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2 minutes ago, Prince said:

Maybe a lesson learned for him after the second season of defensive non football he served up here. If he would have played attacking high press against a poor Huddersfield side then maybe we wouldn’t be floundering on the rocks.

 

The second season of defensive non-football that saw us finish fourth in the league?

 

The poor Huddersfield side that came 16th in the Premier League the next season, staying up with a game to spare.

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1 minute ago, Emerson Thome said:

 

The second season of defensive non-football that saw us finish fourth in the league?

 

The poor Huddersfield side that came 16th in the Premier League the next season, staying up with a game to spare.

It was crap to watch, we had the players to do better and ultimately it failed. Dress it up all you like to justify your argument but we went home with nothing.

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15 minutes ago, Orlando_Trustful said:

Sweet baby Jesus I miss him. I miss his aura, his enthusiasm, his voice, his smile, his celebrations on the touchline when we scored big goals etc etc etc.  

 

That feeling from the 15/16 season might never return. The whole club was on such a high riding the waves of CC's flamboyancy. I used to love going to Hillsborough that season.

 

What a travesty he didn't just stick to his guns and take us up in 16/17 😭. That penalty defeat to Huddersfield was the beginning of the end as we now sink into the abyss. 

Yep - the positivity and hope to apathy and despair in those few years has been awful and yet should have been avoidable.

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Carlos had to go because the players were no longer playing for him, and you can't ship all the players out so it's the manager who's always sacrificed.

 

No manager survives two consecutive -play-off defeats, but he should have gone in the summer and that not happening was the really big mistake.

 

Carlos was unlucky to lose Hooper before the semi - the result being we either played defensively but with no bite, or attacked more which would have exposed our defence.

 

We chose the former, and it failed.

 

At the time Carlos was here we had money to spend, and a strong squad of 34 players.

 

Goodness knows how he'd fare with this current group.

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1 hour ago, mildatheart67 said:

Tearing up the place

 15 wins in last 20.

FIFTHTEEN.

 

47 Goals

 

Thru to the Cup Final after knocking Benfica out.

 

And we ended up with Pulis ball.

 

Well done the know nothing's who hounded him out

 

Its not by any chance his first season there is it?

 

Normally leaves shortly after his first year, currently letting the players play how they want before he coaches it out of them.

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3 minutes ago, Athelwulf said:

Goodness knows how he'd fare with this current group.

 

Picture an angry press conference with him trying to scrunch up a 50p piece. 

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5 minutes ago, bobness said:

 

Picture an angry press conference with him trying to scrunch up a 50p piece. 

 

I didn't realize we'd got that much in the kitty.

 

lol

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1 hour ago, Prince said:

Maybe a lesson learned for him after the second season of defensive non football he served up here. If he would have played attacking high press against a poor Huddersfield side then maybe we wouldn’t be floundering on the rocks.

 

The defensive football worked with Hooper, but not without.

 

Had Hooper remained fit, then I'm fairly confident we'd have reached the final.

 

Mind you, Stam's Reading had already done the double over us in the league, so victory in the final wasn't necessarily a foregone conclusion.

 

The problem was always the quality of our defence and the lack of a midfield enforcer.

 

All the money was lavished on forwards, which is ironic because now we have practically none.

 

The decision not to buy a CB and to drop Hutch in there was fatal.

 

Before long it was clear we couldn't do without him in midfield and it was then too late to buy a defender.

 

If Channers and the advisors were buying the players over his head, then Carlos cannot be blamed for the balance of the squad.

 

Where he was at fault IMO was in the number of players we had.

 

That not only affected cohesion, but it also contributed to our injury problems.

 

Players like Hooper for instance, with his physiology, needed to stay in the team.

 

If that had happened he'd have been right as rain.

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