First and foremost, there is a need to clear the air regarding Daniel Stendel's position. Does the Board/CEO lay the blame for poor results at Daniel Stendel's door? Do they consider that the performances were not acceptable, because I think that many on here would consider that the players were doing their best within their level of ability and experience. Did Daniel make other demands that the Board/CEO considered unreasonable? Did the relationship between club and Head Coach break down? Until there is some explanation on these points it is entirely to be expected that fans who are passionate about the club will continue to speculate as to what has really happened. To expect people who care about the club to have no view on these matters until more is known is to misunderstand the relationship that many people have with the club. Secondly, there are some big questions to answer about whether the owners still see their vision for the club as workable. As things stand, the current level of experience and (possibly) ability of the squad currently assembled does not appear adequate to prevent a second relegation to League One inside three years. This would suggest that the stated aims of stability in the Championship and potential further progress are not achievable with the present model and the present level of finance. Does the club intend to address the situation in January? If so, will their sights be raised from the current level in terms of experience and ability, which will inevitably involve a higher level of investment? Or are they determined to stick to the current strategy in the hope that a new coach will be able to bring the players up to speed more quickly than Daniel Stendel was able to? Alternatively, are they now considering their future involvement in the club - not an unreasonable question given the current situation? Long term supporters of the club are used to seeing the cycle of players being brought along and then their value being realised in the transfer market, leaving the coaching staff and the rest of the playing squad having to constantly rebuild. For much of the club's history, this has been a financial necessity. The current owners are, uniquely for Barnsley Football Club reputed to have huge financial standing, and took control of a club that was reportedly debt-free, other than the capital owed to them as controlling shareholders. The club's financial status allows for a modest level of borrowing or investment, in order to continue to participate in the more lucrative division in which they currently play. How do they see the present landscape? Finally, do the Board/CEO feel able to acknowledge the hard work and achievements of Daniel Stendel's brief tenure as Head Coach? Whatever the reasons behind the parting of the ways, I think everyone would think better of them if there was some recognition of what happened before the parting of the ways. The ungracious nature of the terse statement issued by the club yesterday is not befitting of the way that Barnsley people think and feel. I repeat that these are not unreasonable questions given the level of emotional and financial investment which many fans have made in the club over this and many previous seasons.