Now we have a new manager and hopefully new ideas, where did it all go wrong for Pulis.
I read an article the other day on Pulis training and style and it made a lot of sense and maybe highlighted why our time under him went the way it did.
The article talked about him using a gruelling pre season to get the players super fit.... for them to reach their target of points as quick as possible. I can see why this would work in the premier league as his teams would achieve the magic points total then take their foot off the gas once safe.
When going for promotion though you need to keep it going all season. Could this be why we started well but then trailed off?
also listening to Peter Crouch talking about his training methods he spoke about him training the defensive players and midfield in a defensive unit, and the attacking players were left pretty much to train on their own.
if this is the case it would explain why we were solid, yet when we got possession seemed to not know what to do between defence and attack.
I was actually optimistic when we appointed Pulis as always liked how honest he seemed in interviews at other clubs. I guess we kind of got that here.
Heres hoping for a better period under Woodgate