My burning question this morning is who are THFC are selling home tickets to these days? Did anyone else feel the hate in the room last night? We seem to revisiting that whole ’emotional investment’ conversation again and again.
Look, I’m not advocating we routinely accept daft results like only taking a point off habitual losers like Sunderland at home. But we perhaps need to think about what support actually is.
I cannot recall an incident where a football team either collectively or by individual player were booed into playing better. But going to the The Lane these days there seems to be an upward swing in the volume of those who are outraged not only when Spurs don’t win but when a specific pass or shot falls short in the ‘magnificent’ stakes.
The internet is different. That’s what I told the cops. But it is. Brutally sledging Bob Keane online is a victimless crime. Nobody dies. Traveling to north London, paying £30 and standing on tip toe screaming despicable and vile abuse at someone wearing the Lilywhite shirt is bordering on psychotic.
Bentley of course was savaged. But his refusal to burst into tears and flee the pitch only served to provoke more hate. 3MP got his. Then Bale, then Modders.
The arrogance amongst our support is becoming increasingly suffocating. Try this for size. Ever heard the phrase, ‘As I Am You Shall Be‘ ? It’s a rough approximation of a not uncommon Roman grave inscription, Quod tu es, ego fui, quod ego sum, tu eris.
If Spurs fans continue along their current path, then they will become an arrogant foul mouthed version of the Woolwich Wanderers down the road.The Gooners haven’t won anything in a dog’s age. Their path instead has taken them on routine qualification for the Champions League.
We laugh out loud at Arsenalization, but you can’t help but wonder if some of our fans were put in charge of Tottinghamization at wherever our new home might be, complimentary scarves draped over seat backs would be replaced with placards marked, ‘W*nkers!’ and ‘F*ck Off Back To Wales!’,
So yes we lost two points. And excuses like our 3 best defenders are out and we haven’t got a striker you can rely upon are boring to hear. But we stand to lose a hell of a lot more if we aren’t careful.
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Harry Hotspur says:
November 10, 2010 at 10:36 am
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November 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm
Frankly the booing is embarrassing!!! It was a disapointing result!!! but no justification for that!!!
It’s one of the reason’s I limit my home matches and stick with away games wherever possible. I love WHL but 90% of the people who attend matches nowadays are idiots.
Booing a team should never be done. I don’t agree with many things Redknapp says or does but I would never EVER boo my team, especially after a draw.
Success and CL football has attracted the sort of fans we don’t want. The other CL teams can keep them for all I care.
I get the same thrill at away games now that I used to get at The Lane.
There is a sense of camaraderie, fun and excitement at every away game.
Home games are frequently taught affairs and that’s before a ball is kicked :ermm:
I can’t say that I am happy with our results in the EPL but Booing our team WTF. I live on the other side of the fukin world & to hear our own fans booing makes me sick. What I would give to be at the lane cheering yes fukin cheering my bollox off, screaming “man on ” & trying to help as much as possible. Booing? FUK OFF you bunch of CADS. We are called SUPPORTERS for a reason
Point taken, but it was a frustrating night. The cheers outweighed the boos for most of the night, until the very end anyway, and even then it was more of a collective groan, from where I was sitting any way. The fact is we totally rolled over second half, and the mackems tickled our collective underbelly.We were totally anonymous, each and every man. There was no movement whatsoever. It was like nothing had changed for years; all progress lost. We’ll probably be mid-table by the end of tonight. It just wasn’t nearly good enough. Champions league for next year is now a distant dream, and are our best players going to want to stick around for mid-table mediocrity or Europey league at best? Are these not reasons for frustration?
Totally agree about the frustration, like I said, was well pissed we didn’t win the last 2 games, but to boo? & another thing, Why is CL a distant dream. Arn’t we going to win it?
Idiot forget what I just said DOooo
Like I said, not condoning, just understand the frustration.