No, I don't think so. The majority of our current players have joined an underperforming team so the expectation is lower - the knock on effect of this is that they aren't raising their game to keep up with the top performers because there aren't any. Besides, when they are on the pitch with the ball at their feet, the last thing they will be thinking of is the legendary defensive record of the '78/79 season or alan hansen captaining the side to another league title. And another thing, we've got a relatively small ground in this day & age for such a big club so they shouldn't be feeling 'big-crowd' pressure.
The answer is far more simple - we don't have very good players, coaches or manager.
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