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Manager Watch: Ange Postecoglou

mill

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Just one subtle but vital correction here with your synopsis.

There were many fans who were torn, contributing to the subdued atmosphere, but that doesn't mean they were cheering on City.

Moreover, and a better way to describe it, is being confused and unsure.

So unsure of what result is best doesnt mean cheering the opposition.

I think this pertinent point has got lost in the whole debate.
It’s all storm in a tea cups bollocks, it’s only sc dwelling on it, no one gives a fuck
 

Metalhead

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Albeit funny, this is actually fucking ridiculous. We take the piss out of teams like Watford who seem to change their manager every 5 minutes but we are hardly any different at all.
We're far from the only ones. Hopefully we're learning our lesson that a constant overhaul of head coaches is a false economy.
 

purplemonkey

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We're far from the only ones. Hopefully we're learning our lesson that a constant overhaul of head coaches is a false economy.

I believe the average tenure for a PL manager is somewhere between 13-14 months if you take Guardiola and Klopp’s records out of the equation.
 

Nerine

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Jan 27, 2011
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didnt see us trying to just win the last 5 games, the team were poor, the tactics utterly naieve, to try and turn it back on the fanbase, sorry but fuck off, 2 weeks ago he said it was on him to improve the situation, and now its everyone elses fault?

and,

no real spurs fan in their heart of hearts wants the team to help in handing arsenal a title, so get off your high horses in judging the rest of us, its sanctimonious and frankly youre just being untrue to yourselves!

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Metalhead

But that's a debate for another thread.....
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I believe the average tenure for a PL manager is somewhere between 13-14 months if you take Guardiola and Klopp’s records out of the equation.
It's funny that 25-30 years ago I can remember everyone thinking that Spanish and Italian club owners were ridiculous for how quickly and easily they sacked their coaches and now it's a part of the English game at all levels.
 

cliff jones

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Albeit funny, this is actually fucking ridiculous. We take the piss out of teams like Watford who seem to change their manager every 5 minutes but we are hardly any different at all.
I wouldn't take the piss out of these teams, rather their owners/ceos - and at least I'm consistent in taking the piss out of our own too
 

-Afri-Coy-

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One more win and we’re in champions league, honestly better than most of us were expecting given the state of the club when he took over.

Now it’s time for the board to pull their thumbs and back him properly. Not financially, give the man EXACTLY what he wants. It doesn’t have to be expensive, market shaking signings. Just give him the players he needs and let’s keep moving forward.
 

McFlash

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Oct 19, 2005
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It’s crucial that the board are too
If they aren't behind Ange, they are never going to be behind anyone and we're fucked.
I hope I'm not being too optimistic in thinking that they won't fuck this one up.
He's the perfect manager for the board, he's driven, not fussy about the players he gets as long as they meet his criteria, and seemingly wants to drive us forward.
They simply cannot waste this chance.
 

fishhhandaricecake

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Well done Ange and his coaching staff very challenging season.

Tough cup draws and tons of injuries and suspensions and players away on international duty etc so 5th place is a really solid finish especially having so many new players and a complete 180 in playing style.

Room for improvement absolutely but a lot of positives to build on, very enjoyable season overall tbh.
 

SonicSarr

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Well done Ange and his coaching staff very challenging season.

Tough cup draws and tons of injuries and suspensions and players away on international duty etc so 5th place is a really solid finish especially having so many new players and a complete 180 in playing style.

Room for improvement absolutely but a lot of positives to build on, very enjoyable season overall tbh.
Annoyed, we couldn't get 4th, we could easily gave done so.

However, Europa League nay not be a bad thing.

Get rid of a few squad players, bring in a couple of quality signings and blood some youth next season.

If everyone is patient I that will bring us success in the next 2-3 years.
 

Cavehillspur

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Jan 28, 2011
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Well done Ange and his coaching staff very challenging season.

Tough cup draws and tons of injuries and suspensions and players away on international duty etc so 5th place is a really solid finish especially having so many new players and a complete 180 in playing style.

Room for improvement absolutely but a lot of positives to build on, very enjoyable season overall tbh.
This.
 

-Afri-Coy-

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I’m just hoping we draw matches against the Swiss teams in Europa so I can finally watch the lads play live.

@Trix will have my head for saying it again, I think qualifying for Europa is better for us next season. Other than the above, teams are no longer dropping down from UCL. It gives us a better chance of finally landing some silverware. Even if it’s historically a marginal advantage.
 

Rout-Ledge

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Massive learning curve this season. Some very high early season positives and some very painful bumps in the road after that. He’s steered us into a Europa League place which is a small step towards where we are aiming to be.

He’s got the right attitude and tries to get us playing decent football. Positive vibes definitely required going into the next season.

Worth remembering also that this is the first time since the 2018/19 season that a spurs manager has completed a campaign. That in itself is a relief and a monkey off our back.
 

archiewasking

Waiting for silverware..........
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I’m just hoping we draw matches against the Swiss teams in Europa so I can finally watch the lads play live.

@Trix will have my head for saying it again, I think qualifying for Europa is better for us next season. Other than the above, teams are no longer dropping down from UCL. It gives us a better chance of finally landing some silverware. Even if it’s historically a marginal advantage.
Final against Chelsea, anyone???
 
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