Warnock is addressing our issues with the lack of pace, that we've all complained about, doesn't believe in paying loads of money for no end product etc. so as an appointment for this time and place I'm happy enough with it.
If at the end of next season, we are no further forwards in regards to consistency then I doubt anyone could argue for him to remain.
I'd love what you are proposing to actually happen but I'm just resigned to the current situation.
The Warnock extension is uninspiring, cautious and I can see why some people aren't happy with it. But in the current climate and with whats happened in the last 12 months I can understand Gibsons caution.
I might be wrong but I get the impression that Gibson might be doubting himself as well. When he's used his initiative we've ended up with bad appointments in people like Southgate, Agnew, Monk and Woodgate. I think he feels safer with an appointment like Warnock.
I've been banging the drum for going down the foreign route since Karanka left but that seems another route we are unwilling to go down.
I just think this is what we are as a club, the only alternative would be for a new owner and thats not happening either.
I agree with you mate, we could never spend our way to Europe. We couldn't even spend our way out of the Championship. That's why we need a long-term plan that works around our lack of finances.
And you're right - we are going to get battered a LOT on our way to being a successful team. Which is why the plan is long-term, even if we get relegated, or smacked about in the Prem, at least we know we're working TOWARDS something.
At the moment, we're getting twonked at home by Rotherham 3-0. Is that any better?
Maybe you're right mate! I hope so. I'm basing my views on the performance of recently promoted teams (and teams in other countries around Europe!) and how they play. There's a lot of football clubs, at the moment, who are battling it out with the traditional big boys (RB Leipzig in Germany, Atalanta in Serie A, Leicester in the UK) through great long-term planning and style, and I'd love for Boro to be a success story for once!