I love football, I love English football and, more specifically, I love EPL football team Arsenal. I consider myself a huge fan and anytime I get the opportunity to watch one of their games in person I will take it.
I changed my Cable TV plan to ensure that I can see all their games live. If I was into the ‘football jersey wearing thing’ I would have all their kit. So, yes, I am a fan!!!
But year after year I have to wonder what sort of fans Arsenal really have. We are in pre-season and the ‘fans’ are already complaining about everything from: “Why pink on their black kit?” to the usual “Sell W X Y Z and buy A B C D!”
It is so annoying that people have to be so negative and complain about every single thing. I hope our players don’t go on the Arsenal Fan page and read some of the comments because they are likely to get depressed.
How many of us have jobs or do things in which we have just a few seconds—or a fraction of a second—to make a decision?! Not many, eh. Yet we complain whenever Olivier Giroud, for example, tries to shoot instead of passing or vice-versa.
The majority of us have an opportunity to use the ‘cancel button’ and start over, or get a supervisor to look over what we do. If we put a nail in a wrong spot, we can take it out and redo it. Basically the majority of us have the benefit of ‘do over’.
Unfortunately, football players don’t; and I’m almost certain they come down on themselves hard enough if their split-second decision turned out to be the wrong one and they don’t need us to compound their feelings.
I’ve always believed that negativity travels and, that said, I have to give Arsenal and coach Arsene Wenger props—because the type of negativity they get from their own fans, it is wonder that they were not relegated by now.
And, yes, I know they are paid lots of money to get it right all the time. But hell, even presidents, prime ministers and CEOs get it wrong sometimes!!!
We live in a world of instant gratification and if we don’t get what we want now, then we want to change the boss, change the team, change everything…
In fact, from the comments I read, we should be selling 50% of our current squad. Then what happens when we have say 15 new signings who never played with each other trying to mesh in a month’s time to compete at a high level week in week out? That making any sense?!
A good friend of mine who supports the other London team said he would like Arsene to go. Why? Because if we get a new coach, it would take time for the team to get used to the new manager—that is, Arsenal would/could lose games before eventually they find the formula to start winning.
And I don’t have to give examples of teams that suffered the same fate, eh.
Of course I know there are many who would disagree with me and try to dissect every single word, sentence, or paragraph and I really don’t care. This season the focus for me is positivity!!!!