Think this ‘instant gratificsion’ Culture thing is a bit of an over-exaggeration.
If it was that, every club in he country would be like this. Maybe it is? I dunno.
Goodison is deffo more moany and groany and towards the end of MartŪnez, much of Koeman and all of allardyce I actively hated going the game because it was so fucking negative. The football was shite, the crowd was low and attitudes were absolutely foul.
Part of me thinks because for so long we sold ourselves on the lie that if only we could spend like the big boys, we’d be back to being a big club.
But then we got money, and we slammed on the reverse and we made bad turn after bad turn. It felt like we were fingertips away and all we needed was a push and the push we finally got has sent us further away than ever.
The top 4 has finally become a Big 6 and we missed it.
There’s an inevitability about things like going a goal down to a Yarmolenko goal against bottom of the league West Ham at home that you can feel coming and when it does it just feels like AGAIN? Like going the match has become one long 3-4 year trudge in he mud only punctuated by short periods of true, impotent fury.
If you want to blame anyone, blame he people at the club who have made the decisions they’ve made.
If we were flying high and winning games and had been since we promised that ‘nothing would be the same’, then in my opinion the atmosphere would be considerably better.
It was even going a little bit during West Ham wasn’t it, but then right when it gets going what happened? And then again? And then again?
We have less patience than we did when we were shit. Possibly cause we knew we were shit, possibly cause we’d won things not long ago and it felt like a brief interlude, or possibly because we have been promised that we’d put that period behind us now and the frustrating fact is we haven’t, and we quite likely missed our chance to for good.