For sure we made progress on last season. But for me last season was also a missed opportunity. We were 2nd on boxing day and 12 points ahead of Arsenal.
I think we all agree on the state of the squad and the hand that Carlo was dealt. But some of his selections, particularly playing 5 defenders at home, were surely questionable.
We all wanted Carlo too succeed. But was he the right man for the job? I get his old school and simple approach to the game. And i agree that recruitment is pretty much 90% of the game. But i think the stage we're at, we need a bit more. We need those marginal gains that coaching and in game management will give us.
The reason i'm glad, is that it presents us with an opportunity, again. Even if it's with Nuno and i ####ing hate playing 3 at that back let alone playing wing backs as well. But at least it gives us some stability and consistency with regards to formation and system. And all Nuno's teams are known for their fitness and hard work.
Personally i'd rather we took a bigger risk and appointed a manager that would tear things up. A more progressive and attack minded manager. It would be a much bigger risk than a Moyes or Nuno type but #### me i've had enough of watching shite football.
...the way we played for the latter half of the season and our finishing league position, the vast majority of Evertonians could see progress, if not always on the pitch at least in a continued clearout of the deadwood and replacing them with quality players - a trend that looked set to continue this summer, leading to a sense of optimism (if reserved with some) among most of us...
To say "I'm glad he's gone" is essentially saying that you're glad we're pressing the reset button again, you're glad we could potentially now lose 2 of those quality players in James and Allan (and possibly others who had signed extended contracts on the back of Ancelotti being here) and another summer of turmoil and starting again from scratch with a new managers tactics/ideas/players/etc - and NOBODY should be "glad" that is happening yet again
I'm still absolutely gutted at being in this position yet again when it seemed like we were getting some stability leading into an absolutely crucial period in the Club's history.