Anyone got any personal “most annoying pulis moments” ? ... for me subbing Tuncay off at Hull literally minutes after bringing him on after we got a red card.
Not exactly annoying but when he was Pompey manager and I worked and socialised with their fans, who seemed to be always falling out about him and his tactic, I used to think 'thank fuck he's not our manager'...
You might disagree with me but we went into last season with the strongest squad outside the Prem.
Our performances last season were tremendously disappointing.
You might disagree again but my mind is clear that TP would have got an awful lot more out of those players than either Rowett or Jones did.
He may well have done but being as though we finished 16th there's a lot of scope to say that. But my argument is you can't justify that by saying look at what he did at Boro. Boro had a promotion worthy squad on paper that wasn't "much weaker" and he literally took them backwards, playing a horrific style that completely alienated the fans and resulted in his sacking. The only justification for playing the way Tone does is if he gets results and he simply didn't get what he needed up there.
I'd say we went into the season last year with the biggest names, without doubt a squad worthy of promotion and certainly better than 16th but still a squad completely bloated with players who were way past their best.
TP will have been disappointed not to win promotion last season.
The extent of that disappointment will be determined by Boro’s form this season. If they struggle then TP might feel he hadn’t done as badly as first thought. If they romp to promotion then his failure will be magnified.