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  1. Its a fair post, it might be antagonistic- but people dont like being called out when they are wrong. Its interesting to hear when people turned back to 'pro-johnson'- its been an incredible season and the way people swing one way or another are symptomatic of the consumerist society we live in where we demand instant gratification or rebel.
  2. I think such a dramatic drop off is unlikely given there is still plenty of cache and attraction to supporting a championship team; our supporter demographic has changed somewhat not quite glory supporters but transient supporters those who aren't as passionate as the hard-core (hence the flatter atmosphere at the gate these days and more empty seats in season ticket areas) who haven't perhaps grown up in the city; as long as he keeps them coming back (and in general it appears they are more results driven) things won't change and it's too risky for landsdown to make such a change. I think emotively fans here aren't comparing these current performances to previous eras more to their other options available today. That said some premier league games are incredibly boring but people still go...
  3. The whole entertainment factor is justifiably symptomatic of modern society's greater awareness as a customer today. I say justifiably because fans pay a greater proportion of their income on season tickets/ match day tickets/ everything that goes with it than ever before; and if you pay more you expect more especially with there being far more alternatives. This expectation is heightened more when you factor in how high players are being paid relative to the people watching and are so detached from reality it's mad. I think people are forgetful if they think this is the most boring fare they have been dished up, the majority of the mid 90s was dour, o'driscoll, mciness more recently; however the way society is we expect more entertainment as we are more aware than ever that we are consumers, and there have been plenty of examples in society of how powerful speaking out can have an influence on things (brexit and trump to name 2 obvious examples) and in the uncertain and generally rough times we face we see football as an outlet and entertainment stream and are more heightened to how it impacts us. I know this sounds elaborate but here's the catch; the reality is attendances are higher than ever (regardless of whether you think the people turn up you can't forge figures as drastically and those of you claiming they do sound like gssheads claiming 45000 at wembley). Landsdown is a businessman and am sure aware of how important entertainment is but it's a simple case of better the devil you know who has in his tenure kept the ship moving forward slowly than the greater gamble of someone you don't know who may be more entertaining but exposes a greater risk in terms of relegation and greater financial loss. It sucks football is business, it's part of the reason why so many feel disillusioned. Yesterday was boring but Johnson has delivered enough to demonstrate he isn't clueless and despite the frustrated ones on here the majority aren't talking with their feet. Furthermore if you think we are unique with this issues of lack of entertainment your wrong.
  4. you guys were class, if it wasn't for the organisation and feeling of involvement with the club that Junior Reds brought to many youngsters back in the day this generation would have been lost to the plastic Premier League teams. I have many fond memories from the early 90s being a member!
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