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Fragile Fanbase

Yantino

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Apr 28, 2012
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The fragile state of the fanbase is driven by the way the club operate. It's as simple as that. You cannot blame the fans for thinking the way we did last night, given how our history has been over the last 25 years. That will take time to change but it won't change unless the club does first.
 

Rocksuperstar

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Jun 6, 2005
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Last few days have left me massively disappointed in a big portion of people who claim to be Spurs fans. If you're more concerned with other teams losing than our team winning, that's a level of negativity I can't get my head around. We went through it the season us and Leicester were competing at the top of the table, 99% of other teams fans wanted Leicester to win and would regularly hope we lost, from literally every other team's fanbase, they would vocally go on the radio and post in forums how much they wanted us to lose etc. and we griped about the attitude of those fans - yet here we are.

Yes, we're rivals, but that should be us beating them and achieving more than them, not hoping we lose because we're not good enough to challenge them ourselves. Just very sad and disappointing. Hope you all enjoyed gloating in the faces of the Woolwich fans you work with this morning, hope it gave you all that wee buzz you were looking for and you get it out of your system so we can go back to focusing on cheering on our team next season.
 

BENNO

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Jul 11, 2005
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Not a shock to see some 'fans' looking to blame this on Levy (yet again).

Quite simply, any fans that are more worried about the 'banter' if Arsenal win the league, than us winning, are mentally weak and THAT is the problem.

Banter in the modern world is just words on a screen (or words spouted by idiots on phone in shows). It's so easy to ignore that you have to be pretty stupid to allow it to bother you.

And after typing this quite probably unpopular view, i'll now now disappear for a while so i don't get wound up by anyone having a pop back at me. It's really that easy.
 

robotsonic

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Aug 20, 2013
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The fragile state of the fanbase is driven by the way the club operate. It's as simple as that. You cannot blame the fans for thinking the way we did last night, given how our history has been over the last 25 years. That will take time to change but it won't change unless the club does first.
And yet half of the fans don't have that same mentality. You get to make a choice about how you think and feel about any given situation. That some people don't feel they can is a massive shame imo.
 

Ribble

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Apr 13, 2011
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The fragile state of the fanbase is driven by the way the club operate. It's as simple as that. You cannot blame the fans for thinking the way we did last night, given how our history has been over the last 25 years. That will take time to change but it won't change unless the club does first.

If you're going back that far then you'd better go all the way back to the start of the 90s, because that's where the damage actually got done.
 

GutBucket

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May 26, 2013
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Two coaches in succession say things need to change at all levels.
Coaches want clubs to do everything possible to win. They want us to push the limits of FFP and take risks. Real estate business isn't their main concern. If we fail to win anything then there should be questions asked for the whole club, from chairmen to DOF, scouts, coaches, analytic experts etc. Whole club should be nervous in one season without trophies, not to mention so many years without one. Certainly no extra bonuses paid when we fail to win anything, everything has to be related to winning.
 

alfie103

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Jun 4, 2005
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And yet half of the fans don't have that same mentality. You get to make a choice about how you think and feel about any given situation. That some people don't feel they can is a massive shame imo.

Yes they do. Where has this sudden obsession about winning come from? We didn't have it when Conte and Mourinho were in charge as entertaining football was more important apparently.
 
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