Manager watch: Jose Mourinho

How do you feel about Mourinho appointment

  • Excited - silverware here we come baby

    Votes: 699 55.0%
  • Meh - will give him a chance and hope he is successful

    Votes: 448 35.3%
  • Horrified - praying for the day he'll fuck off

    Votes: 123 9.7%

  • Total voters
    1,270

wrd

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Just gonna leave this here, Michael Owen knows...

I do agree with what he's saying, especially in the stadium. I think no game better encapsulated that than the Juventus game where Dybala scored twice and the atmosphere died. I always see Liverpool constantly mocked for being deluded but the way their fans rock that stadium and it makes me sick saying this but the way they rocked that stadium vs City, vs Barca and how their fans were in Istanbul is a huge difference maker. Our fans do certainly create an atmosphere of "here we go again".

However at the weekend it was an empty stadium, so I don't think how the fans are can really be brought into it right now. I thought that we would probably benefit more than most with no fans in the stadium and maybe the fans would realise that at times we're a bit of a hindrance but you look at our results at home and that doesn't seem to be the case thus far.
 
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gilzeantheking

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Just gonna leave this here, Michael Owen knows...

It's nothing new. I had an Uncle who recently passed. Him and his mate, in the 50's and 60's used to go to Spurs one week and Arsenal the next. It was quite a common tning to do back then I believe. I once asked him who he preferred to watch, he said Spurs in those days played the better football so he would rather watch them. He added the caveat, don't class me as a Spurs fan because they are such a moaning whining bunch of *****. :(

Edit. I should add when I go to games with my son, we often listen to those around us whinging. One of us always says. Uncle Lou was right wsn't he (y)
 

spurs mental

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Whilst players and fans can trade off one another for energy and atmosphere I think it's bollocks to suggest it's fan's that are at fault.
I believed we would beat Liverpool in the 81 league cup final but we folded in extra time.
I believed we would win all the fa cup semi finals since and yet we have managed to lose everyone since 91.
I believed we would win the CL final when I sat in the stadium that night only for us to choke again.
The club has a history of falling short when it matters, and yet we have certain posters who won't allow criticism no matter how bad we perform.
We could lose 6-0 to Stoke in the next round of the league cup but certain fan's will blame it on the North West winds that we are not used to.
We know who these posters are, they are those in their early thirties, with dopey beards, corduroy trousers and heavy brogue shoes who drink cask ale and listen to the dusty peddlers.
Their opinion we have no interest in not now not ever.
Sorry, but I genuinely have no idea what any of this means or how it's relevant to anything in this thread.
 

fishhhandaricecake

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Great line-up today by Jose not many better pragmatic managers in terms of picking teams to win matches but also rotating enough to keep the majority of players happy and motivated.

nice touch with Ben Davies captain as well.
 
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