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Manager Watch: Ange Postecoglou

HNIM

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Kinda worried other teams might catch on to the idea that ‘just play good attacking football like your fans want you to and fuck the naysayers, stop trying to overcomplicate it by being a dull bastard’ might catch on.
Nah. Football has a history of being very slow to adapt.
 

allatsea

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Thought his halftime change of bringing on Hojbjerg was a bit of a game changer. Stopped them just wandering through our midfield and gave more support to our defence.
 

-Afri-Coy-

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That draw will be immense for us going forward. It just proves that with heart and pure will we can achieve anything under Ange.

Now if you would all excuse me, I have a big medical bill to pay for that ER visit yesterday. Apparently a result can make you so erect that you need medical intervention.
 

fishhhandaricecake

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Absolutely dream.

But it doesn’t have to last a decade.

The best years of Jol, Redknapp and Poch were around a decade combined.

A great manager doesn’t have to have SAF/Wenger length reign.
It was mostly a joke matey ofc I don't expect him to stay for a decade although he is an incredible fit for our club so I'd love to see him have a tenure similar in length to that which Pep and Klopp have had at City and Liverpool if he is up for it.

But yes ofc just enjoying the ride right now, I've said that all along.

I just think he is literally the perfect fit for our club in terms of style of play but also in terms of how he carries himself in the media, his principles and values etc so I'd like to see him stay as long as possible :)
 

The Scarecrow

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Can't buy an expensive player just for a few weeks of the AFCON
If the current crop can stay fit, I think we'll be perfectly fine. Lo Celso has been excellent and Maddison might be back for those mathces as well. It's such a shame with Bentancur, but Højbjerg played well vs. City.
 

dontcallme

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It was mostly a joke matey ofc I don't expect him to stay for a decade although he is an incredible fit for our club so I'd love to see him have a tenure similar in length to that which Pep and Klopp have had at City and Liverpool if he is up for it.

But yes ofc just enjoying the ride right now, I've said that all along.

I just think he is literally the perfect fit for our club in terms of style of play but also in terms of how he carries himself in the media, his principles and values etc so I'd like to see him stay as long as possible :)
Fair dos. I was posting while drunk on the train home.
 

newbie

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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.

Bissouma and Sarr off to afcon we need another body in there.

our central midfield is pretty strong, when fit Los Celso looks good, and Bents is to come back, injuries aside an area we don't need to worry about for next season.

PH and skipp for a couple of games isn't the worst situation would prefer to strengthen CB.
 

Rosco1984

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Must.
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Trix is right though Gil was getting bullied first half and lost the ball a lot. Hojbjerg coming on improved things because we had options further forward that didn't just give the ball up. Hojbjerg didn't really do a lot and if he plays against West Ham you will see the usual stodgy slow problems against a deep lying team and lack of rhythm that always accompany him.
 

spursfan77

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Thought his halftime change of bringing on Hojbjerg was a bit of a game changer. Stopped them just wandering through our midfield and gave more support to our defence.

and them taking off Doku, which I for bizarre unless he was injured.
 

Col_M

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Kinda worried other teams might catch on to the idea that ‘just play good attacking football like your fans want you to and fuck the naysayers, stop trying to overcomplicate it by being a dull bastard’ might catch on.

Aslong as Dyche, Bruce etc keep getting re-employed it won't happen.

Mind you, have you seen Ipswich recently? What a team!
 

TOLBINY

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A draw away to City in this day and age is never a bad result. We all know we were lucky they didn't put the game to bed in that first half, and it comes off the back of two defeats against Wolves and Villa that, injuries / suspensions or not, were both bad results. We need to get back in the groove with a few victories in the next 5 games.

With Romero and hopefully Sarr back, we are only really two starting players (VDV and Maddison) short of the team Ange was puttting out for the first 8 or 9 games.
 

Gb160

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I know it’s a game of opinions and all that tripe, but how can you watch that second half and not think Hojberg improved us?
And I’m In no way a Hobby fanboy, he’s usually quite wasteful and gives the ball up too easily, but yesterday he barely put a foot wrong.
 
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Fergus

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Thought his halftime change of bringing on Hojbjerg was a bit of a game changer. Stopped them just wandering through our midfield and gave more support to our defence.
In what possible manifestation of the Multiverse can this post be off-topic?
 

Fergus

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That draw will be immense for us going forward. It just proves that with heart and pure will we can achieve anything under Ange.

Now if you would all excuse me, I have a big medical bill to pay for that ER visit yesterday. Apparently a result can make you so erect that you need medical intervention.
Next time you buy a fridge, get one with an ice dispenser 😂
 

RuskyM

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Trix is right though Gil was getting bullied first half and lost the ball a lot. Hojbjerg coming on improved things because we had options further forward that didn't just give the ball up. Hojbjerg didn't really do a lot and if he plays against West Ham you will see the usual stodgy slow problems against a deep lying team and lack of rhythm that always accompany him.
Two things: Bryan might've been bullied but he's a crucial part of the first goal, and without Hojbjerg I don't think we get back in that game. Yes, he might be flawed, but he provided a calm head and discipline that Bissouma didn't offer. It does very much feel like some players just always start in the negatives (see how Skipp was getting abuse when he came on and yet was a big part of the third goal).
 
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