Originally posted by ant
Answering the thread's original question, my feeling is that we're seeing blanket apathy and/or disconnect.
While the lack of anger and action is likely disproportionate when measured against our malaise, the support in the ground has equally been abysmal for some time now.
I feel we're victims of modern Premier League aspirations. What club from 8th to 20th has any realistic chance of consistently challenging the 'haves'? We're supposed to try, but no one club has managed it without suffering a slump thereafter.
Instead 'the rest' bumble about somewhere from mid-table to relegation. Hopes and expectations are raised only to be dashed just as swiftly, leading to disillusion and disenchantment.
We, like many of the PL also-rans, now feel entitled to safety, challenging for domestic cups and European football. But there's only so many that can. Now that that's starting to sink in, it seems many fans are left thinking "what's the point?"
I don't agree with them, though can understand the sentiment.
If the fans can see why didn't Kruegar initially? We had a plan and now its gone to shite we're a small club, the fans knew that in the sense to what he was referring so why did he try to pull the wool over our eyes?
We're shite and we have always been unsuccessful, selling your best players continually and not replacing them isn't your plan its another larger clubs, all those dvd's and #wemarchon won't change shit, tell the truth, say footballs broken and in short shit.
I spoke to loads of lads last weekend and they are adamant they are not renewing next season, they may go now and again but they're not giving the club their money to go into wages and dividends and I totally agree, the premiership has done what exactly for Southampton FC, the people of the City and its fans and the trophy cabinet?