Never Mind The B*llocks

18th December 2019 | Never Mind The B*llocks, Think Piece

José Mourinho and the unravelling of the “Tottenham way”

...if nothing else, football is fickle in nature. A three-minute welcome interview involving a husky Portuguese voice on the charm offensive followed by five wins in seven is all it took to tame the rebels.

10th December 2019 | Never Mind The B*llocks, Think Piece

The Breakdown

If I can pinpoint the root of my latest existential crisis, I'd probably have to say that for the first time, possibly ever, I truly, really, honestly believed, 100%, wholeheartedly, no caveats, that we were doing it.

3rd December 2019 | Never Mind The B*llocks, Think Piece

Time to Mou-ve on

His time at Manchester United wasn’t as successful as he would have liked. I’m sure he was hurt by the criticism and the suggestion that his techniques are outdated; that he struggles to man manage the millennial generation. I think we’re now seeing the repercussions of that in his demeanour and in his new look coaching team.

3rd December 2019 | Never Mind The B*llocks, Think Piece

What we talk about when we talk about Pochettino

The reaction of club supporters in the immediate aftermath of his sacking was like nothing I’ve ever seen in sports (and is perhaps my biggest motivation for writing this piece). There was an outpouring of emotion across the world. I felt it, too.

23rd November 2019 | Never Mind The B*llocks, Think Piece

3 Potential Scenarios for Spurs under Jose

Mourinho has won a trophy at every club he's managed, but will that run continue in North London? This squad is far better than the one he took over at Manchester United, so that's one promising sign.

23rd November 2019 | Never Mind The B*llocks, Think Piece

When the year ends in (The Special) One

Mourinho talks about how winning that first trophy is the most important one. You have to learn how to win. Maybe for him, the game is about glory? The glory matters to him so much that he is willing to sacrifice everything else.

23rd November 2019 | Never Mind The B*llocks, Think Piece

An ode to Pochettino – The man that made anything seem possible

The evening inevitably ended in the true spurs way, sitting on a street corner attempting to call an Uber when we should have been drowning in sangria, but the journey, I would not change it for anything.

22nd November 2019 | Never Mind The B*llocks, Think Piece

What now?

As for the football, Jose will do what he needs to do. I don’t know if we will be playing with a brand of uninhibited, flair football, but I am certain it will be effective.