THIS, Absolutely THIS and then THIS some more.
Yes, it has been a rough season, and yes we are not where we want to be - and by we I mean those of us who understood that surviving the season was the aim, not those who think we should be top 10 or comfortably clear of the relegation places with 10 games to go.
Am I happy with what I have seen so far - no, it could be better - but I am not ready to chuck Smith under the bus - He is still learning, and I think he can cut it at this level, given the chance. He did an amazing job getting us here and is a victim of his own success to a large degree. Do not forget the rebuild we needed to do. Basically we were almost bankrupt and had half a dozen decent players and that was it. We had to build a squad for the premier league from there. Yes, we now have money, but cannot spend freely and are to an extent haunted by the financial mess of the past. People calling for Pearson or Allardyace??? Jesus wept!
IF this season is null and void, that gives us a chance to get our squad fully fit, we have had most of a season to assess those already here and we should know who will make the grade and then be able to fill in the gaps nicely. I would then like to see Smith given at least half a season with a full squad, and having spent an amount of money commensurate with where we want to be, given where we were.
If there is an issue behind the scenes, then now is the time to sort it - if it is Terry's presence - then he needs to leave. I would most certainly not want Terry as our manager/Head coach at this point in time. I have seen nothing to make me feel that he is up to it.