| BarclayWazza wrote:|
|LDC - No-one is expecting this team to win, which is kinda the problem... I don't feel I have the right to expect my team to win, but I do feel I have the right to question and express dissatisfaction at our rapid fall from grace and our owners who have presided over it. Going to football has very quickly become a chore rather than something that you look forward to at the weekend. Perhaps you don't get the sense of that not going to many games (not a dig, by the way).|
I don't get that sense of going to the football being a chore - maybe because I don't go to many matches - but I do see when people tell me a match has been terrible when what I have seen watching online and what others who were at a match have said has been the opposite.
It's a game of opinions, no doubt, but at face value, this season we have had some very close matches and we have been attacking more this season. We had one bad loss - to Leeds, the rest were close - WBA was a roller coaster that could have gone either way.
I don't get this idea of a "rapid fall from grace" either. To my mind we had a very good squad of players who were expensive and unable to get the balance right between attack and defence so we could not get back into the PL. So all that has happened has been a rebalancing of the squad to match the league we are in and the finances attached to that - as all clubs do who come down and who don't get straight back up have to do.
I am excited by the players we have now, I like Farke and his approach and his ability to bring through young players and not fall into the trap that Neil did by sticking with the older players even when they failed to produce. I like the way the board/owners of the club have delegated football decisions to football people rather than have the old fashioned Board/CEO approach.
So is it a chore really? The matches I have seen this season have been exciting and close. Or is it simply a worry that we will not improve? It's more understandable if it's a worry about whether we will improve, because no-one really knows what will happen in the next match - it could be an open WBA style of match or it could be a tense Preston kind of match. If away - well away from home we've been good value - well in the matches with two battling draws out of three away matches and one very narrow defeat.
For me it's the unknown that makes it exciting. You may think you know what the next match will be like - but do you really? Do you know it's going to be a dull 0-0 or a high scoring open match? Do you know for sure we are going to lose it or play badly? We have a young team - a team with lots of players who haven't been there very long - and it will develop this season, no doubt.