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I genuinely to this day believe Jose should have managed the final - all that Levy did was save a few bob which is shameless considering the shit show of a selection that clown Mason served up. I hate him
We 100% lose that final with Jose.
With Mason we threw the dice on a new manager bounce. I can see the logic.

It had gotten so bad under Jose by the end.
I think he did a pretty good job this summer, although not 10 out of 10. We have to remember he only started on the 1st July and so hasn't been in the job long at all. This time next year is when he should really be judged and on who we bring in next summer and keep at the club.

I have no doubt that the players who left needed moving in to help a squad rebuild.

Other than Gollini none of incoming players have played in PL before so we need to give them all time to adjust before we can make any kind of judgement on them.

But I can certainly see why Gil was bought - only about 50 appearances in La Liga so still inexperienced but looks highly skilled and really tries to make things happen. I assumed he was a winger before he arrived but he is more like an Eriksen ( albeit playing in a different way) with his potential effect on the game. Potentially a game changing signing for us.

My general feeling is he changed out older players ( Sissoko, Aurier, Aldereeireld, Rose,Hart, Lamela ) to bring in much younger players ( other than ,26 year old Gollini all others are under 22) who with returning Loaners 20 year old Skipp and 21 year old Sessegnon, really invigorates the squad allowing more energy consuming tactics such as pressing to be more widely used. And by keeping Kane we ended up with a stronger squad than last season - and a squad which can be more easily strengthened next summer as we have fewer obvious deadwood to move on.

Going into this window it was obvious to me we could not expect to move on the maybe 10 players who ideally should have moved on - so with the moves made its a good solid '6.5 or 7 out of 10 for the transfer window.

And Nuno seems to have Dele more enthused and useful as an attacking CM than he has been for a couple of years, whilst our CB duo of Sanchez and Diet have looked far more reliable and capable than they ever looked under Mourhino. Only disappointment so far is Ndombele has not yet responded to Nuno - but 3 substantial improvements out of 4 players is good news
Seen it online but him getting an attacking partner for Kane & Son is a masterclass
I’ll say it… no team has done more effective recruitment than us this season. Romero, Bentancur and Kulusevski have dramatically improved us. And two of those were in January! Those three signings alone cannot be beaten by anyone else.

Well done spurs for doing excellent recruitment this season.


Tier 1 - Trust me bro'
Anyone else feel like this appointment only made sense when in conjunction with Conte coming in as manager?

With Conte having seen sense I'd have preferred Rangick or Campos coming in as DoF, rather than the guy that spunked £400k per week all over Aaron Ramsay's face...

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I do remember it very well and I stand by my point

Appointing a novice like Mason a few days before a cup final after sacking an experienced manager was one of the worst decisions Levy has ever made
The worst decision was not sacking him after we lost in Europe or when he made that disgraceful comment about 'same manager, different players'.
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