Initially I was very, very impressed with what he had to say for himself and for the way he intended to set the team up.
That was quickly eroded with the incredibly poor form that we had in his first few months in charge. I was, and probably still am to a certain degree, concerned in his inability to at least grind out results with the squad that he inherited. Good managers can generally get a tune out of a decent squad, whereas I felt that we regressed after his appointment. I was, like many others, bitterly disappointed to see Erskine leave and believe that he still had a lot to offer the team and I think the decision to let him go is an error in judgement on Caldwell's part.
That being said, there certainly seems to be a movement in the right direction and on the face of it, the January transfer window is looking like being a real success. If by getting in the players he wants allows him to play in the style that he wants, then I believe that the results will pick up.
I feel he deserves the criticism for the teams performances from his appointment till the beginning of January, but that doesn't mean that I don't want him to succeed or that I will be anything other than delighted if he were to turn the current situation around and untimately have us challenging for promotion.