3 HUGE moves for Arsenal in a single day

by & filed under News Review.

Well, well, well… what a fine day yesterday was for the Gooner faithful, finally a bit of good news for us.

Firstly, the big one.

Bulletin 1

SPURS SACKED POCH

I can’t believe they actually pulled the trigger. Their most successful manager since George Graham (lolz), fresh off the back of a Champions League final, was booted out at the end of an international week.

What a fall from grace. In front of the Amazon documentary filmmakers, what a coup for them, right?!

I’m still not quite sure to make of it. Something very bad has gone wrong for Spurs since before the Champions League final. I would suspect there are probably a few things at play.

  1. Tight board: Daniel Levy is a shrewd operator, but let’s be fair to Poch, he’s been incredibly frustrating to the progress of the squad. He’s always given the manager just enough to survive. His big bet was the stadium, so he just wasted a very good set of players by hoping to get by for the last 5 years. That must have left a bad taste in the mouth of the manager who I am sure wanted to push on a little harder.
  2. Fumes: One of the greatest feats of Poch’s tenure has been his ability to keep his best players earning a pittance. Spurs wage bill has sat below £150m for a long time. The manager has kept players happy by selling them the dream of winning, together. They’re all now in their late twenties, there’s no trophy to show for their sacrifice, now the cracks are showing. I would expect a major exodus is coming and the manager knows it.
  3. Boredom: When Klopp exited Dortmund, he said that after a while, the players get bored of him and he got bored of them. I think boredom or frustration sets in when the dream you keep promising never gets any closer. It’s been notable this season that the players don’t look like they’re firing on all cylinders and to be honest, the manager also looks like he’s done with the club.
  4. Ambition: Poch made a real point about being promoted to manager and not feeling like he was one. He even switched out of a suit into his training gear to make that point. When the manager is beefing with the CEO, that filters down to the players. The same thing happened to Conte when he fell out over transfer dealings the summer after he’d won the league. Managers are artists like players, if they don’t feel settled, it can really impact performance. Poch has put up with a lot of shit from Daniel Levy, in the end, when you know your ambitions cannot be fulfilled, why bother?

So in short, the perfect storm of mess.

Bulletin 2

LUIS ENRIQUE TOOK THE SPAIN JOB AGAIN

I pondered whether the rumours about Luis Enrique were generated by Arsenal, or by the Spaniard’s team. Turns out they must have been from his team, likely desperate to escape the general boredom and lack of prestige associated with being an international hack.

He was a nightmare in waiting. Brash with the media, heavily driven by the pound note, and basically a more glam version of Emery. Dodged bullet there. I really didn’t fancy a manager who was so awful, Barca fans hated him even after he won the treble. I would also dearly love it if we could move away from hiring Raul’s mates.

Bulletin 3

JOSE MOURINHO WAS LOCKED IN TALKS WITH SPURS LAST NIGHT

Now, this might be a good short term hire for Spurs, I am not denying it. Spurs have a very good squad of players that were in the Champions League final. That is the greatest competition in the world, they are primed for top 4, even from where they sit right now.

But hear me out… the idea that Daniel Levy is looking at bringing in Mourinho to a club that has contract rebels, low spirit, youth they hope to promote, and a pitiful amount of money in the bank is simply delicious.

My gut senses that Daniel Levy has been made to look shrewd by a world-class coach. I think he actually has rough judgement. He’s likely looking at the table with desperate eyes knowing that without top 4, he’s fucked. The most enticing person in the world when you are gunning for top 4 is Mourinho. He makes sense on paper, but you KNOW where this is going.

I do not believe in the rebirth of Jose Mourinho for a second, but it looks like we’re about to find out.

Regardless of how he does at Spurs, I wouldn’t have him at Arsenal for a second.

… but I would take Pochettino. I think the consensus amongst Arsenal fans is that we’d all 100% see him as an upgrade on what we have, and oddly, he seems to be the least hated of all their managers over the past 20 years. If we had David Dein at Arsenal now, he’d strike for him without a doubt. He’s literally perfect for our situation.

  • Can work on a less than elite transfer budget
  • Has built an elite culture at Spurs, players loved him, proved out by their insane loyalty to him over greater riches
  • Has a track record of building teams. Spurs has consistently delivered performances and consistency beyond the sum of their parts.
  • Lives in London
  • Can speak English
  • Knows the league
  • Knows how to train a disciplined press
  • Has sauce
  • Has great hair

I mean, it really is a no brainer. The only question I have about him is whether he’s a diehard Spurs person. I mean, George Graham moved to the enemy, he was way more Arsenal than Poch is Spurs. I guess it depends on how brutal the sacking was and whether he wants to avenge it. Really hoping Levy did it by text or had Tim Sherwood do it.

Would be a savagely good appointment regardless.

Right, that’s me DONE. Off to bask in a wonderful set of events right now. x

iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

699 Responses to “3 HUGE moves for Arsenal in a single day”

Jump to comment form ↓

  1. DigitalBob

    Good, can’t wait to see Spurs crash and burn!

    Long term its a terrible move, short term it sort of makes sense.

    Poch didn’t deserve that, he got them to a champions league final only a few months ago!!

    He’s not coming to us though Pedro so forget about that one.

  2. TitsMcGee

    I’d take Poch in a second. The guy took SPURS of all clubs to the UCL final. I don’t think he’s Klopp but when have we gone to the UCL final? 2006?

  3. Stepanov_wehave_form

    I detest Maureen. However now is the time we make the move for the West Londoner that is Allegri. We cant wait. As Maureen will get an immediate bounce out of them lot up the road.

    We have to accept as a fan base that loyalty is dead. We need an Elite coach. Not just a “Good” one. Levy recognised this. Yes we hate the man, however his record does seep Elite.

  4. Gentlebris

    You all have been bitching on Twitter against Jose Mourinho and you, as a result, force Raul to back off from Jose. Now you all got what you wanted and I hope you can live with it and never look across the street in envy.

    Jose will do everything I promised he would do and more……but now for the enemies.

    Pedro, this is more on you than others, with your constant whining and snitching about Jose.

    You all hate Jose ugh? You will even hate him more now, as long as Jose is over there you can forget finishing above Spuds, unless of course we get Poch inside of here at once.

  5. Vintage Gun

    Mourinho also had me in stitches talking about his “excitement” for their academy!! Really Jose?I would describe his behavior regarding young players as “Unbecoming”

  6. CG

    Those who Dither Die.

    PedRo ‘s post*- on spec on time .No Dithering.
    Spainish FA. Appoint Enrique. No Dithering.
    Spurs. Sack Poch.Appoint Jose. No Dithering.
    Rambo 2 goals in a big game last night.No
    Dithering.

    Arsenal still have their Clown.
    Zombie club.

  7. Gentlebris

    ‘Poch fan Gentlebris?’

    Poch is a winner trying to win with losers. Levy has always operated with loser’s mentality. Poch took over a shit Spuds’ team, spent no major money, took them to the CL multiple times in a row and ended the CL adventure with a final they reached by going through a CL desperate Pep and City.

    A winner, and yes I love his work.

  8. Gentlebris

    ‘If Poch is true to his word then Arsenal and Barca are the two clubs he’ll never manage.’

    Nonsense.

    If Raul and Edu go on Poch’s case, say the right things, explain to him a project he can trust and them convince him we want to win, Poch comes in 100%.

    The only reason Poch might not consider us is because he would not be attracted by a gig where he can’t win something major within the first 2 years as his next gig. But if we can convince him we want to win, he will prefer to stay in the EPL, in London and just across the street to give it back to those noisy fuckers for doing him like this.

  9. CG

    Levy + Jose = Winning and exciting combination and potential Dream Team

    Raul + Clown =Dull,cronyism and ultimately AFC Demise.

    Truth Hurts.

  10. Receding Hairline

    “If Raul and Edu go on Poch’s case, say the right things, explain to him a project he can trust and them convince him we want to win, Poch comes in 100%.”

    If we want to win we should not be talking to Pochettino because he has won nothing

    “The only reason Poch might not consider us is because he would not be attracted by a gig where he can’t win something major within the first 2 years as his next gig. ”

    He was sacked by a team you just referred to as losers now he is the one who should be convinced others want to win? You have said some bizarre things on here but you are outdoing yourself this morning

    Mauricio Pochettino has been managing for 10 years and has won nothing yet he is a winner and clubs have to convince him they are winners too…priceless

  11. CG

    Say what you like about Levy.

    He is Bold.
    He is Bulldozing Spurs back into the top 4 reckoning.
    Maybe they will even get the CL trophy this year.

    Arsenal will rue the day- they let a refreshed London based Jose – slip through their yellow fingers.

    Levy has completely out flanked his AFC counterparts.

  12. Park Chu-Young's left testicle

    Pedro declaring his love for Pochettino when the ink on his Arteta tattoo hasn’t even dried yet.

  13. Receding Hairline

    On talkSPORT, he said of Pochettino: “You think the Arsenal fans wouldn’t love him there?

    “You go in and start winning football matches, they could take Saddam Hussein in there, they don’t give a monkeys do they.

    “If you start winning every week they’ll be signing ‘there’s only one Saddam’.”

    Ouch

    that was insensitive from Redknapp but then again he isn’t far from the truth. We seem so desperate to just win a few games we can take anyone as coach. Not the best way to run a football club.

    A man has taken only 25 points out of his last 24 league games (a whopping 47 points dropped in the process) but every excuse under the sun has been made for him by some on here

  14. Rambo Ramsey

    “I think the consensus amongst Arsenal fans is that we’d all 100% see him as an upgrade on what we have”

    Nonsense

    Speak for yourself, Mr.Woods

  15. Ishola70

    Oh get off your high horse Receding.

    You always talk as if Arsenal are on a pedestal when they are not.

    You were doing the same thing with Wenger before it became obviously clear to even the most simpleton Arsenal fan that his time was over.

    People are not interested that Poch has not won a tin pot. What they might be interested in is that he has built a squad there that is better than Arsenal’s and he had moments at Spurs that have surpassed what Arsenal have done for many a year now and yes reaching a CL final is surpassing whatever Arsenal have done for years now.

    What is clear is that Poch lost the Spurs dressing room ultimately but this can happen to a manager even the good ones.

    As another poster noted Poch leaves Spurs overall in a much better situation than when he arrived there.

  16. David Smith

    Wonder how Tottenhams fans feel about the fact that their new manager and his PR team have spent the last few weeks desperate to join us?
    For all this clubs faults, and the frustrations with this seasons manager, very wise to stay well away from JM, yesterdays man, an expensive one at that

  17. Ishola70

    Let’s keep counting tin pots shall we.

    That’s really proved a winner as far as the Emery appointment is concerned at Arsenal hasn’t it.

  18. Poju

    A time at the sideline could have reformed Mou.
    Don’t get caught in the past, every coach learns from the rising of Pool and MCity as much as they learn from the fall of Man U and co.
    This Mou will be better for them and nightmare for Arsenal. Though not a long term coach with his personality.

  19. Ishola70

    Emery was contesting a second tier europa league final a few months ago and getting absolutely whacked in that.

    Poch was contesting the biggest stage competition in the land in the shape of the Champions League final a few months ago and going down narrowly to Liverpool.

    And yet people want us to believe that Poch shouldn’t be touched with a barge pole when we still have Emery doing his stuff at Arsenal.

    Hilarious.

  20. Danny S

    I’ve read Maureen has signed a 4 year deal! Haha

    Jesus, when he does his 2 year crash and burn, it’ll cripple spuds to get rid of him.

  21. Wasi

    Levy going All in or Nothing with Moirinho here.
    He’s desperately to win trophies and who better than a manager with a great track of winning trophies. He was a failure ar United but he still managed to win the EL and also the Fa cup if i remember correctly. Maybe he just wants the club to get that winning mentality in the club. But a 3 and half year contract. It could come back to bite them if Jose tanks. And with a small budget, stadium restraints, unhappy players theres a good possibility that Jose would tank. And everybody knows how an affair with Jose ends. Hope Tottenham turn into a mid table club by the time Jose leaves.

    Also would take Poch in a heartbeat rn. Probably the best and most sauciest out of the job. Though we stand a very small chance of getting him Raul should at least give it a try.

  22. Receding Hairline

    “What is clear is that Poch lost the Spurs dressing room ultimately but this can happen to a manager even the good ones.”

    I thought only managers who struggle to speak English lose the dressing room?

    “You always talk as if Arsenal are on a pedestal when they are not.”

    This has nothing to do with a pedestal but all to do with avoiding a man coming off a run of bad league form that started in February 2019, we are in November!!

    “What they might be interested in is that he has built a squad there that is better than Arsenal’s and he had moments at Spurs that have surpassed what Arsenal have done for many a year now and yes reaching a CL final is surpassing whatever Arsenal have done for years now.”

    Years? You may have to modify that, we reached a champions league final in 2006, that counts as years, boasting a very good defensive record in the final that say up until the final, get over yourself. Pochettino’s Spurs have been on the slide since last year, whatever he built at Spurs does not concern me.

    A winner wins, he hasn’t won

    Guess you are still wanking over Spurs defensive numbers from years ago, that’s what gets you off doesn’t it, the goals against column ….well that was from years ago. Get over it !!

    He is not coming here to recreate whatever “success” happened at Spurs, that’s small time success and Wenger was doing those in his sleep

  23. 71Guns

    According to The Guardian, Maureen has been given ” a contract that will run until the end of the 2022-23 season”. Rather them than us. I think that after a good first half season he’ll crash and burn the club.

    As for Poch, I’d take him in a heartbeat, on the (bizarre?) basis that he’s a very decent coach who’s done a fine job at Spuds with limited resources. But I can’t see it happening. We’ll probably end up with Sam Allardyce…

  24. HighburyLegend

    Can’t wait to hear the likes of Kane, Eriksen, Vertonghen and Co speaking to the press – “we are sorry for Poch” – and hear them dedicate their first win to their ex-coach.
    lol

  25. Danny S

    I’d take poch over emery, but I’d rather neither.

    Pochs style of football is underdog. I think he’d struggle in an elite team or in creating an elite team.

  26. Ishola70

    As most have noted Mourinho can do his stuff in the short term and Poch leaves him a decent enough squad to work with so I’m sure we will get more than enough on here stating what a great appointment he is in the coming months or year.

    But it won’t be the promised land appointment for Spurs. No EPL titles. No CL glory.

    It will be second tier stuff but I suppose that will be good stuff for Spurs.

  27. Sohara

    Pedro I would like to commend you on your post, I agree with all the three points you make, I always enjoy posts, you talk so much sense .

    I would like Poch but he has said he would never go to Barca as he had managed Espanyol but as some of thee others have said who knows in Football?

    Interesting times re managers at the moment

  28. Receding Hairline

    Pochettino moves with a backroom team of three staff, i thought that was one of the stuff Pedro has been preaching against.

    Narratives tend to change on here once the subject is favorably looked upon.

  29. habesha gooner

    same as you Danny. would take him over Emery but I think there is better out there. If top four is the goal for the next 5 seasons it makes sense but to truly dethrone klopp and pep We would need to think outside the box.

  30. Pierre

    Spurs hiring Jose could go either way.

    A little premature to sack Pochettino I would say as it’s his first real blip in 5 years.

    I think he would have turned things around.
    Sometimes games just dont go your way despite dominating them.

    Would be interesting to see if Tottenham’s shots at goal and shots against are as poor as ours this season .

    I have a feeling that Tottenham have far better stats in that area than Arsenal and if that is the case, it would be a matter of time before results improve.

    As for Arsenal, we are probably in a false position in the league table….

  31. David Smith

    Everything I have read about Poch suggests he thinks he needs a break for a while.
    Maybe wrong, but cant see our board going near him even if he was on the market, Emery is their man until May unless he puts the club at risk of relegation., which lewts face it, is not beyond possibility
    The fact that half the first team will want out if Emery stays is secondary
    Still think that IF Emery goes this summer, they will turn to the likes of Arteta or Howe, thats if Arteta is still talking to Raul after the clubs little panic, sorry change of mind during the interviews.
    BTW, that change of mind should haunt Raul for the rest of his days at this club

  32. DigitalBob

    he’s an upgrade from emery for sure, despite his English only being slightly better.

    But his issues are with Levy and the spurs hierarchy not spurs as a club so I can’t see him coming here.

    Glad Jose is off the table as he’s a disaster of a manager(this version of Jose not pre-chelski return Jose).

  33. Pierre

    Had a quick check on Tottenham’s stats for this season and they are not a lot better than ours.

    Their chances created is very low, similar to Arsenal .
    Maybe its to do with the lack of game time for eriksen.

    Maybe it also shows the importance of having that creative, intelligent player in the side who can bring others into play…

  34. Steveyg87

    I wouldn’t write Mo and the spuds off for one second. Levy might actually know what he’s doing after all. 15m per year is a bit steep though, for a man without a job I’m sure they could’ve struck a better deal. Unless if they have Dick Law is in charge of negotiations.

  35. Receding Hairline

    I thought Emery needed a break after PSG and should not have been in contention for the Arsenal job. That fear has been realized now as every little noise from the dressing room is likened to what happened at PSG etc

    Pochettino has been having a hard time at Tottenham since January, to now talk about offering him the Arsenal job off the back of his sacking by Tottenham simply because you are sick of Emery is irresponsible and i for one am glad most of you on here are not responsible for decisions at the club.

    The Emery mistake has been made, do not compound it. Take your time and make an informed decision for the long term later even if it means not making top four this year or even Europa league for that matter

  36. Words on a Blog

    It’s now clear that Mourinho WAS having dinner with Raul.

    The leak of that information was by his camp – in order to put pressure on Levy (who was also “having dinner with”) into giving him a better offer.

    According to the Daily Heil, it’s a salary of over £10m per annum.

    Nice work, Jose

    Next steps:

    1) get them into top 4 (season 1)

    2) kick up a fuss about the shitty squad and look miserable and contrive to get sacked when the team tanks (season 2)

  37. HighburyLegend

    “Because Arteta is doing so well at the club that eventually opted for him?”

    lol Arteta do nothing, apart listening Pep carefully.

  38. shaun

    i think most modern and old arsenal fans who have a brain would take poch in a heart beat and would be way more welcome than mourine in my opinion and is streets a head of any other candidate , would be perfect for us and poch would not sit down like a pregnant donkey with one leg and get shafted to death by mourine like wenger use 2

  39. Dissenter

    Have to thank Spuds for spicing up the international break.

    I think Poch missed his bus stop exit last season. He should have left for the big clubs that were knocking in his door and became miserable so afterwards because his vision didn’t align with Daniel Levi. His poor state of mind has seeped into his daily work
    Daniel Levi did the right thing by not letting a an ulcer fester. His record in the last year had been horrendous.
    Poch ought to have won even a potty with that Spids squad. All the best to himm.

  40. Receding Hairline

    “For picking the, as it turns out, predictable disaster that is Emery, regardless of anyone else RH”

    You really need to check what the word disaster means. Emery’s first season he finished two points off third and lost a final. Not a great season but no disaster.

    This season has started horribly wrong and if he is sacked it won’t come as a surprise nor is it really a surprised the club are backing him to turn things around, unlike Arteta he is an actual coach who has had bad runs before.

    I am yet to see any proof Arteta would have been a better appointment. If Emery is sacked today and both he and Arteta interview for another job something tells me Emery winds again

  41. Gentlebris

    R.H,

    I would say you are just being unreasonable.

    I laid it open up there for anyone with half a brain to understand that Poch is a winner who has never been handed an opportunity to win. Or you imagine he should have won the league with Southampton? Even a dunce would admit that Poch took Spuds punching above their weight for so long, developed young players and turned them to super stars and reached the CL final at the expense of Citey. And if you knew anything about football, you would realize that Poch goes to Liverpool today and he does a job as good as Kloop, no question.

  42. Receding Hairline

    “i think most modern and old arsenal fans who have a brain would take poch in a heart beat and would be way more welcome than mourine in my opinion and is streets a head of any other candidate , would be perfect for us and poch would not sit down like a pregnant donkey with one leg and get shafted to death by mourine like wenger use 2”

    This reads like an Emery press conference, very hard to comprehend

    Comparing Wenger and Pochettino and declaring Pochettino better is also weird, Wenger has done everything Pochettino has then some. In fact Pochettino is in a league of coaches who have won nothing, not a lot great names on that list, even Sarri has exited the group

  43. Un na naai

    Receding HairlineNovember 20, 2019 08:37:57
    “How do you know they haven’t?”Show me a single news report where Tottenham rejected an outright bid for Pochettino or where he spoke about rejecting big jobs to stay there. Being linked to this and that does not mean an actual approach was made.

    Rh

    tut tut tut tut. I thought you only deal in facts and not conjecture??
    Poch or spurs not coming out and discussing their business is not proof that united or Real didn’t want him hairline
    You’ll have to do better than that.

  44. HighburyLegend

    “This reads like an Emery press conference, very hard to comprehend ”

    If there was only his press conferences…

  45. Receding Hairline

    “that Poch is a winner who has never been handed an opportunity to win. ”

    You don’t get handed opportunities to win, you win by overcoming obstacles. Laudraup won with Swansea, Ramos won with Spurs, Pochettino has been to a few semi finals with Spurs but could not jump that huddle, then a final against a Liverpool side that spent the season going toe to toe with city yet lost that. How many opportunities does one man need to win?

    “Or you imagine he should have won the league with Southampton?”

    No…..He has been at Tottenham for five and half years so don’t know why you are bringing up Southampton, and no one says win the league (he was here when Leicester did it though) but a few cups here and there just for the fans would have been nice. Puel reached a final with Southampton.

    ” Even a dunce would admit that Poch took Spuds punching above their weight for so long, developed young players and turned them to super stars and reached the CL final at the expense of Citey.”

    I read the at the expense of City bit the first ten times you wrote it, Tottenham are not the first team to eliminate City out of the CL, get over it. The winner of that CL campaign are Liverpool not Tottenham who eliminated City. City have never won the CL so holding them up as some sort of benchmark in that competition is dishonest

    “And if you knew anything about football, you would realize that Poch goes to Liverpool today and he does a job as good as Kloop, no question.”

    And we end up in fantasy land. Nice

  46. Gentlebris

    ‘In exchange for a big compensation, could Levy add that he doesn’t go to Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester United?”’

    So you think Poch would throw away good opportunities like United for some compensation?

    Brilliant.

  47. shaun

    “This reads like an Emery press conference, very hard to comprehend” glad you understand , obviously makes perfect sense to you then

  48. China1

    I wouldn’t call myself a poch fan but I do believe he would get a chunk more out of this squad than emery and in the least would cut out the really weird, perplexing bs we see on a day to day basis

    If emery doesn’t get a result this weekend you have to wonder how tempted Raul will be pull the trigger. Poch is also Spanish which with Raul is evidently a massive turn on

  49. HighburyLegend

    @China : Raul didn’t pull the trigger yet because he knows that the next few games are not very difficult to win. He wants Emery to stay. He’s a cunt.

  50. Gentlebris

    R.H,

    I could take you apart on all of your points but I just don’t feel in the mood for a petty debate right now. So run along fella.

    And you must have noticed that you hardly come here with your own substance but always picking battles with other people’s opinions. I’m sure that has begun to bore even you.

  51. Receding Hairline

    “Why do you keep referring to Poch as a winner, when he hasn’t won a damn thing in his coaching career?”

    he is a winner who has not had an opportunity to win or something along those lines. Just call him a very good coach which he is. Call him winner when he has actually won something

    Spurs just sacked him to employ an actual winner.

  52. Ishola70

    lol Receding quotes Dissenter now.

    Dissenter regarded Poch and Spurs so highly just a few months back that he was predicting Spurs “challenging” Liverpool and Man City for the EPL title.

  53. Gentlebris

    ‘Raul didn’t pull the trigger yet because he knows that the next few games are not very difficult to win. He wants Emery to stay. He’s a cunt.’

    HL,

    I’m not really interested in what Raul does right now as I’m more interested in what the people in the ground say when our team is shitting again on Saturday.

  54. Receding Hairline

    “I could take you apart on all of your points but I just don’t feel in the mood for a petty debate right now.”

    Probably because you are a winner, what was that coaching wisdom you passed on a few months ago when we lost to Liverpool, yea “go out there enjoy yourselves don’t let me down” …wonder why you are not in coaching

    “And you must have noticed that you hardly come here with your own substance but always picking battles with other people’s opinions. I’m sure that has begun to bore even you.”

    Nonsense. My views are well documented thank you and this place doesn’t bore me because i am actually only on here when bored or less busy. Calling a man who have never won anything a winner repeatedly is bound to draw a negative response.

  55. Receding Hairline

    lol Receding quotes Dissenter now.

    or maybe just answer the question dissenter asked without mockery and if you wont move on to comments you approve of .

    Now Xhaka no longer plays you struggle to write anything worth reading

  56. Rambo Ramsey

    Imagine having a team with Kane, Eriksen and Alderwierald as backbone for years and still not win a trophy.

    As Redtruth would say, lol lol lol

  57. Gentlebris

    ‘What is Maureen wins the Champions League this season?’

    Even if he doesn’t win, I promise you; you are gonna see something really spectacular.

    You all wanted to know if Jose still got it, well pay attention then.

  58. Ishola70

    Receding

    You were grasping onto a comment from Dissenter as back-up to yourself which is hilarious as he was predicting Poch to challenge or be up there for the EPL title this season.

    That’s how highly Dissenter thought of Poch.

  59. Receding Hairline

    “You were grasping onto a comment from Dissenter as back-up to yourself which is hilarious”

    If you read Dissenters comment you would not have made yours

    He asked a perfectly sensible question, who does he keep calling a man a winner who has never won anything?

    He is not denouncing Pochettino nor calling him a fraud. Neither is he reviewing his views on Pichettino.

  60. Leedsgunner

    This is a short term damage limitation measure designed to keep their main stars together in hopes they can win a trophy together.

    Keep calm and carry on gringos.

    Suddenly the NLD became even more interesting.

    Ps. Emery out already.

  61. Nelson

    Can’t believe Levy is taking Wenger advice that it was a good situation to keep players until their last year. Poch must be very unhappy with how Levy is dealing with the contracts of his star players. I don’t know how the Spuds fans are reacting to this firing. Spuds is counting on more tickets sale in this new stadium.

  62. Leedsgunner

    Imagine having a team with Aubameyang and Lacazette as your attack and still not qualifying for the Champions League… Emery really is not good enough for this club.

  63. Danny

    Like Wenger, Conte, Jose etc, Pochettino will be out for a year to get his maximum compensation, so he can’t come to us till then even if he/we wanted to.

  64. Un na naai

    Getting Pochettino would be Christmas come early
    I cannot for the life of me fathom how all those who championed emery are putting their boot into a guy who would be far far far better for arsenal
    It’s like you Cunts actually want us in the dirt.
    Not true fans

  65. Receding Hairline

    “Well he obviously holds Poch in higher regard than you do.Much higher.”

    That has no bearing on the question he asked though does it?

    Winners win, what has Poch won? That was the question dissenter asked.

  66. HighburyLegend

    “Suddenly the NLD became even more interesting.”

    Indeed.
    Maureen will be so pleased to have the opportunity to do the same than when he was in charge of the Chavs, but of course it will be much more painful for us this time(s).

  67. habesha gooner

    Who said Pochettino Would do the same job as Klopp if he was installed. That is one of the most delusional comments I have read in a while. Klopp just recorded 97 points last season Won the champions league and now unbeaten in the league this season. Man What were you gonna say If he had actually won something? He is a good manager who has shown he can play exciting football but hasn’t proven he could win something yet. So stop with the over praising. And I am gonna love it when Mourinho tanks spuds.

  68. Un na naai

    Ishola70November 20, 2019 11:56:24
    Well he obviously holds Poch in higher regard than you do.Much higher.

    Pffff
    Another mug who was jizzing all over Emery and Ceballos all summer. Ishola can’t see past the end of his nose.
    Proper tool

  69. Un na naai

    Jose’s Spurs will utterly destroy Emery’s arsenal. Nothing interesting about it. I’ll be hiding under the side for the next NLD. If we still have the waiter in charge it’s going to be a battering.

    Watch how quickly Jose stamps his footprint and identity on this spurs team. We won’t stand a chance
    If united get their act together expect us to finish 7th or lower this season

    Careful what you wish for mugs

  70. Daz

    If we got poch i would just want him to stand in the middle of the Emirates pitch and shout

    Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained?

  71. Receding Hairline

    “Getting Pochettino would be Christmas come early”

    He was literally just sacked next door for poor league form that started in January 2019. Tottenham’s league form has been relegation form since January. I will understand this if you used to getting damaged goods as Christmas gifts.

    Point of the matter still remains that Pochettino did not walk away from Spurs, he was sacked because his players stopped performing, tactics stopped working and he started fancying himself bigger than Spurs (for a man who has only managed Saints and Espanyol that takes some doing).

    Now you can go on and on about what he did with Spurs, most notably in the 2016/2017 season, but this is 2019 and we are discussing a manager who has not won away from home since he beat a relegated Fulham!!

    Those are just facts

  72. Un na naai

    habesha goonerNovember 20, 2019 12:12:09
    Who said Pochettino Would do the same job as Klopp if he was installed. That is one of the most delusional comments I have read in a while.

    Yeah I don’t think he’s as good as klopp but he’s top 5/6 in the world right now for me

    Klopp and Pep in a league of their own. Literally the Messi and Ronaldo of coaching right now

    Poch, Allegri and Ancelotti next.

  73. David Smith

    This is very desperate mid season short termist action.
    Panic sets in, a mercenary is hired. Jose and Levy, few less compatible despite what the fawning media will try and convince us
    Levy has big stadium costs to pay back, expensive players will leave for nothing, he has made a desperate measure to jolt the club back into top four contention, it may even work this year, but its a huge gamble with a man known for leaving a big mess behind, and the longer things go on, the worse it will get. A real shame.

  74. Words on a Blog

    The impression I get is that Poch sees his next step as going to a “next level” club where he can pick up a few trophies, and not a struggling club facing similar financial constraints (although not as bad) as Spurs.

    So, putting aside the inevitable cries of “Judas” etc., I can’t see him wanting to come to us. He’s more likely to want somewhere like Real M or Bayern

  75. Receding Hairline

    Using the “poor” job Emery has done at Arsenal to big up Pochettino is laughable

    In Emery’s first season here he finished a point behind Pochettino in his fifth (that was considered a failure as he should have finished well ahead of him)

    Emery did not need conditions to win with Sevilla, he just won what he could and hence earned a platform to win more at PSG. Saying Pochettino has not been presented with a platform to win ( even with the playing talent at Spurs) is rubbish

  76. CG

    UN

    “””Watch how quickly Jose stamps his footprint and identity on this spurs team. We won’t stand a chance
    If united get their act together expect us to finish 7th or lower this season””””

    A Pulitzer award winning post.

    100% accurate analysis.

    We are an irrelevance.

    Spurs
    Chelsea
    Arsenal
    West Ham
    Crystal Palace is the new London Order!

  77. S Asoa

    RH
    We took our time or rather our 22 year leach wouldn’t let go and we lost Pep as well as Klop. What they could do both demonstrated in EPL.
    Let us stop dithering when opportunities come a-calling

  78. InsideRight

    ”You really need to check what the word disaster means. Emery’s first season he finished two points off third and lost a final. Not a great season but no disaster.“

    Way to gloss over what actually happened, RH. At the end of April we lost three games on the bounce (Palace, Wolves and Leicester) conceding nine goals, then went on in May to draw at home with Brighton. One point from a possible 12 with CL qualification there for the taking. Then in the EL we got creamed 4-1 by Chelsea in a humiliating result.

    That, with so much we could have had, represents a shocking return and people can have some justification in describing it as a disaster. It certainly stopped the club from earning millions in much needed income this season.

  79. Pierre

    Leeds
    “Imagine having a team with Aubameyang and Lacazette as your attack and still not qualifying for the Champions League… Emery really is not good enough for this club.”

    Emery is done , finished , no more, demised , is ceased to be , is expired …he is a dead parrot.

    He needs to be put out of his misery .

  80. Un na naai

    Rh

    He had spurs in the champions league final last season with his best player and talisman injured and with a creaking 16 man squad. What more can the man produce? Yet again. He’s matched what allegri can offer in the champion league with an inferior squad of players and a much lower budget. Spurs aren’t signing the Dybalas of this world. They are taking the Ali’s from mk dons, their youth strikers and they are turning them into £80m players.
    Look at what he did with trippier. A nobody from Barnsley. Was in the World Cup 11.
    He takes spare parts and turns it into gold.

  81. Un na naai

    S AsoaNovember 20, 2019 12:23:38
    RH
    We took our time or rather our 22 year leach wouldn’t let go and we lost Pep as well as Klop. What they could do both demonstrated in EPL.
    Let us stop dithering when opportunities come a-calling

    Ah yes. It’s wenger’s responsibility to sack himself
    What a fool.

  82. habesha gooner

    Mourinho’s problems at spurs are gonna be
    Eriksen, rose, Alderwield, Vertonghen are all out of contract. that’s 4 quality players to be replaced. then they actually spent a lot this summer which means possibly they won’t spend big next summer. So Is Mourinho counting on developing youngsters? He might do great this year but next season I very much believe they will tank.

  83. Paulinho

    Don’t really get the idea that Poch would get more out of our squad when he already had a better squad at his disposal and hasn’t got a tune out of them for a while.

    Fact is their football went to shit the moment Dembele left, and it hasn’t recovered. So he’s not some magician that can turn water into wine; his teams more or less play to the quality of player they have on the pitch. When they had a dribbling genius opening up the game from deep they played good football, when they didn’t; they didn’t.

    Poch also played a diamond formation away at Anfield only a few weeks ago, a system that Emery was getting pilloried for playing at that same venue at the start of the season.

  84. Un na naai

    Receding HairlineNovember 20, 2019 12:22:19
    “Poch, Allegri and Ancelotti next.”Nice Don Carlo and Max Allegri below Pochettino because he got Spurs to the Champions league final …….SMH what a world we live in

    Hair-brain
    No moron.
    They are in the same tier, below pep and klopp. Jesus, chubby bald and stupid. Real catch you are

    The league title is a given for juve in the current serie A. It’s been the case for a decade. One horse race
    But in the champions league Allegri has done no better than poch has with a superior squad and budget.

  85. Receding Hairline

    “Let us stop dithering when opportunities come a-calling”

    This is not an opportunity

    If you want to stop dithering hire Max Allegri or jump ahead of Liepzig for Nagelsmann back in the days.

    Don’t wait for Spurs to sack their manager off a bad run of form dating January 2019 in the league and jump all over it because you are tired of good ebening starting press conferences.

    You lot go on and on like something out of the ordinary happened at Spurs, go back and look at that champions league run, VAR got them past City in a game they were thoroughly outplayed, Ajax shit their pants when they were coasting, Inter should have beat PSV and dumped them out in the freaking group stages!! They lost the final to a Liverpool team who did not get in second gear, pipe down with the over the top praise

  86. Un na naai

    Emery did not need conditions to win with Sevilla, he just won what he could and hence earned a platform to win more at PSG. Saying Pochettino has not been presented with a platform to win ( even with the playing talent at Spurs) is rubbish

    Hairbrain
    Different gravy in the prem though as emery is now finding out. Only the best can swim in an aquarium filled with sharks. Emery is best suited to his duck pond.

  87. raptora

    Think the tension has been building up for a while and there was a visible problem in the relationship between Poch and spuds during the 2nd part of season 2018/19, especially after the lost final of the UCL and in the Summer months. At least two journos talked about it in the Summer before a ball was even kicked that he will probably not finish the season. Some parts of it:

    https://talksport.com/football/580441/mauricio-pochettino-tottenham-manager-tony-cascarino/
    https://twitter.com/talkSPORT/status/1156469526105640960
    Tony Cascarino: “We all question whether Frank Lampard will still be at Chelsea by the end of the season and if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will still be Manchester United manager next summer. But the one I feel is the more likely to go from the top six first is Pochettino.
    “I look at Poch and I just feel from what’s happening and what he’s communicating, I’m not sure he’s going to be there at the end of this season. I just don’t see it.
    “I think he knows deep down the team isn’t there to win the title, they’re still 20 points behind the top two and I don’t see that changing next year.
    “I think there’s an element of frustration that his imprint in the club is still not where he thinks it should be.
    “He’s been at the club a long time and they haven’t won anything and there’s frustration in the way he’s talking.
    “When he used the words, ‘now my job is the coach’, he’s sort of saying it wasn’t that when he first joined the club and he had a much bigger say on who came in, but now he’s saying he’s just given the players and is coaching them and trying to improve them, which he is doing.”

    Dean Saunders:
    “If you keep criticising your boss in public, if you keep embarrassing them and criticising the way they’re doing things, they’ll wait for the right opportunity to get rid of you. He’s got to be careful.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7311999/Who-blame-Tottenham-tire-Mauricio-Pochettinos-games.html
    Martin Samuel: “Who could blame Tottenham if they tire of Mauricio Pochettino’s games… His constant brinksmanship is beginning to feel like Groundhog Day”
    “The fear, of course, is that he genuinely likes the sound of that train in the distance; and all of this so-called politicking merely lays the ground for the day he decides to catch it.”

  88. Un na naai

    You lot go on and on like something out of the ordinary happened at Spurs, go back and look at that champions league run, VAR got them past City in a game they were thoroughly outplayed, Ajax shit their pants when they were coasting, Inter should have beat PSV and dumped them out in the freaking group stages!! They lost the final to a Liverpool team who did not get in second gear, pipe down with the over the top praise

    Hairbrain

    Ah so it wasn’t that spurs scored more goals legitimately and knocked their competition out of the ties?
    Where did you go to school, your garden shed?

  89. Marko

    He’s on 15 million a year?!?! And on a 3 and a half year contract?!?! Anyway you look at it it’s a terrible deal for Spurs.

    Arsenal though what’s this meeting Ranier’s father and apparently showing around Haaland and his dad around Colney. Hopefully it’s Lacazette going and him coming in.

  90. Receding Hairline

    Raptora he has been preparing his exit and payoff for a while now. He will get a rest and then ponder a new project.

    If he isn’t winning anyone league titles i wonder what the fascination with him is on here. The so called good football disappeared with Dembele, Son has literally been carrying that team for months now.

    He is a man that needs a break, Arsenal are a team that needs a fighter, he is no fighter at least not at the moment.

  91. Pierre

    Paulinho
    I do agree that the spurs midfield have never been the same since Dembele left.

    He and Dier were solid as a rock and gave superb protection to the defence , plus , as you say , Dembele was very strong on the ball and could break the midfield line.

    Also a very intelligent player , positionally aware , technically very good , strong as an ox and would never get caught ahead of the ball
    He wasn’t a player who assisted or scored as he was a team player and played his role to perfection
    Pochettino has used different players in midfield but hasn’t found the answer .

    Ndomble may prove to be the answer but as yet, he is a bit hit and miss.
    Sissoko seems to be a regular these days but maybe Pochettino showed too much faith in him as technically he is wanting.

  92. Un na naai

    Arsenal though what’s this meeting Ranier’s father and apparently showing around Haaland and his dad around Colney. Hopefully it’s Lacazette going and him coming in.

    Marko
    Fuck off!! I’ve heard their Rainer talk but Haaland? That would be blinding. Would rather we let Aubameyang go though. £80m for a 30 year old who turns up for 2 mins per match. Yes please

  93. Paulinho

    In terms of his strengths, Pochettino did seem to transmit a sense of calm into Tottenham. I tipped them to beat City and Ajax on account of that – physical power as well with Ajax – because Spurs never lost their rag. They always kept their heads and it played a part in them out-lasting teams in that knockout scenario.

    The flipside of that is Spurs almost seemed too lethargic on occasion. Remember them completely not turning up against Chelsea at Wembley.

  94. Matt

    Poch ain’t going to ANY rival in the premier league. The terms of his severance will see to that.

    Even if he was free I’d give him a wide berth for a couple of seasons. He’s been behaving like damaged goods for some time and is as much responsible for losing his job as Levy is. He’s lost his hunger and needs to recharge to be successful again.

  95. Pedro

    Matt, bad break up bitch… getting wasted at parties, hanging around with the wrong crowd, basic selfies all the time?

  96. Cesc Appeal

    Marko

    Just the solitary rumour right now but interesting given the rumours that both Lacazette and Aubameyang might leave at the end of the season.

    That is likely £100-120 Million right there which could see us get Haaland, Reinier and then a CDM. With Martinelli as well the club might think that is a good, albeit bold, course of action.

    It would also play into what ha sbeen said about Haaland’s dad worrying about a lack of game time at United. If he has been shown around Colney and told that both Arsenal’s STs are leaving then any fear he has goes away.

    I don’t really care for Lacazette, decent but pretty average output, Auba would be a miss but then an ST who is 30 and relies on pace a lot…not necessarily the worst call.

    It could be a transformative summer if Emery leaves, Auba, Lacazette, Xhaka, Torreira, Ozil, Mustafi etc are sold and Arsenal see a crop of talented and mainly young players come in like Reinier, Haaland, Szobolaszi, Zakaria etc with Saliba already to arrive.

    Galvanise the fan base.

  97. Receding Hairline

    “Even if he was free I’d give him a wide berth for a couple of seasons. He’s been behaving like damaged goods for some time and is as much responsible for losing his job as Levy is. He’s lost his hunger and needs to recharge to be successful again”

    This

  98. Un na naai

    Receding HairlineNovember 20, 2019 12:36:06
    Whenever i am close to despair on here i can always count on Paulinho to drop in a word of wisdom He takes spare parts and turns them into gold indeed…you are a clown Don

    Hairbrain.
    Thanks. But as per usual you make bold claims and dodge any attempt to verify them or counter mine.

    Poch has turned so many players into much better players

    Southampton
    Lallana, Rodriguez, VVD, wanayama, Tadic, Ricky Lambert, Nathaniel Clyne, Gastón Ramírez

    https://thesefootballtimes.co/2019/05/03/mauricio-pochettino-at-southampton-the-16-months-that-saw-the-saints-become-the-premier-leagues-entertainers/

    Spurs

    Son
    Eriksen
    Kane
    Alli
    Dembele
    Wanyama
    Lallana
    Trippier
    Walker
    Rose
    Wanayama
    Sissoko
    Vertonghen
    Alderwied
    Dier
    Winks
    Moura

    All of these players improved massively under poch. He made them stars

  99. Gentlebris

    ‘Fact is their football went to shit the moment Dembele left, and it hasn’t recovered. ‘

    Yes mate, Pep built the good football at Tottenham with Dembele as the main man and then handed it over to Poch who destroyed it all.

    And yes Dembele was the reason they fought all the way to CL final, somewhere we only got to once because we had the like of T.H.

  100. Uwot?

    Shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.pochs available.as s Asoah pointed out.we missed out on Pepsi & kloppy because the ditherer wouldn’t budge until sacked.& now we’ve dodged two more bullets in Enrique & Maureen.fortune favours the brave.Poch doesn’t come with any baggage( except managing the scum) unlike others .Is nigh on perfect for what we need.But are we going to dither & miss @nother opportunity? Raul/ Edu should do the necessary.Now.

  101. Guns of Hackney

    It would be a master stroke of fuck you ness to get Pochettino at Arsenal but perhaps that’s all it would be. Don’t get me wrong, he would be a massive upgrade to emery but so would Arsene.

    Poch would have a point to prove but is that it? Spurs have won nothing under him. Nothing. They have been batting way above their pay grade and have some fan players…but still nothing to show for it. This was Spurs’ golden generation and they failed. And they failed with poch at the helm.

    I don’t actually think we have the better players anyway…so there’s that as well.

    As a laugh, it would be funny. But as an appointment I’d say it’s wrong. We need something fresh and maybe Pochettino is bored of the UK.

    Anyway, glad we dodged Jose.

    Emery out. Arteta in.

  102. David Smith

    CA, that lot with a bright young manager , ok some of those players would be a loss, but that would be a great summer and could even bring sexy football back

  103. HighburyLegend

    “Pochettino has spent ten days locked up at home in Barcelona, thinking 24h/24 about the final lost against Liverpool”

    Didn’t know about that… in other words : we don’t need another pussy.
    So thanks but no thanks.

  104. InsideRight

    Poch is a non starter for me. His confidence is shattered and his mentality is negative right now. I’ve no doubt he would get more out of our players. But the circumstances are all wrong.

    I would rather we kept an eye on the likes of Erik Ten Hag, Dominico Tedesco, Ivan Leko and Julian Nagelsmann. These guys have a lot about them and I think they could make a real difference here.