or maybe not what some had led themselves to believe, more like.
The money spent doesn't appear to be anywhere near what some had imagined, as our net spend doesn't appear that high. As with the wages, where we cut a huge amount of deadwood in the playing staff has been taken off the wage bill.
The backroom staff don't suggest picking the best available - more case of picking those off PCs speed dial list.
And 2 points out of 12 and out of the League Cup after one game be what was expected on the pitch.
However, much if the expectation was fan driven. Believing that almost 20 years of neglect and mismanagement could be dealt with almost instantaneously. For every pound spend on repairs to the stadium and a 'new' pitch, is a pound less spent on the squad. There is only so much money - despite the rather silly delusions among some. But there certainly is much that needs fixing.
The entitlement among some 'fans' some 2500 fewer turn up today than for the first league game. Heard idiots booing at the finish. Booing what ? The game saw good football played, with no lack of commitment from either side. How long before these self righteous cretins start waving their numpty banners ?
If one or two new signings wonder what they are doing here when they hear their own 'fans' booing I would not be surprised. We are not going to walk the league, we never were. But we are not going to get the togetherness (as a club and supporters) we have been constantly bemoaning the loss of, if there is this type of hostility this early on.
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