Okay, results haven’t gone our way for a while.
Indeed, I’ve said a few times that we look really poor against even bottom of the table sides.
The Ipswich performance was a low for me and the last game against Sheffield Utd was equally as bad, as much as we managed to get a point with a comeback that really shouldn’t be legal.
We are utter rubbish as a side, there’s no denying it, even if you’re the really positive type.
Yet I still retain 100% confidence in Dean Smith.
Why, I hear you ask?
It’s because while he hasn’t really had the chance yet, he’s going to totally change what we are currently seeing; which is a bunch of players who just aren’t quick enough and are far too used to plodding around the pitch and waiting for the ball to come to them.
He will sign players who look for the ball and actually engage and challenge.
See how Brentford play against our plodders and any manager or fan will see it too.
They’re (with all due respect) a two bit club, yet they’ll seriously challenge us, you watch.
And possibly beat us.
Smith will not tolerate this and will change it up, as soon as he can, which is in the proper summer window.
I’m stating what we all hope is the obvious.
But equally, I expect things to get worse.
Where I might be inclined to state the case against Dean Smith.
As it stands, that might not be that far off.
And that’s the dilemma.
Do we give Smith masses of time to rebuild, or do we get on the manager merry-go-round again?
My heart says no, we stick with him.
But I look at the rubbish that we’re actually showing on the pitch.
And it’s horrendous.
Surely Smith should be able to get some sort of tune out of these players?
If Smith doesn’t turn it around soon, I suspect I’ll be posting the case for wanting him out.
Which, while it probably won’t sit right with me, comes down to logic.
It’s all about results and the fact is we aren’t getting them.
I’ve said plenty of times that we need to remain patient and give Smith time.
But I seriously don’t think he’s going to get it, as we’ll want him gone, for only another poor mug to come in.
As much as it might go against the grain for a while, the owners need to hold their nerve and stick with Dean Smith.
We’ve tried big names; the promotion sorts and it hasn’t worked.
So what’s left?