Mauricio Pochettino

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It's been proven with the likes of Guendouzi, Brooks, our own Del boy & in recent years Mahrez, Kante can be added to that mix. Very difficult to keep finding them under the radar though.

Redknapp never really had a great scouting network. Off the top of my head I can't think of a real standout player he spotted before others did but I haven't really given it much thought. Invest in grass roots, get a world class and well respected academy and focus on the cream under 20 years of age for a sustainable business model whilst we transition and pay off the investments required in recent years
Didn't Redknapps scouting team consist of football connoisseurs such as Dim Sherwood, Les Ferdinand etc, who gave him sound as a rock reports such as the one telling him not to sign Luis Suarez for 17 million when we were looking for a striker because his play style was too similar to Rafas?
Seriously the fact that we employed those halfwits for so many years still leaves a sickly feeling in my stomach to this day.
 
Didn't Redknapps scouting team consist of football connoisseurs such as Dim Sherwood, Les Ferdinand etc, who gave him sound as a rock reports such as the one telling him not to sign Luis Suarez for 17 million when we were looking for a striker because his play style was too similar to Rafas?
Seriously the fact that we employed those halfwits for so many years still leaves a sickly feeling in my stomach to this day.

Didn’t Tim pass on Sterling too....though there was concern about his attitude
 

Airfixx

Swollen Member
Hadn't heard that one, but it's probably true. Hell, if someone told me that we were offered Messi in 2012 but Tim rejected him because he was too short, I'd probably believe it.
Tbf, the broader 'jury' was reluctant about Sterling's attitude early doors... Lot of peeps (myself included) mocked Liverpool for splashing out on him.

Would be silly to argue he hasn't since come good tho.
 

Blanchflower

Supporter
My personal feeling is he has hung around through the trials of this season, so the prospect of next season will be mouthwatering in comparison. It's clear once we're in the stadium the riches that come with if from gate receipts and commercial deals will filter down to wages and transfers. It's like running a marathon, he has been through the wall and the last bit is the part to enjoy. Why would you stop running at this point?
 
My personal feeling is he has hung around through the trials of this season, so the prospect of next season will be mouthwatering in comparison. It's clear once we're in the stadium the riches that come with if from gate receipts and commercial deals will filter down to wages and transfers. It's like running a marathon, he has been through the wall and the last bit is the part to enjoy. Why would you stop running at this point?
I wouldn't be surprised if we get an injection of outside investment, perhaps even a new cash-rich owner as well. That could level things a bit and Poch on a level playing field would dominate.
 

Stopspot

Now I'm a big fat dynamo!
I wouldn't be surprised if we get an injection of outside investment, perhaps even a new cash-rich owner as well. That could level things a bit and Poch on a level playing field would dominate.
I've also contemplated a new owner stepping in. Probably not outright buying all of ENIC's shares. But part of them.
 
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