You don't half exaggerate do you mate? They've already said there will be wholesale management appointments in a week or two to replace the lost roles. So we don't have structure in place for a few weeks, that's hardly going to derail and "cripple" the club at the end of a season.
I don't think it's an exaggeration to say we're rudderless. These owners sacked a DoF just before a cup final, saying quite specifically that they wanted his replacement in situ well before the transfer window? Where is he? Oh, hold on...we don't want one like that any more...we want to rearrange his job description and split it between three or four specialist roles. Yeah, that's right, that's what we decided ages ago...honest. We'd say more but we've run out of room on the back of this fag packet...
Those two weeks you talk about are the start of the transfer window. At this stage we should be working on the strategy for next season, how to build on from where we are and cement the foundations for long term progress. Hell, I'd expect us to know exactly who our transfer priorities are, and be well on with approaches, negotiations etc. We have no-one in place anywhere who is in a position to undertake that very basic task.
So we appoint a whole new back room team, lets say by the end of the month, as is their latest promise? (for what that's worth). Do they then
start to assess the strengths of the squad in the light of how they want the team set up? Will they have even met the squad before they can make such an assessment or are they going to rely on match of the day clips? Are they aware say, of how well Lucas is progressing? What the long term prognosis for Gerrard and his ageing legs may be? Make no mistake, there are gaps in that squad that need plugging, and on what basis, with what insight will they be in a position to plug them?
The worst of it is, nobody filling those roles can be sure that the owners have the first idea of the nature and size of the task they've just handed out. The owners who will judge their performance by whatever criteria they choose to set, ill informed or otherwise.
I honestly don't want to be saying this, I'd love the people in charge to be smart, informed and quietly efficient. But Peter Robinson and his ilk are long gone, and sitting back and trusting these guys isn't an option. I'll honestly, happily trust them...but only when they have proved that they deserve that trust, it sure as hell ain't going to be handed out gratis.