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Billysboots

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Potentially, maybe that is part of the long term plan. Not just to get an interim manager in and bin him in the summer, but to bring him in as interim manager now, and then have him as a leading coach (like McClaren to Fergie sort of thing) or director of football. Hard to tell with United. I wonder who they interviewed.
The suggestion I have heard is that his role beyond next summer formed part of the discussions. We have been crying out for a football man further up the chain for years, and this fella certainly ticks the box.

A huge stride in the right direction for me.
 

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The suggestion I have heard is that his role beyond next summer formed part of the discussions. We have been crying out for a football man further up the chain for years, and this fella certainly ticks the box.

A huge stride in the right direction for me.
Just been watching a couple of interviews with him. He certainly sounds impressive, I'll give him that. I could never imagine Ole talking about football tactics in such a detailed, articulate manner.
 
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I could never imagine Olé talking about tactics full stop!
He gave a great talk on tactics the other day. He said "I like the green ones as they are a mild mint, but not the white ones as they're too strong. I also like the orange ones. I haven't tried the cola ones yet. Oh sorry, I thought you said tic tacs".
 
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It's an interesting discussion.... I wonder what early thoughts on Conte are. Normally a new manager gets a reaction.... Seems not so much this time.
Meh, our squad players are mostly duffers which is part of the problem. Dele, can't be bothered, Ndombele, can't be bothered, Gil, looks lightweight, Sanchez, Sunday League player, Doherty, a pale shadow of the player at Wolves, Sessegnon, finally gets a chance and gets himself sent off. What can you really say? It's been clear for a while an overhaul is needed.
I like Conte, but thought they were terrible at the weekend even though they won.
We improved immeasurably in the second half though, so the manager clearly had an impact. Nuno didn't manage that and neither did José by the end. It's still not great but you can't expect miracles until we've at least made it to the next window, see if he can do a bit of a reshuffle.

(Disclaimer: I didn't bother watching tonight's game anyway so I can't comment on the specifics of that.)
 
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Meh, our squad players are mostly duffers which is part of the problem. Dele, can't be bothered, Ndombele, can't be bothered, Gil, looks lightweight, Sanchez, Sunday League player, Doherty, a pale shadow of the player at Wolves, Sessegnon, finally gets a chance and gets himself sent off. What can you really say? It's been clear for a while an overhaul is needed.

We improved immeasurably in the second half though, so the manager clearly had an impact. Nuno didn't manage that and neither did José by the end. It's still not great but you can't expect miracles until we've at least made it to the next window, see if he can do a bit of a reshuffle.

(Disclaimer: I didn't bother watching tonight's game anyway so I can't comment on the specifics of that.)
Since you missed it here is a flavour of the game from the BBC report….

“Kane gave a glimpse of that famed predatory instinct with his well-taken chipped equaliser. But for the rest of the time he was a lumbering shell of his former self, full of poor touches and fluffed shots.”

😳😂
 
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Meh, our squad players are mostly duffers which is part of the problem. Dele, can't be bothered, Ndombele, can't be bothered, Gil, looks lightweight, Sanchez, Sunday League player, Doherty, a pale shadow of the player at Wolves, Sessegnon, finally gets a chance and gets himself sent off. What can you really say? It's been clear for a while an overhaul is needed.

We improved immeasurably in the second half though, so the manager clearly had an impact. Nuno didn't manage that and neither did José by the end. It's still not great but you can't expect miracles until we've at least made it to the next window, see if he can do a bit of a reshuffle.

(Disclaimer: I didn't bother watching tonight's game anyway so I can't comment on the specifics of that.)
I wonder if Sessignon regrets leaving Fulham so early? He would have got PL experience last season and continued to build his reputation the season before in the promotion campaign. Hardly been on the pitch at Spurs and another very good player that is still young but now stagnating.
 

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You forgot to mention that they have a prat for a chairman called Daniel Levy
Bit surprised you say that about Levy, he has overseen the building of the best stadium in Europe.

A astute businessman who has tried to keep a cap on the ridiculous wages that other clubs pay, downside of that is he didn’t invest when we were doing well under Poch, but was restricted that time with the plans for the new ground , but he has made mistakes in the past

As for last nights results it’s clear Conte will have to have a clear out of the a lot of the squad players.

I’m more positive now we have Conte he’s not going to stand for the substandard play from a lot of players.

It won’t be surprising to Spurs fans who will be going hopefully in January, and it’s going to be interesting to see the type of players he brings in

It’s going to take time
 
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