Have we really improved from last season? Results would suggest otherwise. Last year we beat Newcastle at home, Pompey away, drew with Arse, beat Everton (typically, until this year) etc.
We have players till ajusting to the Premiership and too much dead wood in our team - neither Lee nor Assou-Ekotto I would ever consider to be world class, Davenport & Gardner simlpy not good enough, Ghaly IS awaste of space, Malbranque and Tainio are sqaud players, Murphy and Davids are finished.
Maybe Jol is to blame for some of this - why buy and injured Malbranque when we should have gone all out to sign a quality left-winger? Why, at the same time loan out an adequate right-winger in case Lennon got injured (which did)? Why continue to play the cautious tactics away from home when it clearly doesn't work and we end up playing mediocre football and invariably losing?
I thought we were getting it right with our decent run of form before the Christmas period (apart from the Arsenal game), but now it does seem like the same old tottenham - leaking goals and spurning chances. I hope I'm proven wrong, but we have a tough schedule ahead of us with all cup games to play, visits from Man Utd and Bolton and 2 potential banana skins away from home agianst Fulham and Sheffield Utd. We have to start improving or our entire season could be over by the end of February.