Mark Holmes calls for transparency from the Arsenal board, urges patience from Chelsea fans and blasts Alan Curbishley in his new Monday Moan.
This week I'm critical of Arsenal's board after another bad weekend for the Gunners, while I give my backing to Andre Villas-Boas and look again at the Wolves managerial situation.
Be careful what you wish for, Arsenal fans
Seven seasons without a trophy is not good enough for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger knows it, the board of directors know it and the fans definitely know it.
So who is to blame? Well, the answer is everybody. The manager is to blame, the players are to blame and the board is to blame. Nobody comes out of seven years of failure with any credit.
The real question is who is the problem? Which person or persons need to be replaced for the club to achieve success again? If Arsenal replace Wenger as manager in the summer, would they stand any more chance of winning anything?
This is the most successful manager in the club's history we're talking about, remember. I don't doubt he has made mistakes, but I do doubt Arsenal would have achieved more without him in the past seven years or that they would achieve more without him in the future.
George Graham has spoken out in criticism of the Frenchman, saying he "can't understand why Arsene has not gone out and bought some real quality players".
If only it was that simple! If ever there was any doubt that Wenger's hands were being tied by the board at Arsenal, it was removed in the summer when the club somehow contrived not to sign Juan Mata, despite the Spaniard having already agreed to the move.
How many times have we heard that a 'quality player' has been keen to move to Arsenal but ultimately failed to do so? Wenger is a great spotter of talent and players want to play for him but, ultimately, if the money is not there, how is he supposed to sign the 'quality players' he needs?
I blogged in April 2011 that the Arsenal board needed to be more transparent if they wanted criticism of Wenger to stop, but they have remained as silent as ever throughout the latest crisis.
Since I wrote that blog the sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, and failure to land Mata, have further tightened the rope around the manager's hands yet the board have continued to allow fans to believe that the team is under-achieving, and that it is the fault of Wenger.
Well be careful what you wish for Arsenal fans because, when he eventually steps down, you might just realise that the greatest manager in your history was not under-achieving, but over-achieving.
Villas-Boas needs Blues backing
Another manager under pressure from supporters is Chelsea's Andre Villas-Boas, and he is another manager that I believe deserves more support.
The Blues' failings this season have been arguably even greater than Arsenal's but, like Wenger, I don't believe Villas-Boas is solely to blame.
It wouldn't be accurate to claim he inherited a poor Chelsea side given the club finished second in the Premier League last season, but it is fair to say he inherited a team that is on the wane and does not meet Roman Abramovich's expectations.
Villas-Boas has been tasked with building a younger, more exciting team, and that was never going to be an overnight job. There are few positives to take from the 34-year-old's reign so far but, given the size of the task, it's too early to say he has been a failure.
He needs until the end of next season at the least to prove himself and I have to say I'm a little surprised by the Chelsea fans calling for his head. After all, if Abramovich's chopping and changing of managers has taught us anything, it's that it doesn't work.
The whole reason Chelsea are in the state they are is that no manager has been given long enough to build his own team, to bring through young players and to stamp his own mark on the club. Only time will tell whether Villas-Boas is the right man to do that, but sacking him would achieve nothing.
The squad would still be ageing, many of the players would still feel a sense of loyalty to Jose Mourinho and there's no guarantee Fernando Torres would suddenly find his shooting boots.
Like Wenger, Villas-Boas has to take a share of the blame but, like Arsenal, Chelsea's problems run deeper than the manager and getting rid of him now would be naivety at its best.
I actually think Abramovich will stick with Villas-Boas, but I only hope the club's supporters give him the time he needs too otherwise I fear I'll be writing something similar about the next Blues manager 12 months from now.
Curbishley won't get a better chance
I said last week that Wolves' decision to sack Mick McCarthy would only be a good one if they found the right candidate to replace the Yorkshireman.
Unfortunately, they have failed to do so. I think Alan Curbishley would have been an excellent appointment but unfortunately for Wolves he is said to have turned down the job, leaving Steve Bruce as the front-runner.
Now anyone that has read my pieces regularly over the past few seasons will know that I think Bruce is an awful manager with a huge chip on his shoulder, so suffice to say I think Wolves will have weakened rather than strengthened their hand if the former Sunderland boss succeeds McCarthy at Molineux.
It is Curbishley that has really irritated me, though. It may turn out to be paper talk, of course, but he is said to have rejected a contract until the end of the season because he wanted something longer-term.
Now I could understand that of a manager already in work but Curbishley has been out of the game since 2008 and made it clear last week that he wants to return to the Premier League.
Will he ever get a better opportunity than with Wolves? A club with great history, big supporter base and good chance of survival, and he turns them down. I think you'll be waiting a long time for your next phone call, Alan.
Have your say!
As always, I want to hear what's annoyed you over the past week. I know plenty of Stoke fans will want to have their say on Steve Evans' histrionics on the sidelines at Crawley on Sunday - he really is a despicable man! - but I'd like to know your complaints so get your comments in. And remember, you can also follow me on Twitter to hear me moan from Tuesday to Sunday too.