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06 May 2021 17:26:51
Mouriho, is looking to take Lamela and Moura to Roma.

Please, please.

No wonder he got sacked.

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26 Jan 2021 18:20:22
I see the PSG Deli Ali deal is not with an option to buy.

I wonder if that’s because Levy wants to see how Jose finishes this season.

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30 Nov 2020 12:50:27
Not sure on this one. But I have quite a few mates who are season ticket holders, Of which one of their daughters works at Spurs, Apparently Erikson has agreed to join Arsenal in Jan 2021,

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1.) 01 Dec 2020 18:35:54
If this happens I'll run naked down the Seven Sisters all the way to Peckham. Ain't happening.


 

 

29 Sep 2020 15:17:48
No sure how true this is.

Ali ~ seems to have been left out of tonight's squad.
Surely that can only mean he's on his way out of Spurs.

Ed's ~ Do you have any updates on Ali.

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{Ed002's Note - Obviously players being left out of a match day squad doesn't mean they are leaving. Regardless, as I explained 10 days ago PSG representatives were in a meeting with another club and a representative for Dele Alli has asked if they would be interested. But like Inter, they would only be interested in a loan I would think.}


 

 

27 Dec 2019 11:42:36
Does anyone or the Ed’s know if we’re looking to strengthen in the Jan transfer window?

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{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer questions related to the timings of transfers but I can tell you where I know of interest:
Andre Onana (G) if Lloris were to leave in the summer then expect Spurs to be one of the clubs looking to Onana.
Elseid Hysaj (RB) No approach to Napoli yet but JM is asware of a need to look at the FB situation with Danny Rose and Serge Aurier not required - although Ryan Sessegnon could be used as a LWB.
Kalidou Koulibaly (CB) a favourite of Mr Mourinho and he wants Spurs to commit the money for him but Napoli will start with a price circa €120M.
Denis Zakaria (DM) BM will sell in January but Spurs and Bayern Munich baulked at the €60M asking price - other clubs (Borussia Dortmund - as a Weigl replacement; Manchester United - but only if they get a decent coach; and Inter Milan who won't be able to commit to the price and want Matic instead) have been looking at him.
Eduardo Camavinga (DM/CM) if the player continues his good performances Rennes will look for a summer auction. Serious approaches for Camavinga have been made by Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs, with interest also being shown by Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Genk. A move to England for the kiddie is less likely than a move to Spain because of Work Permit issues. He is a long way from first team material if he steps up in the summer.
Boubakary Soumare (DM/CM) - have spoken with Lille but want the €60M asking price reduced.
Carles Alena (CM) Barcelona do not want the player to be loaned to Spurs and will likely loan him to Real Betis - strike him from the list.
James Maddison (CM/AM) Unlikely and interest may have left with MP - perhaps MP will return to Maddison when he has a new job.
Bruno Fernandes (AM) alternate to HZ.
Hakim Ziyech (AM/W) if Christian Eriksen leaves - but very significant baggage.
Gareth Bale (RW/LW/F) do not be surprised to see Real MAdrid try and use Gareth Bale in a deal for Ericksen or Pogba.
Everton Soares (LW/AM) Lots of clubs have been looking at Everton Soares but none are interested at the Gremio asking price of €120M nor the for sale price of around €80M. I would not hold your breath at all. Over hyped with an agent happy to let a third party hawk him around to clubs who are open to the slightly odder arrangements.}


 

 

 

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23 Apr 2021 11:06:44
Is this week getting better.

Hopefully Lamela will be the next one out the door. 😀.

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21 Apr 2021 09:42:31
Mourinho: The Inside Story

"It was half-time at the Etihad Stadium on February 13. Tottenham were 1-0 down to Manchester City but had barely been in the game at all. No shots on target, no corners, 35.9 per cent possession.

Jose Mourinho walked in and was unusually positive, telling the players they were doing well and to keep it up. Some of the senior players in the dressing room were shocked that such a passive, negative approach could be right for this club. “You really think this is good? " remarked one. Tottenham did nothing in the second half and lost the game 3-0.

As the reality of Mourinho’s methods became apparent, it did not take long for the Tottenham players to pine for the days of Pochettino. The players found themselves relying on the same attacking moves he had taught them, long after he’d left the club.

Under the Argentinean, the team had a clear philosophy of play which they would work on perfecting every day. Under Mourinho, that went out of the window. His approach was to tailor different tactics to every single opponent, designed to exploit their own distinct weaknesses. Players remarked that as they got closer to every match, the atmosphere was increasingly marked by fear of what might go wrong. Spurs were so fixated on what the opposition might do, they forgot to focus on their own game.

It did not take the Tottenham players to grow bored of Mourinho’s training sessions. They felt weighed down by the defensive focus, the hours spent working on how to defend throw-ins before facing Liverpool, and frustrated by the lack of attention to their own game. For years, Spurs teams of all levels had focused on building up from the back and passing the ball, but for Mourinho that was all forgotten.

“He has sucked the culture out of the club, " said one dressing-room source, “and destroyed what Spurs have stood for for years. "

The players were also struck by the lack of intensity in their training programme. Working under Pochettino was extremely hard, and the players would complain about the number of double sessions, and the lack of days off, as Pochettino and his staff got the team fit enough to play his aggressive, pressing football. But that same group of players then felt the opposite was true under Mourinho — that they were not being worked hard enough. They felt as if almost every session was either recovery from one match or tactical preparation for the next one, which made it especially difficult for the players who were not in the team to find any rhythm.

When they got what they felt was a harder week of training before the FA Cup visit to Wycombe Wanderers in January, the players were even relieved to have been worked hard. They would even joke among themselves that training at this intensity could prolong their careers.

Sacramento was meant to provide an update to Mourinho’s methods and a link to the players at Spurs. But in reality, he proved just as unpopular as Mourinho. Multiple sources report that the players struggled to connect with him, saying he lacked the emotional intelligence to deal with a squad of established Premier League stars. Rival coaches also picked up on Sacramento’s lack of experience, especially in comparison to Faria, with one even remarking to The Athletic how little authority he seemed to have on the touchline, barking tactical instructions to uninterested players.

The players felt, as the season wore on, that whatever went wrong they would be blamed for it, and that Mourinho was happy to throw them under the bus. Ahead of the line-up being announced for the game against Manchester United recently, one club source remarked, “I wonder which lambs will be sent out to slaughter this week. "

“Four or five players absolutely hate him, four or five like him, four or five just aren’t arsed, " said another club source earlier this month. “He just splits the camp, because of what he says and how he says it. "

Tottenham knew how much damage Mourinho was doing through his comments. Staff had been left embarrassed by how he would talk to the squad. Players such as Doherty had found their confidence shattered by the way the manager would criticise them. And while the club had told Mourinho to stop hammering the players after games, it did not always make a difference.

By this point, Mourinho had few allies left at Tottenham. Not only had he fallen out with the players but, according to multiple sources, many colleagues had been put off by his negative mood and demeanour. More than one source drew a contrast between the approach of Pochettino, who tried to create an inclusive environment and Mourinho, who essentially retreated into his bunker in the final months.

As results turned against him, Mourinho found almost no one was left on his side. “You always know what you’re going to get with Mourinho, " said one former colleague. “But it is still very unpleasant when you do get it. "

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{Ed001's Note - could you please credit the publication you got this from DR. I don't want to steal someone else's work mate. Someone has put a lot of work into producing this, only fair for them to get their due credit.}


1.) 21 Apr 2021 11:23:47
100% Ed001 totally agree mate.

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19 Apr 2021 10:41:34
Daniel must have read my post.

Jose is gone.

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1.) 19 Apr 2021 11:46:03
Strange timing, but I for one am glad to see the back of him. Was never the right choice for us, with his outdated methods and poor man management.


2.) 19 Apr 2021 13:09:43
Agreed Yellow mate. The timing is strange. But he had to go.

Maybe Levy didn't like the Pogba comments from Jose the other day.
What did he say, "I don't care what Paul says".

Perhaps that the problem. He won't listen to players.
I'm sure it will all come to light in the coming days, when players speak out, I should think Deli will have something to say.


3.) 19 Apr 2021 13:26:42
I think hearing what players that have performed have to say will be interesting. Toby for example, very strange management of late. The constant chopping and changing the back line can’t possibly have helped the performances.

The likes of Dele, Bale, Rodon and Ndombele have certainly raised man management questions.


4.) 19 Apr 2021 13:31:04
it had to happen, we need to take our time and get a manager that plays football the spurs way, this is all about next season now. you could see the players were not happy and being publicly humiliated by him what did he expect.


5.) 19 Apr 2021 21:14:13
As an Arsenal fan I'm sad he is gone.
As a football fan I'm happy he is gone.
Unfortunately both of our teams might be gone.


 

 

29 Mar 2021 16:16:40
So, It would seem.!

Harry Kane will be on his way in the summer.
Who can actually blame him.

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1.) 29 Mar 2021 19:48:40
Can't blame him I think spurs will take a few years to rebuild at which time big Harry will be to old
I really hope you win league Cup sick of City winning it and like to see spurs lift a trophy for harry
Then hell go to Utd I think.


 

 

13 Feb 2021 20:54:33
The only teams Tottenham have beaten in the Premier League from mid-December onwards are the current bottom two and promoted Leeds. Imagine if Jose Mourinho wasn’t a born winner.

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17 Oct 2020 14:25:29
We seem to have a good squad now with competition for places all over the pitch . Let’s just hope we can stay relatively injury free.

I’m still not convinced with Dier at CB. Maybe try Ben Davies as left side of the 3 CB’s. To your point Chalkie you’re right I think a top quality CB should be our next point of call.

I just hope we get 3 points tomorrow, a clean sheet would be nice.

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13 Sep 2020 13:30:33
I thought it was Mourinho who got rid of Sturridge at Chelsea. I maybe wrong.

I’d like to see a bid for Danny Ings. Maybe try and fit him and Kane together in the same line up. He wouldn’t want to be a bit part player.

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26 Jan 2020 12:19:20
There’s a lot of noise about this today raver. surely spurs won’t get Bale back. or will they.?

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08 Oct 2019 17:31:12
Most of these players are on a lot more money than their previous clubs.

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08 Aug 2019 12:39:55
Not happening now Ellis.
Hopefully Le Celso, Sessegnon, and Fernandes by 5pm.

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26 Apr 2021 15:29:47
5-0 Swansea v Bradford.

You plum.

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26 Apr 2021 08:38:48
They need a clear out mwheels that’s for sure.
Dier, winks, aurier, Le celso, sissoko moura Sanchez. Lamela. I’d still move Ali on as well. Not convinced with Bergwin either. Does nothing. I also tend to agree Reguilon started off ok. But maybe the premier league is too much for him. Bale can also jog on. Pi55 taker that boy.

I’ve never said this before, but after last week’s fiasco I think it’s time Daniel Levy and Lewis sold up and moved on.

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21 Apr 2021 11:23:47
100% Ed001 totally agree mate.

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19 Apr 2021 13:09:43
Agreed Yellow mate. The timing is strange. But he had to go.

Maybe Levy didn't like the Pogba comments from Jose the other day.
What did he say, "I don't care what Paul says".

Perhaps that the problem. He won't listen to players.
I'm sure it will all come to light in the coming days, when players speak out, I should think Deli will have something to say.

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19 Apr 2021 12:19:03
It was on the cards Mgm. He's taken the club backwards.

That being said, There's a lot a players that have under performed for what ever reason that it. It can only be Jose's tactics.

However - We still need some big investment into the 1st team. we also need to ship out quite a few. Lamela, Le Celso, Sanchez, Loris, Aurier, Winks, Dier. to name a few.

Jose's issue is that he's to suborned and need to move with the times. He won trophies, we know that, However that's history.

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