Well,its been a long time coming,
but it was inevitable that sooner or later disillusionment with 'our game' would set in.When the game was taken away from the genuine fans and supporters and given over to the fashion industry for consumption by transient corporates out on an 'all exes paid' lark nobody thought that the roots would wither and die.
The disenchantment we have with the game is manifested by us turning on the Club we love,and those we perceive to be in charge of it.
I have been of the opinion for some time that the Premier will eventually implode,and turn into a Haarlam Globetrotters franchise with the Manc Allstars playing exhibition matches against a team of highly paid mercenaries as all the monies available gravitate to the top.Think about it top four plus two become a super league, eventually the losers will fall off the bottom and leave the top two to play each other till boredom kicks in and Sky transfer their TV money to embrace a new sporting audience,including women (more opportunities for the advertisers) probably underwater badminton,
Well the sooner the better,lets get back to what we all enjoy. fair competition and the chance for someone like Ipswich, under Alf Ramsey to come up from nowhere win the league with a new system and then disappear again.Entertaining ? Yes,Boring ? never.
With respect to all the shades of opinion on this Forum,we have more information,analysis and opinion from so called pundits in media and on TV available and think this makes us all experts in our own right
.From this we absorb information about the best formations,the best tactics,the best buys and now we are first class Football Managers,except for one thing,we do not have any players or responsibilities. If we get it wrong,we can hide behind a keyboard and a nickname.Not so Managers,they all say exactly the same thing,if you listen closely enough. Curbishley,Moyes,Hughes,spot the difference.
So Curbs tactics are brilliant/naive,team selection random/chosen for a specific purpose,transfers are great/appalling,injuries never happen/are to be expected.Most of the information is sanitised for our consumption,because no manager is in a position to tell it like it is.
How do we know what goes on in the dressing room or training ground,who does the marking job he is allocated,who is playing in an unfamiliar position,who is carrying a knock,will young Freddie freeze in front of a hostile crowd?
.Any one who has managed a job function of any degree will know your own people and yourself have good and bad days and do'nt always get it right.
As always I will carry on supporting West Ham,maybe not the Premier,unless it radically changes its direction and realises a League is only as strong as it weakest teams and does more to iron out the gap between the haves and have nots.Perhaps thats why us Irons enjoy the Cups more than most,they,after all, seem more real
Sorry to go on,just needed to get it it off my chest.