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Manager Watch: Ange Postecoglou

EQP

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Really excited about this part here - Ange clearly realizes the task he has and is looking to bring in more staff to the club and it sounds like he has a much clearer idea of the missing gaps.

My personal hopes is that we bring in:
Set Piece Coach
Team of Sports Psychologists

 

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"That's probably the worst experience I've had as a football manager in a game," said Postecoglou.

That's probably the worst experience you've had as a football manager in a game, so far...

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Careful, there's a section on here who will call you out for being the reason we've won nothing due to your bad attitude!
 

easley91

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That Fulham cup game he had to use the squad to see what it was made of before the end of the summer window and give minutes to players after only months in the job and one month into the actual season. We also only lost on penalties. It really wasn't as bad as people are making out.

Now if it happens next season then yes have a discussion around it.
 

Nick-TopSpursMan

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That Fulham cup game he had to use the squad to see what it was made of before the end of the summer window and give minutes to players after only months in the job and one month into the actual season. We also only lost on penalties. It really wasn't as bad as people are making out.

Now if it happens next season then yes have a discussion around it.

Spot on and he explained it very clearly.
 

Reece_Spurs

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That Fulham cup game he had to use the squad to see what it was made of before the end of the summer window and give minutes to players after only months in the job and one month into the actual season. We also only lost on penalties. It really wasn't as bad as people are making out.

Now if it happens next season then yes have a discussion around it.
I'm surprised more people don't have this sort of common sense tbh because it's spot on.

The Fulham game in the cup was Anges first competitive opportunity really to see more of the squad players in a match without derailing our good start in the league.

He likely learned alot from that game and those players aswell and we did only lose at the bitter end on penalties too.

It was unfortunate to go out so early but necessary to rotate the team at the time imo.
 

alfie103

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I'm surprised more people don't have this sort of common sense tbh because it's spot on.

The Fulham game in the cup was Anges first competitive opportunity really to see more of the squad players in a match without derailing our good start in the league.

He likely learned alot from that game and those players aswell and we did only lose at the bitter end on penalties too.

It was unfortunate to go out so early but necessary to rotate the team at the time imo.

Why not just use one of the league games to rotate if it was so necessary to do so? Why does the league automatically have to take precedent?
 

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Fulham was his 4th competitive game and he started two players who are no longer here (Sanchez and Perisic). Feels a bit harsh to throw it at him, particularly since we lost on penalties - think there's many more reasonable problems you can bring up to be critical.

He's a fucking great bloke. Love him so much.
 

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I’m a bit surprised that Ange repeatedly says he doesn’t understand the Spurs fans not wanting to beat City the other night. Yeah you don’t agree with it , fair enough but surely you can understand it , it’s been explained enough over the past week. I don’t agree with Ange on his opinion but I still understand where he’s coming from.
 

Danny1

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Great presser Ange. There has to be respect both ways, we have to respect his views and his will / drive to win at all costs and he has to understand the feelings of Spurs fans against Arsenal.

It’s done now, let’s move forward together, become better and win the fucking league before that lot do down the road.

Imagine looking back at this point after we have won the league and laughing even harder at that bunch of bellends down the road!
 

SirHarryHotspur

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Why not just use one of the league games to rotate if it was so necessary to do so? Why does the league automatically have to take precedent?
Times have changed , such is the prize money in the PL that is why the league is takes precedence. From a non sporting publication , same applies for league cup.

 

alfie103

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Times have changed , such is the prize money in the PL that is why the league is takes precedence. From a non sporting publication .


This is exactly what I am afraid of. Is the main focus of the club being to win as much prize money as possible?
 

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Good. Line drawn under the whole tedious affair. Let's get a good win this weekend and end the season on a positive note, which is what it deserves overall, and then onto more rebuilding this summer.
 

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This is exactly what I am afraid of. Is the main focus of the club being to win as much prize money as possible?

We have employed a manager who makes it very clear his ambition is to win and compete at the very top. I'm certain the clubs focus is not just prize money. The board actually doing what it takes is another matter of course.
 

NEVILLEB

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I’m a bit surprised that Ange repeatedly says he doesn’t understand the Spurs fans not wanting to beat City the other night. Yeah you don’t agree with it , fair enough but surely you can understand it , it’s been explained enough over the past week. I don’t agree with Ange on his opinion but I still understand where he’s coming from.
I think he’s lost a few games in a row and started to really feel the pressure. One game he’s suggesting clearing out his squad then he’s saying the fans don’t want to win. Now he’s praising his players. It all sounds like someone feeling the pressure and pointing fingers.

I still like him. He’s brought aggression and attacking football back to the club. But i don’t like all the deflecting and sniping at questions. That’s never a good stage of a Managers reign at Spurs as we’ve seen recently. He does seem to have a bit of a nervous disposition and maybe that’s making him snap more than he should.
 
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SirHarryHotspur

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This is exactly what I am afraid of. Is the main focus of the club being to win as much prize money as possible?
It's not just Spurs , it's every club. All the football news recently has been about the title and European competition qualification , apart from Man U & City fans who is talking about the cup , no one.
Spurs have been in five league finals this century so no one can accuse them of not trying.
 

ItsBoris

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It is clear after this weeks debacle that there is a large section of our fanbase who are ambivalent towards Arsenal and Ange isn't interested in rivalries/derbies.

which is why we've pretty much lost them all.

shame.

heh? Ange has been here less than a year and we have a pretty even record in derbies since 2015 anyway.
 

Misfit

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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.
I think the bit of self-improvement us fans do need to do during this rebuild is stop caring so much about the general narrative from other fans or the media. That part I do agree with tbh.

Part of that is the players and team giving us the results to inspire that kind of nonchalance though. All well and good to say but whatever efforts are put out on the pitch, we're the ones left living with the outcomes long after careers have ended or moved to pastures new.

It'll be a group effort, as it should be.
 

alfie103

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It's not just Spurs , it's every club. All the football news recently has been about the title and European competition qualification , apart from Man U & City fans who is talking about the cup , no one.
Spurs have been in five league finals this century so no one can accuse them of not trying.

Well it doesn't seem to be Arsenal's or Liverpool's main focus. I think a decent argument can be made of the board not really putting much emphasis or effort into winning cups.
 
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