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Manager Watch: Ange Postecoglou

SonicSarr

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Sorry for formatting - but multiple tweets from Ali Gold:



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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."
Holjberg was awful. I don't get that bit at all.
 

felmani26

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I can hand on heart say I wouldn't have any other manager in charge of us right now.

Back him to the hilt and we have every chance of success in the future.
 
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spursgirls

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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.
I remarked on that at the time too. With all these things I can't help thinking "If that had been Spurs..."
 

Bluto Blutarsky

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Holjberg was awful. I don't get that bit at all.

When you win a half 2-1, and you are away to the champions - nobody was "awful".

Yes, players may have had bad moments. But when you add up all of their moments, and we win the half, 2-1 - everyone played well enough on the whole.
 

Ribble

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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.
I remarked on that at the time too. With all these things I can't help thinking "If that had been Spurs..."

Haaland did get a card, you can see it on the match report, but yeah there should have been more.
 

EQP

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I know Ange says he welcomes the scrutiny but I'm looking forward to the possibility of reporters NOT asking him if he intends on changing his approach anytime soon.

It's clear he's not going to change and the result and performance, especially in the 2nd half, surely vindicate his decision.
 

Col_M

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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.

the ref made a mistake and knew he did. dishing out cards would have been the wrong way to handle it.
 

Col_M

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“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”

Bissouma made a mistake that led to a goal but he’s doing what his manager has empowered him to do. When it works it’s beautiful and creates real goal chances.
 

SonicSarr

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When you win a half 2-1, and you are away to the champions - nobody was "awful".

Yes, players may have had bad moments. But when you add up all of their moments, and we win the half, 2-1 - everyone played well enough on the whole.
I get your point but he was lucky he didn't cost us more today. I've been a supporter of him , but today he was poor and we got the result despite his performance not because of it.
 

Trix

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You’re nuts. Him coming in set the tone for the second half.
It wasn't PEH the player that changed it, it was the positional change that allowed us to play the forward players differently. Kulu back out on the right and the quicker Johnson out on the left against Walker. It gave us outlets we could pass through the lines to that just weren't there in the first half.
 

Colonel_Klinck

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Once again his interview to Sky was amazing. Sat watching with best mates who are both West Ham and they both said how inspirational he is when he speaks. They aren't looking forward to Thursday.
 

dannyo

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I can’t wait to go and watch us play again on Thursday. That’s all I wanted after just going through the motions every other week over the past couple of years. All because of the transformation he’s made. Wherever we finish this year, it’s already a huge success. Back this man and see where we can go
 

oobaties

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It wasn't PEH the player that changed it, it was the positional change that allowed us to play the forward players differently. Kulu back out on the right and the quicker Johnson out on the left against Walker. It gave us outlets we could pass through the lines to that just weren't there in the first half.
Must.
Not.
Give.
PEH.
Praise.
Under.
Any.
Circumstances.

😉
 
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