How big are our chances to reach the play offs (and possibly PL)?
There's more chance of me going to the moon. I will be happy now to see positive improvement from now until the end of the season, we win at Derby. Derby fail to make the play offs and somehow we finish above them.
We wont finish top half this season and we wont go up next season either. Strap in because we are in this league to stay. We have had our 10 years in the sun its time for the long, dark winter and this squad of players is 2-3 years of rebuilding, we have 1 prospect in Campbell and a club full of nobodies who couldnt spot a decent player if we spend the money.
If i was Jones id be worried, very worried. Arnie was right, Hughes was right, Rowett was right the clubs in full decline mode and its rotten from the top down. We will see L1 football before we see the Prem again.
The chairman stated a good while ago that we had readjusted our expectations. It is very obvious that far too many assumptions and far too little care was taken in preparation for the new season.
Honestly, our "experts" at the club have been ill advising for years now, and that had to come down on Cartwright, doesn't it?? Surely he is meant to be the expert, the voice of reason, the adviser to both chairman and manager? If he isn't then we don't need him or his job title at the club at all and we should go old school (manager full control).
How can our owners be so distant? So deluded? So far away from the truth?
Play Offs.? I think almost everybody has given up on that expectation.
What is most worrying now is my and a growing number of others almost passive acceptance of the dross that we are being served game after game. I have no optimism before games and expect the worse, and accept it when it arrives.
I will renew my ST’s next season but I am expecting a severe drop in numbers doing the same. A sure sign of the continuing decline of a club dissintergrating before our eyes.
The management need to take some drastic decisions both upstairs and on the ground or we are destined to another long long period of mediocrity and frustration for a long time to come.
We are mid table fodder at best. I’d just love for us by the end of the season to show some sparks for next season. Ilrhats all I’m hoping for. My expectation have lowered so much since December.
The clock is ticking in the window, I do expect players to come in and out if this happens, no sign yet i will be more positive, if not and we continue with what we have it could be extremely demoralising.
Now if you’d said what chance is there of us getting relegated, it’d be a different story. I can’t see us winning a game at the moment. Is the fact that Jones is trying to change things too quickly putting us in more danger? At least with Rowett (and I know the idiot had to go) you could at least see us picking up a few points. Hope to god Jones can sort this mess out sooner rather than later.