Arguably gave us the best era for PNEFC 4 years on - correct me if i'm wrong but why did he get so much grief from some quarters?
I agree about playing negative football paddy, although didn't we actually score a lot in that promotion season? Think the possession was more like 35-40% but it's irrelevant anyway as the only stat that mattered that day was the final score....job done!
Just checked it was 32% so you were closer.I agree about playing negative football paddy, although didn't we actually score a lot in that promotion season? Think the possession was more like 35-40% but it's irrelevant anyway as the only stat that mattered that day was the final score....job done!
I also think that he left at the right time for us.
This was an issue for many people, myself included. I would also add his flirtation with the Leeds job wasn’t well received, although it was rumoured he put himself forward whilst our manager it was only after he left that the confirmation was forthcoming.
Yes for once I agree with you raefilOr ambition?
Lets be honest I think hed taken PNE as far as he could have taken them but when a club as big as Sunderland comes along it would be difficult for any manager to resist.
did he do the right thing for himself?
probably financially but he has tainted his reputation. Virtually everyone knew what a clusterfuck Sunderland was. He must have backed himself to have the ability to turn the ship around. Like those before him, he failed.
FWIW I wish Grayson no ill and hope he finds himself back in the game very soon.
Just a pub discussion between mates who are more football savvy than myself - all PNE fans who hold different opinions of him - made good conversation - my view? the pinnacle of which was that he gave us what we wanted in London He is slightly behind the times we had in the 80's with McGrath.I honestly didn't realise there was any animosity towards him. This thread suggest the OP has a point though.
He'll always be a bit of a legend to me. I like him.
Personally, I think he is finished as a manager in The Championship and maybe the top end bigger teams in L1.Only manager that has successfully guided us through the play-offs.
Will always get a clap from me, if we ever got relegated and needed a manager, he would be my instant choice.
Was more like the last few months than days. Despite a few big wins at home, some felt he’d given up a bit and written the season off too early. Did a good job for PNE but definitely left at the right time for us. We now have a more hard-working, tactically-sophiscated, ambitious manager.Grayson did a very good job for North End.
His behaviour in the last few days of time here was disappointing.
Overall I think most PNE fans are greatful for what he did, was the right man at the right time.
His time had come to a natural end at the club and we’ve all moved on.
Will always get a good reception back at a Deepdale!