We are British, and let’s face it we can be fickle. We might have a thing for an underdog one year, but the minute they start realising their potential and being successful we enjoy nothing more than taking them down a peg or two.
Here then are ten things we changed our mind about in 2012. These are things that we accepted as wisdom for at least some of the year, but revised our opinions on. Some in a negative way, but a surprising number in a positive way.
What have I missed?
8 Man City as the future of English football
There was a time - not long after Sergio Agüero burst through the QPR defence last May - when it seemed that the Noisy Neighbours would be an unstoppable force in football. With their charismatic, scarf-wearing boss, huge Arab-powered bank reserves and crack squad of amazing players it seemed as if The Champions League, Premierhship, FA Cup and more would be their's for the taking in the next few years. Well it hasn't quite worked out that way. Bundled out of the Champions League, mis-firing in the Premiership and rumours of a split between the players have helped us realise that you can't always buy success in football. Shame.