This is the nub of it.
like every other year, you've hyped up the side and now you're already super disappointed and want someone's head because of it.
The last year we had our full list, we finished, what, 14th. We've traded out Melks and Carlisle (and sundries) and weve gotten in McGrath, Tippa and Parish (and sundries); and 3 of our best players have gone from 28/29yo to 30/31. We've changed coach, the 3rd such change in 4 years. We lost 19 games last year and finished dead last, only putting together any sort of form in the last month of the year.
I just can't see why anyone was expecting much this year. And the only reason you'd dramatically change course given this week's game is if you'd deluded yourself into thinking we were a flag certainty.