There used to be a thing - "fighting" against relegation - where you would literally see players giving everything to the cause, working themselves to the bone almost, and leaving the pitch exhausted both physically and mentally. Is that still the case?
When players used to spend 10, 11 12 - 15 years at a club, they cared - and it came across in their performances on the field. You could see the passion they were playing with - and the pride.
Now, I would argue, what you can see is talented athletes earning a wage, and that is about all. Whatever happened to "fighting" for you life at the bottom of the league? Yes, the players want to win, but their desire to win only just edges their indifference to losing.
Cast you mind back to when it really mattered to a player and picture a time when you saw a player fight for every ball, chase every lost cause, show a determination against all the odds and you probably won't find yourself casting your mind back to any recent games at the UBOL stadium. But why?