I hate to be simplistic, but if they don't sack Kenny and they fund him again for another summer I will be happy personally. I remember them promising a net spend based on what we made, regardless of where we finished (obviously a CL finish would be more) so if we keep our expectations at the right level and they meet them, I'd be hard pressed to fault them thus far.
It certainly makes a change from expecting to sell a couple of our best players. I'm personally not that bothered with last summer (and January), we didn't sign any world beaters apart from Suarez, but we have a squad I think that is worth a lot when it comes to the sum of their parts, and with a couple of very very good additions, we aren't too far behind. The worst pessimist would be hard pressed to say that we haven't performed well at parts, but the best optimist would be hard pressed to say we have scored enough. If we can find the players to help us convert possession into goals, we are not far away at all. No need for massive shake ups.
I can't lie, I've had too much to drink to read the entire first post as it was quite long but I will do tomorrow after my lecture, but just based on instinct, we seem to have owners who want us to win. I'd rather have owners that want us to win, than owners who want us to pay £30m interest on loans they used to buy the club. And while we can't have the new owners take us for mugs, we have to keep expectations realistic compared with where we were, and I think we are much better off to be honest.
They need to be held to account, as owners after the last they must expect that, we can't be taken for fools again. But they must not be unduly pressured for mistakes they haven't made yet. A net spend was made in summer regardless. A cup has been won, a quarter final is on Sunday. We are not challenging for the league, but the squad is on the way to being a very adept squad, let's not forget that. I'm quietly confident with how we are going even though I feel on my own most times. Let's move a couple players on like Joe Cole and Aquilani and we'll save a lot on wages, then maybe Maxi or Kuyt and plus a decent net spend we could have a team that looks so much better simply with a pacy, tricky right winger and another striker.
If 4th was the target and Kenny Dalglish is sacked having only had a year and a half, then I'd be more worried if we were transforming into a short term Chelsea. I think I am on my own, but I am more happy with progress, which many of you dispute, but a first season of the team playing well but falling just short in terms of goals, a trophy, and a quarter final and possibly more, is better than finishing 7th after climbing from 17th, with fuck all to show for it.
We sing about climbing a hill, but are we willing to climb it?