Morning shit faces,
Over the last ten years I have heard everything about our manager, you name it he has been blamed for it. Now I am not saying that he has not made mistakes, fuck me who hasn’t, but given the Information that is out there, is it all pukka. We are told that we are a wealthy club, we are told our transfer fund is massive, does that really ring true. Supporters in the know, wiz kids on the Internet will tell you our profits from the last ten years, they can even tell you everybody’s wages, in fact from the Internet they can find anything related to Arsenal, but the one thing they cannot find out, is why we don’t spend like the big club we are supposed to be.
Well to start at the beginning, Are you an Arsenal supporter, if you answered that question with a yes, then can you explain to me why our players are Boo’d off the field on the first game of the season. Actually Boo’d and Jeered our players off the park at what we call The Home of Football, Yes I say again our players at home in front of their own supporters were Boo’d.
After the game which I felt was a see saw game, a well fought game that produced 7 goals no less, yes, we actually lost the match and at one stage we were 4-1 down, but the lads got their heads down and scored 2 to make the end result 3-4 to Liverpool who I have to say scored 4 magnificent goals, which certainly matched our 3. Did they deserve that exit from the home support or what?
Now in all my years of following Arsenal, I have to say, that that display from the so called support at home, made me feel let down, disgusted is a better word completely, Many so called supporters when asked said it wasn’t the team, it was for the Manager, trying to disguise why he boo’d his own side at home in the first game of the season. I am sure the players realised that fact, Yeh really.
I can remember my first live game I was in my teens and went to Highbury, which seemed like miles away from me , I went there to see my boyhood idols although I cant remember any of their names, or who the Manager was. I remember the stand I was in was packed solid not a chair in sight, just bodies and lots of them jockeying for a good view, I can remember a staunching that got in the way of my view which really pissed me off, but I was there and I watched my club play. We lost whoever it was we played, we lost. The supporters clapped and cheered the lads off, Rattles were rattling in my ears and as the crowd left, I was carried along with them.
In those Days Arsenal was just a football club, not a very successful side, as I remember, and we finished way down the league that year, and we didn’t look like ever winning anything soon, but I remember the clapping and the cheers alright, and those bloody rattles I can hear them still. The thing I remember most was supporters who were with Uncles Dads friends they were all cheering and that is what has stayed in my mind all these years, what I call proper supporters.
Of course all that happened a lifetime ago, and things have changed, the support has turned toxic and I assume all those supporters I heard cheer have all passed on, as they would never had boo’d the Arsenal, who does. Today’s so called supporter many who don’t even remember Highbury, Many who have never seen Arsenal finish lower than 4th as that has been the same for twenty years. They have not seen what I saw on the day I visited. We were way down the league with absolutely no chance of winning the league, They never heard those die hard Gunners, as that is what they called themselves in those days. Those supporters was Arsenal through and through, I would bet money, the ones who was there that day, died with Arsenal on their minds. They moulded me for a lifetimes support of Arsenal and anything to do with Arsenal. Boo my own club, never in a month of Sundays.
So what has changed at Arsenal for supporters to turn their backs and boo the club, Is it the Manager? is he so bad that they feel he deserves that kind of treatment, is it the players? the owner the tea lady as even she has come under fire of late, If it is her well what can I say, If its the Players are they not putting in a shift, are they mugging us off, are they just not good enough, Now hang on a moment haven’t we just come through twenty years of finishing no lower than fourth, so it cant be that, can it.
Is it The owner, as he would be a good one to pick as he has not been in charge long, but he has invested vast sums of money and he saw us in our move to a new ground , He actually buys sporting clubs and I dont think any have packed up for lack of money, and the talk from the Wiz kids are that we are highly successful, as far as money goes, so it can’t be him, can it.
So who have we left, Yes of course Arsene Wenger our Manager for over twenty years. it must be him. Lets face it we haven’t won the Premiership for twelve years so it must be him, Wait a minute what other Manager has achieved top four for twenty years, no thats not fair is it, What other Manager has been at the same club for twenty years, Yeh i know that’s not fair either is it.
Who is the Manager out of the top half a dozen clubs, who has spent the less money, who has achieved a top place every time in the last ten years. Oh just Arsene Wenger, Who was called a loser before last seasons first match, thats an easy one Our Manager, who swiftly got us a second place. Who said that last season was our best chance in years to win the Premiership, sorry not Wenger. Who blames Wenger for us not winning the Premier, who thinks he should spend fortunes for a centre forward this season. Who says our tactics are wrong, who says our players are a makeshift side, who moans at every decision the Manager makes. Who dislikes the Manager, and who holds up posters, calling for him to go, who thinks they know better than a man who has won two doubles coached a invincible season, won two FA cups in the last three years and got us into Champion s league every season for twenty years. Who well the so called supporter thats who.
Yes that is what i said, the so called supporter, so called because no real supporter boo’s his own side in the first game of the season. How many times have these people ever coached a professional football club like Arsenal, and actually won anything let alone found the consistency that Wenger alone has found. I suppose Managers in the past have done very well but they are long gone just like the old Arsenal supporter.
The next time you attend a match, remember that for any body to match what Wenger has achieved, we will have to wait twenty years and if he doesn’t leave at the end of this season it could be even longer, Will Wenger change for the cat calls he hears every game , of course he won’t, and i for one doesn’t want him to. Is it him, or is it our twelth man. In my opinion they should put all their effort in Tottenham as they would be appreciated there, they could look forward to our clashes, and boo as much as they like, as those people are not Gunners.
Written by Steve Palmer