There was a lot of negativity at Hillsborough over the summer with the sudden departure of Stuart Gray whom did a great job on a small-ish budget, but left with some dour performances as well the 1-2 defeat to Leeds at home springs to mind. Further added to the price of tickets as well, which were hiked up to pay for the new pitch, new scoreboard and extensive player recruitment. We also then hired an unheard manager to take us forward, and completely overhauled our playing style. Risky stuff!
What has happened since is positive though. We seemed to have bought well, managed to get some real gems, and up and coming future stars to build on our strengths from the last campaign. We have beaten two premier league teams, and not conceded in those games. We have been strong and resilient as well and are just shy of the playoffs also.
I feel that Carlos has done a good job up to now results wise, but he has impressed me with his off the field demeanor. He has played down all they hype that comes with winning a few games, and instantly everyone expecting automatic promotion. He conducts himself very well in his interviews. He is well spoken and knows what he wants tactically and he came highly recommended too.
We are a work in progress, and i believe that a top ten finish will be a good season. But there is no doubt we can achieve better than that, but a gradual building process needs to be the way I feel. We need to keep hold of our better players who are currently in the lime light; Westwood, Lees and Joao. Sticking by the side, staying with the team win, draw or lose.
Enjoy the ride Wednesday fans, things could get exciting , but lets take it one game at a time like Carlos says. We are doing well, could improve further and have a quarter final to look forward to soon as well.