I still have faint hopes despite myself, I think because deep down I'm an optimistic blue.
But fucking hell, you've got to say he's made a fantastic case for his own sacking. 18 months down the line and the table refuses to reflect what we've all tried to believe was coming, and without that bizarre turn of form at home against good sides in their own private turmoil, we've been largely meh.
The football is better than koeman and Allardyce, and the underlying numbers do suggest a team that should be closer to maybe 9th than 16th, but is that good enough?
I think he's wasting a decent squad personally, and it's the first time I've felt that way since Martinez.
Need replacements for Keane, Coleman, Gomes, Walcott, and depth up top, and need to fuck off the likes of Delph, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson Tosun Bolasie Niasse, but there's more than enough to get 7th in this side, we just need a manager and more importantly a COACH who can improve performances.