Too many comments have been made recently saying that fans weren’t complaining when we were winning and they are fickle now because they are talking about why things are going so wrong. Obviously fans are happy when they are winning and when things go wrong, not one or two games wrong (eight or nine) fans will obviously be pissed off.
It’s easy to roll with a winning side and it’s very difficult to stay positive when things go wrong, it doesn’t make you more or less of a fan if you get down or not after a loss. This league, and all of the Football League is carnage. Managers go most weeks, players go through good and bad spells and teams crumble and rise from nowhere, it’s the nature of the beast and getting out of the division we are currently in is one of the hardest things to do in football. As the likes of Aston Villa and Derby County have spent so much money and are struggling to get out of the division, Sunderland are rock bottom and may go down again after coming from the premier League and Sheffield United are riding high after barely spending any money after promotion.
We already know that some foreign managers, head-coaches and players don’t make it at this level, and even owners are the same. We have seen all of the above first hand and it was never a case of all working at once this season. To begin with the new owner and head-coach were flying and so were the players. Some will still have a great career at Leeds United, the likes of Samu Saiz are still turning in some very good performances and are huge favourites with the Leeds fans but some haven’t had a good start. That’s not to say some of those having a hard time won’t pull through but in terms of a huge learning curve they are getting it in brutal fashion at the moment. Gjanni Alioski posted another video of his “highlights” from the weekend and you need only scroll down to see the reaction he is getting currently.
He isn’t the only one, Jay-Roy Grot is getting some stick, along with a few others who have joined the club but none more-so than the head-coach Thomas Christiansen. When the going gets tough, the tough get going and that simply isn’t the case for the man who arrived from APOEL. As things have got tough he seems to have lost his way in quite emphatic fashion and hasn’t managed to change much at all and stop one of the worst runs we have been on in many years. Loss after loss is met with comment after comment of denial and excuses and the fans are beginning to turn. We all want Christiansen to do well but it would be naïve to think that we aren’t in a very bad situation right now. We need to see more fight from everyone who represents the club, because at the moment the league is swallowing many of the new recruits at the club.