The directors themselves have finally worked out that the football club is dysfunctional in so many areas, and initiated that change themselves. What the structural review concludes, and the actions taken from it, now need to form that seminal moment.
Establishing a two goal lead was once a trigger for more noise, more celebration, more backing and more confidence. Now it just brings anxiety as soon as the opposition threaten, which palpably transmits itself to the players. Just look at what happened against both Wigan and Cardiff.