From memory (happy to be proven wrong) it wasn't really a question we asked of him and more of a conversation around the values of the club and the style that we've tried to play over our history. He actually acknowledged we'd been a bit 'safe' and defensive, especially early on,when talking about the fan surveys.
He's definitely not going to bury the coach on air but I find you normally get a pretty candid answer when you ask Scott something, unless he doesn't want to give you one and in that case he normally just doesn't answer it rather than giving you a fluffy response, which I prefer tbh
Before the season i think you could view lower than 2nd as a fail, but Newcastle have been a very formidable team and in any other A-League campaign would probably be a solid chance for silverware, it's just unfortunate that you've also got the greatest men's club team in the history of the league sitting on top atm.
For me, Asia should have been the non-negotiable goal, and a piece of silverware the target. Now clearly we're unlikely to get silverware but I think that given the way Sydney and Newcastle have played this season it's slightly more understandable, not to mention that there's been a period of transition at the club that I think was acknowledged as being required when Warren was appointed. To be able to make those changes on the fly and still get us into Asia would be acceptable in my opinion.