Hammershark wrote:only1salty wrote:I am not a player anymore - I am a fan - I am also a realist.
Players should try and win every game and if you win every game you win the league. That's not breaking news.
Expectations cause the issue - not ambition. One is striving for success the other is expecting it and both have different outcomes when that success is not achieved.
Fans expect their team to win every game and when they don't they get on their backs, ask questions of the players and the manager and cause disharmony at the club.
Realistically if someone said to you, for solid progression, would you take a top half finish and a decent cup run next season - would you take it?
I fucking would.
Then I would want us to progress the following season and better the last, season after season progress as opposed to 1 good season - 3 shit.
The premier League is not a level playing field. We have signed a decent player (when/if fit) on a free - City have just signed Mahrez for 60m and he will struggle to make their 1st team.
Realistic expectations make it more enjoyable when you exceed them - just like England - all I am saying
Bang on Salty,
Next year will be a massive transitional season so nobody should be saying we should be finishing in a certain position.
It’s no good putting more pressure on players that have never played Pelligrinis way before and we have to consider that a lot of our players haven’t even played in the premier league before.
The best thing we can do as supporters this season is just go to the games with a positive attitude and enjoy ourselves watching an attacking brand of football that we are certain to get......and let’s just see what unfolds !
After this season we can evaluate how things are what we need ect and start setting some minimum goals.
Enjoy the ride ......COYI !
Good point Shark, a few players take to the prem like fish to water, but a majority of them take a few weeks/months to adjust to the speed and phuysicality of the prem. Mario was a prime example last year, looked a way different player at the end of the season than he did a few weeks into his loan. Add to this so many new players in one squad, there will be a transitional period and I dont expect us to hit the ground running in what is a brutal first run of fixtures. Just hope we steer clear of the relegation fodder and have a good cup run, then push on next season.