Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

How do you feel about Mourinho appointment

  • Excited - silverware here we come baby

    Votes: 625 58.2%
  • Meh - will give him a chance and hope he is successful

    Votes: 388 36.1%
  • Horrified - praying for the day he'll fuck off

    Votes: 61 5.7%

  • Total voters
    1,074

aliyid

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2004
Messages
3,904
Ahhhhh you've got to love the current media climate. I saw somebody on twitter (alarm bells) saying how these things must be true as they're being reported by so many media outlets (all of who referenced the Sun as their source).

The truth no longer matters as you just need to throw a bit of dirt and it bounces off everything. Repeat a lie enough times and people start believing it to be true.

It's like the whole Jan & Eriksen's wife story from a few months ago. Madness... :banghead:
 

ikky

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2006
Messages
5,874
If this story is supposedly true from disgruntled players, all Jose has to do is tell them what he has won and ask them what they have won. Cased closed, get with the programme or get the fuck out.
 
Last edited:

Ionman34

SC Supporter
Joined
Jun 1, 2011
Messages
5,947
So now there trying to run another guy out of town? I really just dislike these players. At what point do these guys look in the mirror and realize they are the problem? Sack the whole lot.
You’d have to be particularly dumb to take anything that toilet rag says as gospel. As you’re a septic I’ll give you a pass here.

Just this once mind.
 

Danny1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2006
Messages
3,259
If this story is supposedly true from disgruntled players, all Jose has to do is tell them what’s he has won and ask them what they have won. Cased closed, get with the programme or get the fuck out.
I know this has an element of jest to it but you are spot on. Jose is a winner, even his “shit” Utd side won a trophy and finished second in the table.

The man knows what it takes to win, be that ugly or other, let’s give the guy time and get rid of those players who want to play for someone else.
 

fishhhandaricecake

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2018
Messages
1,631
Look, I’m all for giving Jose time as he’s not had a pre season and we clearly need some player upgrades due to injuries etc but fuck me we are hard to watch under Jose, I can see signs that we’re becoming more solid but I just don’t understand our plan of how to attack and it’s so boring not trying to dominate the ball.

I’ll stick with it but as others have said it’s making wanting to go to the games less and less appealing unfortunately as it’s turgid and so very hard to watch. We didn’t deserve to win that, at home against the team who are bottom of the league, not good.
 

Yiddo100

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2019
Messages
2,445
Look, I’m all for giving Jose time as he’s not had a pre season and we clearly need some player upgrades due to injuries etc but fuck me we are hard to watch under Jose, I can see signs that we’re becoming more solid but I just don’t understand our plan of how to attack and it’s so boring not trying to dominate the ball.

I’ll stick with it but as others have said it’s making wanting to go to the games less and less appealing unfortunately as it’s turgid and so very hard to watch. We didn’t deserve to win that, at home against the team who are bottom of the league, not good.
Like you said we didn’t deserve to win that, but we did and that’s the only thing that matters
 

ajspurs

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2007
Messages
15,485
Look, I’m all for giving Jose time as he’s not had a pre season and we clearly need some player upgrades due to injuries etc but fuck me we are hard to watch under Jose, I can see signs that we’re becoming more solid but I just don’t understand our plan of how to attack and it’s so boring not trying to dominate the ball.

I’ll stick with it but as others have said it’s making wanting to go to the games less and less appealing unfortunately as it’s turgid and so very hard to watch. We didn’t deserve to win that, at home against the team who are bottom of the league, not good.
It doesn't look great but it's really not that different to how Poch had us playing towards the end of his reign. I think we have to remember that this group of players have been playing poorly for a long time now and have steadily gotten worse and worse. Mourinho is trying slightly other means of playing to at least get something out of them. It may have been ugly but we may very well have lost that under Poch with how we were.
 

fecka

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2013
Messages
874
Look, I’m all for giving Jose time as he’s not had a pre season and we clearly need some player upgrades due to injuries etc but fuck me we are hard to watch under Jose, I can see signs that we’re becoming more solid but I just don’t understand our plan of how to attack and it’s so boring not trying to dominate the ball.

I’ll stick with it but as others have said it’s making wanting to go to the games less and less appealing unfortunately as it’s turgid and so very hard to watch. We didn’t deserve to win that, at home against the team who are bottom of the league, not good.
I honestly thought we were way worse under Poch for the last 18 months of his tenure. At least there is some fight and trying right now. Poch was dreadful, sideways football with a lucky hoofball at the end of it.
 

Metalhead

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2013
Messages
14,664
Look, I’m all for giving Jose time as he’s not had a pre season and we clearly need some player upgrades due to injuries etc but fuck me we are hard to watch under Jose, I can see signs that we’re becoming more solid but I just don’t understand our plan of how to attack and it’s so boring not trying to dominate the ball.

I’ll stick with it but as others have said it’s making wanting to go to the games less and less appealing unfortunately as it’s turgid and so very hard to watch. We didn’t deserve to win that, at home against the team who are bottom of the league, not good.
Bottom line - he deserves a preseason and proper backing in the summer window. It's so obvious to everyone that this squad isn't good enough. There are some good prospects - we know who they are - but a team failing so badly under Poch was never going to suddenly turn around and look world beaters.
 

Joeyboey

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2011
Messages
1,798
Jose being not so subtle. Like it!

"When Chelsea want to win they bring on Michy Batshuayi. When Manchester City want to change Gabriel Jesus they bring in Sergio Aguero.”
 

Snarfalicious

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2012
Messages
11,446
I think his next archaic training tactic should be putting this squad through a Hunger Games. Something to get them to show some real fight again. I offer Danny Rose as tribute.
 

Dillspur

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 18, 2004
Messages
2,609
Look, I’m all for giving Jose time as he’s not had a pre season and we clearly need some player upgrades due to injuries etc but fuck me we are hard to watch under Jose, I can see signs that we’re becoming more solid but I just don’t understand our plan of how to attack and it’s so boring not trying to dominate the ball.

I’ll stick with it but as others have said it’s making wanting to go to the games less and less appealing unfortunately as it’s turgid and so very hard to watch. We didn’t deserve to win that, at home against the team who are bottom of the league, not good.

I actually thought we were pretty slick with our passing and movement in the first 25-30 minutes against Watford and again against Norwich in the first half. We just can't seem to put in a 90 minute performance and as much as Moura tries (and I think he's really working hard) he's just not the striker Jose usually has.
 

fishhhandaricecake

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2018
Messages
1,631
It doesn't look great but it's really not that different to how Poch had us playing towards the end of his reign. I think we have to remember that this group of players have been playing poorly for a long time now and have steadily gotten worse and worse. Mourinho is trying slightly other means of playing to at least get something out of them. It may have been ugly but we may very well have lost that under Poch with how we were.
I agree mate and Jose has a knack of getting us over the line, I suppose with his style of play a big man up top is pretty essential so for us to not have any strikers on the books available right now is making our attacking play quite hard to watch as it’s not suited to how Jose wants to play.

agree with all your points mate and I’m still optimistic it’s just very hard to watch recently. So so glad we got the win, if we’d lost that the knives would’ve been out.
 

fishhhandaricecake

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2018
Messages
1,631
I honestly thought we were way worse under Poch for the last 18 months of his tenure. At least there is some fight and trying right now. Poch was dreadful, sideways football with a lucky hoofball at the end of it.
Yep agree mate and sessengon aside we can say that we’re starting to cut out the individual errors and the effort is there, I don’t shit myself everytime the opposition gets a set piece now either so some positives for sure it’s just going forward it’s hard to watch but perhaps not having a striker is a big part of this as with poch we did ok with no target man just passing it side to side all game but with Jose’s style of play a target man is pretty much essential and then there are attacking runners off him.
 

fishhhandaricecake

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2018
Messages
1,631
Bottom line - he deserves a preseason and proper backing in the summer window. It's so obvious to everyone that this squad isn't good enough. There are some good prospects - we know who they are - but a team failing so badly under Poch was never going to suddenly turn around and look world beaters.
Spot on mate.
 
Top