I remember those days, as it was my first season watching. Our forward line of Duncan, Moores, Jones and Armstrong was pure shite even in those daysBeen enjoying watching The Big Match Archives on BT Sport. They are on between 6 and 9 am. I check if we are featured and record them. Started with 2 from 74/75 season which I remember well as the season we escaped relegation with a win over Leeds in our final game, which was played after the rest of the season had all finished.The games featured though were a massive 6 pointer v Chelsea which we won 2-0( perryman, Conn) which helped send Chelsea down and the following week we lost 0-1 to Arsenal.
They have now moved onto 78/79 and today I watched us lose 0-3 v Man City. I couldn't remember this game at all so it was a very disappointing performance! Armstrong and Jones rather ' powder puff' up front and Keith Burkinshaw not even at the game as he was watching prolific Cambridge striker Alan Biley, who we never signed much to everyone's disappointment( sound familiar?). Archibald and Crooks not signed for another 2 seasons.
Blood on his hands?Club keep posting Lucas Moura hat-trick against Ajax. Everytime the whistle blow and all our players starting running on the pitch it makes me so happy but at the same time the depression hits hard when you realize what happened afterwards.
That fucking referee has blood on his hands. Never a penalty.
Nah... second it starts up again, we'll be all:Wonder if any clubs are monitoring the general sentiment out there, seeing people surprisingly easily falling out of love with the game and really not missing it, reassessing their priorities and how they want to spend their money, the broken morality within the game, the absolute travesty that is VAR, are they starting to get seriously worried about future season ticket sales/merchandising etc?
As much as we all like to say that money controls football, fans are forgotten about, ticket prices are only fractions of club incomes etc - actually the fans will hold the real power here. If significant numbers of people cancel their Sky/BT subs, if foreign markets decide the PL wasn't actually quite worth paying all that money for after all, if clubs come back to experience half empty grounds... The fans will be the deciding factor in whether football comes back at all.
Imagine if on the first weekend the PL comes back we get a raft of bullshit VAR decisions - it will just remind people why they weren't bothered by the game disappearing for a while. Imagine if the remainder of games have to be played behind closed doors - half the usual audience won't even bother watching.
So far, I'm absolutely sure it will recover, and ultimately things will probably go back to normal eventually, but the more time passes, the more the game finds itself at risk of becoming an irrelevance to more and more people.