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11 hours ago, ABH said:

Gibson said pulis did a good job. So maybe he was just reducing our wage bill like he was asked to do. 
 

my point is we were a badly run club long before pulis came in. People need to stop using pulis as an excuse to give Gibson and co a free ride 

Have you ever actually read this forum before? no one else has got anywhere close to a free ride

Woodgate, Monk, Agnew, Karanka for his last 6 months, Gibson and our recruitment have all been nearing on inept but it doesnt make what Pulis did any better. He is no better than any of them and in some areas was worse

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4 minutes ago, SzilardNemethsCurtains said:

Have you ever actually read this forum before? no one else has got anywhere close to a free ride

Woodgate, Monk, Agnew, Karanka for his last 6 months, Gibson and our recruitment have all been nearing on inept but it doesnt make what Pulis did any better. He is no better than any of them and in some areas was worse

the recruitment team has not been totally inept. They;ve identified and tried for some good players.

where they and the club have regularly failed, is picking and securing the right option from the list.

unfortunatley for them (and us fans) it's the last part that count's 

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Certainly when Warnock does eventually go i hope we go for someone who can bring excitement back. Bergkamp would be great!

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1 hour ago, estonpidge said:

recruiting this guy would surely improve our coaching

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54299158

What I like about that article is that he makes it clear the importance of practice.  He had talent, but it is still about practicing over and over again.  Someone of his ability who could drill that into young players' minds at Boro would be brilliant.  I can't see it happening though.

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59 minutes ago, TheJew said:

Certainly when Warnock does eventually go i hope we go for someone who can bring excitement back. Bergkamp would be great!

To be honest I think we have a better chance of getting TLF to manage us...that is, Juninho...not our forum colleague.

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15 minutes ago, AnglianRed said:

To be honest I think we have a better chance of getting TLF to manage us...that is, Juninho...not our forum colleague.

Haha i reckon i could better Woodgates record.

On a serious note i understand appointment of Warnock and with covid i think its ideal. Hopefully he will see us through what is a unprecedented time for the world.

BUT i would love us to appoint an ambitious young manager once that ship has been steadied. I am more than happy for them to use us as stepping stone. The likes of Robson McClaren and Karanka served us better than most.

I really wanted an Arteta or a Van Bronkhurst when Pulis left. I can see former was now bit ambitious but you get the idea.

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3 hours ago, SzilardNemethsCurtains said:

why the desperation to absolve him of a signing he literally said in the press he wanted?

I never said pulis had no involvement in the signings and sales of players unlike yourself who seems desperate to put them all down solely to him

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1 hour ago, TLF10 said:

I really wanted an Arteta or a Van Bronkhurst when Pulis left. I can see former was now bit ambitious but you get the idea.

Michael Reiziger for me given he had already come to the club once and had been through, coached and managed the Ajax Youth Academy. There was talk he was looking to come to Europe but he has now been promoted to Assistant Manager at Ajax.

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1 hour ago, ABH said:

I never said pulis had no involvement in the signings and sales of players unlike yourself who seems desperate to put them all down solely to him

Absolute tosh, where on earth have I said it was all him? he was definitely part of the problem though, a big part of it

 

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