I posted this elsewhere,but it sums up my current feelings about the team after yesterday.I expect it get worse before it gets better.
Jan 7th 2021: last home win v Motherwell(no fans).
March 20th 2021: Accies 1 v 1 St.Mirren -last home League goal(six months).
14 Home games without a win.
2021/22: Three home League games with NO Goals.
As above, SIX Months without a home League Goal.
7th March 2020: Accies 1 v 0 Killie Last home League game with fans;Ogympoe 92nd minute Penalty.
21 December 2019: Accies 2 v 1 Hearts Last home League win without a Penalty winner.
I have had a big rethink.All of us are angry and are hitting out at each other.
That is because WE CARE and it shows passion and activity which has been missing in action since well before the aforementioned stats.
I asked plenty questions at the Fans Forum and quoted some of these stats to Allan Maitland who agreed they were not acceptable.
I feel that The current Board/Management and Coaching team are floundering and mistakes by them and The Owner McGowan are having this end result of a bad product on the pitch.
Who do I feel sorry for?
Young guys not physically and mentally prepared for this scenario which they didn't expect to be in.
I warned on here last season this could happen and made a big post about it saying better to lose at the big clubs than being hammered by dross and I explained why in that post.
It has all come to pass sadly.
The PLAYERS are being let down by incompetence and bad Leadership all around them from the Dugout to the Padded Seats in the Director's box.
I look at this long term and see a sinking ship doing a Brechin City and if we do this,that is us finished as a Club...forever more.
We will be an Albion Rovers(a club in a big town who go nowhere) or at worst an East Kilbride.You will NEVER again in your lifetime or your kids lifetimes see an Accies team win League games at Ibrox,Easter Road,Parkhead,Pittodrie or beat Motherwell on a regular basis with memorable wins at Fir Park against the odds.
Motherwell will send their under 18 players here to gain experience-such will be the drop in stature of our club.
It is depressing going to games, but even more depressing half the fanbase has thrown the towel in.There has been no Singing/Drums etc for four years.
Yes,we know McGowan etc chased the young team away,but too many folk took the easy option in tough times then.
Well,it is a million times tougher now.I leave the house and immediately I am deflated hearing away supports from dross teams make our ground a home game for them.Complete silence from our support.
If I feel deflated,imagine what they young lads feel with no support.
Do we all want McGowan and Co out?Absolutely-especially myself as I see a club with the potential to do so much more being frittered away with bad Ownership/Leadership and incompetence.
However, NEVER forget that it is our club.We can try to do our bit to ensure we don't fall any further as then it will really be game over and no one will ever even think of taking the Club into new Ownership.
By then,we will have lost the existing support with NO younger generations appearing to support a part-time club who will celebrate beating Albion Rovers as a big achievement.
My view-which has changed- is that these young lads who are lost,bewildered, bullied and drained of confidence need our SUPPORT more than ever.Yes, our Support-not McGowan,Maitland etc but young guys not up to it and with a Manager who doesn't inspire confidence like the previous two before him.
I will say one thing: a busy home crowd singing and encouraging them will maybe yield enough points to get us out of this mess despite the many mistakes made elsewhere in the club.
We can all play a part in this.The old Accies mantra "We're Hamilton Accieś,we never give up" is needed now more than ever.
Fans can still protest, but these young lads out of their depth need our support more than ever as the consequences if we go down will be a million times worse than dropping out the top League.
I don't want to see up drop any further as next season will be even more horrific if we go down.
Up to you guys, but this team needs the backing at home games like we gave the Under 18 team in Europe which some of them played in.
Have a think.We are all against the decisions and Ownership but forgetting there are young guys who need our SUPPORT more than ever.
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on Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.