Genuine question, when was the last time you loved the club for who they are verses who they were? I’m not talking one game, I mean over a significant period of a season.
I can’t remember personally, probably 2003 if pressed.
I’ll forever pay my membership as I find the idea of sending a message to the club by cancelling when they rely on those fees to survive perplexing, but at the same time that’s really the only reason why I don’t cancel.
It’s so terribly sad where we are as a club, even sadder to know we don’t have tbe nous or fortitude to help bring s slec of light to the end of the tunnel.
When Hird was coaching and we were having some inspirational wins in 2013 was probably the last time I was proud to be a supporter. The huge outcry of support for him was a testiment to the fans loving him. Before that in the 2003-2004 period when Hird, Lloyd and Lucas made games worth going to, not that I went to many as a 12 year old. Around that time you always thought we’d be back near the top 4, just needed Rioli, Cupido and a few others to get their form back (which never happened).
I actually started to fall back in love and start to trust the club again last year tbh. I could see what a Rutten was trying to do, the players were ultra competitive most weeks and we seemed to have a on actual game plan. Probably the most positive i had been about the future of the club for a long long time
Then Round 1 happened, and it’s gotten worse since then
were they competitive against port ?
again up until rd 20 ish ( and then playing GC, Collingwood and dogs) they were 4th worst defensive side.
coast to coast goals were an issue, defensive stuff was an issue.
the only real difference is stringer was in red hot form and parish was getting high numbers (and most supporters didn’t care about the poor quality cos 40 dispoals ).
the only real difference is, we’ve played deccent teams so far this yea and the ■■■■ sides from last year have improved.
we weren’t that great last year, it’s just the draw deluded so many supporters and evidently alot at the club.