Here is my idea….
As reported by Jeremy Wilson this week, the board are considering the fans apathy as part of the reason for a coaching change.
If true, the fans do have a voice.
If true, then Gazidis’ words in 2011 may be real…
“Arsene is ultimately accountable to the fans; they ultimately make judgement,” he pledged at an Arsenal Supporters’ Trust meeting following Stan Kroenke’s ascension to majority shareholder at the club.
“If you are seeing the relationship between the fans and the manager break down, that is unsustainable.”
I am personally not a fan of just whining. In the modern era, we have multiple ways to get our point across if we want change.
Therefore, here is an idea….
‘Turn round for a coaching change’ to the tune of ‘ 1 nil to the Arsenal’
Fans simply turn around and sing.
Has to be sung during game, most likely when we are losing or playing with no heart because Wenger is in stadium.
Wenger does not see protests/placards, as he has gone 5 seconds after whistle.
This #turnround campaign is
- a) Free
- b) Cannot be confiscated or stopped by stewards
- c) It is easy
- d) It has to realistically be for about 10 seconds (or fans will turn back if AFC attack)
- e) It is visual, vocal and unique so the media would be more interested in talking about it and printing pictures of it. In addition, it would flood social media.
- f) It also does not exclude fans who cannot (for some reason) bring themselves to say the words ‘Wenger Out’
You can imagine the pictures on social media of a block of 2000 fans mostly all turned around. Would be back page headlines too.
It is the Poznan, but you get the idea!
Ideally, you would not mess with players trying to win the game but I think this is only way that works, unfortunately.
Free and easy and can be repeated.
Do I feel guilty for suggesting this?
Well, does Arsene feel guilty for staying on beyond his ability to be a benefit?
Send me your thoughts
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Former Highbury regular. Moved to TN, USA in ’99. Married with 3 kids. Coached in UK and US for 27 years.
Mike McDonald Soccer Academy in Morristown TN, Olympic Development coach, Regional Premier League Champion.