Support The Arsenal or The Arsenal
I’m not one to slag off fellow Gooners on how they support The Arsenal.
It’s your choice, your opinions, your way.
But recently it’s been getting beyond ridiculous.
Some of the feeds I follow on Facebook and Twitter are beginning to test my faith in my fellow Arsenal fans, to the point where, I truly believe, a number have empty shells of lives and just want something to bitch and moan about.
The whole point of being a fan is to support the team though thick and thin.
You might hate the manager, you might hate the board, you might hate some players, but when they walk on the pitch, you HAVE to support the team, whether you’re in the Emirates, sat in bed in Sydney or in a bar in New York, otherwise, what the hell is the point!!!!
For me, this all came to a head during the latest Red Star game.
A comment appeared on my twitter feed saying (I’m paraphrasing here) ‘With Napoli, Lisbon, Dortmund and Atletico in 3rd place in their UCL groups, there’s no point in watching Arsenal in the Europa, we’re not going to win it anyway.’
The ‘gooner’ behind this post, then, whilst the game was still in progress, went on a massive tirade, at the CLUB, about the Sp*ds beating Real Madrid the night before.
Genius, on that basis, why bother to watch Arsenal at all, because on your logic we aren’t going to win anything and if you are more interested in the Sp*ds, sod off to Middlesex and support them.
To quote two famous Gooners:
Denis Bergkamp – “I really like Arsenal. But you, do you like Arsenal? Or just Arsenal with trophies?”
Dave Seager – “Can we get this straight on Spurs. I don’t give a f..k what they do until we count trophies and league position in May, apart from NLDs. End of”
And that is basically it:
You may hate who owns the club and how they operate their franchise!!!!
You may hate the manager and his methods.
But for God’s/Buddha’s/Allah’s (delete/replace as appropriate) sake, if you are a real fan, support the team to the bitter end, come hell or high water.
If you hate the other stuff, by all means let them know, but when the team need you full support, do your duty as a fan and back them.
If not, jog on with the plastics and the glory hunters
English by birth, Australian by choice. Traffic Engineer, Arsenal ST Holder, Sun DreamTeam Winner, Writer on @GunnersTown, Depeche Mode, Welcome to my world…