0-1 to the Arse. Not a bad performance, but a lack of real quality. Carrick, Davis, Reid and Davies are not a marked improvement to Poyet, Sherwood, Leonhardsen and Korsten. At least the latter 4 can score goals.
It has been said but it is important that we should buy quality and not prospect to take the club forward. Atouba, Ziegler, Defendi, Reid, Dawsen, Huddlestone...etc may all well develop into useful squad members, but I can't see any of them progressing into a world beater. Please sign some big established names in the summer, or else we will find ourselves in similar position same time next season.