‘I’m utterly sick of being fed bullsh*t’
This. Succinctly, accurately cutting right to the heart of everything wrong.
Not just now, but going back to the dying days of the Eales regime and the ‘three fee paying players in January, honest wink wink’ facade.
As a fanbase we’ve been getting fed rubbish for a prolonged period of time now, and it’s approaching critical mass.
Can’t wait for the ‘NEXT season we’re really going for it, you won’t believe how good the players we are going to sign...so we’ve put up season ticket prices, buy buy buy’ cycle of tripe to commence soon too...
Great report. I’m really worried about oufc. It seems that it’s a complete shambles at the moment. Is this a start of free falling down the leagues to the bowels of non league? ie chesterfield, Stockport , Darlington and Hereford all were poorly run. No bullshit I HOPE NOT
Hello Jerome - I wasn't at the game today - in fact, I only get to a few each season so my understanding of the situation comes mostly from yourself and Radio Ox. So I wanted to try my view with the acknowledged expert, Paul B, please.
It seems to me that Robinson knew that last summers recruitment had not gone as well as he expected. That he decided to gamble by setting what he had up to play fine football and convincing them that they were world beaters. When this didn't come off, he faced the dilemma - how to turn over-confident , arrogant but fragile players into something more pragmatic and hard headed. Somehow, you have to reduce their over-confidence without reducing their confidence. I don't think he has pulled this trick off.
Do you recognise this reading of it at all or am I barking up the wrong tree?