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(Guardian)   Jose Mourinho chalks up another successful run in his ongoing quest to get sacked from every football club in England   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Manchester United F.C., Jos Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Football League Cup  
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2021-04-19 9:59:31 AM  
What a relief this is.  I can actually go back to supporting Spurs.
 
2021-04-19 10:29:21 AM  
Jose is a soccer version of Mike Keenan: Great for a while, then turns toxic and becomes a cancer.

We're also seeing diminishing returns, just like Keenan.
 
2021-04-19 11:05:18 AM  

Rwa2play: Jose is a soccer version of Mike Keenan: Great for a while, then turns toxic and becomes a cancer.

We're also seeing diminishing returns, just like Keenan.


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2021-04-19 11:14:44 AM  

harleyquinnical: What a relief this is.  I can actually go back to supporting Spurs.


I used to like Spurs. They were an entertaining team. Putting them back on my watch list.

As long as it's not a Super League match. I'm going full boycott of the ESL - matches, results, sponsors and TV subscriptions if they replace the existing EPL and CL matches
 
2021-04-19 11:18:02 AM  

Rwa2play: Jose is a soccer version of Mike Keenan: Great for a while, then turns toxic and becomes a cancer.

We're also seeing diminishing returns, just like Keenan.


Jose's returns are not diminishing. His sacking payout to wage ratio is going up.
 
2021-04-19 11:24:07 AM  

jamspoon: harleyquinnical: What a relief this is.  I can actually go back to supporting Spurs.

I used to like Spurs. They were an entertaining team. Putting them back on my watch list.

As long as it's not a Super League match. I'm going full boycott of the ESL - matches, results, sponsors and TV subscriptions if they replace the existing EPL and CL matches


I'm hoping that FIFA can make good on its promise that anyone playing in ESL will be banned from playing in the World Cup.  That ought to make more than a few superstars who haven't won a Rimet--Ronaldo and Messi, for example--think twice about participating.  And you think the ESL is getting off the ground without those two?

/Geez, the idea of the ESL is so bad it's making me support FIFA
 
2021-04-19 11:28:21 AM  
Firing him is so nice they did it twice
 
2021-04-19 11:30:18 AM  

harleyquinnical: What a relief this is.  I can actually go back to supporting Spurs.


There's one other person in my office that follows English Soccer. When Ponchetino was fired I jokingly said they would hire Mourinho because that's just what you do in these situations.

The next morning I check my phone and it had happened.
 
2021-04-19 11:32:41 AM  

helper_monkey: harleyquinnical: What a relief this is.  I can actually go back to supporting Spurs.

There's one other person in my office that follows English Soccer. When Ponchetino was fired I jokingly said they would hire Mourinho because that's just what you do in these situations.

The next morning I check my phone and it had happened.


Anyone who hires him after his stay in Madrid is asking for trouble. Something about Spain broke him.
 
2021-04-19 11:33:35 AM  
Two! Two links below! AH AH AHHH!
 
2021-04-19 11:50:14 AM  

Rwa2play: Jose is a soccer version of Mike Keenan: Great for a while, then turns toxic and becomes a cancer.


Everyone says Mike Keenan did nothing for the St. Louis Blues but this is a lie. He flat out refused to send his team out in the Trumpet Jersey.

So, I'm still thankful.
 
2021-04-19 12:07:26 PM  
Jose Arrogantio.(paul whitehouse) compilation
Youtube EgQld_0vyEU
 
2021-04-19 12:29:27 PM  

The Third Man: jamspoon: harleyquinnical: What a relief this is.  I can actually go back to supporting Spurs.

I used to like Spurs. They were an entertaining team. Putting them back on my watch list.

As long as it's not a Super League match. I'm going full boycott of the ESL - matches, results, sponsors and TV subscriptions if they replace the existing EPL and CL matches

I'm hoping that FIFA can make good on its promise that anyone playing in ESL will be banned from playing in the World Cup.  That ought to make more than a few superstars who haven't won a Rimet--Ronaldo and Messi, for example--think twice about participating.  And you think the ESL is getting off the ground without those two?

/Geez, the idea of the ESL is so bad it's making me support FIFA


I would think Dortmund is happy since Haaland will think twice before bolting this summer now.
 
2021-04-19 12:53:36 PM  

eagles95: The Third Man: jamspoon: harleyquinnical: What a relief this is.  I can actually go back to supporting Spurs.

I used to like Spurs. They were an entertaining team. Putting them back on my watch list.

As long as it's not a Super League match. I'm going full boycott of the ESL - matches, results, sponsors and TV subscriptions if they replace the existing EPL and CL matches

I'm hoping that FIFA can make good on its promise that anyone playing in ESL will be banned from playing in the World Cup.  That ought to make more than a few superstars who haven't won a Rimet--Ronaldo and Messi, for example--think twice about participating.  And you think the ESL is getting off the ground without those two?

/Geez, the idea of the ESL is so bad it's making me support FIFA

I would think Dortmund is happy since Haaland will think twice before bolting this summer now.


If there's a silver lining to the name clubs bolting to a ESL, it would be that transfer fees, wages, et. al. would go way down in the aftermath domestically.  Smaller clubs can run with a far more sustainable financial model and the club would survive and perhaps, thrive in a post-ESL domestic league.
 
2021-04-19 12:56:15 PM  

Rwa2play: Jose is a soccer version of Mike Keenan: Great for a while, then turns toxic and becomes a cancer.

We're also seeing diminishing returns, just like Keenan.


Mourinho's best chance for a good ending to his career is to manage a national team somewhere; by doing so, he'll automatically be handcuffed from trying his 20th century-era "tear someone down and build them back up again" routine because he would only have an-already defined pool of players for selection and limited time to work with them. He would have to seriously dial down some of this other methods that usher in toxicity because it would be very easy for some players to just suddenly go to their parent club and say "oh, uh, I think I sprained my ankle in our last game *wink wink*, gosh, it's such a shame but I don't think I'm available to report to my national team and play in friendlies this week".
 
2021-04-19 1:12:28 PM  

jamspoon: Rwa2play: Jose is a soccer version of Mike Keenan: Great for a while, then turns toxic and becomes a cancer.

We're also seeing diminishing returns, just like Keenan.

Jose's returns are not diminishing. His sacking payout to wage ratio is going up.


I think anyone who needs a manager this summer should just pay him a million to fark off and not be their manager.

It will save trouble in the long run.
 
2021-04-19 1:38:19 PM  

Killer Cars: Rwa2play: Jose is a soccer version of Mike Keenan: Great for a while, then turns toxic and becomes a cancer.

We're also seeing diminishing returns, just like Keenan.

Mourinho's best chance for a good ending to his career is to manage a national team somewhere; by doing so, he'll automatically be handcuffed from trying his 20th century-era "tear someone down and build them back up again" routine because he would only have an-already defined pool of players for selection and limited time to work with them. He would have to seriously dial down some of this other methods that usher in toxicity because it would be very easy for some players to just suddenly go to their parent club and say "oh, uh, I think I sprained my ankle in our last game *wink wink*, gosh, it's such a shame but I don't think I'm available to report to my national team and play in friendlies this week".


I'm sure Portugal could use him
 
2021-04-19 2:14:09 PM  
is this the Leeds - Pool thread?
 
2021-04-19 2:18:46 PM  

medius: is this the Leeds - Pool thread?


There's one in greenlit. Should be available now as it was greened for 2pm
 
2021-04-19 2:28:40 PM  
Mike Keenan said he "doesn't remember" the trumpet jersey thing and no pictures of those jerseys exist so even if he did veto it, he was vetoing a concept. It's not like he walked into the locker room one day and did a Chris Sale.
 
2021-04-19 4:50:18 PM  
I'm still not 100% certain why Spurs sacked Pochettino. At some point, isn't continuity more important than last week's results?
 
2021-04-19 6:54:09 PM  

Gonz: I'm still not 100% certain why Spurs sacked Pochettino. At some point, isn't continuity more important than last week's results?


I still think JoMo slid the skids under Poch because JoMo insisted he was in talks with a big EPL club for weeks before Poch got fired and JoMo got hired.
 
2021-04-19 6:57:57 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Gonz: I'm still not 100% certain why Spurs sacked Pochettino. At some point, isn't continuity more important than last week's results?

I still think JoMo slid the skids under Poch because JoMo insisted he was in talks with a big EPL club for weeks before Poch got fired and JoMo got hired.


just like he did with LVG

JoMo is good at courting clueless owners
 
2021-04-19 6:59:38 PM  
JoMo is the guy she tells you not to worry about.  

Got my "You left me for that asshole?" trauma triggered.
 
2021-04-19 7:16:07 PM  

medius: ClavellBCMI: Gonz: I'm still not 100% certain why Spurs sacked Pochettino. At some point, isn't continuity more important than last week's results?

I still think JoMo slid the skids under Poch because JoMo insisted he was in talks with a big EPL club for weeks before Poch got fired and JoMo got hired.

just like he did with LVG

JoMo is good at courting clueless owners


Thing is, LVG earned his firing by being LVG The Exceptionally Boring. Poch did not deserve getting fired, he was trying to right the ship, and got torpedoed by JoMo.
 
2021-04-19 7:19:34 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Poch did not deserve getting fired


best thing for Poch would have been to take time off after that CL final loss


not sure how that could have possibly worked with the way these jobs are

dude needed a sabbatical and that kind of thing is pretty much unworkable in his position 

maybe if Levy had some imagination ...
 
2021-04-19 7:20:45 PM  
i think he was finally working through the burnout at the end

but he looks tons better now that he's had a real break
 
2021-04-19 10:57:57 PM  
Fans call David Moyes an "energy vampire" (and im a toffee)
But doesn't that describe Jose perfectly?  So dour, no positivity, blames everyone but himself.  The 3 year thing with him is true. He just sucks the life out of a squad over time
 
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