Just a suggestion. We're going to need a new manager soon, whether it's mid-season, or at the end if the car crash can be drawn out that long.
Managers rarely bounce back from such a massive hammering - our worst in two decades. Throw in another historic atrocity against West Ham United, attacking the fans, and simultaneously our most expensive and impotent team ever, and this all points one way for the over-promoted one.
I stopped believing things were going to be ok after the first Hull game, when it became clear our players had absolutely no idea what they were doing. A system has been created that almost excludes the possibility of positive play, or goals. Thinking back, 'muddling through somehow' has been the last two years - we have never gone out and blown a team away - but the manager never fails to take credit for individual brilliance or freakish luck earning us a result, like that was the plan.
I'd like to be reminded of the basis for faith in AVB. Was it winning a Scotland-level league with Falcao in his team? Coming 5th with the best player in the league last year? Having mingled with Mourinho? I just see an expired flavour of the month now denuded of new clothes.
There was an utterly ridiculous debate about the value of points over performances. It shouldn't need saying that good performances are more likely to result in points, and our crash has been in the mail from some despicable showings that we somehow scraped through earlier.
I don't know why we would suddenly click, start scoring goals and become a unit. More likely this season is already over as far as top-4 goes, and it's about trying to keep the squad together and line up a decent replacement for someone who promised little, but will be remembered as another Juande Ramos, albeit more arrogant and boring.
Please tell me why I'm wrong.