Ok, Saturday was a horror show and I left after 85 mins but has it changed anything? Not really.
I'm hoping we have a longer term view than evaluating all managers and playing staff after 6 months. IF we let Silva go then I hope it is because the owner and DOF have sat down and decided it isn't working and have already identified a more suitable candidate (I haven't seen a name on this thread that promises anything better than Silva). I don't want them making a knee-jerk on the back of a run of bad results and a clear loss of confidence throughout the squad.
We want our young players to be given time, maybe we should give our young manager the same leeway? He's 41 and been in management for 7 years. I don't know if Silva is the answer but I do know he's a young manager who will make mistakes and hopefully learn from them for the future. We are not in a position to attract a Guardiola or, as much it hurts to say, a Klopp, just like we are not in a position to attract an Aubameyang or a Pogba. We have money but not Gulf States money, we need to be realistic.
The shouts about Brands are ridiculous. He's a DOF. His remit is, I assume, to establish a system and culture throughout the club that improves player identification, player development, transfer activity, etc and that this is mirrored throughout the club at all age levels. How many of us know just how much work was needed after the mess we've been in since Moyes and how many of us know how well the issues identified by Moshiri that led to him bringing in Brands have been addressed? I don't expect to be able to judge how good a job he's doing for another for 2-3 years when improvement in the overall structure should be more visible.
All we can actually comment on his work in the summer transfer window when, within weeks of taking on the job and working with Silva, he managed to bring in a number of exciting, skillful and young players. If you don't think Richarlison, Bernard, Digne and Mina improve our squad then I'm not sure what you've been watching for the last few years.
We are fans jumping on every result as a harbinger of doom or of a bright new future. It's what we do and I'm no different than most. Still, I'm (maybe naively) relying on the board and senior management having a longer term view and a better appreciation of the problems and solutions than I do from my seat in the Park End!