Embarrassing thread. Let’s not clutch for excuses whilst I’m sure it’s a factor it’s the same for the other 19 clubs.
Why is it a embarrassing thread, and no one is looking for excuses, facts are facts, this club in particular has thrived on a full house of fans particularly at home, all of our players past and present have been lifted by our ‘World Famous’ support, in particular the European nights under the lights, it’s a special occasion because of the atmosphere created by the fans,
Our current band of brothers on many occasions the last couple of seasons in particular have been lifted by our fans, home and away, professional footballers in every league level appreciation the support the receive from the terraces and become accustomed to the noise and atmosphere that is created, whether your running out to only a couple of thousand or upwards of 75,000 + said players expect it and it became part of the atmosphere, so when that atmosphere is no longer there, it will effect players moods and maybe even performance,
A singer, a band or comedian playing to a full audience thrive and perform better, but place that same singer band or comedian into a empty auditorium, they’ll be sh*te, same applies to players, the atmosphere is different so to will performances,
I’m not saying this why our season has been catastrophic but it definitely hasn’t helped, having no support, no atmosphere no 12th man to lift the confidence of the players, it’s a element we most definitely have missed. FACT !
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