Deliberately got himself sacked numerous times is the sense I get, what a massive ego the guy must have.
Good riddance before he did too much damage.
I feel that's a little ungenerous TB.
I agree that damage could have been done in terms of results and, ultimately, a lack of progress. There was evidence that we were on the brink of going down the table towards the relegation fight.
However, in terms of playing squad Puel had to transition many of them out of the club. This included many from the 2015/16 PL winning team: Fuchs, Simpson, Morgan (partially), Drinkwater, Mahrez and Okazaki. Other players have either been bought or transitioned in and we have the core of a young and exciting squad.
As I say, I'm not suggesting it wasn't the right decision to let him go, but I think his task was quite a big and important one. It's precisely that Puel mostly achieved the squad overall without doing serious damage to our team's future chances that looks commendable - although only time will tell.
The only credit I give Puel for is serving up such Sh!te Football week in week out that tickets became readily available on general sale, unfortunately taking advantage of this also Meant watching the sh!te live and paying a lot of money for the privilege to do so.
Ooooooo, a Puel article.
My view is similar to yours Joby in that I think there was a lot of good in what’s spiel did. You’ve listed it so I won’t repeat it.
However, I personally believe Puel has one person to blame for his sacking. Himself. I think it was right to remove him, and think it came 6 months too late.
Well, my point remains the same. He failed to adapt his failing style that failed to get the best out of our best players. Not just Vardy, more. When you are negating Vardy for better balance then fine.
When you are isolating Vardy because you’re prioritising Demairi Gray, then, you deserve the sack!!!
Ndidi and Vardy are shining beacons of the failure of Puel for me. It’s a shame because some small changes could have seen vast improvements. Rodgers has shown that with the same players.
I don’t hate him. I don’t love him. I’ll look back on the Puel era as I did his interviews. Meg.
"The only credit I give Puel for is serving up such Sh!te Football week in week out that tickets became readily available on general sale,"
"Ooooooo, a Puel article"
You don't have to write a controversial article. You just have to mention Puel, although less so without BS and Nev. I hope Nev's honeymoon with JG finishes soon so that he can add some
"My view is similar to yours Joby"
You don't say
I do love your auto-correct
Joby. Excellent article.
And I agree whole heartedly with your view. He was close to getting it right, but in the end it was his reluctance or inability to tweak things (as Rodgers seems to be doing) that was his undoing.
I know TB will never agree and he's entitled to his opinion and does make a valid point that he lost the fans to such an extent that for the first time in 5 years tickets became available on general sale.
Another way to look at puel’s time is “could another manager have done the same job better”. I think the answer is absolutely yes.
Could another manager have messed it right up? Yes, absolutely.
This just adds further fuel to my point that’s Puel’s time was just ‘so so”.
I guess another failing of his as others have pointed out is he lost the fans playing dross football. The football was dross. Oh my I’d Almost forgotten. <shudders>
Everything Southampton fans said about Puel was true.
Not the right man for our club and was far too set in his ways.
Produced some of the worst performances in recent history,and was never in tune with the fans.
Should have gone straight after Newport,an embarrassing display totally his fault..
I thought he was a tad unfortunate to get the boot just before the Tielemans effect struck the side; I suspect we would have won several of those games under Puel. He can't complain too much about getting the chop though.
It was really irritating though to get knocked out of both cup competitions when we could have done well in them.
Sort of agreeing with both sides of the debate
From reading between the lines.
He believes In France they would have
Let him carry on with the project till completion, where as the Premier league is about results and he didn't get the time he needed
He was one of the few who could do the job that was needed but his failure to win either games or fans cost him
He was totally focused on the rebuild re style and his pitch was probably,
Yes I can rebuild the team to get them to challenge for Europe
By changing the style of play,, using young players, developing a youth system to feed the team
And his pitch got him the job,
Part of the clubs demands would have been not to get into a relagation fight and secure Premier league football,
Ultimately I think messing up the cup runs this season cost him his job as well as the carp football
eh What !! married to JG he's not been on honeymoon with me here in Dammam and Kuwait this week.
TB nd others agenda against a good man is not a surprise. Yes he did not reap the rewards from Tilly but i don't think the RNLI could save him. any manager who from day one never has his named chanted is living on borrowed time.
Now BR has the deal with the remaining issues to deal with and i bet you he is just as hard if not harder the the ex-manager.
I have moved on maybe others should,it will be interesting if BR gets the same stick that those gave the last manager....oh no his British he is ok ....
May I be the first to say: it’s good to have you back.
Here Here, he may be locked in Nev's World but it always lifts the spirits hearing from Nev.
Great that you're back and congrats Nev!
Give JG a big kiss from me Nev 👍
On behalf om partner can i say how touched i am by your kind words we are all one big LCFC JA606 family.
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