... what an almighty mess we would be in (yes, yes, I know...)
Cook would doubtless still be looking to gut this squad; quite how we would fare with Evans' transfer strategy in place is a rather scary thought. Division 4 surely a very real possibility.
This group of players have given up, en masse. What awaits most of them after the summer is anonymity; they will depart with, at best, a shrug of the shoulders from the rest of us.
PC is clearly pained by the shambles he has inherited; compare this to the utter indifference shown by PL, who was more concerned with stoking arguments with the (few) individuals outside ITFC who he was prepared to communicate with, than attempting to motivate.
Which, I think, is why, despite a truly underwhelming start from PC, he retains my support. I'm absolutely fed up with accepting mediocrity as an ITFC fan, but, that said, I think I can acknowledge that we need to move a little further backwards before moving forwards. It's not a nice feeling, at all, but then it hasn't been fun following this shower for a very long time.
We have new owners, a new manager and a new outlook.
That said, PC absolutely needs to hit the ground running next year.
Dozzell is poor, Edwards looking like the Bluefish version as opposed to, er, the better version, Judge has touched the ball about 6 times, and Skuse looks like an old bloke just back from a long-term injury.