It's nice to see a journalist write an interesting and balanced article for once.
IMO the way MON left just days before the season, having sold our best player this was always going to be a difficult year.
GH has got us playing some decent football and hopefully results will soon follow. Obviously the first objective is to move away from the relegation zone, but if Houllier can also use the rest of the season to assess which players fit his philosophy. He can then clear out those who can't in the summer and fill any gaps with some quality signings.
If he gets this right; hopefully we will then come back stronger next season, with a realistic chance of winning things or getting into the CL rather than petering out and settling for 6th!