I think it's safe to say that your fans aren't happy today. Well, I certainly am not.
Firing Roberto after what, just six months in office? Yes, things were looking not good at the moment, but overall I could still see more progress with him at the helm than I ever had under André Villas-Boas' rule. To whom, may I remind you, you clung on way too long for many people's liking.
But back to the topic, sacking Roberto was just stupid. Sorry to say so, but it was. Looking at what he's achieved in the six months as our manager I think he would have been able to turn things around - if not in the Champions League, then in the Europa League for sure. It's not the Big Ears, but hey, better than nothing! And do you really think a new manager might yet take us into the CL knockout stages after all, when this fate is completely out of our hands?
Football isn't just about success in every single game. There is much more to it. Football, more than most other sports, is a lot about loyalty and sticking together through good and bad. Look at some other clubs who refused to panic at a patch of bad results. Especially so soon after changing managers.
Ever heard of a thing called continuity? Or manager's independence? Let me let you in on a secret: It's what made ManUre such a successful club over the last decade. Much as I dislike them, it's true.
And let's face it: Much as I love most of them, the players have to take a huge part of the blame for the recent bad results, full stop.
And lastly: Benitez our new manager? Seriously? A man that about 80% of the fans don't want at the Bridge? A man who has absolutely no tactical finesse? You've got to be kidding!
Much as I love the team, my fellow fans, the atmosphere at the Bridge and all that comes along with it, I'm finding it hard to love the club itself, because I constantly feel ashamed for the board's actions these days. You're turning us into football's laughing stock, and that is hard to take. Actually, it's unacceptable.