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  • not_blonde_really not_blonde_really Apr 13, 2007 18:05 Flag

    pleat can see it by jol sits there pondering

    I never used to rate Jenas, until I saw how the time he was injured this season paralleled our shocking form. As soon as he came back (and got something like 5 goals in 6 games) our form lifted. I don't notice it on the pitch, but I think he's one of those players that has a bigger team effect than individual. And we've got to keep that.

    In complete shock about last night. I couldn't watch it, but I didn't think it'd matter too much because our far superior quality would win out and I'd enjoy the semis more. I still don't really believe it.

    I agree that sometimes Jol can be infuriating with his tactics, & I'm really annoyed that Defoe's not been getting more of a go when he's been in form every time he's played lately, but you seem to be implying we should get rid of him & I can't think of a bigger mistake. He's brought the team together as a team, & we're improving all the time with him. He's also done some great skills work & mini set pieces with the players, he seems to work to a smaller scale. Perhaps they need to bring in someone to remind him of the bigger picture sometimes, but for the first tiem in a long time we're becoming the team we used to be, what would be the point in losing the man who did that?

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    • I think Jol could be a great coach. But to be a great Manager you need to be tactically astute, make the right decisions at the right time and get the best out of your players. You could say he's done that with Keane, but he goes missing in big games. He is doing that with Dawson and Lennon, but what about the others?

      We'll see. I firmly believe that Mourinho is a fantastic manager and he seems to have a bit of a soft spot for both Spurs and MJ. I wonder if he was to ever express an interest in managing Spurs would be bring him in and keep Jol as coach? Probably not.

      I really like Jol and love what he has done. But in big games we're still the team we were - bottlers. In all cup competitions since he's arrived Jol hasn't managed to beat a big team. Bayer Leverkusen you might say, but they are no where near as good as they once were.

      Btw, agree about Jenas. We miss him when he isn't there, he plays for the team. I wish he'd take the game by the scruff of the neck more often.