The societal shift away from football teams being formed around a "community" is also having an effect. Players have no real attachment to a club and so when the going gets tough or they can't be arsed, it's easy to chuck it and start again somewhere else! This is especially true from a Stirling & District perspective, where I can think of more than a few teams who fold and start again almost every other year. What's the point? I think this may change in the future if the so called "Community Clubs" manage to achieve the community aspect and create a pathway from youth to adult football. That may create some attachment and loyalty to the club.