I wish people would calm down a little and think things through. We were in a bad way and I agree the squad still lacks quality BUT you must remember that it's very fine lines that can make or break a season. What if we'd converted some of the chances that had hit the woodwork etc? We'd be sitting a lot higher and mighty. I agree the lack of goals is a real worry but I'd be more worried if we weren't creating chances. There's three ways to go about squad building nowadays in this money driven, player power environment.
1. Throw masses of money at it like City 2. Be very very patient and build from youth 3. Look for the value players (moneyball etc.)
I can see we've done a bit of all three but theres' a definate slant towards the last 2 now. We will need new blood but not in the big hurry that people are shouting about here. It needs to be done right and over time. Every squad has a balance of players ranging from real quality through to the hard workers and squad men. Even City have those. Man Utd have players like Fletcher. Hardly a player that will set the world on fire but yet they've still missed his contribution. I'm still a little angry at Benitez and his ego spoiling what we had with Alonso. Oh how we've missed him.
We aren't leaking too many goals so that side is good but we do need to find a way of getting our current squad and any new additions onto the score sheet. Now is not the time to panic but to think it through and make the right decisions. For the first time in a very long time the club has a solid feel and a togetherness about it. No silly press rumours or stories of internal battles.