The club needs rebuilding from the very top. To many mistakes, poor judgement across the board. Add to this a malaise affecting the club, which manifests as a lack of passion, desire and professionalism. It's been a succession of missed opportunities, bad decisions and plain mismanagement.
The club deserves better and the supporters absolutely deserve better .
So wether Sam is here or not, the board have to demand vast improvements, in players, in attitude and in performance. But they must also show improvement.
I understand what you mean (may not agree with it totally) but one can't rebuild from the top down. If the foundation isn't sound then the top is irrelevant and lasts only until the underneath crumbles.
I think it does illustrate what I mean when I say more discussion about rebuilding and less about just Sam (new thread needed?) as your comment about the 'top' has merit but how one does that when the money and power is firmly within that 'top' would make for interesting discussion?
In addition more thought-through argument about how one moves a club from where we are to the 'elite'. That is a major factor and, in my lifetime, only Chelsea and Man City have achieved it from the ranks of the also rans and that by unlimited personal wealth from 2 individuals.
One thing I'm realising more than ever is how difficult it is to bridge that gap. I never thought it was easy but being in a position where we now appear to have more financial clout we are seeing that money in itself is not the only thing. The players good enough to be called elite don't want to move down a step in order to help us make the transition. Etc etc etc!!!
So, is a new thread a good idea or is it just another thread to continue the obsession with Sam?