Rival watch

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  1. PowerSpurs

    PowerSpurs Well-Known Member

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    Good call.
    We won't though....this is just manoeuvring to get the CL change approved. The whole thing would cause legal mayhem if it went ahead.
     
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  2. bigsmithy9

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    Blimey! Are Arsenal worse than us? At least they are still in a cup run...........
     
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  3. O.Spurcat

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    <laugh>
     
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  4. bigsmithy9

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    They talkked about this in the late 50's. Super league! Balls!!!! So do we drop out of the CL,FL,EL and FACup and cut the PL in half to accomadate it?
     
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  5. humanbeingincroydon

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    Funny how this little detail is ignored...
     
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  6. C. Kane

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    0 shots on target for Southampton.

    Their season has well and truly fizzled out pathetically.
     
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  7. humanbeingincroydon

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    Would now be a bad time to mention who their next league fixture is against?
     
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  8. SpursDisciple

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    I don't agree. While the quadruple was on, the League Cup has an importance. I don't think they'll care about the Cup at all now.
     
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  9. humanbeingincroydon

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    It's bad enough people are getting their hopes up because De Bruyne is injured

    Let's see if we can play the first thirty seconds without a bullshit penalty being awarded against us, eh?
     
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  10. remembercolinlee

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    Their manager was touted as a future one for us...<yikes>
     
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  11. remembercolinlee

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    We have lost our last 3 finals...
    2009, 2015 and 2019...
    Next Sunday will make it 4 lost finals in the last 12 years.

    We'd only last 4 out of the first 19 cup finals in our previous 127 year history.

    Losing finals...
    1974 Uefa Cup
    1982 League Cup
    1987 FA Cup
    2002 League Cup

    *sigh
     
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  12. C. Kane

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    Lol

    I do believe he would do a better job with this group of players than Maureen. In fact, pretty much anything with a pulse would do a better job.
     
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  13. remembercolinlee

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    Really thought they'd turned a corner last season but from December onwards they have been bloody awful...lucky for them, they play us next <laugh>
     
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  14. C. Kane

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    Like many other managers at PL level, Hassenhutl only has one way of playing. Nuno Santo is the same, so is Wilder, so is Fat Sam, so is Dyche. Maureen is obviously the chief culprit in this.

    It works if you have the right personnel for it (as Wolves did with Jota and Jimenez). Otherwise it is a recipe for disaster and confidence is eroded so quickly as players know that if certain things happen in a game, the guy on the touchline won't have a clue how to respond.

    Currently the managers I've been most impressed with this season in terms of showing a willingness (and perhaps a grain of humility) to adapt when necessary have been Rodgers, Moyes and Bruce. The latter is the most limited of that group and has the most limited group of players, but he deserves credit for drastically changing his approach in an attempt to improve results (which with the return of Saint-maximin, he has).
     
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  15. BobbyD

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    Lol that has to be a troll post.

    Bruce up there i have heard it all now
     
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  16. PleaseNotPoll

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    Bruce only plays defensively and this week was a fantastic example of exactly that.
    Newcastle went 2-0 up from a OG on a counter and a goalkeeping error on a set-piece, then sat back against 10 men and allowed West Ham back into it.
    The side with less players was dominating play, looking far more likely to score and having most of the ball, ending the game with 65% possession.

    Bruce is an incredibly jammy and negative manager.
    He's got one way of playing and it's utterly dull, incredibly negative and awful to watch.
     
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  17. The Changing Man

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    I hope you're right it has certainly gathered a lot of momentum now - I will go back to getting a season ticket at Gillingham if this goes ahead I want nothing to do with it.
     
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  18. humanbeingincroydon

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    And yet he managed to tactically outwit our manager a couple of weeks back by...attacking us down the left flank
     
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  19. Spurf

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    I think it's clear that unless you can adapt and change your tactics to fit a situation or a set of players you can hardly call yourself a manager. A coach yes but a manager needs, by definition, to manage. Spurs need a manager not a coach. I agree, as far as my knowledge of PL managers goes, with your selection of Rodgers, Moyes and Bruce. It's interesting that they are all from the British Isles with all these expensive managers from other leagues you might expect them to figure in such a list but no. I am not sure where to take this but it makes you think.
     
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  20. BobbyD

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    Have you disagree. Bruce is terrible. Moyes only had one way of playing (defensively) although he's doing a fantastic job at West ham. Would i trust him at a big club. No chance.

    Rodgers is the only one i agree with. You have a better chance with him. I also quite like the look of potter.
     
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