The Voice Of Reason
Get yer towels on the deckchairs, Are you listening Gerd?
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This is disgusting.
I'm still watching, just in utter shock! I know everything they did turned to gold but my God that was one of the worst halves of football i've seen us play in a long time. Serge Aurier is just fucking awful, i'll say it again though, that was a very impressive performance from Bayern but fuck we helped them out a lot. Fair amount of soul searching needed at our club right now, the way we just fell apart is a horrible reminder of what i thought was a bygone era.
Now there is a rumour that Pochettino is set to quit.
I wouldn't blame him. The foundations of what he's built with us are crumbling badly. He looks to have lost his enthusiasm with the project, and to an extent it's being projected on the pitch by the players. A huge amount of blame has to be laid at the door of ENIC. Zidane not exactly pulling up trees at Madrid, they may finally get their man, if things continue like this.
Levy must take direct responsibility for this. We just held on through the stadium delays and now the squad has run its course. Whilst we landed a couple of good targets during the last window, our inactivity during the previous couple of windows means that too many players have played too many games. I am not one for making wholesale changes but we needed to take the pressure off key players and we failed to do that.
And then there is the issue of letting the contracts of Eriksen and Alderweireld run down. It is both fiscally irresponsible and damaging to squad morale.
I think it's all just caught up with us mate. Even the most optimistic Yid has to admit we blagged the shit out of the CL last year, it was fucking brilliant, but at the same time it was ridiculous how we kept managing to sneak through huge games. We stuck in some great performances, but I agree to get to the final was beyond jammy.Maybe some people's expectations were too high. We got lucky last season in the Champion's league and off the back of couple of good performances got to the final. I am not too grumpy about us not being CL quality, how could we be with Levy's fiscal 'prudence' restricting transfers and wages?
Last night came too late to remind the Poch and the players that we should have gone full mental in the League Cup and not been beaten by a fourth division side, that is the real failure for me. I know lots of people think the domestic cups are beneath us. Maybe the management and the players do as well, that is a problem because the Champion's League, in my opinion is a step too far and I'm comfortable with that, it doesn't affect my support for the team, but defeats like last night are damaging to the team and might really fuck our whole season up the back door.
I have enjoyed our 9 years away from the bottom half of the PL table and of course our European games - there's always a chance in cup competitions even if we're not at the same high level as our opponents, but if the team buy into the bollocks that we are part of the elite and deserve our seat at the top table then we will be lucky if we even get Thursday night football next season.
Flashes of brilliance are not enough, the inconsistency and failures to play 90 minutes, to hold onto leads and whatever the fuck that was last night are not good enough and one of the voices in my head is starting to whisper "is the Poch all that?" Sacrilege I know, but tough questions need to be answered,
My mate who went saturday messaged me these bits,he is a STH at a league one club,done his FA coaching badges at hotspur way with spurs coaches,a football bloke,he was there to take his son who is a kane addict and spurs fan now.This was some of his take.I asked what he made of the crowd and atmosphere............ BTW his kid loved it,I got tickets in block 257 right in front of the warm up for his lad,was perfect for him.As you can see in this tiny image!I'd like to know what is going on behind the scenes. This is more than just the vagaries of human beings and football, somewhere someone can smell a rat. It needs fixing quick. We can move on from the embarrassment but we need to do it quick. Comprehensive wins over Brighton and Watford will help steady the ship and we need to be careful that we don't play like amateurs against Liverpool.