A word of warning to AVB. To criticise the best Supporters in the world will certainly put you on a very slippery slope.
You said there was no atmosphere at WHL yesterday, well what we say is give us some decent football to get excited about.
Many years ago, before your time, there was a team called Arsenal under a manager called George Graham (and in latter years one called Chelsea – funnily enough when YOU were part of their set-up). We had a chant back then singing ‘Boring, Boring, Arsenal’. There was never any atmosphere at Highbury (in fact there was a joke going round at the time that there was more atmosphere on the Moon than at Highbury). At the same time, when you was helping Jose at Chelsea the way your team played meant there was no atmosphere at Stamford Bridge either.
There are two ways of looking at things as well, both Arsenal and Chelsea won the title playing that way, and some of our supporters would rather win things regardless of the football played, and others would like us to win things the Bill Nicholson way, with style.
But for you to criticise the most loyal supporters in the world is out of order. We go through every emotion every season, but we are always there through thick and thin. Unlike both Chelsea and Arsenal whose supporters desert them when they have bad times – it wasn’t that long ago when Chelsea were a nothing side that they had only 16,000 at the Bridge for matches. When we were relegated back in 1977, we still had ‘full houses’ every single week.
So, just remember that we will be there supporting our team for ever. If you continue to criticise us, then your ‘lease’ at the club will be very short term.
AVB, take note.
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