Posted 06 Jun 2009 - 17:40
My opinion of our team changes week in week out .
I have that right as a fan .
Our teams performance can vary week in week out .
They don't have that right as players .
Fellaini was the biggest discussion regarding how we looked upon him .
He started well , hit a blip , came back strong , and ended the season looking a very good purchase too many .
We can't totally judge players , or indeed managers on first impressions , and throughout their careers , they will be judged accordingly .
Moyes has had highs , but he has had lows too , just like the players .
I used to look at things as an ' A ' game , and a ' B ' game .
Your ' B ' game is the most important . That's the standard that you set yourself when you are playing at your ' normal ' level . Your ' A ' game is the one where you hit a purple patch , and that is above and beyond your ' B ' game .
In order to be successful , your ' B ' game must be very strong , meaning that even when you are not performing out of your skin , you are still maintaining a high enough standard to achieve success .
Some examples :
Leon Osman .
His ' A ' game is first class , when he has that ' special ' moment on the pitch , and get's awarded motm .
Unfortunately , he only plays well when he hits his ' A ' game .
His ' B ' game is flipping dire , which means he has no level of consistency . That is why he must be replaced in the squad , by someone with a very good ' B ' game .
Moyes has a very high level of consistency ( B game ) when it comes to management , which is why he tends to bring the best out of the players . When he makes a balls up , he is still worthy of critisism just like the players , but the critisism if fair , will turn to praise when he manages well ; just like the players .
As a fan , if we watch Oasis , and they are crap , they will get booed off stage .
It's no use saying that they were great in Glasgow , Manchester , and Hartleypool , if they were crap in Leicestershire . The fans still paid money and got a bad show .
There is no room on the pitch for guys who don't give 100% , as the fan gets charged the same regardless .