Some of the fanbase have been active on Reddit recently, reacting to one supporter’s scrutiny of our record under Marco Silva against the top and bottom sides that the Premier League has to offer.
The scrutiny came after our defeat to Fulham, where the starting XI displayed a lack of energy and desire, which had helped to wins over Chelsea, West Ham and Arsenal in the weeks before.
Defeat at Craven Cottage also kept going our deplorable record of failing to turn games around after falling behind, with no wins from 17 this season when the opponent has struck first.
The criticism, though, is that we find ourselves as one of the biggest underdogs in the race for seventh thanks to an ability to beat the bigger sides but lose to the smaller ones.
There is some evidence to support that, this season at least, but just as much goes the other way.
Sure, we have taken four points from Chelsea and three from Arsenal, but we are yet to take anything from either Manchester side or Tottenham, and only held Liverpool to a point second time around.
While for the bottom sides, Fulham, Brighton and Southampton all returned three points, Huddersfield four, and Cardiff six, but Newcastle took four from us.
That’s why the fans replying on Reddit were not all in agreement…