Good point about Wood, he certainly improved under Monk and his coaching staff, before that he was very poor. I wonder what sort of coaching staff we currently have in place, their main remit should be to improve players or the team unit and team shape etc. I'm not seeing any of this. We hire a free kick specialist coach (I believe) what the fuck is that all about! A defence coach or some who can work on the defence, yes!
We appear to do everything on cheap and with no thought, just like the new badge. We have sacked too many managers too quickly over the years, there and again some of Cellino's appointments were on a hiding to nothing. Bristol's was a perfect example where patience persevered. But the difference is that they had just gained promotion and the expectancy levels were about surviving the first season. In our case where should have built last season's improvement. We haven't and have gone backwards. TC just doesn't cut it for me, it's not all his fault, some things are out of his hands, which are AR territory i.e. decision making at board level.
Discipline within the team is surely down to TC and it is shocking. Also there is no visible sign that any of the players have improve as the season has gone on, which suggests he hasn't impose any of his methods or way of playing. He comes across as weak.