Simply... we aren’t as good as too many thought we were (that is aimed at all the people who go by purely results rather performances).
We have a lot of young players, some of which aren’t that good but believe the hype, some are that good but have become arrogant or had their heads turned. Some are mentally weak (maybe because of age) and can’t stand up to be counted when the chips are down.
If the owners want to be a big team (something Brendan has alluded to more than once) then it isn’t just about brilliant training grounds, players with potential or good servants to the club... it’s about the players ability. Are they good enough?
Is our staring XI really any better than the top 6... ? There are a couple of players who’d probably get a game, but come on, let’s be honest... they aren’t good enough. We either spend some dough in the Summer on better players (don’t just get numbers in for the sake of it) or we continue to be a mid table side. That isn’t me having a moan, I am referring to the board and manager... they want to be big (it seems). I just simply watch the team whatever the size or direction they go in. Pi***** off with some of these recent performances, but reality is there for all to see