Dear oh dear, yes let's credit him for that then.And yet, we're still above Koeman's impressive first season. We gonna credit Poch for that or nah?
However they have improved on last year without him, they've already beaten their points tally for last year and have one of the best defences in the league. We have less points than last year's car-crash and cannot exceed that, even with a 20+ league goal scorer that we were short of and, we have the worst defence in the league outside the bottom 6.
The defence issue is shocking, wasn't he a defender and isn't he a brilliant coach?
We haven't finished above Southampton yet either.
I don't dis-like Poch and as I've said, he has to be given until year 3 unless there is a huge capitulation into the bottom half of the table. However, even leaving aside he wasn't my preference (not even 3rd choice), surely it is ok to ponder and summise over what we've seen for a whole season so far??
If not then let's just all get 'I love Poch' tattoos, shut down the forum for 12-18months and come back when it's fair(er) to judge him?? Would that be ok?