1. I think it is too early to talk for certain about a revival - it was Cardiff City after all
2. but yes there is the inevitable question of whether Mourinho caused the problems with the players. And given what happened at Real, Chelsea the second time, and Man Utd, then its obvious he's not blameless.
3. My point though is that the players are still (supposedly) professionals and (most definitely) receive obscene amounts of money to do a job. Whether they like the manager or not should not be a reason they have the option to simply down tools. That is disrespectful, and cheats, the fans who follow the club all over the world.
1. True, however Cardiff has won 4 of 5 home matches before they met Utd, also L'pool won 4-1 at Anfield, so 1-5 in Cardiff is quite good imo.
2. No doubt imo.
3. Absolutely, actually surprised that some of the players have not been fined for how they have acted (Pogba in peculiar), but alas, the players hold such power these days that some of them are in many ways bigger than the clubs. Sad for sure, but that is how football has become due to the money in the sport.
"Hun skal torpederes!" - Birger Eriksen
("She is to be torpedoed!")