I have backed Avram so far. Well, correction, I backed Avram until the Atonement fiasco. Anybody who puts hocus pocus religious customs ahead of their job should be invited to find a role more conducive to his medieval views in my opinion.
But, that apart, I have backed Avram. Despite the results, the team have played better this season and, until yesterday, we have not looked easy to beat in recent weeks. But yesterday was very worrying.
To begin the tactics were wrong. 4-3-3 at Anfield? 4-3-3 with the players we had at our disposal? 4-3-3 when you have to stop Johnson getting up the right flank? It didn't make sense from the start.
But after 5 minutes, it so obviously wasn't working that Grant stood up. He didn't do anything about it. But he stood up. And he didn't sit down either. He stayed standing up, blocking Woy's view and forcing the Liverpool man to get to his feet so he could see the Liverpool goals go in. Woy thought he had the best seat in the house until Grant took root on the astroturf at the side of the pitch.
Why didn't he change things? Why didn't he revert to 4-4-2? Was it sheer bloody mindedness? Had Grant fallen asleep on his feet? Had he suffered a stroke? Had his mind wandered to massage parlours? Had he placed a bet on us to lose?
And what was happening out on the pitch? It seemed to me that the players were on strike. I had the impression that they had no faith in the system from the start, and were making the point by not trying. This looked like a group of players trying to get the manager the sack to me.
What was going through the heads of Sullivan and Gold, I wonder. They must have seen the disorganisation and lack of effort. The performance against Wolves provoked the Sullivan email last year and this performance was every bit as bad. And being on TV, the club was being exposed to national ridicule.
Karren Brady gave a half hearted vote of confidence to Grant last week. A few weeks back, a target of seven points from the "next four games" was given. We collected three. Along with Wolves, we are now adrift from safety and sinking fast in the quicksand of relegation. Pardew, Curbishley and O'Neill are all out of work.
Would anybody be surprised if Grant was replaced on Monday?