You get a solid base, and then need to add quality and expansive players.
But this was exactly what Martinez was so fortunate to inherit from Moyes, wasn't it?
No because the way pulis is playing and moyes team in 12/13 are incomparible. Moyes had us as a solid team and was a big focus but that season we had a midfield with the likes of mirallas, pienaar, osman, Gibson, Fellaini with 2 very attacking full backs. Pulis is playing a back 3 and then 3 of Barry, krychowiak, Jacob or Livermore in front of that back 3 with Gibbs and nyom as the wing backs!
They had about 30% possession at home to burnley last season, we'd dominate possession against the poorer teams home or away. It's very different having a defensive focus but playing when you can against pulis setups we've seen at Goodson where they leave 9 people back and hope for a goal from a set piece.
We were already a good team who played very good football in the attacking third when moyes left against a team whose game plan is to actively not have the ball home or away against any team. It's very different to take over th team Martinez did to say the job someone will have to do to transform the mindset and style at west brom.