I get to around half the home games mainly on a weekend when my lad can pick me up, and maybe 2 or 3 away games these days and I fully understand what the opening poster means.
I left the ground so many time last season baffled at our tactics and how slow we seemed to start nearly every game at home. I was fortunate enough to be at Newcastle and that performance made my heart burst with pride and also showed what we are capable of, but the next game I saw we were back to slow and lethargic. Our players started as though they'd just played 90 minutes and had lead in their boots and my lad tells me that how we were yesterday.
I've been going for nearly 60 years and I've got to say they were times last season when it was more down to my lad and grandsons pushing me to go rather than me wanting to and it was down to the entertainment levels we saw. I can accept we've have had far worse teams and players, that's not an issue I was always there whatever the league, but seeing some of the quality players on big money we have now provide us with minimal entertainment and hardly daring to express themselves can't be right. We all want to see a winning team but is it too much to expect to enjoy ourselves along no the way?
I don't know if it's down to Carlos or if there's another issue within the squad but things are far from right and they need to change for me, hopefully starting next weekend when I'll be there clapping away and hoping the penny finally drops. Let's all have a great time as well as a good win, I don't think I'd need motivating to start on the front foot if I was on a few £thousand a day. Surely that's not too much to ask with the players we have at our disposal now is it? UTO