I think the studies surrounding spinach is quite damning.
It was found that those whose diet largely revolved around spinach would develop a strange speaking manner, become dependent on tobacco, be prone to acts of violence in order to solve conflict and deploy a patriarchal dominance in their relationships, whereby their partner would be treated like property. The whole thing reeked of toxic masculinity.
Whereas the same study found those who avoided spinach had a much more amiable outlook on life, they were far more easy going. Admittedly this would often lead to a rather lacklustre approach to paying for goods -particularly other foodstuffs - in a timely fashion. But they would gladly provide remuneration by the following week, (typically Tuesday). Or so they would say.
The guardian podcast mentioned this that table tennis players live in little bubbles away from reality. This starts from a young age and all they have focused on is training and playing table tennis. And maybe a few lads nights out.
Thing is Nick I’m no way invalidating your feelings or anyone for that matter, It’s a forum at the end of the day we all come here for the love of Villa. Like you I do go to games when I can it’s hard because I’ve been born and raised in London. So every now and then I’ll travel up to watch Villa.
I’m in agreement for the most part that it’s been poor, however my point is there has been several Villa fans here and other places that pretty much never gave Gerrard a chance. It’s fair to say he deserves the same as smith in his first year no? I said exactly the same thing when it was 2018 and we got Smith and some people outside of this forum(I was a casual lurker) didn’t give him a chance either. For the record, I didn’t want Gerrard to be our manager I was more on the Favre/foreign appointment wave, but when Gerrard was announced I thought to give him a chance just like any other Manager we had outside of Bruce and McLeish. When I see your comments for the most part you give solid points, I might not always reply to but I do see what you see also.
Not saying you don’t but I do also see the good and recognise that, like others have said I just feel like no matter what Gerrard does they will always secretly wait for his downfall. It’s the repeat of what was happening during the Smith years, I just think some people want to feel right all the time.