Tony was the best that could have happened to us when he came back from Plymouth! He gave me my best time as a Stoke fan too, and I honestly believe Hughes benefitted a lot from Tony's work. I think we parted with him at exactly the right time though, but unfortunately our timing wasn't so good when Hughes was kept too long.
Post by Vadiation_Ribe on Dec 23, 2019 9:46:03 GMT
I think Pulis was 'the club' to a large extent and had a big influence from top to bottom like Ferguson did at Man Utd. The mistake could be not putting the structure in place to replace TP, rather than the individual managers who've followed him.
Same board, same Tony Scholes, team a whole generation have never been prouder of.
We knocked the battlers and the hoofers. Who wouldn't kill to have another team who cares that much
He’s absolutely nothing to do with this one way or the other. History will remember him exactly as it should, as one of the club’s greatest ever managers who was an architect of a golden era, but whose time came to an end and was rightly terminated before a decline could take hold.
If the club’s decision makers had acted as decisively with his successor, who also did a very good job for a while, we likely wouldn’t be in this mess.