Between the ideal images we create (based on our hopes and expectations) and reality lies the disappointment gap.
How we manage the emotions this creates is crucial, as often this gives rise to understandable anger, fear and sadness.
This summer Mel masterfully stimulated our dreams and set some specific expectations, namely:
1. Shexshy attacking football.
2. Connection with the fans.
3. Bringing in quality loans.
4. Bringing in our exciting youth.
So it's easy to see how we have so far been let down particularly on the first 3 . So we will be fearful angry and sad (think we miss this one out sometimes) but try not to hurt ourselves or others in the process.
It might help to focus on the fact that no one intended this to happen, the club will be working hard to put it right and that football is perhaps best enjoyed as one epic story, the unpredictable and strange journey of our wonderful Derby County.
Anyway, enough psychobabble. Peace out COYR.