Great OP Jason H for what little my opinion is worth. You have made some excellent points.Anyway, if you have made it this far, bravo, you obviously are as sad a git as I am. Just to summarise my views:
1. Let's think about our "targets", why are you targeting them for abuse? Do they justify it? Why? Do you think that yelling at them (especially when it isn't their fault) isn't counter-productive in the slightest?
2. Positivity breeds positivity. In 09/10, when relegation stared us in the face, a simple suggestion to get behind the team from the moment they stepped off the bus helped generate a positive atmosphere and, lo and behold, we lost only one more match all season. Same to an extent this season - Al Yates calls for a siege mentality, fans get behind players, lo and behold an upturn. Sadly my belief that the "organisation" of the siege into something of a "club" having diluted the impact somewhat holds firm.
3. What were people's expectations this season? We lost, through being a tiny fish in a comparatively big pond, several of our key players. People have complained that we haven't replaced them with players of equal quality. Well, duh! Ryan Harley has emerged as a top end Championship player. Paul Jones has been playing in the Championship and earning decent reviews. Matt Taylor rightly took the money and ran and is now a very good bet to be playing in the Championship next season. Cureton rightly took the money (and security of a long contract) and ran - although his return has been less than that of another current City "target", John O'Flynn. We lost these players by dint of having been successful last season, attracting the vultures with a lot more money than we can offer. Them's the breaks.
Anyway, apologies again. Off my chest now. Do carry on.
I know we are crap, we have always been crap barring one or two brief periods in our history.Do you really enjoy supporting city? No, it is a penance I pay for an accident of birth.
Have you ever been happy with them? Oh yes, those fleeting moments in a desert of torpor.
And lastly what are you expectations of us? That we turn out each week and give 100% for the shirt and for the fans.