BM, don't get me wrong. I was reacting to the generally very negative views being expressed on this forum, not your point in particular. I don't comment a lot, but read most things posted and I just sense that many need to get a bit more real about who we are and where we are. You're right, Huddersfield and Newcastle were pathetic (although Newcastle looked pretty good against Utd.) and I've just spent the weekend with some die-hard Burnley fans, telling them that if they don't batter Huddersfield they need to have a word with themselves (oops!)!I think there's a lot of reason beyond wine for optimism. Don't misunderstand, I generally have a good feeling about the recent years. Importantly, I can see the club is increasing in value under the current ownership. As I say, off the pitch isn't at all what I was talking about. Huddersfield and Newcastle were two of the flimsiest, most spineless teams we've played in a long time. Beating them wasn't special, it was extremely ordinary. When we play someone with any intention of winning a football match, we crumble.
But we can only beat the teams we play, which we did, and despite the Everton result, I still think we'll have a better season than last.