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Is Jol Feeling Sorry For Himself?

Is Jol Feeling Sorry For Himself?

Comments credited to Martin Jol have got me wondering whether the big Dutch fella is feeling a little bit sorry for himself.

It's well documented that the fans over at White Hart Lane are split over whether Jol is the right man to take Spurs to the next level or not, indeed over at our sister site there has been many pro, and anti Jol articles.

Well is appears that MJ is a little envious of Arsene Wenger's position whereby he can win no silverware yet still be praised come the end of the season.

'It's great. You bring a lot of players through your big club, Arsenal, and you still get praised at the end of the season and they are out of all the competitions.' said Jol

'That is unbelievable if you can do that as a manager. I hope I can do that in the future because that would be a fine position.'

It'll be interesting to see who will be envious of who come the full time whistle tomorrow.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Friday April 20 2007
Time: 11:29AM


when you say split between pro or anto jol, i would say the anti jol brigade are in the minority of about 5% if that. Every spurs fan i have talked to loves martin jol. who has already proved to be our best manager for a number of years.
20/04/2007 11:33:00
Fair dues, I was under the impression it was half and half.
20/04/2007 11:37:00
well unlike jol wenger has brought trophies and the best football in europe so he has something to fall back upon. and wenger is being praised coz everyone sees where the team is going in the future...but i guess jol doesnt understand that
20/04/2007 11:38:00
well maybe on vital there are a fair amount but other spurs sites and the general consensus of the backing that Jol gets at games its clear to see his support
20/04/2007 11:43:00
i think jol does she that and is in fact praising wenger for what he has done
20/04/2007 11:43:00
I dunno there Buckers, I sense a bit of jealousy in his comments, like he's saying "How come both I and Wenger win nothing, yet Wenger gets praised and half of my fans want me out". That's my theory anyway.
20/04/2007 11:46:00
Jol is the right man for us, he may make the odd decision we don't agree with but he's the boss and we're not gonna tell him otherwise...would you stand up to him??? Wenger did last year at the Library but do you really think he would of been standing had Jol hit him!! Anyway he's building a young team around British players and the gap between yourselves and us is getting smaller however much you don't want to admit it.
20/04/2007 11:57:00
I agree that over the past two season the gap has been closed (which is good for the old rivialry may I add) but I think the true test for Spurs will come over the next two seasons when (touchwood) we can get a run of games without too many injuries and after the experience our young players have gained we're gunna step it up an notch. Because while you have been coming on leaps and bounds, we've been going through a bad patch (you don't lose skill over night) and once we find our feet, it'll be time to sort the men form the boys.
20/04/2007 12:04:00
hmmmm not sure i guess comments can be taken out of context either way, and the only way to know was the be there at the interview to see how he said it.i think he is showing his respect and showing his ambition in wanting to emulate that success and true there could be double meanings behind what he was saying in an attempt to play mind games before the game
20/04/2007 12:07:00
For once a Goon who talks sense (now im gonna be slated on here). But your right Rocky7, injuries have hurt this year especially with V Persie and Gallas I think anyway. On the other hand we have had King out for 4 months, Lennon out for a couple, Berbatov the same along with JJ. So we havent had an injury free season either. But the atmosphere tomorrow will be electric! Think Fabregas will play??
20/04/2007 12:09:00
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