Boo The Arsenal? Wreck The Stadium? Include Me Out.

Time for change

Since the end of the transfer window there have been calls on social media for supporters to show their displeasure at the club’s handling of the transfer window by making a protest at the next home game against Bournemouth.

Some of the ideas put forward include boycotting the game and walking out after 29 minutes (to symbolise the club’s £29 million profit in the transfer window).

I even saw the ridiculous suggestion that the stadium should be wrecked.

I was less than happy with the club’s dealings in the transfer window but it could have been worse. We bought Lacazette & Kolasniac and have somehow managed to keep hold of Alexis. We’ve also managed to prune a lot of the deadwood from our over inflated squad. On the downside we sold the Ox, didn’t improve our central defence and did nothing about our deficiencies in central midfield. If I was to score our transfer window I would give it 5/10.

New signings

I now return to the subject of supporter’s protests. I shall be attending the Bournemouth game. I shall go through my normal routine, I shall be picked up by bus at approximately 6:30am, we’ll stop for our breakfast at Norton Canes on the M6 toll road. We’ll arrive at the stadium around 12:30pm and then my travelling companions and myself shall go to the pub, where I will spend the money I saved by taking advantage of the discount offers on sports store. Around 2:00pm I’ll walk to the stadium picking up a copy of The Gooner and a match day programme on the way.

When I get to the stadium I’ll take my seat and when the team is announced I’ll cheer every name including Alexis’. I shall cheer the team onto the pitch and when it gets to 29 minutes I shall stay in my seat. I won’t walk out for the very same reason I won’t boycott the game and that is my love for the team is greater than any dislike I have for our shambles of an owner and boardroom.

Some talk of the reception Alexis will get but I’ll never boo a player wearing the red shirt. Many will disagree with my stance and that is their right but nobody is going to stop me supporting my team.

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9 Responses to Boo The Arsenal? Wreck The Stadium? Include Me Out.

  1. JSP2303 September 4, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    As frustrating as this club can be at times, all I can say is well said!

  2. Mick September 4, 2017 at 8:54 am #

    Well said sir, you are a proper supporter. The best way we as supporters can help to improve the teams performances and results is to get behind them to a man and stop this negativity from a large percentage of our fan base. All it does is makes matters worse.

  3. Ed September 4, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    And supporters like you who accept what is going on and turn a blind eye are the reason the club keep mugging us off.

  4. Solo September 4, 2017 at 9:07 am #

    I don’t buy your idea. I would boo the team to vent out my frustrations so far.

  5. kojo September 4, 2017 at 9:12 am #

    I agree that the players are not to blame for this shambles.However there is definatley something wrong behind the scenes and a few of the players are not happy with the Manager’s tactics…WENGER says he seriously thought about leaving in the summer…as if we should thankful to him for staying…..I don’t want to boo the players or walk out on 29mins….However when you think about the amount of money we spend on supporting this club and what we are getting back on and off the pitch,there has to be a concerted season long campaign for change …not only Wenger but the SELFISH,GREEDY leeches that run the club I love.

  6. mkobe September 4, 2017 at 9:13 am #

    its ridiculous for a club of arsenal status to fail to realise its weak spots for may be worse when the neighbours start showing him (arsenal) his weak spots.

  7. steve palmer September 4, 2017 at 9:31 am #

    Morning, seems a shame to me that stories like this keep on being written by so called supporters. I believe the term supporter should be explained in plain English. Ticket purchases for the day, or season ticket holders are people who want to be entertained by a football club. What you pay for is a ninety minute game. The supporter either pays or he doesn’t. I won’t pay the exorbitant prices asked for a ninety minute game, but like many still want to watch the game, but i don’t believe i have to be there. If people want to walk out of the stadium on 29 minutes is up to them, in my mind they have more money than sense, but that is only my view. They Run Arsenal football club as a business it makes huge amounts of money. A one time English tradition is now owned by outsiders not English, we have more foreign workers, and players, so the traditions are now null and void. A game invented by the English is now run differently. At the end of the day, football has changed. and lets face it there are more important things in life than watching a mass of foreigners earning obscene amounts of money.

  8. Ray Middleton September 4, 2017 at 10:40 am #

    Does make me laugh when I see protest being organised and the club going into demise. Where were all these supporters during the mid 70’s and early 80’s, when we were not quite the successful club. I still want AW to leave and have done so for the past 5 years however, wrecking a stadium, paying £60 for a ticket and then walk sounds ludicrous. More money than sense comes to mind. If you want to protest, then don’t turn up at all. It wont help the team but it might make the owners think (I doubt it).
    We just need to ride this next year and see where it takes us and hopefully next season we can start again. This season isn’t over but until we change the way we play, play players in their rightful positions, we are going to struggle.

  9. Victor Thompson September 7, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    There has to be a media for showing dissatisfaction but not to even consider wrecking the stadium. People of that mindset are no better than either of the sides in the Charlotsville dispute in Trumpland.

    On the evidence of tweets I have read at only 3 games played, there are many more conversions to “Arsene Out” now and I think it is naive and self satisfying for those blind sheep who will suffer any insult from the club rather than try to bring about peaceful resolution to the obvious solutions required. Foremost is the exit of Kroenke and Wenger. Unfortunately, much as I admire those who wear their loyalty to Wenger as a badge of honour, I, like many others am somewhat frustrated by them because they are only delaying the inevitable.

    I challenge any of the Wenger supporters to show any substantive evidence why Wenger should not leave. Point out what improvements he has made to the team in the last 12 years? Justify why he is always late and a cheapscate in the transfer windows until he is forced to spend? How in the light of his obvious mistakes can the club ask fans to pay the highest prices in the world for their tickets? People pay world class prices for world class performances. The odd world class performances now stand like lonely beacons in a sea of ineptitude and we see no change on the horizon. The club is drinking at the well of last chance because the loyalty which Kroenke took to be evidence of a “good brand” is wearing thin and he and Wenger are making the description “world class” as laughable where Arsenal is concerned.

    By the way, it is one of our legal rights to have public protests in public as long as they are peaceful it is undemocratic to try to deny them. It is imperative that both sides observe that.

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