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Conte has a point
Conte, Tottenham and the forbidden blue dice – warm-up match
yesterday at 09:08
Today, we bring you the latest episode of Conte Wants To Be Fired, or so it seems, brought to you personally by the man from yesterday’s fantastic press conference.
“In England, I think there is a bad habit that only the coach can speak,” Conte said. “I’ve never seen the medical department come here to explain the player’s difficulty recovering. I’ve never seen the club or the sporting director come here to explain the club’s strategy and vision.
“If it’s just the coach talking, sometimes there are misunderstandings. It might be good to have the club speak to the media. Maybe not once a week, but every 15 days, monthly in that way.”
The TL;DR of all of this was basically Conte declaring “I’m not the problem” while clearly growing frustrated that the finger of blame was pointed at him amid Tottenham’s struggles.
He is also correct. Mandatory and relentless media duties thrust managers into the spotlight (let’s face it) too often, yet, as Conte alluded to, the medical sector was not asked about the number of injuries or the slow recovery That was less than expected, but more importantly the majority of the club’s board members were able to keep a low profile. Or simply hide it, for short.
There are exceptions. Aston Villa chief executive Christian Poslow and Arsenal’s technical director Edu both come to mind, but the brains behind big decisions at football clubs rarely come to mind and we often see them when things are going well. Suddenly – and not when the team is on the slide.
It certainly helps to make the relationship with the fans more transparent, but you can’t help but think that this plea from Conte will fall on deaf ears.
FA Cup “Screamers”
so. Yes. We, uh, where do we start with, uh, last night’s game at Molineux? How do we, uh, deal with this. Maybe we, uh, just keep saying uh, and jump straight to that, uh, action?This football action, that is
OK we can not. If you know, you know, if you don’t, well, let’s just say that Gary Lineker handled the situation like a true professional and at half-time – the BBC investigation has begun (see tweet below Wen) – It can be unbelievable that the game hosts of the day are cracking the pun and making sure they own the moment.
Ahhh… expect a lot of revenge content over the next 10 days.
Green Football Weekend is upon us, with more than 80 football clubs working together to tackle the climate crisis with a new initiative.
The Green Football Weekend will take place from 3-5 February and clubs will implement changes by making their fixtures “greener games”, with some teams wearing green armbands to show their support for the fight against climate change.
This comes at the end of 20 days of action starting today where fans can hit the ‘green goals’ for their clubs by taking climate-friendly actions – from eating vegan, to lowering the thermostat by 1 degree, and even shorter Time to shower.
in the channel
no we don’t share Those ones video.
Anyway. This has been going on, so Tim Cahill gets credit for backing Mikel Arteta ahead of most Arsenal supporters. Well, it was pointed out to the warm-up match that Cahill backed his team-mate – an old Everton team-mate – after an apparent one-match ban at Old Trafford, but for all the fightbacks below Roy Keane , he held on to his gun.
wait, what? Premier League tonight? We really, honestly, seriously can’t keep up. Obviously tonight is Crystal Palace hosting Manchester United. The next thing you’ll tell us is there’s a Premier League game tomorrow…wait…what? !
By the way, tonight there is also Leeds United against Cardiff City in the FA Cup, some Scottish Premiership, and AC Milan against Inter Milan in the Italian Super Cup. neat.
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