At what point do people acknowledge this ship has already hit the iceberg and the life boats have been manned? This time it was 4th tier opposition that was able to contain the sideways onslaught of Pochettino's feared philosophy. So it was the League Cup and of course Pochettino loves to throw a mish mash of lesser spotted forgotten about squad members in its the least he can do to make them feel special/included. It was clearly evident from the off that the reveared under 23s we hear so much about are just waiting to be unleashed on the world of football to dominate for the next decade....... The usual 75% possession stats managed 19 shots of which 4 hit the target (bit like our win ratio) but again it was more than easy to contain for a team 3 divisions below. Poch looked in his 1 page tactical book and used his 3 subs just either side of the 70th minute mark to give the elusion he had something new and innovative to give, introducing his love child the bull dozer clown Lamela , his blue eyed boy sulky Dane and Sonny but it was to no avail. With Colchester growing and looking as likely to get a winner the full time whistle blew on yet another lackluster performance to put everyone out of their misery. So our want away dead ball specialist sets us on our path in the shoot out with his 3rd miss from 3 (if he's looking to secure that next big contract he's not making a good case for himself) , Colchester almost sparing our blushes with a failed Paneka attempt but just when you thought we might sneak it Moura wallops his shot onto the bar and Colchester quite rightly storm the pitch in jubilation. Well done to Colchester another team schooling us on how to work as a team to a game plan while Poch stands there glum completely unable to work out how to beat yet another lower league side or any side for that matter, all while his troops look none the wiser or enthused. With the Title challenge done and the league cup done by September this Project couldn't look further away from Trophies or progress if it tried. Fa Cup being the only minuscule realistic trophy left but I expect the same type of scenario as last night to unfold again at some point n that's it, you'd have to be dangerously deluded to think that freak accident of a CL final last year will repeat itself and go one better. Now we have Pochettino talking about needing to start work in January...... (This of course is true but when January comes expect Pochettino's usual disappearing act and cryptic messages helping to deliver yet another non event window) Time is up on this Charade , unfortunately it's beyond repair. It's going nowhere but backwards/sinking, players that couldn't be shifted are not wanted so don't really care, experienced players that wanted pay rises to warrant that of a top 4 side have been snubbed and made examples of are then being used as if that's gonna work, players that have been slowly on the downward trajectory or just aren't that good but are Poch's babes so will play regardless have gotten way too comfy so don't put a proper shift in or have any consistency and finally there's a select few who care but can see what anyone with half a brain can see the jig is up. The whole thing needs major surgery , I don't think Pochettino is anywhere near good enough to be given this rebuild job to do. If quick action isn't taken this is gonna get a lot worse.