Now this isn't intended to bash the club. Under the stewardship of the Pozzo family we've reached heights we could only dream of in modern football. When you compare Watford to all those clubs in the Championship (all those fallen Premier League clubs who are trying to get back to the promised land) we have to realise how good it's been. But given all the plaudits the board, owner, and other key people deserve, when apparently everything is progressing season after season in the right direction, something has gone dramatically wrong this season. For me, I've never been truly convinced by our Premier League credentials. I've always felt we've winged it a bit, but we've got away with it due to our spectacular starts, before it all falls away. A recurring theme. I've never been convinced we are a solid Premier League side who are best of the rest, even though we were riding a crest of a wave. It seemed a fragile existence to me. It didn't seem real or genuine. Punching above our weight. This season has been a long time in its incubation, so it's probably the right time to question, why has it gone so wrong, who is to blame, and how do we sort it out......or can we sort it out. We have to remain humble in our criticism. We have to remember who we are, but a club so well run, should never have been caught out like this. It was clear we needed to invest in the defence. A solid defence is the cornerstone to every team. If you do not have this, it's like building a house on sand. When we are so savvy in team building, knowing exactly what to do and always having the answers, how could this happen? Gino Pozzo is the owner, a very smart businessman and football intelligent. Probably one of the shrewdest owners in the game. Scott Duxbury has come in as CEO. He had a little bit of history, but I believe he's more than proved himself to be an excellent chairman for the day-to-day running of off field matters. Fillip Giraldi. He has come in for a lot of criticism recently, mainly because of recruitment, but is it really down to him? Do people think the Pozzo's do everything he tells them to do? Is it the coaches fault? Well Javi Gracia did a very good job for a decent length of time before it started to go wrong. Quique Sanchez Flores has come in and nothing has changed. So maybe the problem is far deeper than the influence of a coach. Is it the players then? Well......yes ultimately the club is held to ransom by how these chaps perform. We are a Premier League club because of their achievements. They are of course extremely important as a collective, but they are a team of individuals, and a coach has to get the best out of them. Is it the fans? Do we create a hostile atmosphere that players are fearful to perform in front of? I'd say that's the furthest from the truth. The fans can be pretty quiet, but are extremely supportive and tolerant. The truth is somewhere along the lines of a collective responsibility. The entire hierarchy has to take the blame, IMO. They sat down, with all the agents and other people of influence and made a collective decision which was signed off by Gino to sign Sarr at all costs. We were blinded by him and it took over the summer window. We did very little else apart from chase this guy and spent a fortune in getting him. The big question was why? Ok, he could become decent, but he's a punt.....a huge punt. Was he really a player we needed at this stage? Could no one see how poor the defence was? We were leaking an average of 1.7 goals per game and that average was increasing. I'm sure they number crunch and look at all the stats and trends. Why was this ignored? Do I think the club has the wherewithal to sort it out? Yes....I do believe they will do things to try and eradicate this mess. If anyone can, Gino can right? But the underlying question has to be, how can such smart people make such obvious blunders in the transfer market, put all their eggs in one basket and ignore obvious flaws in the side? It would be very nice to understand the answer to this and the logic behind it.