Football fans are strange, and you make some good points OP.
Obviously the players are to blame to a certain extent, but our fans have really blown up at the wrong ones.
Bannan - He's getting so much stick right now, people seem to forget he's playing CDM and hasn't really had anyone to link up with lately. Good players play well with good players. Imagine looking up for a pass or a one two and seeing Winnall/Nuhiu. His performance picking up when Nando came on against Millwall.
It's a shame that Monk then decided to play Nando at LWB.
I'm giving the manager 90% of the blame for what's currently happening on the pitch. OF COURSE, we can blame the chairman for his decisions and some of the players below par performances.
But let's not look past the stupid decisions Monk is making.
- Playing players in the wrong positions.
- Messing around with formations
- Dropping and falling out with our best players
- Calling the players out for being 'embarrassing' but then not changing the 11
- Telling the media the play offs were never a possibility
All this could be managed ALOT better.
If a manager picks and sticks with a gameplan, picks the best players, try's the play attacking football, has some charisma and engages with the club and crowd, WE WOULD BACK THEM!
If you turn up to a match and agree with the starting 11 and can see we have a clear style of player and plan, even if we lose, it's hard to knock the manager. Monk is really messing it up here, and he's also doing a great job at turning the fans on our better players.