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Manager Watch: Ange Postecoglou

Dunc2610

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Exactly. We go lacklustre in the cup but have to be well up for a game that probably doesn’t benefit us?
Maybe he incorrectly thought the side he put out, given the competition and what he's been trying to install in his squad, would perform significantly better than they did?
 

spurs mental

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This is why I was so disappointed by our cup runs this season. Great chance to show the hunger of the team and squad and manager. And it was over as quick as most seasons.
Tough break to be drawn against the best team in the country in the 4th round though, and they're on the way to winning it again too.

Fulham was harder to swallow but we still only lost on penalties.
 

Now it's Spursonal

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I don't think the answers he gave about his anxiety of people questioning his integrity was pre-planned. Looked like it was very genuine.
Think you might be seriously underestimating Ange in how much he thinks about every last detail of management.

If you think he hasn't been constantly thinking and planning how best to deliver this press conference over the last two days, then personally I think you'd be very wrong.
 

Gb160

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Just finished listening to it all.

Everyone should listen to 21:35 in the vid I linked as well, shows that he stands by what he said but also shows that he now has way more understanding of the fans perspective on the situation and can accept it.

Brilliant press conference and will go along way to getting all the fans back on the same page as him. Well done Ange.
He must've taken the Trust up on their offer of explaining what a derby is.
I don't know what we would do without those guys these Johnny foreigners have no idea.
 

Wearegoingtowintheleague

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Love Ange, another great press conference. Really interesting to listen to him talk, measured and honest with a couoke of laughs in there too.

He is so good for the premier league and we have ourselves an exceptionally manager.

I personally like that he wanted nothing more than a win and couldn't give a shit about arsenal or anyone else. This is the winning mentality we need.
 

Dougal

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Agree about the EFL Cup. Losing to City in the FA Cup whilst still missing players to injury was just rotten luck of the draw.

Fulham was disappointing, City we have a very good team a tough game.

Tough break to be drawn against the best team in the country in the 4th round though, and they're on the way to winning it again too.

Fulham was harder to swallow but we still only lost on penalties.
Just goes to show, this week wasn’t the first time we’ve written off the City game. Didn’t get half as much stick the first time around though.
 

fishhhandaricecake

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Blokes been a football manager for 30 years, we gave him the worst experience of his career after 10 months. What a club
I love Ange and he’s just being honest but that quote is annoying as that’ll do the rounds now and be twisted to say spurs have given him the worst experience of his career when really we were in a very very rare and unique situation, so bit disappointed he’s said that tbh, but I understand why he has and where he is coming from.

Anyways I hope we win vs Sheff.Utd to finish the season strongly and build from there, but the last 5-6 games have been upsetting not so much because we’ve lost 5 of them but rather because of the new narrative in the media about our fans and Ange not being happy or understanding where we are coming from.

I hope he can bring us success and he said he’s not been deterred which is great but unfortunately no one will focus on that and everyone will focus on his “worst experience of my career” comment.

The only upside is if our fans sit up and take note of this and if next time we are in that type o situation under Ange, we will 100% fully get behind the team and not give a crap about any of our rivals etc.
 

Goobers

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The thing he has over any European "supercoach" is true emotional intelligence in my opinion. Spoke beautifully.
 

tommo84

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Just goes to show, this week wasn’t the first time we’ve written off the City game. Didn’t get half as much stick the first time around though.
We didn’t write off the cup tie, we simply came up short against the best team we could have faced. We went strong but City - and Foden especially - were excellent.
 

yido_number1

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Just goes to show, this week wasn’t the first time we’ve written off the City game. Didn’t get half as much stick the first time around though.
Didn't write it off, I was saying we didn't half arse it like we did the Fulham game. Two different things. The fans were also all getting behind the team in the fa cup game.
 

Dougal

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We didn’t write off the cup tie, we simply came up short against the best team we could have faced. We went strong but City - and Foden especially - were excellent.

Didn't write it off, I was saying we didn't half arse it like we did the Fulham game. Two different things. The fans were also all getting behind the team in the fa cup game.
We didn’t do too badly on Tuesday either. But our mentality is under the microscope.
 

Bobbins

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Some of these journalists shouldn't be in a job. The state of some of these questions.


You can really tell the differences in these press conferences between the inbred moronic hacks like the Sky Sports, Talksport and some newspaper journos - many of whom genuinely struggle to even speak properly or professionally, and are perpetually only interested in artificially creating headlines and soundbites - and the serious types like Charlie Eccleshare, James Maw, Jack Pitt-Brook and our own Ally Gold, who are actually interesting in eliciting a genuine response which might provide some insight into the manager's thoughts.
 

Nerine

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Think that press conference was needed, and I think Ange handled it well.
Let’s pump Sheff Utd this Sunday to secure Europa and end on a higher note.
 

bomberH

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I liked that press conference, he got the tone right for sure. He’s been miserable over the last few weeks, understandably, so it was nice to see him joking around a bit.

But that bit at the end still goes to show he doesn’t understand what’s happened. He said even if it was against his brother he’d still fight to the death etc - that’s fine but that’s not what any of this is about. The manager and players will always fight to win and that’s what we fans want. I suspect even those of us who didn’t mind losing still wanted the team to fight to win…. but just lose the game fairly and squarely. He’s still talking about it as if it’s the club’s mentality but it’s not, it’s just some of the fans’ mentality. If there was ‘banter’ inside the club about playing the kids, then that’s just joking around at the expense of Arsenal.

He’s managed for 30 odd years and he’s never come across this situation before? That’s surprising in itself. For him not to understand is still weird for me. Personally, I’d have loved it if he said ‘I understand the fans, I just don’t agree with that’. What’s not to understand, we’re not asking them to throw the match (seriously) or be any less professional than usual, we’re just saying losing won’t be the worst thing in this case because it’s buggers our biggest rival’s season up. It’s really not that hard to understand whether you agree with it or not. In fact I’d go as far as to say I wouldn’t want him to agree with it. I love the fact he doesn’t and wants to win at all costs, but as I say, that’s not what this was about.

Still, enjoyable conference and some great answers in there. I really like Ange.
 
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