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Pochettino sacking – good or bad news for Irons?

Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking from Spurs  has been looking a near inevitability for weeks!

Next in? Sounds like it’s old Mourinho which means – as is the case with the bloke – it will all end in tears .

My first reaction on hearing the axe had fallen was that it wasn’t good news for the Irons as it’s been clear for a long time that many of the Spuds have been at odds with the manager  and could well come roaring on Saturday with him finally gone.

As a mere aside if that happens they should be pretty ashamed with themselves because professionals should always give everything in all circumstances whatever personal feeling. Leicester and Ranieri come to mind!

There are no givens in football however and whatever has happened in the White Hart Lane dressing room these past few weeks, it doesn’t follow there will be an immediate response.

As stated, on the face of it this is not  the best timing for the Irons. But it does give Pellegrini the opportunity of winding up our squad, really getting into them and making sure the message gets into the lads’ heads that Spurs are  a club in a bit of a shambles and beatable.

At the end of the day we need this game very badly indeed and regardless of what’s happening in the other camp we need to be focused on ourselves and doing our job properly for the first time in five games.

Real edge – if any were necessary – has now been added to what is always a fiercely contested affair and whatever issues are involved we have to hope a certain Spanish stopper can get his act together between the sticks.

A very tricky game at this stage of things but we can win this!


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15 comments on “Pochettino sacking – good or bad news for Irons?

  1. Bad news, players that haven’t turned up for him all season will put in the performances they should have before. Imho we should look at Poch if form doesn’t pick up!

  2. Get potch to sort us out …that would be great …top manager spuds are mad…

  3. At least it shows again that the top clubs nowadays don’t pussyfoot around ‘giving the manager time’. This is a club with several seasons of competing at the top, six months after reaching a CL final. When standards drop (like Leicester after the won the PL with Ranieri) they show the man at the top the door.

  4. Great news spuds take mourinho so we don’t have to worry about him turning up and poch needs a job and already lives in London. Sign him up.

  5. Would take him in a heart beat let’s hope he is interested but my feelings are that he will.go to the manks albeit that they seem to have recovered from their early blip ..but here’s hoping

  6. If it weren’t for Poch,The spuds would not have achieved what they did

  7. I think this is bad news – all clubs except WHU seem to experience the new manager bounce – I remember playing Everton just after they had sacked Koeman and losing 4-0

    Anyway if Mourinho goes to Spurs it means he wont come to us – he was once a top manager but now he is just a big ego

    So Pelle the ball is in your court – motivate the team and get them to put in a shift COYI

  8. Never seen a team get worse straight after sacking a manager.
    This sows the difference in the the clubs mentality.
    Poch worked with less money than our lot, got them to CL final and top 4 consistently whilst Playing away for home for nearly 2 seasons. Didn’t come up with any excuses.
    I would say a very good manager.
    Meanwhile back over in Stratford, another season of rubbish another relegation battle, poor signings, no vision, no plan, and it’s business as usual.
    Manager is safe, owners plod on.
    Winning mentality comes from the top. They accept below average, that’s what we get.

    • Dave, I take umbrage at your words about West Ham.
      If Spurs are soo wonderful, maybe you could support them….

      Poch started with an expensive squad and did brilliantly with it (Champions League Final etc.), but I’d still rather be a Hammer than a ***!!!!!

  9. Pooch gets his 12 million payoff Spuds reinvented which at our present state makes the weekend game harder my head can only see a Spuds win 😡😡😡😡
    Our Squad are performing very badly as mentioned numerous times on this forum HAMMER64 makes a very good point and I say if we draw or lose against the Spuds Pelle as to go or its back to the usual relegation dog fight and maybe championship football these players on their cost and wages can and should be doing better with the right EDDIE HOWE in charge

  10. Good news . That frees up Pochettino to replace Pelligrini . Wouldn’t divide the fans as Benitez probably would .

  11. I remember that City fan coming on here after the rout in August & saying West Ham fans are ‘deluded’. Then I read here that some of us are relieved Mourinho now can’t come to us ( you need not have worried guys-honest) but are quite happy that Pochettino is now available. Deluded is the word that comes to mind. But Tony Pulis is available I think. And Neil Warnock. Get real Hammers fans!!

  12. If the manger puts out the same team as he has done for the last three games it will not matter if we play Barnet at the weekend we will lose.
    Team sheet needs a big shake up and the current system of playing Haller up front with no support is an absolute joke.
    I cannot understand how a team can get so bad so quickly, hold on yes I can, bad attitude of the players and poor tactics.

  13. First nice game for Mourinho they will see us as a push over plenty of grit and fight on Saturday let’s shove it up them give us something to happy about for a change COYI

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