Date:Tuesday November 21 2006
I`m looking forward to the upcoming Ashes series. Cricket, I know, is not everybody`s cup of tea, but there is something about the atmosphere at Test matches when the Barmy Army are in full voice. You can see the players put that extra couple of percent in.
Rugby at Twickenham is another example. A crowd united in 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot` sends shivers up the spine and is said to be a powerful motivator for the boys in white.
I`ve yet to find anybody who doesn`t agree that a vociferous support is a definite advantage to a team. So I`ve got a question to the fans who have benefited from the extra seats at Ashburton Grove. If you are Arsenal supporters, WHY AREN`T YOU SINGING THE PRAISES OF YOUR TEAM?
I understand the demographics are changing. There are so many reasons why the typical matchday crowd at Arsenal has changed in nature over the last fifteen years or so. What I don`t understand is why people who profess their love for the club are prepared to be a passive audience rather than passionate supporters playing their part in a team effort.
It`s a fair point that they may not want to join in chants attacking Ashley Cole, or the wannabe big club from up the road, but why don`t they join in the chants for Arsenal, or the individual players? The hardcore support looks upon them as being somehow from a different class, and that is the answer. That doesn`t wash with me as the typical rugby or cricket crowd will be demographically similar, yet not as reserved.
I don`t know the answer, and I`m not alone. All we can do is keep imploring them to get behind their team. Yet Thierry Henry has already tried this, and if they won`t take any notice of him, what chance have you or I got?
Ok, one more time, please stop sitting on your hands and get behind OUR team. We will all get the benefit. You know it makes sense!
Article submitted by Goonerholic Who's excellent daily blog you can read by clicking here.
Date:Tuesday November 21 2006
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