Yeah they looked really good on the ball.
But itís more that the same problems have existed for what, 3 seasons now? Weíre paper thin, every single time a team attacks us it ends in a goal or a real crisis moment. We look terrified, the quality of chances we give a way and the range of different attacks that seem effective against us is too high.
Agreed. But were you expecting that to be solved this summer?
I'm not having a pop, but the reason I'm maybe going a bit easier and not expecting too much is that I think we need to calm down and give Silva time to build his side. I feel like if the expectations are too high, then the fans might get on Silva's back far too quickly and then we'll end up putting pressure on him, and changing manager again, and back to square one.
We finished 8th last year with all manner of chaos going on, 3 managers etc. We've improved the squad this summer, and I think we'll get somewhere around 7th-9th without too much trouble.
I'm not even thinking about the Top 6, unless one of them has a complete meltdown season. Maybe people will accuse me of being unambitious and not following NSNO, but the last few seasons have been pretty awful and I genuinely think we need a stabilising season.