Perception is a funny thing.
When a forward screws up, the ball rebounds towards the centre and the hard work in getting the ball up there is gone - but it’s not the end of the world. No repercussions on the forward, while very little verbal is given from the supporters.
When the mids and onballers screw up, the ball normally gets pumped into the backline for our defenders to deal with. No big deal and no repercussions on the mids or onballers from the supporters. Well not much anyways. (Yet it’s been our biggest deficiency)
Now try being a backman and screwing up… just once is all it will take. And then see what the supporters think of you. “How dare you concede a goal, you useless, good-for-nothing, under weight try hard. Get back to the reserves, learn to play the game and buy some KFC on the way chicken heart”.