The Blame Game or ‘Why Do Our Home Fans Suck?’

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Good evening.

The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. ‘Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?’ he asked.
‘Begin at the beginning,’ the King said gravely, ‘and go on till you come to the end: then stop.’

As discussed at length and almost dare I suggest predicted on this week’s show we are suffering all over the shop. That’s as plain as the nose on your face. But what’s the right response? Is AVB a clown? Are Levy & Co. a shower of bean counting shysters? Do our players need keel hauling and flogging?!

The Blame Game is a doll, eh?. It’s the most inclusive game in the world. Literally anyone can play. You don’t need any ability to reason or analyse. Just a strong desire to pin your metaphoric tail on the metaphoric donkey of your choice.

Before we get going on the ‘attitude’ of the crowd at White Hart Lane, let me not be accused trying to peddle opinion as fact in this respect. How we laughed at Arsenal. The Emptycrates. How we sniggered at ‘Arsenalisation’ and what it meant. They moved from a library into a purpose built monument to ambition and it turned out to have all the soul of an NCP car park.

This week however Arsenal fans have given us an exhibition in how to support. Losing 4-0 to the mighty Reading during the week and they were unrelenting in their support. Song after song. Earlier today they were losing away 0-2 to Manchester United. They sang, ‘We love you Arsenal, we do’ with a passion, a pride and a determination that was nothing shy of historic.

These are supporters who are seriously feeling that most horrible of pangs. Watching a former player be pivotal in their 90 minutes of demise. But they refused to give up. Old Trafford didn’t even really try drown them out because the home tribe acknowledged the away tribe’s strength and their honour.

White Hart Lane to me has for some time become over infested by people who behave as if they are going to the cinema. They take their seats and wait for the performance to please them. People who aren’t part of a tribe anymore. These weaklings have let the burden of expectation turn them into members of an audience, not supporters.

Never in the history of the world has there been such a time for a football fan to voice their opinion. Never. iPhones, android, apps, iOS Face Time, Facebook, Tweet, Skype me baby, call us now – we’re live and want to take your call, blog, use a net book, home office mate, log in to the forum now!

Who needs information.This high off the ground
Just give me confirmation We could win a million pounds
Who needs information When you’re living in constant fear

The first line of defence tends to be the line, ‘I’m entitled to my opinion.’ Of course you are, dear. But given the myriad options available… does enforcing the silent treatment, huffing or booing strike you as being amongst the most constructive options? Is that support?

The second line of defence tends to be the line, ‘Well at least I go!’ This dear reader is the suicide note of suicide notes. Who could possibly regard that of having discernible value? This is like the world’s worst employee pointing to his attendance record. ‘Yeah, I was the cancer of the business, fair cop. But I was never late for work!’

What of the fans that simply cannot attend? Is the girl in India a second rate fan? Is the man in Canada an idiot? Is the mother of 4 in Norfolk a time waster? No. The answer is too many idiots are over inflated with their own sense of self importance and indeed worth.

I’m aware of the pressures modern day fans face. Cost, burden of expectation all that jazz. My response to those of you weak willed enough to hide behind these and other pieces of equally worthless rubbish is simple. Ever thought this isn’t for you? Devote your time to something that gives you actual pleasure. Collect stamps, take up sewing, take a small plot of your garden, tend it and grow something. Root vegetables are as much of a reward to some as a sophisticated vine.

Tomorrow we’ll discuss the squad and the way the boss has used it thus far.

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  • Garth Crooks is a bad man ruffneck ting says:

    Avb the con man master tactician clown out out out.

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      Not good enough to make a tee shirt.

      Construct something. Even if it’s Meccano.

      • Teddyboy says:

        So, focus on crowd response, what happened to the balanced view on tje football matters, this (crowd getting on our back) was always the case, nothing new..?

        • jerkinmahjurgen says:

          Exactly. AVBs’ style doesn’t support our crowd, and they don’t support his style. Nothing new to know you need to get the crowd behind you. AVB’s like a fish on my shag-pile carpet. I’m trying to see the light with this geezer but… it’s pitch-black. Doom and gloom. Gotta live for now. Not 2525. Another shoddy performance at home against another team with relegation fears at the back of their minds and you’re criticizing the fans because they’re not impressed? You’re unbelievable, Harry. All the great performances we had under Redknapp [the rat-bag, yes…] but you criticized throughout even when he was on our side and now you expect us to sing for this dismal shit? Yeah, I’m signing. Fuck Off AVB. Make me a t-shirt. Toned it a bit ‘cos you’re the sensitive, professional type, k?

    • Liamyid says:

      Why you bigging up arsenals support? Our away fans are just as good. In fact out home support is pretty fucking good to. The loudest and most passionate fans are the ones who will be the ones who have their heart on there sleeve. Us, West ham, stoke, Newcastle, all the loud grounds get the booing and moaning when things go bad, but all create great atmosphere when their getting behind the team. What’s difference in booing to your constant article after article slating Redknapp and trying to get him out? I think you are an idiot.

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  • Darren says:

    Give it a f@cking rest HH will you plz.

    This ‘lad’ is way out of his depth, way out.

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      Darren, make a point. Seriously, I hear your pain mate but I don’t feel it.


      Make a point. Construct an argument. You can so this!

    • Essexspur says:

      So you were on here slagging him off when we beat Utd for the first time in 23 years. I wasn’t there. Haven’t even seen the highlights. But a couple of home Defeats means enough is enough. Lets sack him and bring in Pep tomorrow and be done with it. Oh wait a min were fucking 5th after ten games with no Kaboul, Dembele, BAE, Parker, Ade. Lets all take a bloody chill pill. Far to early to judge. And from what I’ve heard we are embarrassing ourselves as fans at home. Sounding a bit like the library down the road I hear. Slate me if you want. I wasn’t there. But doesn’t sound we were exactly screaming our support. We all have bad days at the office

  • mystic arnold says:

    In the words of Mr Hancock stone me what a loud of rubbish seriously its been coming for a while.Was any body there today I ve heared more noise in a silent film

  • PeterTheStoreyTeller says:

    HH the team was a disgrace.

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      • PeterTheStoreyTeller says:

        We should have played for 90 min like we played in the last 20.NO REAL FIGHT,NO BALANCE,AVB is coaching us to do what exactly?NO PATTERN TO OUR PLAY,you never know what SPURS will turn up,Bale plays badly the team plays badly.Do you really think the team is improving?Yes we have injuries but the players that are picked are not giving their all to the team

        • jerkinmahjurgen says:

          The players are doing what they’re asked to do. They weren’t told to get at ’em until we were behind. We should’ve started this game, and others like how we play when it’s over bar the signing. And I want us to play like that. Out of the blocks quickly. None of this ‘patient’, clueless, spineless crap I’m subjected to watching. The guy doesn’t knoe English football or Tottenhams’ history or priorities. We chose Spurs because of the style and swagger. Not Arsenal or Westham or, of course, Man u or Liverpool. We’re not mercenary glory-hunting plastics. We want to be entertained. I want to be wowing on the edge of my seat for 90 mins. I want grass sex. Not clicking other pages I have up to save my eyes and head from the pain of seeing us go from having an envious midfield to virtually none. Friedel was like a fucking play-maker. Why isn’t AVB screaming for us to get the ball wide? Lennon and Bale are our hope without Dembele in there. We’ve gone from having balls to none. How many more starts for Dempsey? It’s unbelievable, our home performances and Harry you’re asking fans to explain themselves. To imply you can’t see the obvious… How can you be behind this pathetic, boring football we’re playing? Look at our home record. We might still [somehow :hae: ] be in a good league position but we’re gonna soon be going down quicker than Kyle Walker in a touch-a-thon.

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