Exactly. The subtext of everything Uncle Jeff and the rest of the board have always said is basically “we’re lucky to be where we are, aren’t we excellent at keeping us at lower-mid table League One level? Why would you not come along? You should be thankful, this is where we’ve always been so ergo this is all you should expect or be happy with. Come sign up for more next season! By the way, the prices have gone up a bit. #Believe”
And they wonder why after 12 years of absolute stagnation and slow decline people are giving up paying their hard earned cash for season tickets as our expectations are gradually lowered by them. Try giving us a reason to bother, some hope. Football support is built on hope. Make some positive investment and action that for once isn’t the result last minute panicking that the rent might suffer (a la finally putting Whitney out of his misery and getting Keates). Stop doing little things to pacify us overnight. Ride the crest of a positive PR wave instead of just shoving the dummy in our mouths and then walking away and disappearing until it’s ■■■■■■■ up again. As @SaddlerHQ says above, what happened in Jan 2016 with a golden chance squandered summed why we will never speculate to accumulate anything at this club with the current leadership.
We pay our money and stand in the ■■■■■■■ down rain and freezing cold for the love and support of the club. And they can’t even be arsed to make the toilets decent.
The pessimist in me thinks it’s kind of too late. The slow strangulation has gone on for too long.