Could be some truth in this. Gibson has made a succession of risky and unsuccessful decisions and hasn't really learned from them. He put Southgate in charge, with no management experience or even coaching. There are no prem league managers in the last decade that didn't at have at least a years experience of coaching plus fully badged up (which requires at least a couple of years coaching.
He replaced him with Southgate, which was an utter disaster.
Then we had the Mogga years, underfunded failure
Then Karanka and the only good decision he has made, a rookie manager, but with 5 or 6 years coaching behind him.
Then it was Monk another terrible decision
Then Pulis, anti-football, similar type of appointment to Strachan, experienced, but didn't really work and lost the fans
Now Woodgate, which is another reincarnation of Southgate but without learning the lessons of last time, he needed an older head as guidance
Were do we go from here? Well we need a chairman that will learn from mistakes, not flip-flop between management styles, and will support his managers properly. We've lost most of the last decade through mismanagement from the very top
Coulson was our best player against Luton. Spence did nothing wrong and had a better game than several experienced players including Howson.
Do you ever have anything positive to say about our younger players? First it was Tavernier, then Fry and now these two. Strange attitude you have.
I blame the club. What the Gazette has written is rather different to what Shotton said straight after the match. Either the Gazette are seriously misrepresenting what Shotton said, or both he and the Gazette have been told what to say afterwards by the club. I believe the latter is more likely.