Heís okay if youíre hoping to achieve the square route of fuck all. They are all okay if we are accepting we arenít going to progress or go down. Though that sounds like zero ambition
It's a transitional season. We won't (or at least shouldn't) judge Silva on whether he squeezes the last drop out of "how high can Everton finish in mid-Table." That's nice, but largely irrelevant - at least compared to establishing a style of play, and discovering who belongs - and who needs an upgrade - in terms of the next, very good Everton side.
It's not lack of ambition, but rather a long-term vision as opposed to the short term-ism that (in my view) has held us back ever since the Roberto experiment fizzled out.
We have to remember that "opportunity cost" is still very important, in terms of how Brands makes acquisitions. Every dollar wasted in the over-priced January market is a dollar that we can't use later.
Fortunately, I think Brands very much gets this, and knows when to keep our powder dry.