change of subject but Haaland really had a go at the ref and didn’t get a card, in fact he was surrounded by angry City players at the end and the card stated firmly in his pocket. Hope they get fined for their players behaviour.
And how would you like that fine paid my Premier League? In $1000 or $100 notes
 

talkshowhost86

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Oct 2, 2004
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I love him so much

I actually find all the talk of 'The Spurs Way' and wanting 'our Tottenham back' a bit nauseating....but good lord he's made me care about the club again
 

Bluto Blutarsky

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Sorry for formatting - but multiple tweets from Ali Gold:



Alasdair Gold
@AlasdairGold
Postecoglou: "I thought Pierre was excellent in the second half. His experience out there, I thought we just as a group had a lot more conviction about our football, just passing it and not second guessing ourselves and being hesitant with our passes like (contd)

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we did in the first half. Look I'm on the touchline and everything outside looks easy but when you're out there you're facing a world class team in a venue where they don't give up too many things. It's understandable in many respects but at the same time, as I said to (contd)


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"them at half-time, whatever fallout or bad outcome there is, I'll take the responsibility. I'm the one that's putting them out there. Let's at least show a little bit more conviction about the kind of football team we want to be and I thought they did that in the (contd)

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"second half. You're never going to totally dominate a game of football here but in the second half I thought we were very much in the game against a very good football side."
 

Tucker

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What a guy.
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