Identity vs Success


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May 14, 2008
It annoys me how rarely we tonk a team in a cup competition. It often seems like we make things harder than they should be.


Feb 8, 2007
Yeah, I can see this. As I said in the OP, it can be a millstone at times. I remember under AVB, and even some games under Poch, where you could hear the very audible unrest from the WHL crowd through the TV if we were passing sideways or weren't dominating possession.

I agree with @Shadydan too though. it doesn't have to be an either/or situation, but I think it's an interesting time for the discussion after half a decade of great football but no trophies under Poch to now what is perceived as negative football by some under a manager who's won it all, and that's why I'm interested to know if people think there is a point where too much is given up in the pursuit of trophies.
If I was pressed to answer the question in binary terms, I'd say no.

The analogy I'd use would be this: if you're generally well-fed and someone offers you the choice between waiting for a chef-prepared three-course meal or eating a piece of stale bread now, then I think most people would opt for waiting for the feast.

But offer that choice to a starving person...