If it was not for Ryan Lowe career as a player with us then there is no way he has done enough as a manager to warrant him being kept on.
As for being unbeaten against 3 top ten sides, I think you are clutching at straws. Under Ryan little changed and he has not really stuck with players, he has continued to change players and formations. I don't really see evidence that players want to play for him, there is only Danns that has shown improved form in the second half of the season.
The table does not lie and we have 35 points and so adrift from staying up it is embarrassing. What is our record against other teams around us? Pointless picking out one stat that suits when on the whole it is one of the worst seasons in memory.