I agree and think it says what everyone knows already. I can only vaguely remember the team of the 80's and I don't remember us playing a particularly scientific brand of football then either.
I am slightly concerned that our fan base values work rate so much. I do too but I don't want us to be a bunch of run-a-rounds. Compare us to say Manchester City who, even when they weren't very good, always seemed to me to have classy players and played decent stuff.