A point well made MC, reflective of the point made by the late Tony Benn; that before the British establishment could go out and colonise the World, it was necessary for them to colonise the British first.
Each generation accepts the environment it grows into as the norm. Personally, I feel as supporters we are a million miles away from where we stood even not so long ago.
The fences and gates around Etihad, the same around the CFA. There is now a huge separation between club and supporter. Many of my teen mornings during the school holidays were spent sat with mates in the Main Stand at Maine Rd watching Malcolm Allison berate big Derek Kevan for not taking training seriously enough or Big Mal putting the likes of Bell, Lee, Summerbee and the rest through their paces.
Nobody came to shift us and Dave Connor occasionally gave us a lift back to Wythenshawe, Even the chairman, Albert Alexander gave us time for a chat about the offield behaviour of Tony Coleman.
Am I just a customer now?
I KNOW THAT YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU UNDERSTOOD WHAT YOU THINK I WROTE, BUT I AM NOT SURE YOU REALISE THAT WHAT YOU READ IS NOT WHAT I MEANT
1936-37 Pl 42, W 22, D 3, L 7, F 107 - A 61, Pts 79, GD 46........CHAMPIONS
1967-68 Pl 42, W 26, D 6, L 10, F 86 - A 43, Pts 58, GD 43........CHAMPIONS
2011-12 Pl 38, W 28, D 5, L 5, F 93 - A 29, Pts 89, GD 64..........CHAMPIONS
2013-14 Pl 39, W 27, D 5, L 6, F 102 - A 37, Pts 86, GD 65.......CHAMPIONS
2017-18 Pl 33, W 28, D 3, L 2, F 93 - A 25, Pts 87, GD 69.........CHAMPIONS(Points for seasons 1936-37 & 1967-68 adjusted to 3pts for a win, for better comparison)