That moment when you knew the manager had lost the fans & / or the players.
Watching last night, I started casting my mind back to the times when it became clear (in my mind at least) that previous managers had reached their "sell by date" with fans, if not the players as well by that stage.
For me, the one that immediately sprung to mind (not least because of the locale, which made it more painful) was when Monk's Swansea side lost at Carrow Road. Just like last night, it wasn't the size of the defeat which rang alarm bells so much as the abject level of performance on both occasions. In fact, the similarities to yesterday were quite frightening in that they were both displays in which the players seemed to genuinely lack belief in what they were doing, both as individuals and a collective unit, with the manager seemingly unable to inspire any reaction of a positive nature from the sidelines.
The only thing which surprised me that time around was how long Monk stayed in his role afterwards, no doubt helped in the eyes of the chairman & board by his banked credit as a club stalwart and through the previous high league placement.
Surely Cooper doesn't have that level of support, does he? Or it is a question of the owners hanging on and hoping that Crystal Palace or A.N.Other offer us a pay-off lump sum to avoid the costs of a pay-off ourselves?
Be interested to know when you had those "light bulb" moments with previous incumbents, however long it was before they either jumped or were pushed.