So whenever critique or questions are raised regarding Pochettino we have a list of inane statements that are wheeled out - "look how far we've come" "Enjoy the Ride" "We were mid table before Poch" "Remember the 90s" So I thought for perspective it only right to have a quick recap and scrutinize just how far this 5yr journey has gone since Pochettino arrived against 5years pre his arrival. (Anything longer is irrelevant really) Below is our last 10 seasons finishes points total and what the CL qualification total was for that season to help with overall perspective. 09/10 4th 70pts CLQ 70pts 10/11 5th 62pts CLQ 68pts 11/12 4th 69pts CLQ 69pts 12/13 5th 72pts CLQ 73pts 13/14 6th 69pts CLQ 79pts 14/15 5th 64pts CLQ 70pts 15/16 3rd 70pts CLQ 66pts 16/17 2nd 86pts CLQ 76pts 17/18 3rd 77pts CLQ 75pts 18/19 4th 71pts CLQ 71pts Now pre Pochettino we had finishes of 4th 5th 4th 5th 6th with points ranging from 62 - 72 mark, Pochettinos finishes 5th 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th points ranging from 64 - 86. Now it must be taken into consideration that between 11/12 and 13/14 we had 3 seperate managers all dealing with big established player sales and going through differing transitions. Pochettino took over a side which despite having had the Bale money totally wasted and a managerial change with Dim Tim at the helm still finished with a respectable 69points and essentially inherited a core of young players (9 of which started Vs Brighton a couple weeks back) Now in his 1st season Pochettino rightly set about chucking out the bad apples and the aging players to instill his philosophy. 1st season 5th and 64pts, respectable for a 1st season in charge while settling in. 15/16 our supposed title challenging season where no one turned up , Leicester won at a canter , we finished 3rd on 70pts 11 points off top. For perspective 66points would've been enough for top 4 that season such was the collapse of the established top 4. 16/17 now this was unquestionably our Peak season under Pochettino , a genuine Title challenge , 86points , top scorers , best defence , incredibly unlucky to not finish top and played some scintillating football. It was a real coming of age of the potential great balance to the side, energy, enthusiasm etc. 17/18 (the window of incompetence) Now in fairness we were dealing with Wembley etc. But with a side that previously finished 2nd with only Kyle Walker making way it wasn't as if the squad wasn't capable & confident finishing 3rd with a very respectable 77 points. 18/19 (the window of negligence) world cup fatigue, no signings, stadium uncertainty we limped in 4th by 1 point on 70pts the seasons short comings masked by a CL run that found us somehow by hook or crook in the Final. Pre Pochettino we were overall knocking around the 4th/5th mark averaging around 68-70points , with Pochettino we're knocking about the 3rd/4th mark with 70 & 71 point totals before and after this current sides Peak of 86 & 77 point totals. No one is arguing he hasn't done a good job , the 16/17 season was the closest we've come to the title since 61. A Champions league Final no matter how we got there is nothing to be sniffed at as an achievement. But it's quite clearly been on the decline from 2 seasons ago almost that far we're back to where he originally picked the reigns up. The argument that he's brought us consistent CL football has to be put in perspective by point tally's/positions where Redknapp should have qualified twice, AVB would have qualified 3 of Pochs 5 seasons with a 72 point finish and Sherwoods tally beaten by 1 or 2 points in 2 of Pochettinos CL qualification seasons. It's a myth that we were mid table non entities before Pochettino , 1 season of his was a true step forward 16/17 where all plaudits were deserved but before and since then it's either samey but circumstance has made it look better or its steadily regressing. Now my problem is that its looking very bleak , he's at the point where AVB was , what Tim had and what Pochettino inherited only without a core of genuine potential to rebuild with. The football as I have to keep mentioning is awful , 2019 is actually much worse league wise than any of his predecessors would've been allowed to get away with. The squad is a shambles and needs major not minor surgery. Where's it all going? Let's get real over this allegiance to Pochettino at what is becoming a case of supporting him over the results/performances/club and the current situation. He had 1 exceptional season beyond that he's nothing special , he's not magic he's no better than Redknapp or AVB who were both flawed and working with hands tied aswell against a more established top 4 and arguably Pochettino has had the best all round settled squad of the lot. No doubt there will be the "who do we replace him with that will do better?" Argument, which is a credible 1 but only due to the inept parasitic ownership. But we currently have a badly underperforming squad that looks devoid of any direction other than free fall , there's very little effort , atrocious football displays , poor tactics etc this is the managers job something Pochettino is failing at badly and for some time now. Surely any half decent organiser with a plan or set up would be better than a manager currently making the likes of Brighton and Watford look like top quality opposition consistently?