Think we only scored 2 less goals in his last season than what we did in his first.
When you think the players turned on him during those final 5/6 months itís not bad really.
I guess some statistics can look positive, and others can look negative (like the home record, points total, and league position)
Much like Allardyce, though, it was the playing style and statistical efficiency that was found wanting (i.e. good chances created versus chances conceded)
It just wasnít sustainable for a club that wanted to be challenging for a regular place at the top table.
The fact that we had come close in his first season made it all the more frustrating, along with his investment and trust in youth and flair players, and forward thinking with the bedrooms at the changing ground, and overall lovely demeanor.