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OK, I guess but I don't like false quotes being shown on IE without revelation of their falseness embedded immediately in the post, or at least some guess or research as to whether they were real legitimate quotes --- or even out of context. I guess that sometimes this cannot be helped, but unless the subject is utterly unimportant then how hilarious unstated false quotes might be should not trump truth in what's going on. Thanks to NDRock for throwing the quick flag.
 

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Conte seems difficult to work with and picks clubs that are known to be difficult to work with. Really thought he had a good thing going with Inter when they won the title, but he left there by "mutual consent" because he butted heads over transfers. He's the Italian Mourinho. He'll give you two or three years, a couple of trophies and enough headaches that you'll want him gone.

53 years old and he's managed eight clubs already. Plus the Italian National Team. He basically asked for this.
 

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Conte seems difficult to work with and picks clubs that are known to be difficult to work with. Really thought he had a good thing going with Inter when they won the title, but he left there by "mutual consent" because he butted heads over transfers. He's the Italian Mourinho. He'll give you two or three years, a couple of trophies and enough headaches that you'll want him gone.

53 years old and he's managed eight clubs already. Plus the Italian National Team. He basically asked for this.

I will say this about Conte and his comments. Everything that he has said, Spurs mans having been moaning about for ages. He lacks the charisma and subtle nature that Poch had, but the message was the same. ENIC and Levy have produced next to nothing in terms of silverware. At some point, it has to become "it's me and not you," for the management. But as long as Spurs are collecting massive revenue via the new stadium, concerts, fights, etc, ENIC doesn't care. Fair consistent CL money furthers his stinginess.

As most fans of floundering clubs do, I yearn for new ownership that will instill a proper plan. Back the manager, see his vision, and allow it to happen. Liverpool trusted Klopp and they yielded massive success. Arsenal stuck with their plan and Arteta seems likely to give them their first title in years. United are backing Ten Hag in a major way (esp in the Ronaldo saga) and they have achieved tangible success in a short time and are in for two more trophies.

At some point, you have to let the manager work and provide him with the appropriate tools to realize his vision. It is like the old Parcelles line, “If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries.”

Just a random thought.
 

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I will say this about Conte and his comments. Everything that he has said, Spurs mans having been moaning about for ages. He lacks the charisma and subtle nature that Poch had, but the message was the same. ENIC and Levy have produced next to nothing in terms of silverware. At some point, it has to become "it's me and not you," for the management. But as long as Spurs are collecting massive revenue via the new stadium, concerts, fights, etc, ENIC doesn't care. Fair consistent CL money furthers his stinginess.

As most fans of floundering clubs do, I yearn for new ownership that will instill a proper plan. Back the manager, see his vision, and allow it to happen. Liverpool trusted Klopp and they yielded massive success. Arsenal stuck with their plan and Arteta seems likely to give them their first title in years. United are backing Ten Hag in a major way (esp in the Ronaldo saga) and they have achieved tangible success in a short time and are in for two more trophies.

At some point, you have to let the manager work and provide him with the appropriate tools to realize his vision. It is like the old Parcelles line, “If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries.”

Just a random thought.
I don't disagree about Tottenham. What he's saying is true. Based on the fact that everyone knows who and what they are as well as have been for years, Conte had to have known this going into taking the job just as he did Chelsea and Inter. Why would things be different for him at these clubs compared to what they were for those who preceded him?

Just like Graham Potter going to Chelsea. He didn't have to go there and take the job because it was open and he could cash in. He had a good thing going at Brighton. Conte has been bouncing around Italy and England now knowing full well where he was going.

It's tough because it ends up being able to trust what you're being told and hoping that the clubs follow through on their promises when they're telling you wonderful things in the hiring process.
 

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HUGE day for U.S.A. soccer tomorrow in Orlando.
Not all because of the Nations League, but because Florian Balogun is reportedly in town to visit with U.S.A. soccer officials.
Florian pulled out of England under 21 camp this week with a reported injury.
Florian can choose between England, U.S.A., & Nigeria
He would far an away be the biggest dual national signing ever in our history, and would be an amazing building piece toward 26.
He is the number nine / striker that we have been crying out for since Brian McBride aged out of the player pool, and would be the most talented player at that position in our history.

Best of luck to the young man with a huge decision on deck, and hopefully he decides to wear the red, white, and blue.
 

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Hope so. I’d hate to see Wrexham fall out of promotion at this point. I think a good bit of the soccer fandom is rooting for them to get promoted.
They are three points up with a match in hand. They've lost two matches in their league all season. 8 fixtures left.

Ted Lasso and Wrexham are pulling a lot of people into the world football fold. It's pretty crazy.
 

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They are three points up with a match in hand. They've lost two matches in their league all season. 8 fixtures left.

Ted Lasso and Wrexham are pulling a lot of people into the world football fold. It's pretty crazy.
I bought a membership to watch their games. Ollie Palmer and Mullins are so good. Haha. Their defense is VERY VERY prone to giving up goals though so no lead is safe with them.
 

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I bought a membership to watch their games. Ollie Palmer and Mullins are so good. Haha. Their defense is VERY VERY prone to giving up goals though so no lead is safe with them.
Paul Mullin wasn't wanted by Liverpool or Everton. There's your underdog story in the drop of a hat. That's the stuff that captivates American audiences and draws interest.

Yeah, they definitely have some wild results and their league matches can be really topsy turvy. Entertainment value is there.

I am captivated by the story of the town. It's really the story about the people that I think captivates people, with sport as the backdrop. The exposure has obviously been tremendous for the club, but it's good for the game as well.
 

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They are three points up with a match in hand. They've lost two matches in their league all season. 8 fixtures left.

Ted Lasso and Wrexham are pulling a lot of people into the world football fold. It's pretty crazy.
Am I the only one rooting against Wrexham? I’m a huge fan of Rob Mcelhenney, not so much Ryan Reynolds, but just feel it’s cheap publicity they get to launch this 47th division team up. They have a transfer deficit of $1.5 million, while second place Notts has a $69k net. They shouldn’t get a pass of spending their way up just because they’re funny. I guess I’m the backdrop of the oil Shahs overrunning the Oremier league it’s not a big deal though.
 

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Am I the only one rooting against Wrexham? I’m a huge fan of Rob Mcelhenney, not so much Ryan Reynolds, but just feel it’s cheap publicity they get to launch this 47th division team up. They have a transfer deficit of $1.5 million, while second place Notts has a $69k net. They shouldn’t get a pass of spending their way up just because they’re funny. I guess I’m the backdrop of the oil Shahs overrunning the Oremier league it’s not a big deal though.
If they uncover Deadpool committed human rights atrocities, you'll no doubt have company.
 
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