It's an interesting thing to rebuild something. Like an engine of a car, there is a rebuilding process. First you have to take everything apart, maybe insert some new parts, or simply clean an polish the parts that were still good. Of course, during the time of the rebuild, the engine is not working, and you may have to use alternate modes of transportation for a while.
If you use a sports team model of rebuilding, then you go through the process of having to develop chemistry between players, and establishing expectations, and how the work is to flow. It's not uncommon for a team to do much worse in the short run, while retooling with younger players, and a more cutting edge staff. However, when it takes off, then it gets to be quite good, and no one can seem to remember what happened before. Does anyone remember the New England Patriots before Belicheck and Brady? I know someone out there must remember, but I don't, and there are a lot of people out there who don't. When Brady is done, probably time to retool.
I am writing about this, because I finally feel like the pieces are falling into place after some players were lost free agency.
Our players are improving again, and are gaining a cohesive sense of our direction. It's exciting to see. Of course, there are and will be a few rough edges to smooth over.
Ultimately, it is our hope at the club to create something that truly serves a wide range of people, and creates loyalty within our brand so that our members feel a very strong sense of value from their club membership. Like a well built engine, and a well coached team.