My personal pet peeve is well known to all AA readers – its fickle fans!
The Gunners are my choice of team by way of my family and where I was born; I had little option other than to support Arsenal as the “other” choice up in N17 was a taboo name on Avenell Road and 3 of my cousins and one Uncle had already become outcasts from the family due to their unfortunate choice.
I am continually upset by “fans” that purport to be “experts”
Do they really think that they know better than our Manager?
Do they have degrees in medicine?
Do they have their own scouting network? Oops I forgot – they use You tube.
Where do these armchair experts get all of their knowledge from?
What do they think gives them the right to spout their venom after every loss?
Why do they believe that anybody gives a monkey’s about their extreme views?
Why do they continually state the same rubbish over and over again?
Do they really believe their nonsense or is it just a reaction to a bad game?
Why is waiting to say “I told you so” so important to them?
To me an injury is an awful stroke of bad luck for both the club and the player, for others an injury is an opportunity to be critical of perceived lack of activity in the transfer window.
To me healthy bank balance is the sign of a well run and managed club to others it’s a sign of broken transfer promises – apparently we should spend regardless of the quality of the player – after all the Red Tops have said we were interested in X, Y and Z so why didn’t we sign?
To me Arsense Wenger is an honest man who has taken the club to unimagined heights and continues to excel, to others he is a liar who is not in touch with “modern” football.
I watch each and every game with one thing in mind – to sit back, usually nervously, to enjoy my team display their multitude of talents – and rarely do they disappoint me.
During the game I cheer and shout as if I’m sitting in the stands. I yell at referee’s who invariably make the wrong decisions. I’m a supporter and it’s my job to support with every ounce of my energy. I never waste my time being critical of my team or our Manager nor do I believe in any way, shape or form that I know better than the true experts who are employed by AFC because they are the best at what they do!
I’m a seasoned (68+) SUPPORTER and will be until the day I draw my last breath.