WHEN IS THE TIME TO PANIC?
Another loss, so when can we officially panic? How many times have you heard that such and such a team is too good to go down? Well look ...
Another loss, so when can we officially panic? How many times have you heard that such and such a team is too good to go down? Well look at Leeds United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City; all of who were established teams and are now languishing in the lower leagues, with zero chance of breaking back into the big time. Yes, we looked sharper in the first half than in previous games today against Stoke, but at the end of the day it is results that matter.
When is Roman, going to say enough is enough! We need wins, by any means possible. Ugly wins, 1-0 wins, whatever it takes, to get the team some points and above all some confidence that can only come with a win. Three points is great, but a bounce in your step and an inner confidence is what this team needs to find and feed on now. Will January see a new man at the helm? Would a new signing give the team a boost. Either way Costa has worn out his welcome and needs to go. We need a striker who does not care what defenders are doing to him. We need a single minded individual, who will score us goals irrelevant of what is going on around him. Aguero, Kane, Mane - someone, other than Costa; a one man liability to this team.
As Jose, I am not sure what to think. He is 'one of us' as we know, but his 18 month track record at clubs is there for the whole world to see. I think the time to panic is now! Sack Jose - sad as that is. Put John Terry in charge. Have a wise old head like Harry Redknapp on the bench to help and then see where we are in the summer and get Simeone, Guardiola or whoever? Once thing we can survive is a year out of the Champions League. One thing we cannot survive is a year out of the Premiership. Once you are down, the revenue goes down, the players want to leave and there is no real chance of return. When is the time to panic? I don't know, but let's just ask Leeds, Wolves and Coventry. They were too good to go down…right?