Looks like the knives will be out if we don’t win tomorrow
They probably will be to be quite honest, it’s all primed for it.
Allardyce and Silva public spat, AGM comments about league position and public backing of the manager, 2 weeks without a prem game has allowed a lot of time for internet ramblings and people to work themselves into a hyper-analytical frenzy.
Ultimately, how many home losses against teams we ‘should’ beat can he reasonably allow before people fume? About to find out I’d imagine.
My personal feeling is that unless we are in free fall he should have a bit of range to struggle and bring it back. But we are in relegation form, and the prem is just not a very forgiving place.
I reckon we’ll lose or draw, and there will be 4-5 days of tantrums and ‘will he won’t he’ in the press, arguably rightly, before it subsides a little and we get on with the next one.