Written by GunnerN5
Home Crowd – When, oh when, will they learn just how important it is for our players to have their supporters fully behind them? Our home crowd seem to be stuck in the thinking that the team needs to entertain them in order for them to show their real support, whereas I believe that if they gave unabashed support throughout the game then maybe the team would react positively instead of reacting negatively to the silence followed by moans and groans and boos. Oh, how I dislike hearing the moans and groans and especially hearing the boo boys!
My goodness, all you hear from the attending dissenters is that it’s the person sitting next to them that’s the problem and not them – or it’s Elvis or the acoustics or the stewards etc, etc, – BS at it’s worst – let’s blame it on anything or anybody but me!
Then they show their true colours (black) by demonstrating and threatening not to renew their season tickets as we don’t win trophies – frankly who gives a damn.
Fair weather fans for sure and “supporters” we can do without.
If you are a home attendee then please understand that YOU are the problem and not someone else - if you believe you are NOT a part of the problem then at least (next season) spread your passion to the people around you – maybe the atmosphere can be changed one seat at a time.
Whatever happened to the supporters of old who would freeze their nuts off to stand in rain and snow just to watch their beloved Arsenal, I guess now they sink into their red seats and wait for something exciting to happen. |God forbid they make a noise in case they wake up the person sleeping next to them.
It’s embarrassing to say this (in fact, I hate saying it) but the 16, 000 home fans of Stoke City show more passion than our mob, who have been spoilt by the good times brought to us by Arsene Wenger. Stoke fans show an unreserved love for their team (and they show it) while ours only love positive results, blaming others or, of course – silverware.
Away Supporters – It’s a joy to both see and hear the level of support shown, they are vocal and passionate and show just what it means to truly support the Gunners and they are among the highly valued minority who cheer at the Emirates.
The only thing black about them is the black looks they give to the home “supporters”
Captaincy – Does anyone else remember the picture of Tony Adams standing over and glowering down at Alan Smith, Smith was lying in a heap on the ground after being felled by Adams, he was an 18/19 year old cocky upstart with Leeds United and earlier he made a bad tackle on Adams – Tony put him in his place.
My friends, Tony Adams, (Mr. Arsenal) was a Captain personified and he created the textbook for future Captains, sadly it’s very apparent that only Patrick Vieira read the book the rest have been mere pretenders.
We need a Captain that takes no prisoner’s, who has nothing but a winning mentality, whose heart is so big that it won’t fit inside his chest and someone that refuses to rationalize the reason for losses and ties – in his mind they are simply unacceptable.
He has to be the vocal on field General, organiser and motivator; he needs a dynamo for his engine, he needs to show by example how to play the game and he will never – ever give up.
Stand up Thomas Vermaelen.
Part 3 – Heart, Desire, Commitment, Passion, Pride
Part 4 – Entitlement vs. Reality
Part 5 – Size and Physicality
Part 6 – The team
Part 7 – The Management
Part 8 - 2011/12
Part 9 – Arsenal through the decades
Today marks the anniversary of our amazing 2-0 win at Liverpool in 1989 which secured the title and led to great celebrations amongst Gooners. Last year we published an article written by BigRaddy to mark the occasion, it’s a timeless masterpiece, read and enjoy http://arsenalarsenal.wordpress.com/2010/05/30/a-belated-happy-birthday-and-the-renaissance-of-football/
Happy 26th May to all.