CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

5d ago 路 4 min read 路 ~10 路 1
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The Fans Prayer

The Fans Prayer

Ali Anani asked me to expand on a couple of comments on the "Lucky Number 13" around comment #5 and #7 and expand around the theme of how great teams make luck and yet good teams count their unluck that prevents them from greatness.聽 The picture...

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

It was a great performance from de Gea for sure, but it also showed a lack of finishing finesse from this Spurs team, a character we see with Manchester City when they are at their ruthless best. No matter how many waves of attack there were, de Gea caught the sorcery of Sir Alex Ferguson, who came down to the training field to provide motivational team talk, and an inspired de Gea created United's luck.

Sometimes no matter what a team does there is an expression which haunts that team "that it is not their night", It is an expression of resignation and defeat even though the will is turned on at 100% - most significant memory of that was England's failure to score the winning goal against what Brian Clough had called the Polish "clown" goalkeeper - the rest was history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi9vZCo215w

England were not unlucky because they met a great goalkeeper on that night, they were guilty of hubris and even the great Brian Clough added his voice to the creation of this forlorn drama. I was 12 years old when I watched that match unfold - to say that we finished watching that match frustrated and befuddled is an understatement, even now I wonder what went missing with England not being at the 1974 World Cup Finals. The era of unluck culminated 3 years later when Brian Clough at the height of his powers was turned down by the FA to be England's manager - so talk about transforming luck into unluck in that singular decision of being afraid of an innovator and rebel.

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Chris 馃悵 Guest

Chris 馃悵 Guest

Thanks CityVP 馃悵 Manjit. Focusing on last night's game I thought your lads had by far their best performance of the current season.The gave it everything - wave after wave of stunningly skillful attacks which left the MU defence in tatters. Unfortunately they came up against a goalie who simply played the game of his life - he was on anothe rplnet for sure ! It seemed that De Gea would have stopped a cannonball last night; he must surely be the world's top stopper after this effort.

Beautiful spectacle to watch - did the game of soccer proud!

5d ago
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

11/1/2019 路 5 min read 路 ~10 路 3
To Tottenham and 4 more
Lucky Number 13

Lucky Number 13

As we await the match up on Sunday of a Tottenham team on the threshold of doing something great and a formerly great team trying to find their way back to their former glory, there is a personal touch that makes this soccer rivalry relatable to...

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

Done. The buzz is called "The Fans Prayer"
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/the-fans-prayer

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CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

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CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

4/1/2019 路 3 min read 路 ~10 路 1
The Language of Tough & Difficult

The Language of Tough & Difficult

At last I am beginning to see Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino speak about greater ambitions as this week he talked about the Tottenham Chairman would have sacked him if we won just a few cups and but finished 10th in the league.聽 He said this...

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

29/12/2018 路 3 min read 路 ~10
Piggy in the Middle

Piggy in the Middle

It is one thing to discover that there is a company that sells piggy banks in the colours of professional football teams, but an all together stranger thing to find Tottenham move temporarily into 2nd place.聽聽 Liverpool as a team with the money...

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

Ironically the first test of the post-Mourinho Manchester United is against Tottenham on Sunday 13th January. My hope is that United actually pay the $50 million dollar fee in the summer to buy out The Pochettino contract from Spurs. Then Tottenham should do what seems madness now which is to appoint Jose Mourinho. Within 2 years Spurs may land the title then that Pochettino may continually fall short in gaining. Mourinho on the other hand has the opportunity to get back to his winning ways and do what he normally does in a second season in a club, which is bring home major silverware. Just do not give him a five year contract because he has never survived four years at any single club. Pochettino falls short on two things that make him a liability as a Manchester United manager - he has to show that he can keep his cool and not get emotional with player relationships and he can actually win something.

30/12/2018
Jan 馃悵 Barbosa

Jan 馃悵 Barbosa

You are lucky !!!! My Manchester United Still having lots of problems !!!! Lately we scored some goals but lets hope the problems end with MOURINHO leaving !!!

30/12/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

23/12/2018 路 3 min read 路 ~10 路 4
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Tribal Identification

Tribal Identification

My tribal identification in soccer is no secret especially since this buzz is being marked in the Tottenham hive, but I am not a great example of tribal identification.聽 If anything over the years the effects of tribal identification have...

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

Everton today are were Tottenham before Pochettino instilled a more robust mentality and nurtured young players over the last few years, but Tottenham are still no where near where Manchester City is - and sadly just as they had the potential to get there, the whole deck of cards so well assembled by Pochettino may yet come crashing down. Tottenham's hierachy don't think in the same way that Manchester United and Real Madrid do, which is why Tottenham despite its fantastic new stadium are far from being considered as one of the "Big Boys" of professional soccer.

25/12/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

The top managers in the league know the importance of playing mind games. Remember when Mourinho labelled Arsene Wenger, the manager of Arsenal as an "specialist in failure". This to the manager who created the Invisibles. When the heat got put on Mourinho he simply kept telling everyone about his three league titles and how he has more titles and all the current managers in the Premier League put together - but that just kept him from being fired sooner.

The person who played the greatest mind games was Sir Alex Ferguson - he did not need to resort to Mourinho's cheap tricks and insulting behaviour - he simply created an air of superiority and had opposition teams mentality beaten even before they kicked a ball. In assembling Ferguson's right hand man to support the new caretaker Man United manager - it is a clever move to re-instill the mentality of the Alex Ferguson era, and no doubt Pochettino is being introduced to that mentality as we speak. Would love to know how much he and Ferguson now talk on the telephone behind the scenes.

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/10277696/sir-alex-ferguson-and-mauricio-pochettino-have-lunch-in-london

25/12/2018

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