I can remember what a goalscorer is, his name's Benteke. Who when he fires will save us this season. No sniping from him when he was on the bench same goes for lowton,bacuna, Richardson who've all spent long period on the bench.
Billy big boots thinks he's better than he actually is. There's a reason he's scoring in the championship. It's the championship.
Not sure about being unable to attract a top manager. I suspect we didn't seriously try. I think this appointment has been weeks in the making. I'm guessing, but I don't think Fox and Lambert hit it off; Fox's "too risky to change managers" thing a couple of weeks ago was hardly a ringing endorsement. Fox may have made his mind up some time ago that if things slipped too far he'd ditch Lambert, and he needed somebody lined up for a quick takeover. Apparently Sherwood has attended several matches over the last few weeks; it's possible that Fox was in on it. He may have decided that Sherwood was good enough, and he didn't want to prolong things by having a broad shortlist.
If I'm right, then it's as much the club not having the ambitions to go for a top manager as a top manager not wanting to come. Although in fact the ambitions seem simply to keep in the top flight, and you're right; that won't attract top managers. The "relying on the academy" thing is a bit naive; it worked at Southampton, but the most important thing there was having a top football-savvy CEO.
Let's face it. This club will be a shambles until it's sold, the sooner the better. If Lerner resumed a long-term commitment it might be different. As it is, attracting the right players, keeping the best players, and interesting top managers in future, will be difficult.
Still, Sherwood's here. Let's hope he gets the team firing, with goals in particular, rather than simply creating carnage in the dressing room.