see, im not convinced its a lack of organisation from a managerial standpoint.My thoughts are that although you make some reasonable points, eg we have had no luck with refs/injuries, there IS something a manager and his coaches can do about conceding sloppy goals and caving in under pressure. The organisation of the side after Jones went off was poor. Despite only having 10 men, we should have been able to cope for the amount of time left. And of course, we conceded very poor goals at Swansea (presumably the game you didn't see) and again caved in under pressure. Any decent manager should be able to get a team defending capably, through ORGANISATION. We saw it in the World Cup-'inferior' teams, skill wise, were still able to at least frustrate opponents with more skillful players, so long as they were organised. Just as importantly, a good manager must be able to instill confidence into a team so that they do not fall apart when things go against them. Unless of course, the players lack, in CB's words, 'moral fibre', which is another discussion altogether...........
against Everton, Doncaster and Burnley (i havent seen Swansea) then we played well, even at the back, until we made one silly mistake, concede, and we crumble (im talking the second for Burnley, the one that actually came from an obvious mistake).
At burnely we were playing good counter attacking football until their second. Even without Jones we were soaking up the pressure quite well.
I think Regardless hits it for me. Panic. maybe too much pressure is being put on these players before games, maybe the management are stressing the importance of a win too much. But somethings making us panic when we concede (particularly the more "avoidable" goals) and DF needs to get to the root of it to save his job.
If he solves it im convinced we could storm this league, if he doesnt, im convinced we'll go down.