krama wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:20 pm
Would have to say that under the circumstances of the first four games that a win is a win however achieved, and the enthusiasm should have been sky high. Generally speaking the forum should be busier after a win than after a defeat, but that is never the case...which always strikes me as extremely weird. Surely you would celebrate your teams win and want to share that delight with other like minded people on here and the place should be rammed. It's only ever really busy after a loss...don't get it tbh.
What seems more weird to me, tbh Krama, is your (and posters' of your ilk) peculiar inability to acknowledge explanatory points that account for said muted enthusiasm prior to you posting, - viz. (as you seem to require the reminders), Ollie's sacking, the shocking performances and results against Bristol City and WBA, and the worst opening to a season in living memory/since records began, for starters. If people get upset and angry when things are going badly, it's because they care. What part of criticality being a function of love do you not get?
From what perspective do you speak when you say that fans 'should be' more delighted? The reality is some are, some aren't, and some (like me) are cautiously relieved, but certainly not turning any cartwheels yet, as the club and its current management team has lost a lot of credibility in recent months (not to mention years). To be 'sky high' after a somewhat lucky, if more encouraging, 1-0 against the mighty Wigan strikes me as manically over-reactive. (Arsene Wenger used to have it right, I think, in saying he never got over-excited after a win, nor overly depressed after a defeat - though he also wasn't in the habit of letting in ten goals in two games and performing like spineless amateurs for most of those games!) Take a chill pill, some deep breaths, and look at the bigger picture! The fact is we still have a largely unwanted manager who looked clueless and beaten after our horrendous season opening, and whose ONLY response was to say I hope we can get new players in to change it - which was a massive vote of no-confidence in the existing squad significantly weakened (though finally now partly strengthened) by Hoos, Les and the board.
Like everyone else I'm sure, I'll be delighted if we can, after all, build on this step in the right direction, though I suspect this is going to be a bumpy ol' season with the brolly man at the helm. As for us, in short, QPR is a broad church, not a cult. That's the reality, so why not deal with it? At times, with respect, you sound like a bit of a fundamentalist.