Brave New World: Inside Pochettino's Spurs

stevenurse

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Anyone got it, and is it worth getting?

I know it only came out today, but after a few of the pieces in the papers it sounded like it might be a real insight, yet from what I've read on various places it sounds like a disappointment
 

yido4life

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I got mine yesterday afternoon. I’m only 30 or so pages in but seems ok and I am enjoying it. Hasn’t been too much about spurs yet though it’s mainly been about Poch growing up and his football career which is interesting in itself. Anything with an insight into our club is probably worth it even if it’s not the best book in the world. It was only 14 quid on amazon as well
 

Dougal

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I’m not gonna bother reading it. I’ll just overreact to the sensationalist bits the papers pick out and blow out of all proportion. Like a normal person.
 

Archibald&Crooks

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Have you missed it? You mean the thread about six places below this one in the list?

Have you missed it? The question should be did you even look :p
 

doctor stefan Freud

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It's quite interesting, especially the bits about his early days at the club. Ade comes across as a likeable loony, not really fit for a Pochetinno squad but not as toxic as others that he offloaded.
The most intriguing aspect so far is how much he sacrificed as a kid to become a professional and how he hints that today's footballers don't really go through that. He spent the whole summer stinging over the 5-1 defeat to Newcastle because the team had given up and were distracted by the Euros or holidays. But he also blames himself. There is a sense that this hunger is fuelled by the hardships of his youth at Newells, he never seems to lose sight of that.
He also has a lot of time for Mason who stepped up, along with Kane, when he was transitioning the club.
So far he's careful not to name players, ex or current, for any wrongdoing but he's not scared to publicly state that Ali, Son and others have lots of different voices in their ears all the time and for young men this can be very confusing. He's also never had an agent- he listens to his core team and wife over career choices when he's uncertain or faced with momentous decisions.
 

yankspurs

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I spent 50 dollars on Amazon to get it and have it delivered by Tuesday all the way from the UK as reading a book on my phone is terrible and im going away Wednesday. I'll be fucking infuriated if this book is useless or if ot doesnt get here in time.
 

THFCSPURS19

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I spent 50 dollars on Amazon to get it and have it delivered by Tuesday all the way from the UK as reading a book on my phone is terrible and im going away Wednesday. I'll be fucking infuriated if this book is useless or if ot doesnt get here in time.
You spent Fifty United States of America Dollars to get this book?

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It's quite interesting, especially the bits about his early days at the club. Ade comes across as a likeable loony, not really fit for a Pochetinno squad but not as toxic as others that he offloaded.
The most intriguing aspect so far is how much he sacrificed as a kid to become a professional and how he hints that today's footballers don't really go through that. He spent the whole summer stinging over the 5-1 defeat to Newcastle because the team had given up and were distracted by the Euros or holidays. But he also blames himself. There is a sense that this hunger is fuelled by the hardships of his youth at Newells, he never seems to lose sight of that.
He also has a lot of time for Mason who stepped up, along with Kane, when he was transitioning the club.
So far he's careful not to name players, ex or current, for any wrongdoing but he's not scared to publicly state that Ali, Son and others have lots of different voices in their ears all the time and for young men this can be very confusing. He's also never had an agent- he listens to his core team and wife over career choices when he's uncertain or faced with momentous decisions.
He was integral to our revival.

Many still either can't appreciate it or refuse to give him his dues irt this.
 

TaoistMonkey

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This is being sold by THFC too so people don't need to worry about any controversy.

Also if you listen to my link. All the stuff about Dier.....was told by Dier :)
 

doctor stefan Freud

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He was integral to our revival.

Many still either can't appreciate it or refuse to give him his dues irt this.
I've just read a section where he is critical of two of Victor's performances against Boro and CSK Moscow. He speaks with Victor and informs him of where he went wrong; intrinsically Poch is humane. Professional, massively competitive but also fair and honest. His football intelligence is superb, but his man management skills are even better. I think that is why so many players make such progress under him; they're critiqued in an objective yet sensitive way. But if you don't listen, don't buy into the collective will, you're history. And that's a good thing
 

tevezito

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I love the fact the forward is written by his wife (free sample on Amazon) and she describes him as an ocean and herself as rainwater! Son dos capos!
 
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