There can’t be a single fan that didn’t think, for those few heady months before the PO Final, that we weren’t onto something special.
A charismatic manager that the media loved, playing good football and being universally praised.
Its the very stuff we’d not experienced since Ron’s days and those were the best virtually in living memory.
For giving us those moments I’m eternally grateful to Carlos.
Worse managers than him have left here and been paid more respect.
His flamboyancy, in the end, became something to ridicule him about.
The Carlos the Clown garbage used to make me seethe but was roundly encouraged by plenty on here. There was just no need.
Hes never spoken badly about the club or the fans yet all people harp on about is this ‘boyhood club ‘ twaddle that was pounced on gleefully by those who’d grown to dislike him.
His failing was, as others have said, was trying to abandon the free flowing football for a more cautious approach which was the Hull style that ultimately beat us in the Final and equally the Huddersfield style that frustratingly thwarted us the year after.
Hes been blamed for so much that’s happened years after he’s left and I think it’s grossly unfair.
He deserves to be respected and lauded for the good feeling he gave us all for a few months.
God knows , it all seems light years away from where we are now.