Tony Pulis Your abiding thoughts?

#1
I think it is fair to say that for most Boro fans there is a real sense of relief that Tony Pulis has now left the club and we can all look forward to a new era of hopes and dreams for a while.

He is obviously getting better at management as he gets older because surprisingly he achieved his highest win ratio during his spell at our club of 44% in all games.

Steve Gibson has paid him a well thought out accolade whether or not you agree with his statement.

I would suspect that Mr Pulis will soon be in another position fairly soon and that our paths will cross again at some point in the future.

So just what are your abiding thoughts regarding his tenure at Boro and were there any real positives along the way in your opinion?

In hindsight I wish he had not been appointed in the first place but if he has steadied the ship behind the scenes as clearly indicated then at least thanks for that.
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#2
The only positive was getting something out of Adama. Tbf to Pulis he made us money on a player that looked to be going nowhere 6 months before.

The rest, without going into it, were just varying levels of negatives for me and i never wanted or warmed to him.
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#3
Yep agreed, his only positive was his treatment of Adama.

Unmitigated disaster for me in every other sense.
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#4
A fraud of a man and a fraud of a manager.

Buy loads of 6 footers, defend with 10 men behind the ball, spend all week working on defensive shape and your defensive record will be good. Is that a sign of a good coach/manager?

A liar in the press who contradicted himself so often that it was laughable.

Unfortunately I was one of the people who bought into it for his first season.
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#5
He talked a good talk and said exactly what we as fans wanted to hear but on the negative he never acted upon it!
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(17-05-2019, 02:17 PM)Duvel Wrote: A fraud of a man and a fraud of a manager.

Buy loads of 6 footers, defend with 10 men behind the ball, spend all week working on defensive shape and your defensive record will be good. Is that a sign of a good coach/manager?

A liar in the press who contradicted himself so often that it was laughable.

Unfortunately I was one of the people who bought into it for his first season.

Basically my thoughts as well, I was reasonably optimistic going into this season with him at the helm. But two thirds of the way through was just desperate for it to end...
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#7
Positives none, I would guess he has set this club back at least two seasons as that is how long it will take to either clear out or re-coach all the players into a positive state of mind on the pitch. A baffling decision at the time and when I read Gibson's farewell statement a little bit of sick came into my throat, tell the truth he was a disaster who totally underachieved both on the pitch and in the transfer market. Good riddance
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#8
Pulis talked the talk but could not walk the walk. He spoke without thought, boosted success when there was no value and I don’t like @@@@ lickers. I don’t believe we are financial better off we need to rebuild and if he has financial nouse why was he employed as a football manager and not in a financial role. Of course both parties MUST exchange politeness because both parties failed.
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#9
Pulis sums up the importance of appointing the right manager to fit a football club. His out of date brand of football looked an awkward fit from the first day we appointed him and it continued for the 18 months that we had no other choice but to tolerate it. We could have moved forward in them 18 months but instead we stood still and seemingly Gibson was happy to do this whilst the financial side of the club was cut to clear up the mess that he authorised Monk to create. We need to learn the lessons from this and appoint a manager with a modern philosophy that we're going to maintain for the long term.
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#10
And that is the key p.mards, long term. It is going to take time to clear out players, bring in new ones and build a positive philosophy at the club. Whoever the new guy is give him time to make the changes and forget about splashing money on short term fixes and stupid smash the league statements. As supporters we need to buy into the fact that maybe we won't get promoted next season but hopefully the green shoots of recovery will be showing by then
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