To be fair, I think the vibe is more frustration, and it's actually great that fans can have high expectations, even if they are too high. I think the FO would find at least some pleasure in that, as it means they've done their job of creating a club people care about, and can actually expect things of. It only becomes a problem if folks turn off on the club, which certainly hasn't happened to date. It wasn't so much the case in 96, when success was that they remained open for business in 97, etc. People now expect SKC to thrive. I don't disagree with what you're saying, though, and I do think firing Vermes would be a mistake, though a very unlikely to happen one. I'm more worried about him replacing Klinsmann if he takes the England job, or is fired, or both.