I guess to put it simply, I struggle to attribute the underperformance over ~15 years to an inherant flaw or systemic failing within 'the club'.
Just as likely a logical explanation is that a critcal proportion of different people within 'the club' (admin, coches, recruitment, fitness, playing groups) at different times, have performed generally to a mediocre level. The one exception is the Saga of course which was...... a novel and crippling failure.
I think people like to find patterns in things when sometimes it's just a bunch of ■■■■ that happens one after the other. We're not the first or last sporting team to go through lean times.
So I don't buy into the curse of Essington- and remain optimistic that our football club's trajectory can change faster than we think.