Maybe ‘rot set in’ was a little hyperbolic, but it’s a fact that once the euphoria of winning the play-offs had worn off and teams had worked us out at home there was a definite downward trajectory and that this happened before Coyle left. I think that’s one of the reasons he went, he’d realised that he didn’t know how to turn things round.Devils_Advocate wrote:Thats a different argument (and getting into a circular one) which I think has a lot more merit than saying the rot had set in because we had a bad run.
You used a bad run for your argument so I was just showing that bad runs are common for good bad and all the teams in between and it has happened often with Dyche but its the overall picture you have to look at.
When Coyle left we were in a better position than most would have expected going into the season and we had a real fighting chance of staying up
Essentially all I was trying to demonstrate is that it wasn’t a sudden change in form when Coyle left that sent us down, it’d started to go wrong before then. Of course the sour taste left at the way Coyle left didn’t help us either, I’d have better memories of the second half of that season if he’d stayed and we’d gone down.