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When he finishes in football, he will make a brilliant diplomat.Poch on the Jack Grealish situation
You know I don’t like to talk about players in another team. There are many rumours during the transfer window. I think there’s no point talking about players that are in another club. I am happy with the squad and I am happy with the players. I think always it’s to be right in your judgement and your possibilities and of course working hard to try to improve your squad. But when it’s not possible it’s not possible and you have to move on and believe in the way they we work and be competitive. I have no doubt that we are going to be competitive, with or without signings.A proper rant from Poch about people making too much of a drama out of football decisions
I think it’s never they [Alderweireld, Rose, Dembele] were away from our thoughts. They are Tottenham players and always they were in my plans. Different situations, sure the players have different targets in their careers but not only them but the rest of the players. Look, for me it’s always the same, for me they are part of the team. Like always, for me it’s about to take the right decision. Unfortunately I can only pick 11 every single game. I am a person who always tries to be fair with everyone. But sometimes you cannot be fair when you can only pick 11, you cannot pick 12 or 13 or 14 in a squad with 25 players. Sure you cannot be fair with everyone. Look I am so clear. I was so clear with everyone. I need their commitment. 25 players will full commitment but not only one week, two weeks, one month and if I no play then I give up and start to say ‘The gaffer is a bad guy’. No it’s not a drama.I think football we make it all a little bit drama and football is not a drama. Drama is another thing. Health is drama, war is drama. I don’t want to be a demagogue. But drama is many things in life but football is joy, to enjoy. It provides you with a lot in life to enjoy. I am such a privileged person thanks to that passion that is football. I can be here, I can talk English, I can learn English, I can travel around the world. I give to my people, to my family, my parents, my brothers and friends, try to help and give a very good life.That is why sometimes I am so upset if one person can’t play a game it looks like it’s a massive drama. It’s not a drama. There are many things that don’t help the situations that happen. We need to try to be responsible, to be professional, but knowing that football is not a drama, it is a joy. Of course people that invest a lot of money in football it is a drama to lose money. But nobody put a gun to their head and said invest in football. Football is about to win or lose. The problem is when there is not a good balance between winning and losing and it’s more about business and money. In that money yes you start to feel that football is a drama.I want to be away from that drama and I need feel that emotion and translate to my players that football is emotions. It’s the context of emotions. Yes it’s a business, it’s about money, but when you are on the pitch you need to feel you love the game. If you don’t love the game and your priority is business that it’s difficult to enjoy your game and you cannot sure enjoy with your team-mates, your family or your fans. This is why it’s so important to make it clear that football is not a drama. We make a lot of drama and in the real life are a lot of dramas. Football decisions are not things that we need to put in a situation that looks like it is something we cannot deal with.Poch on whether he's happy about no transfers
I am happy to keep all the squad together. There are many rumours during the summer about players out. I think the club made a massive effort to try to extend contracts with people like Harry Kane. He is one example but there are many examples too. I think the club is doing amazing effort to try to finish the stadium as soon as possible, ready to compete then, and the lodge finished at the training ground. It’s a massive effort from the club. Of course it’s difficult to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn’t sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently. If we are happy with our squad and cannot improve our squad, sometimes it’s better to keep our squad together. We believe a lot in our players and there’s no point now to say, why not repeat a similar season like last year or the season before, and with more experience. Now with players who compete at a high level in the World Cup or now we have the captain who is the world champion, the one who lifted the trophy. That is I think a fantastic experience for him to translate to our team. Sure we are going to be better, no doubt about that.
I am reasonably sure that 2 trillion is nearly twice as much as 1 trillion.
I can't fucking believe that much money has been spent on fucking football in 5 years.
The NHS gets 1.6 billion a year (and dropping). Over the same perion I make that 8 Billion. 0.4% of the money 2 clubs have spunked on players.
I love Poch but I fail to see how or why we were unable to improve a squad that has Sissoko as an integral part of it, Llorente as first choice backup to Kane and our 4 CM options consisting of Dier, 2 injury prone senior players and 1 injury prone youth/developing player.“If we are happy with our squad and cannot improve our squad, sometimes it’s better to keep our squad together.”
Nope..... You have utterly fucked my brain up now.Arrrrgggghhhh! My spreadsheet thing has gone mad! I don't know!!! It might be 2 billion, I THINK it might be nearly 2 BILLION not Trillion!
Thanks for the info on trillions, now I know. BUT, as I said I didn't have a fucking scobby what a trillion was and it should have said billions not trillions! Yes that makes more sense 1.979,000,000
That 1,979 million Euros was just for those 7 CL qualifying teams. The top 20 (by expenditure) teams in England spent 3,582 million Euros in 5 years (according to Transfermarkt). That is 714 million € per year per year.
Or..... is that total bollocks?
I love Poch but I fail to see how or why we were unable to improve a squad that has Sissoko as an integral part of it, Llorente as first choice backup to Kane and our 4 CM options consisting of Dier, 2 injury prone senior players and 1 injury prone youth/developing player.
Surely we will still see a couple of sales and loans out? Janssen can’t stay for example.
Do you know what really hurts though? The fact that I actually think we can’t sell Sissoko now this window even if an offer comes in as we need him as cover for CM. That’s right... we NEED Sissoko.
If we are the new model ie coach and recruit young players rather than buying expensive ones and you too can finish 3rd, 2nd, 3rd and above the Manchester clubs. Why isn’t everyone doing it? Aren’t Klopp, Guardiola, Mourinho supposed to be some of the best managers in the world? The money is obscene, perhaps everyone (chairmen) have all realised that enough is enough. Are loans the way forward?
I agree Crypty.
There is not another high profile coach / manager out there like him. He's willing to work & he demonstrates & instills that work ethic in his players.
Furthermore, He's willing to think outside the box like his mentor Bielsa.
We are so fortunate to have him.
I just hope that this "project" continues to interest him & he doesn't get disillusioned by a lack of backing.
Lots of press about us being the first club in the Prem era to not make a deal in the summer TW.
I was surprised that we didn't pick up even one new player. Thought there was at least someone on this Planet Earth that could improve our team in some way (& be 'getable').
Nevertheless, we have to march on as is.
But I don't believe that we are standing still like many are saying.
This is a young, dynamic squad And the reality of it is that with our current squad we never really stand still. Poch nurtures the players, helps them develop & improve, all the while building on the experience they have accumulated as a group. 9 of them were also in the semi-finals of the WC. The captain of the WC winning country is also with us. So much more is being brought to our table without new players. These are intangibles that are difficult to buy.
It may not be ideal, but it is something to continue building on. And it's something more than most other clubs can boast about.
here here mighty squirrel.It's all a load of stuff and nonsense really isn't it? I don't know why we all get so worked up about it, I sometimes wish I didn't. It is peculiar that none of the major clubs really signed anyone though, Liverpool excepted. Them and City to beat this year, maybe? Although if that Egyptian king falls over again they might be in trouble, and I would hate Aguero to get injured early on............he's in my fantasy team.
COYS let's have it.
Oi, fuck off with that soppy bollocks! Happy? I'll soon fix that.I don’t understand what happened in the transfer window, but Poch apparently does and that’s all that matters. We will no doubt be fine, or we can look forward to a 10-year austerity drive. Take your pick.
Anyway, there was one one big incoming event - Dorset is here. That made me happy.
I have done some careful analysis and research, built the models, plotted the curves and the conclusion I have come to is - you are right, it's a shit load. Just looking at the TV rights for 2018-19 the five packages sold to the TV companies cost 4.64 BILIION pounds - and this time I am confident that billions is right. Compared to the NHS budget of 126.4 billion it ain't much, but it would pay for a lot of nurses (if they could actually recruit any now).Nope..... You have utterly fucked my brain up now.
I don't think the analysis needs to go any further than: These fucking clubs are spend a shit load of cash while we fucking ain't.
And the numbers are still sickening.
I admit most of my concern is players not moved out,janssen,nkoudou,Llorente?Sissoko,rose&toby if poch has really banished them from his plans??I know we can still sell to europe but too late to reinvest.Sissoko I just dont get it,people have concerns about lamela but at least he can get nasty,put a foot in,fight for the side even when his touch is missing or confidence low,I just see nothing with sissoko,i dont see desire,fight I see fear instead.I am perplexed why in his 3rd year he is still on the books,and a bit the same with janssen and nkoudou.I was 100% fine with the window, until you just reminded me that Sissoko is still on the books.