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Reality and Pain

It is interesting to see how different fans deal with defeat, especially in a game we should win normally.

Some like Sandy, (which he is perfectly entitled to do)are calling for the manager to go, or Levy & Enic to sell up.

Others like myself, take a slightly more pragmatic view on things.

Having supported the club for 61 years, I have experienced both highs and lows, however I think I am lucky in that I can move on very quickly from a defeat.

Yes, I will be very disappointed but I don’t see football as a life or death thing. It is a game that will push some people to extremes of emotions, but have always had other things in my life that I use to distract away from a poor performance (and Sunday was indeed very poor) and my disappointment rarely lasts more than a day. I then look forward to the next game in the hope the team does really well.

Those of you that have or do play golf, will know that is the most frustrating game in the World, and certainly the only one I have played that does it’s most to make you hate it

Losing itself does not disappoint me, it is the manner we lose in which can be the most upsetting.

Supporters will forgive most things of a player, if they can feel and see that he is giving 100% to the team. I don’t think personally that Eriksen has given 100% in maybe his last 10 matches for us

I also look at supporters of clubs like Bolton & Bury, and how badly let down they feel at present. Suddenly I think that actually we are quite fortunate to have a well run club both financially and in the main football wise too

Whilst certain supporters on here will always whinge and moan, even when we are winning, I think they do need to take a step back and realise that we are fortunate to have a top club to support.

I will finish off by again saying, we all know some things appear to be off kilter at the club presently, Verts black eye for one, the Eriksen situation, Toby & Poch’s future etc, however that is for the club to sort out and hopefully soon.
COYS

posted on 27/8/19

comment by groovyduringthewar (U1054)
posted 5 minutes ago
Play well in the NLD and all will be forgiven,just a blip on the horizon.
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problem is we never do in the league at the emirates

comment by Bales (U22081)

posted on 27/8/19

I'm the eternal optimist, but this run of form we're in is starting to remind me of the AVB era. Drab performances, struggling to win games despite being superior, overly reliant on one player..

Don't get me wrong - Poch is obviously a different breed - but he's far from perfect and at the end of the day the buck stops with him. I'm sure he can pull us out of our slump but if he doesn't the club have to be decisive. No more Sherwoods.

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted on 27/8/19

comment by Bales (U22081)
posted 6 minutes ago
I'm the eternal optimist, but this run of form we're in is starting to remind me of the AVB era. Drab performances, struggling to win games despite being superior, overly reliant on one player..

Don't get me wrong - Poch is obviously a different breed - but he's far from perfect and at the end of the day the buck stops with him. I'm sure he can pull us out of our slump but if he doesn't the club have to be decisive. No more Sherwoods.
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Let`s be fair mate, if AVB or Sherwood was serving up this rubbish and this form, their would be 100 per cent consensus that they had to be sacked. For some reason Poch seems to be getting away with murder.

posted on 27/8/19

Sandy

In all honesty we have been punching above our weight for several seasons.

comment by Ace (U18814)

posted on 27/8/19

comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Bales (U22081)
posted 6 minutes ago
I'm the eternal optimist, but this run of form we're in is starting to remind me of the AVB era. Drab performances, struggling to win games despite being superior, overly reliant on one player..

Don't get me wrong - Poch is obviously a different breed - but he's far from perfect and at the end of the day the buck stops with him. I'm sure he can pull us out of our slump but if he doesn't the club have to be decisive. No more Sherwoods.
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Let`s be fair mate, if AVB or Sherwood was serving up this rubbish and this form, their would be 100 per cent consensus that they had to be sacked. For some reason Poch seems to be getting away with murder.
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Probably because he is the one responsible for elevating us to a level where we expect/demand more. It’s called having kudos, credit in the bank. Poch has earned the right to be given time and patience during a difficult period. Only an idiot would want him out at this point. Knee jerk reactions rarely solve anything.

posted on 27/8/19

There can be no doubt that the team that should have won something was the team that came second to Leicester.
Kane was banging in the goals - one season wonder, they all said - and Rose and Walker were blazing down the wings.
We were young then! We are older now, and not so good.
Today this team is at a crossroads.
Replacements, rebuilding, discord and disarray.
Losing to teams it should beat easily.

I'm going to wait and see what happens the next two or three games before making any predictions.

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted on 27/8/19

comment by Ace (U18814)
posted 38 minutes ago
comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Bales (U22081)
posted 6 minutes ago
I'm the eternal optimist, but this run of form we're in is starting to remind me of the AVB era. Drab performances, struggling to win games despite being superior, overly reliant on one player..

Don't get me wrong - Poch is obviously a different breed - but he's far from perfect and at the end of the day the buck stops with him. I'm sure he can pull us out of our slump but if he doesn't the club have to be decisive. No more Sherwoods.
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Let`s be fair mate, if AVB or Sherwood was serving up this rubbish and this form, their would be 100 per cent consensus that they had to be sacked. For some reason Poch seems to be getting away with murder.
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Probably because he is the one responsible for elevating us to a level where we expect/demand more. It’s called having kudos, credit in the bank. Poch has earned the right to be given time and patience during a difficult period. Only an idiot would want him out at this point. Knee jerk reactions rarely solve anything.
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No manager has credit when the results start to go badly wrong. Even Billy Nicholson found that out.

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted on 27/8/19

comment by GeniusGreaves (U1302)
posted 54 minutes ago
Sandy

In all honesty we have been punching above our weight for several seasons.
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Well we really haven`t mate, we have had a very good side for two or three seasons. Best striker in the league, some of the best midfielders in the league, best central defenders and probably fullbacks in the league. But now the team is starting to break up, the manager doesn`t seem to know how to halt the slump.

posted on 27/8/19

I've always said there is a right way to lose, if after Sunday every player had given 100% bit we still lost them I couldn't ask for more.

The problem is no one bar probably Lloris and Toby are .

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted on 28/8/19

comment by Ace (U18814)
posted 14 hours, 45 minutes ago
comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Bales (U22081)
posted 6 minutes ago
I'm the eternal optimist, but this run of form we're in is starting to remind me of the AVB era. Drab performances, struggling to win games despite being superior, overly reliant on one player..

Don't get me wrong - Poch is obviously a different breed - but he's far from perfect and at the end of the day the buck stops with him. I'm sure he can pull us out of our slump but if he doesn't the club have to be decisive. No more Sherwoods.
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Let`s be fair mate, if AVB or Sherwood was serving up this rubbish and this form, their would be 100 per cent consensus that they had to be sacked. For some reason Poch seems to be getting away with murder.
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Probably because he is the one responsible for elevating us to a level where we expect/demand more. It’s called having kudos, credit in the bank. Poch has earned the right to be given time and patience during a difficult period. Only an idiot would want him out at this point. Knee jerk reactions rarely solve anything.
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Ace, Not sure you can call supporters idiots for asking serious questions about a manager that has Spurs sitting in 18th place in a form table since April. I think you should be calling them sensible that they are awake to the impeding car crash that is going on.

Not saying you are not entitled to an opinion, but so are those that want Poch out now. Nobody should be called idiots for giving an opinion.

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