I am now thinking that the comments about Ralph need to be a bit more robust. I am appreciative that Brighton are always awkward opposition but to pick up so few points over such as sequence of matches is getting to the point where the excuses are wearing thin. In the past I have felt that Ralph has done enough to demonstrate what he is capable of producing. This is not someone out of their depth like MP2 or of questionable ability as is the case with Mark Hughes. The injury crisis was a demonstrable factor in the decline in our fortunes and there has been a tiredness that has crept in to the game due to the speed at which the matches come around. I have cut Ralph a lot of slack and think he had done enough to merit the club sticking with him. However, I am not sure if he is able to do anything to lift the club. We have not only lost matches but been defeated after lacklustre performances where we effectively deserved nothing. Personally, I want to get to the end of the season and re-group. I am not convinced that Ralph can pick the team up until the summer. We seem destined to churn out these kinds of performances and I am no longer expecting any transformations in how we perform for the rest of the season, It has been an unnatural campaign and once where any judgement needs to be a considered one. That said, we are putting in too many woeful performances like this and I wonder if a full St Mary's stadium would have seem the faithful being so patient.