When you look at it this way we’re basically roundabout where we ought to be. There is a clump of teams that, if they have a bad season, are going to be in the brown stuff. And when we say bad season we mean the kind of thing that can happen to any team. Loss of form, bad luck, whatever. This year it’s been our turn. You can see that our transfer outgoings are as low as anyone’s and that the wage bill isn’t exactly massive either.
Martin Jol made a pig’s ear out of things but what I think this shows is that he had a lot less margin for error than we might have imagined.