last home game of the season

walworthyid

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I think we should be positive for a change and get behind the team regardless.
That is how governments get away with wars by relying on the old "lets support our boys" mentality. I say if something is wrong, let 'em bloody well know all about it!
 

spud

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anyone thinking about sending a very clear message to the club about how we feel about the current coach?
Seems a unanimous view on here toward Tim but like others on here, ive lost faith in DL and his ability to choose a coach and back him and my worst nightmare is that he leaves Tim in charge.
Im 99% sure he'll find someone else but isnt it worth making it 100% clear how we feel?
If you mean booing, then no. Write to the club or something. Booing anybody - even the hapless Sherwood - while they're representing the club would just make you a scum-sucking twat.
 

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If you mean booing, then no. Write to the club or something. Booing anybody - even the hapless Sherwood - while they're representing the club would just make you a scum-sucking twat.
agreed - never understood why any fan would boo their own team. If i was that pissed off id just go somewhere else
 

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I remember one of those season tickets tackling etherington

Nothing could be as awkward as the "lap of honour" (or lap of shame as it should often be known) after Hoddle's last full season.

We lost 4-0 at home to Blackburn and there were people throwing their ST on the pitch (which I thought was quite funny as it was so pointless, seeing as the season was over anyway).

The most awkward bit was that I remember some players didn't come out and those that did were in little cliques. That was one screwed up dressing room.
 

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That is how governments get away with wars by relying on the old "lets support our boys" mentality.
That is a far more complex issue - involving psychological levers including, among others, fear and xenophobia - than supporting a football club. If you are equating the two as an excuse to boo the team then you're deluding yourself. If you boo your own team, it doesn't make you a conscientious objector; it makes you an objectionable cock.
 
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walworthyid

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That is a far more complex issue - involving psychological levers including, among others, fear and xenophobia - than supporting a football club. If you are equating the two as an excuse to boo the team then you're deluding yourself. If you boo your own team, it doesn't make you a conscientious objector; it makes you an objectionable cock.
Change is affected by collective will and action. In the same way that wars would be more difficult to pursue if the public made its feelings clear in large enough numbers so a manager will be sacked if enough fans express their unhappiness publicly.
Yes the support of war is more complex but the predictability of people's behaviour is not and this what governments count on when they do something unpopular like go to war!
 

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Change is affected by collective will and action. In the same way that wars would be more difficult to pursue if the public made its feelings clear in large enough numbers so a manager will be sacked if enough fans express their unhappiness publicly.
Yes the support of war is more complex but the predictability of people's behaviour is not and this what governments count on when they do something unpopular like go to war!
I don't think the British government gave a flying fuck about a million people protesting against the invasion of Iraq. A peaceful protest of 20 million people would make about as much difference as one strongly worded letter.

Anyway, back to football....I'm really not a fan of people booing. If people really want to make Levy sit up and take notice, they should not go to the games. Empty seats have a more direct impact than any amount of booing. If those seats are simply filled by other fans...well that tells its own story.

I've said it elsewhere, but I think the biggest indication of supporter concern will be in the membership stats at the start of next season. If the waiting list for season tickets is significantly lower (and I can imagine it might be), that could have implications for Levy's efforts to get the stadium built. Difficult to justify building something that nobody wants to go to, and seeing how ENIC's whole plan is to eventually sell the club, it would make it clear to them that there is a limit to how much the fans will tolerate before losing faith. Can you imagine 50k + fans turning up tomorrow night to watch an indifferent group of players probably lose to Sunderland?
 

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I'm sure Daniel Levy is already aware of how the fans feel about this season and is already making moves to improve our situation. A protest of any sort will not make a difference. I think the last game of the season is an opportunity to show support to the players. Nobody is more disappointed in this season than the players themselves. They all had high expectations this season and all wanted to qualify for the Champions League and maybe win a trophy. With the World Cup around the corner the players will be wanting to go to Brazil with confidence. Unfortunately they have not had good management this season and all look completely lost at times.

Lets get behind the players and hopefully we can start building them back up for next season.
 

Coyboy

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Won't be going it's my 30th that day and would prefer to watch title race if not decided by then.
 

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I'm sure Daniel Levy is already aware of how the fans feel about this season and is already making moves to improve our situation.

Nobody is more disappointed in this season than the players themselves.
Your faith in both far outweighs mine.
 

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I'm sure Daniel Levy is already aware of how the fans feel about this season and is already making moves to improve our situation.
This is probably the case. However I'm not sure I trust Levy to get the big decisions right anymore.
 

Nine while nine

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Perhaps Tim will sing us a song.
Any requests?
I'd pay good money to watch Tim perform 'Werewolves of London'. But I'd settle for something along these lines:

(All coaching staff)
There's a sad sort of clanging
From the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple, too
And up in the nursery
An absurd little bird
Is popping out to say coo-coo

(Chirpy appears at this point)

coo-coo Regretfully they tell us
coo-coo But firmly they compel us
to say good bye
coo-coo

To you

(All coaching staff leave bar Les and Tim)

So long, farewell
Auf Wiedersehen, goodnight
(Les)
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight

(Les departs, leaving Tim alone)

So long, farewell
Au revoir, Auf Weidersehen

I'd like to stay
And taste my first champagne
(talking to Levy) yes?
(Levy) no!

(Tim leaves and everyone cheers)
 

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If results don't pick up and if Sherwood is still in charge the last game could be a very unpleasant affair. Mass walkouts before the end, booing, chanting for Sherwood and others to go. Could be a very sad end to a season that promised so much :(
 
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