As all with almost arguments/debates, especially on the internet, everything has gone very binary.
Dean Smith is not completely at fault for our position, there are obviously mitigating factors.
What I do believe is he has to shoulder a decent portion of the blame. We have showed enough promise (especially early in the season; which makes it worse as you'd have thought we'd kick on once the players gelled and got used to the tactics) to suggest we are capable of more than we are seeing. The amount of points dropped from winning positions says it all. Do we even know our best formation. Our best 11?
Make as many excuses as you want but we spent 100m+ in the summer we aren't an huddlesfield-esque underdog story, 2 points from the last 27 when we are fighting for our lives is unforgivable.