Well done for saying so as I'm sure this wont be a popular opinion on here.Long time lurker, first time poster.
This will be controversial I'm sure but I think we need to freshen it up, and that means saying goodbye to Potch.
Its not an easy decision, but I just don't see us progressing any further under him, in fact we are going backwards.
How many PL games did we lose last season? More than ten wasn't it? Can anybody honestly see us not repeating that this season?
He got out of jail against Villa on opening day when Eriksen came on and changed the game and he hasn't learned from that as he's picked a poor team and formation today, where we were crying out for Eriksen to unlock them.
I think the heartbreak of the CL final is weighing on the players minds, and players refusing to sign contracts, Which is why I just think we need some new ideas, and we can only achieve that with a new manager.
If we keep Potch we know what we are getting, we are probably good enough for a top 4 birth, unlikely to push on and actually win anything though.
Time to gamble on a change? I think so
Trying to not be reactionary as I really hope that getting some players back from injury and integrating the new signings will see us back to the level we're capable of.
But I also am concerned by the worrying signs we've seen since the beginning of the year and the start of this season. Sometimes it feels like the 15/16 and 16/17 were our window to do something great and that has now passed - some players have aged, others have dropped off in standard, injuries and not enough fresh faces over a couple of transfer windows.
It would be a real shame to not get back to that as the last few years have been the best supporting this club in my lifetime.