There’s an episode of Seinfeld where the character of George Costanza has a profound realisation. His instincts are wrong, and his life is the exact opposite of what he wants it to be. So he resolves to do the exact opposite of what his instinct tells him to do, with immediate results:
Later on in the episode, George gets a job interview with the New York Yankees says the exact opposite of what he thinks he should say and…gets a job working for the team after impressing their maverick owner.
The reason I mention a 17 year old episode of a classic sitcom is because I think the board of directors need to watch it, and learn from it. As a club, we are the exact opposite of where we want to be. We are the footballing equivalent of the balding, unemployed man in his thirties. Although, unlike George, we do at least have our own place.
But like George, the board of directors has an uncanny knack of almost always making the wrong decision, going back years. Hounding Keith Alexander out of the club, appointing the Two Jonnies to replace him, appointing Jacko, sacking Jacko, appointing Chris Sutton, begging Sutton to stay when he walked out… Doubtless there’s more.
Over the next few weeks, the board will face further calls to make a decision on the future of manager Steve Tilson. I just think that, given their track record, they should do the opposite of what they think is best. Then things might start to get better.