Since Eindhoven our club Middlesbrough, has been on a downhill spiral.
Since then we have chopped and changed practically everything at the club to try and stop the decline.
Unfortunately as it stands today without success.
The only two positions that have remained permanent and intact are those of the chairman and chief executive.
There is no doubt both have played major roles in our success over the years, promotions , cup finals, silverware, star names, European football,a fine stadium, magnificent training facilities.
In my opinion this partnership has run its course, now is the time for change at the top.
There are no signs of a recovery as a football club we are stagnating and no one seams to be addressing the major problems.
In the last few years we have sold all of our assets and replaced them with inferior players.
We have struggled as a team irrespective of divisions, crowds have fallen to an all time low, the PR is a disaster and we look to be in financial meltdown.
Yet again more players will be sold in the January transfer window, despite us having a small squad and sitting 3rd bottom of the championship.
We all know those on big wages and whose contracts are up at the end of the season will probably depart.
But whose fault is that?
Its not the fans, but we are the ones who will suffer.
The movements in January will be the biggest statement of all that we are going nowhere.
In my opinion for our club to move forward we have to split the autocratic partnership. We need an investor,someone with a different mindset and mentality, someone with fresh ideas, to drive us forward and get us out of this massive hole that we are in.
Deep down there are likely to be a great many people who agree with myself inside and outside the club, but for various reasons are reluctant to step forward and declare what they truly believe.
I have always believed, the person who courts popularity usually conveys a dishonest message, the person who conveys an honest message is seldom popular.
If we continue with no change at the top, I fear the worst.