The Mauricio Pochettino thread

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John48

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How is KWP supposed to gain consistency if he's never given a chance or the odd game here and there.
I agree, I thought he started the season well & the injury came at a bad time for him, but he's a better football than either Sissoko or Aurier & deserves to get a chance.
 

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How is KWP supposed to gain consistency if he's never given a chance or the odd game here and there.
Why not KWP? How else is he supposed to improve and build up form/consistency?
We are in the middle of a bad trot but even if we weren't we are wanting to challenge for CL places. So you can't be giving youngsters a run of games and expect to be challenging unless the youngster is very quickly showing himself as an exceptional player. I don't believe KWP has shown he is an exceptional player. Where Poch perhaps has gone wrong with KWP is not sending him out on loan so he can play and get experience.
 

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He's made far less mistakes than the supposedly experienced Aurier yet he's getting chances over him. I don't remember KWP having a shocker, yes he's had good and average games but I don't remember walking away from seeing him play and thinking he was out of his depth. All I've ever thought about him is that he'll get more confident and better if we give him a run of games.
For me KWP isn't imposing enough, doesn't really do enough going forward or going backwards, at least Aurier has a bit more about him in that regard but it's a toss up between the two out of who you'd prefer. Regardless Sissoko is our best option at the moment - he's played at RB a couple of times before and done well, at least we know he'll be disciplined and tough to get past.
 

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Winks and Dier
Lamela ndombele son
Kane

You don't think Winks and Dier may work?
Winks should not be near the XI. He’s been on borrowed time in the team for so long and has been very, very poor of late. Ndombele should be in the 2 next to Dier.
 

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Isn't he injured? Just asking. Maybe not fully match fit?!.
He's been back in training for over two weeks now. Was on the bench against colchester. Unfortunately we've no easy games to help ease him back in so he has to start somewhere.

Also in the Argentina squad for upcoming games.
 

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Why not KWP? How else is he supposed to improve and build up form/consistency?

With our current situation it makes sense to play someone solid and reliable, our team cant find any consistency as a whole so I'm not sure how KWP would benefit stepping in.
 

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The players "running down" their contract all played against Southampton and gave it their all, and have done in every match this season.
Sounds like what Harry Kane would say.
I recall him declaring our title credentials after the first game against Aston Villa.

But is that the reality, if you only have 6 months contract left, do you really want to get a serious injury and risk your big pay day?
 

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And as rash as Aurier. The 2 of them are walking red cards.
I wouldn't say Foyth is a walking red card, but he does have a worrying habit of letting players get goal side of him and then panicking. He does have talent though and to be fair is a lot younger than Aurier who should be in his peak years by now.

Regardless, I don't think a serious team challenging for trophies should be having experiments in key positions in their team.
 

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We could do a lot worse then reappointing Aitch until the end of the season if Poch goes. At least he’d put a smile back on the players faces and make them believe they are superstars again.
I think enough of you know my position on Harry Redknapp, but in all honesty I couldn't agree more.
 

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Good press conference from Mopo imo.
I actually don't mind sissoko at RB
I personally think he does a better job that Aurier and Sanchez. As for KWP, he is not consistent imo.
It's actually the midfield that concerns me.
Here's hoping for a better tactic and team selection
Our best right back is Sissoko.
Our best left back is Jan.
If we could just find a DM from somewhere I think we'd be fine.
 

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Ah yes the grass isnt always greener thing. No it is not. But cant it be the case that ENIC has run its course and cant/arent willing to do what is required to take us to the next level?
Like building one of the best stadiums in the world so that we can double our match day income which will help us to pay higher wages and transfer fees. And like spending over £100M on transfers in the summer? Things like that?
 

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Like building one of the best stadiums in the world so that we can double our match day income which will help us to pay higher wages and transfer fees. And like spending over £100M on transfers in the summer? Things like that?
Dude, you should just stop biting - I'm not sure how but Hank actually gains super powers from people responding to his anti-Levy drivel.
 

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Our best right back is Sissoko.
Our best left back is Jan.
If we could just find a DM from somewhere I think we'd be fine.
Totally agree. I’d love to see this team.

Lloris
Sissoko Toby Sanchez Verts
Ndombele Dier LoCelso
Son Kane Moura​
 

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Dude, you should just stop biting - I'm not sure how but Hank actually gains super powers from people responding to his anti-Levy drivel.
I like Yankspurs as a poster and I don't really care if people like the owners or not, they're entitled to their views, but to just ignore that they've just built a £1B stadium is crazy.
 
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