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Offline HTT

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« Reply #15600 on: Friday 10 January 2020, 08:44:24 PM »
6th missing child found in Roma campaign.  :thup:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51041303



That’s brilliant that, people forget the power of sport and the kind of attention the game can bring to good causes, and nit just charitable ones, like the mental health awareness 1 minute thing in the FA Cup. Clubs are after all pillars of their community and bastions of their society, or used to be...
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« Reply #15601 on: Saturday 11 January 2020, 11:44:23 AM »

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« Reply #15602 on: Saturday 11 January 2020, 11:50:46 AM »
:laugh: Class. Those bases were hopeless, mind.

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« Reply #15603 on: Saturday 11 January 2020, 02:01:55 PM »
This is a good read. Bielsa is some character, I hope to see him in the Premier League next season.

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Pochettino grew up in Murphy, a small farming village in Santa Fe, which also saw the birth of Spurs substitute goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga among the 4,000 people who call it home, with a ratio of one Champions League finalist per 2,000 inhabitants.
"It was a very small city and what I did every day was go to school and play football all day with my friends. We had no TV in the house," he told the BBC in a 2013 interview.

Eventually, the Pochettino family acquired a black-and-white one, which their father Hector made work by removing the battery from his tractor. As a child he was a fan of Racing de Avellaneda but it was at Newell's Old Boys that the young man got his chance at football.
At the age of 14, he was discovered by Marcelo Bielsa's legendary assistant, Jorge Griffa, who was responsible for discovering such talents as Gabriel Batistuta, Jorge Valdano, Maxi Rodriguez and Gabriel Heinze, naming only a few players who emerged from the fertile football fields of Santa Fe. Pochettino moved to Rosario, where he began working as a juanto a El Loco in the youth divisions of the leper club.

Bielsa was the man who gave his final approval to the signing and traveled to Murphy to convince the teenager's parents to let him move to Newell's, while taking the opportunity to get a good look at his potential star.

"One night, at one o'clock in the morning, he came to my house, knocked on the door and wanted to see a 13-year-old boy. He wanted to see my legs! At that hour of the morning, he would have to be a little [crazy] ... I had to make my parents dream. Then he said, 'These legs look like the legs of a very good player. That was a good lie, no bad intentions. To me, he's a person I'll always admire. People call him 'El Loco Bielsa', but for me, he's not crazy at all. To me, he's a genius. A person with charisma and a very different personality from our normal coaches, and that's what makes him special," he reminded ESPN.

When Bielsa was promoted to coach the first team in 1990, Pochettino had already been there two years. With El Loco on the bench and Poche directing the defence, Newell's enjoyed one of the best moments in their history, winning two national league titles and reaching the final of the Copa Libertadores for the second time in 1992, where they lost on penalties to Sao Paulo, where future World Cup winners Cafu, Rai, Zetti and Muller were playing.
That Libertadores campaign really began with a disaster, losing 6-0 to San Lorenzo at home. Outraged, members of the red-and-black's hooligans headed to Bielsa's family home to protest, only to be greeted at the door by the manager brandishing a grenade.

"If you don't leave now, I'll pull the pin and throw it," he warned, before chasing the thugs who scattered over several blocks, grenade in hand.
Bielsa opted to trade Newell's for Mexico after the defeat in the Cup final, but Pochettino stayed. A year later, Diego Maradona's arrival in La Lepra went around the world. The Argentinian football legend, fresh from his time with Sevilla, opted to join the Rosario club to continue his return after a lengthy ban on cocaine use that forced him to leave Napoli.

More than 40,000 fans attended his first training session. And Pochettino was chosen to share a dormitory with Diego when Newell's traveled. "It was amazing because I always had his picture on my bedroom wall. And then I was with him, it was tremendous. I remember my first night. I turned off the light and I lay there trying to see if I could sleep. I couldn't believe it, I thought I was dreaming, that it wasn't real."
Maradona's time at the Leper turned out to be turbulent, highlighting by injuries, problems with coaches and very little time on the field. He would only play a total of five games for the club, and he couldn't score. However, Diego stayed until early 1994, participating in the summer pre-season plans at the Mar del Plata resort.

However, as Pochettino can attest, life with the little genius was never predictable: "We were all together in pre-season at Mar del Plata and had shared a room the day before. That night, because he loved basketball, he had gone to see the final of the League. In the morning, when I woke up, he wasn't in his bed.

The mystery of Diego's whereabouts on that February 2, 1994 would not be cleared up until hours later. "After breakfast we went to training and then came back for lunch. Nobody knew where Diego was yet. While we were eating, we saw the news on TV: he was shooting at journalists in Buenos Aires, 400 kilometers away from where we were".

While Pochettino slept, Maradona returned from the Atlantic coast of Argentina to his home in Moreno, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. When he woke up to find a herd of reporters at the doors, Diego opened fire with an air rifle, injuring six members of the press and threatening the rest. In 2002, he received a two-year prison sentence and payment of damages to the injured.

Aside from the attacks on journalists, the Spurs coach's love for his football idol and his former roommate has never wavered. "I love football, it's always been my passion. And my idol will always be Diego Armando Maradona," Pochettino told Sky Sports.

Offline Just a propheteer

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« Reply #15604 on: Sunday 12 January 2020, 02:31:32 PM »
Random thought I had last night. I wonder where we would have been as a club over the last 25 years had Keegan not came in as manager?

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« Reply #15605 on: Monday 13 January 2020, 09:59:07 AM »
big jose fan here :lol:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/jan/12/tottenham-liverpool-jose-mourinho-cynicism-supporters-fear

EDIT:  might as well just change the name to pardew when he was with us, or indeed bruce nowadays
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

Sleep now in the fire

Offline morla84

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« Reply #15606 on: Monday 13 January 2020, 07:42:04 PM »
Random thought I had last night. I wonder where we would have been as a club over the last 25 years had Keegan not came in as manager?
s*** creek

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #15607 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 12:39:18 AM »
Are we playing tomorrow?

Offline Tomato Deuce

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #15608 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 03:04:07 AM »
That Poch article is great. Bielsa :lol:

Offline ManDoon

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« Reply #15609 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 03:12:02 AM »
”That Libertadores campaign really began with a disaster, losing 6-0 to San Lorenzo at home. Outraged, members of the red-and-black's hooligans headed to Bielsa's family home to protest, only to be greeted at the door by the manager brandishing a grenade.”

:lol:
:lol: I dunno. I'm starting to think it was us.
Trump will do well man. Don't know why but I really feel this will be the case. Really hope it will come to be that way.

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« Reply #15610 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 12:46:44 PM »
HHahh incredible. Would kill for him to be our boss.
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« Reply #15611 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 01:03:47 PM »
Been a 37% fall in rough sleepers in Great Manchester thanks to Vincent Kompany's charity work according to the mayor.  :clap: :clap:

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #15612 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 01:09:51 PM »
Wow, brilliant.

(Obviously the government should be funding it, but still)

Offline toon25

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« Reply #15613 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 01:42:37 PM »
Kompany is great, like. Completely wasted in the modern incarnation of the game. Guy is incredibly articulate and bright.

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« Reply #15614 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 03:04:31 PM »
Kompany is great, like. Completely wasted in the modern incarnation of the game. Guy is incredibly articulate and bright.

Huh?

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« Reply #15615 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 06:59:06 PM »
Kompany is great, like. Completely wasted in the modern incarnation of the game. Guy is incredibly articulate and bright.

I agree, Kompany is involved in a charity to take homeless people off the street and give them hope, Rashford has just registered a company to make his own toilet roll and umbrellas
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Offline Greg

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« Reply #15616 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 07:07:19 PM »
Kompany is great, like. Completely wasted in the modern incarnation of the game. Guy is incredibly articulate and bright.

I agree, Kompany is involved in a charity to take homeless people off the street and give them hope, Rashford has just registered a company to make his own toilet roll and umbrellas

:lol:

Rashford has done quite a lot of charity work, including with homelessness and also Unicef.

Do you think Kompany has no commercial endorsements or something? :mackems:

What Kompany has done / is doing is of course more but he's also at a very different stage in life. Strange stick to beat Rashford with.

Offline triggs

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« Reply #15617 on: Tuesday 14 January 2020, 07:09:09 PM »
Kompany also took millions of pounds in wages off human rights abusers for about ten years
"Lots of young fellas runnin' around in shorts, that's the kind of think you like looking at, and I bet you like that too, only you're probably imagining what they'd look like without shorts, you're sitting there imagining that with a big smile on your face, ya dirty fecker"

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« Reply #15618 on: Wednesday 15 January 2020, 06:38:34 AM »
Kompany is great, like. Completely wasted in the modern incarnation of the game. Guy is incredibly articulate and bright.

I agree, Kompany is involved in a charity to take homeless people off the street and give them hope, Rashford has just registered a company to make his own toilet roll and umbrellas

:lol:

Rashford has done quite a lot of charity work, including with homelessness and also Unicef.

Do you think Kompany has no commercial endorsements or something? :mackems:

What Kompany has done / is doing is of course more but he's also at a very different stage in life. Strange stick to beat Rashford with.

I must admit I know nothing of Rashfords charitable activities and I was just repeating the "heads gone" section on Talksport cos they mentioned he was starting a company to make Rashford umbrellas and toilet roll.

It's how we role in modern society and I find it very uncomfortable when people fact check and call me out.........your not supposed to do that anymore, just believe me and propagate my story to the detriment of Rashford.
Mike Ashley stole my 30's

Offline Froggy

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Re: Still not worthy of a thread
« Reply #15619 on: Wednesday 15 January 2020, 06:53:56 AM »
Kompany is great, like. Completely wasted in the modern incarnation of the game. Guy is incredibly articulate and bright.

I agree, Kompany is involved in a charity to take homeless people off the street and give them hope, Rashford has just registered a company to make his own toilet roll and umbrellas

:lol:

Rashford has done quite a lot of charity work, including with homelessness and also Unicef.

Do you think Kompany has no commercial endorsements or something? :mackems:

What Kompany has done / is doing is of course more but he's also at a very different stage in life. Strange stick to beat Rashford with.

I must admit I know nothing of Rashfords charitable activities and I was just repeating the "heads gone" section on Talksport cos they mentioned he was starting a company to make Rashford umbrellas and toilet roll.

It's how we role in modern society and I find it very uncomfortable when people fact check and call me out.........your not supposed to do that anymore, just believe me and propagate my story to the detriment of Rashford.

Look up the "In the Box" Christmas campaign that Rashford started last year to help the homeless.

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« Reply #15620 on: Wednesday 15 January 2020, 08:29:00 AM »
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First day of pre-season for Swedish club AIK...

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« Reply #15621 on: Wednesday 15 January 2020, 08:38:04 AM »
That bloke's name is Anal Havedick.
Comfy chairs, beer, and doom. Humanity's future is an early 90s LAN party.

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« Reply #15622 on: Wednesday 15 January 2020, 11:33:53 AM »
Handy for craigslist

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« Reply #15623 on: Wednesday 15 January 2020, 03:09:50 PM »
2021 African Cup of Nations has been moved back to January/February instead of June.

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« Reply #15624 on: Wednesday 15 January 2020, 05:30:30 PM »
2021 African Cup of Nations has been moved back to January/February instead of June.

Good luck Liverpool retaining their league title