We’ve retained a sense of superiority (see silent matches vs dross when we’re winning) while also being massively pessimistic (see atmosphere vs decent teams as soon as it goes wrong).
I like keeping up standards etc but we’ve not remodelled them on reality.
What can we do about that though, as you suggested above?
We're in an almost unique position in English football. We've remained just on the edge of the big time for 20 years or so, but still on the outside looking in. We feel that sense of entitlement and expectation, and dads have passed that down to sons.
And simultaneously, we've never been truly humbled like a lot of other big sides have by being relegated or having some massive decline, where we've had to reset our expectations and get with reality.