I think people may have forgotten quite how awful we were last season under 3 different managers. It was shambolic, whatever spin people want to put on it now.
Maybe people forget as the football was so fucking turgid and it was difficult to find any enjoyment.
Pundits get paid to pick fault in every game. I wonder whether some just follow their example and can't let themselves just enjoy being a fan.
Surely people can't be as bored stiff or as angry as they were for most of last season? That must indicate you see some improvement and a way forward, at least.
Personally, I wanted to see pace and high pressing. I wanted to be able to see the players understanding what the manager wants and putting effort in for him. I wanted to see players not afraid to pass the ball and not afraid to receive the ball. To try and play out of trouble rather than just hoofing it and easily conceding possession.
I think I've seen all of that to varying degrees of success this season, but I didn't expect 4+ years of mostly shite "tactics", motivation and fitness to be all completely fixed by now.
We've had a rough few weeks, but we've watched some really promising football this season.
The derby was some of the best football I've seen us play against any of the top 6 in quite a few years, it's just the end of the game was such a kick in the guts.
Overall, I do think we're moving in the right direction.