I was away yesterday and only really caught up with the games later on.
What does it say when the first results I look for are QPR and Blackburn ? What does it say when that is all some fans are looking out for ? Have the club so successfully lowered our expectations to this ?
So reading a comment from Cowans about the game today it was negative and defeatist
“No one can promise a result”
Well sure I don’t expect that but I expect to hear coaching staff say we will go for a result, that would have been the case a few years ago. Under Ellis I often commented his greatest trick was to lower expectations when it was going bad so the pressure would deflects off him. I have seen one guy on H&V often claim Ellis was still in control. Whilst he may be totally wrong in one respect Lerner is now turning into this.
I have supported Lerner all the way but he has learnt from Ellis all the tricks of the trade. How to split the support, make sure no one can organise. He has ensured some groups have been neutered and under his wing, he has made sure the PR spin is all pro Mcleish. For example the Fergie comments saying Mcleish is doing a tremendous job, what planet is Fergie on ?
It is all so depressing to see what the targets are now and the excuses for that. I expect to see Mcleish mention white pieces of paper with names to be signed, it is 2006 all over again and only Lerner can turn it around. Let me remind you, before MON took over (we knew Ellis was gone then) we had just sold 7K of season tickets.