- Sep 23, 2014
I don't think it's anything to do with mentality. When teams significantly outperform their level on a wave of momentum and good form, the fall off is often dramatic.I think what has hit their mentality, is the fear of -not- getting top 4 after that first half of the season. Most of the players aren't used to it, and once they lost a couple and the thought "We surely can feck this up now, can we?" appeared, it seems to have created somewhat of a collective meltdown. It could get even worse, hopefully it does.
It's what makes their title winning season even more remarkable.