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It's Time To Do Our Job, & Support

Surfing the interweb over the past couple of weeks has been a horrifying experience, the level of support from our fans has faded in what can only be described as Leed United proportions.

It has saddened and even angered me to read the comments of so called supporters of our great team.

The amount of people questioning Arsene's abilities to carry on leading this club forward has been scary, even to the point that I worry whether fan pressure could make his position at the club untenable in the coming years.

Many supporters feel aggrieved that Arsenal have blown a 5 point lead at the top of the table, and despite being tipped by most to finish outside the top four this season, it appears that the clearly visible improvement on the last two seasons is just not enough for some people.

Yes, mistakes have been made by Arsene, mistakes have been made by the players, but the match officials have also cost us points, and even more importantly, many supporters are just as guilty of adding to the woes of our season (a season that isn't over yet).

It speaks volumes when players who don the red and white of our famous club confess to prefer to playing away from home because 'it's less stressful'. To me, that is unacceptable that the place that is supposed to be our fortress, our home, is a place that heaps pressure on our players rather than getting to the other teams. And that is our fault.

To be bitching about the decisions made in the summer and in the January transfer window at this late stage in the day is not pro-active, infact, it's down right stupid. It accomplishes nothing, it's detrimental to our team. The argument that 'I've paid my money, I'll criticise if I want' just does not wash with me. Tickets are a rare commodity at our stadium and if you can't be bothered to help this club to strive to achieve great things, then fuck off, fuck off now. Sell your tickets and give them to someone who is willing to be constructive.

Now is not the time to pile unwanted pressure on the boys, it's a time to stop crying like a load of whinging bitches and get on with the job in hand ....... cheering our beloved Arsenal to victory.

The next 7 days will define our season, it time to live up to our title of supporters, and support.




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 7 2008

Time: 2:45PM

Your Comments

Well said
paul_ownz
Hi all. Long time reader first time poster, and I'd just like to say I could not agree with this more. As the name might suggest, I'm from Australia. I know I'm not the only Australian on this forum, but let me clarify that those of us in this timezone who are fortunate neough to see our games broadcast live are up 'til all hours of the morning watching this great club perform. Last Saturday's game was the first time in 2 seasons I'd heard the team booed off and quite franly that is just appalling. Those of you in the UK hae no idea how fortunate you are to not just see these games at a reasonable hour, but to attend them live! If you're not happy I'll gladly take any seat you don't want to fill, and have several friends who would more than jump at the chance to be there live. It's ridiculous, it's childish and in no way is it going to get you sorry lot of whingers the result you want. Why should those terrific footballers play for you when all you do is be over critical of how perform? Honestly, how good are any of you at your job? Would be alot harder having 60,000 complete fools booing. Am I happy that there's a strong chance we'll finish without an silverware this season? Of course, any supporter would be. However I am thrilled by the effort these players have put in over a grueling season marred by injuries, poor officiating and now terrible home support. Now is the time for true gooners to stanf up and cheer, urge the players on and let them know you're behind them. This is the when we need to really show how much this team means to us and support them, for better or worse
gunnerdownunder
sorry, just like to clear that up, whould NOT be happy if we finished trophyless.
gunnerdownunder
I suspect the people you complain of are the same people slating Wenger and his whole policy of recruiting and developing youngsters without even attempting to understand the restraints and restrictions of the stadium project before this season, and the one before, started. They didn't get it then and they won't get it now. We have competed more succesfully this season than we did last. If we fall short of picking up a trophy it will be for any number of reasons. The reliance on youth while the finances recover from the stadium outlay, circumstances that have gone against us, and even some poor decisions by Wenger and the players. The last two are part and parcel of a normal season. The first is a 'once in a century event' that we are emerging from very nicely. Supporters don't need to be asked to support - they'll do that anyway - and followers will follow for as long as their demands for a trophy are satisfied.
Amos.
Welcome GDU!!!! I must stress that it's not the whole of our support that are guilty of these crimes, and certainly not 60,000 ..... but it's a significant amount for the players to notice it, and that is just not good enough. Take the Chelsea fans, 70 minutes into our game they were booing and chanting "You dont know what you're doing" and just two weeks later they're in with a great chance of winning the league. If you want to criticise, then wait till the end of the season when you know the outcome, wait till you've seen what precautions the gaffer has taken to try an ensure this doesnt happen again ..... doing it now serves no other purpose than to satisfy the strange need of football supporters to feel like they know best
Rocky7
I actually agree there Amos - There are two different sorts of people go into our stadium, and your words "supporters" and "followers" sum it up pretty nicely!!!
Rocky7
Very nicely put, 'followers'. Wish I'd thought of that. Not in one of my more creative moods as the name might suggest. I just struggle to understand why people who complain of paying then not etting the show they expect feel the need to boo. Emotions run high and it's a fantastic game to follow. To borrow a very worn out and clichy expression (there we go, making puns again haha) 'every cloud has a silver lining. 10 months ago we were supposed to be dead and buried. We're still in with a good shout to make Champions league semifinals and a faint but very real chance to win the league. It's time to lift
gunnerdownunder
With regards to the support inside the stadium, I absolutely concur with the sentiments of the article. Of course booing is childish and counter productive. I suspoect most of the people who do it are the ones who can't even be arsed to sit through it for ninety minutes. I was having this very discussion with people I sit with this morning and the only positive thing to glean from the booing on Saturday was that at the final whistle the team were applauded, so hopefully they recognise that a second half improvement was acknowledged. Whilst in the stadium we should all do our level best to lift the team and not scream like spoilt brats when a pass goes astray or shout "shoot" when Clichy is forty yards from goal on his right foot with a wall of players in front of him. Booing the players was entirely unnecessary on Saturday, they tried their best, but it was a shadow side playing an unfamiliar formation, I was astounded the manager thought it could work in truth. But, it is not incorrect to criticise the manager if he makes mistakes. That's part of the job one has to accept and I'm sure Wenger does. In the bigger picture we have seen a massive improvement this season and if you offered me a single other manager in world football I wouldn't be interested. It is my honest belief that we have the finest manager on the planet. However, I question why he didn't strengthen the squad in Janaury as he clearly does not believe we are capable of sustaining a tilt at more than one trophy. In January we were in all four competitions so he must have recognised that the schedule would get demanding. I'm upset about the team selection on Saturday because the manager told everyone we wouldn't give up on the title and in my eyes he did. I think that's a fair criticism and I think I'm entitled to say it. That's not me suggesting I could do the job any better, the same why I criticise the Prime Minister, but I wouldn't volunteer to step into his post! In the interest of balance, and as cold as it sounds, it's also worth pointing out that, had I bought my seat on an individual basis for Saturday, it would have cost me £94. To pay a pound a minute to watch the reserves is a bit of a liberty (though I won't complain about it myself, because Wenger could have announced he would be turning out John Jensen and Jimmy Carter and I still would have gone along). Now I know Wenger has to do what's in the interests of the team and if he felt leaving out a lot of players was the way to go then fair play, I don't agree but I accept it. But I can understand how people can be upset about that. Personally, that's not the source of my chargrin, I willingly travel the country watching the CC kids play anyway and very much enjoy doing so. But I don't think it's incorrect to use a forum to complain about the team or manager, a great deal of the criticism is OTT and reactionary and the product of people who use Sky Sports where their brain should be. But, people have a right to express that dissatisfaction. I hope when I come to do my match report on Wednesday morning that I can tell you I was wrong, but I really think AW has jeopardised our chances on Tuesday with this game by putting even more pressure on it. I admit willingly I'm there to be shot at and you can fill this forum with "you were wrong, Arsene Knows" if we get the result. However, in keeping with the article, one thing I can tell you is if we do lose on Tuesday, I won't be standing in the Anfield Road End calling for the manager's head or booing. But, if we win nothing this season having been in such a strong position to do so in February, the manager will have to hold his hands up and say, "my bad."
Little Dutch
Off topic, I'd just like to say I'm a big fan of the work done here at Vital Arsenal. Always great to read up on all the comings and goings on inside the club from sincere and genuine Arsenal supporters. And LD, please don't make me wait so long for your next article. Always a good read haha
gunnerdownunder
I was at the game on Saturday and whilst the booing wasn't a good response, its funny how some people felt like doing so. It's obviously borne from frustration that having had our expectation levels heightened, its so hard to see the team struggling as they did in the first half. I disagree with you on one point LD. I don't think if we picked our strongest side, we'd have been guaranteed to win this game. Arsene had to play a balancing act for these next 3 games and take calculated risks. They obviously didn't pay off on Saturday. As for our season, we don't have a divine right to win trophies.
Gooner_Vin
I get livid when I hear this stuff about fans booing the players, arriving late, leaving early, taking time out during the game to stand in long lines just to buy some expensive sandwich. Fans outside the UK like me yearn to be able to attend just one or two live games a year and these spoiled idiots are there instead every other week. Thank goodness for the away fans. That said, I do think it's reasonable to criticize the manager. "Support" does not mean blind worship. I strongly support AW, I'm not demanding his head, that doesn't mean I can't question his decisions. For me the is was good enuf to challenge for trophies during a long season (as he so often publicly declared), does he not use 2nd string players even when they're fit. Obviously he doesn't believe they're good enuf. Of course I'm depressed about the weekend's results, tho frankly I'm not surprised. We can't seem to win at home anymore. Still, I do believe we could've won the game on Saturday, even with reserve squad players. I also think AW thought we could--did you see his whole manner throughout the game?
jaelle
My editing job of my post went astray. I meant to write "For me the most important criticism is, if AW believes this squad was good enuf to challenge for trophies during a long season (as he so often publicly declared), does he not use 2nd string players even when they're fit."
jaelle
I THINK ARSNE NEEDZ 2 FORGT HIZ POLICY AND SPEND ON AROUND 3/4 BIG NAME PLAYERZ SO AT LEAST WE WILL NOT GET A REPEAT OF THIZ SEASON IN THE LACK OF PLAYERS 2 BRING IN ESPECIAL SEING AS EDUARDO (WHO WAZ LOOKING AS REAL PROMISE) IZ INJURED AND IZ MOST LIKELY GONNA MIZZ MOST IF NOT ALL OF NEXT SEASON. ARSENE SHOULD TRY 4 RIBERY AGAIN BECAUSE HE IZ A GR8 PLAYER HE COULD EVEN PLAY A WILD CARD N GO 4 A RONALDINHO BECAUSE HE IZ MOST PROBABLY LOOKING TO MOVE FRM BARCA N WE COULD GET HIM 4 A KNOCKDWN PRICE OF ABOUT 20 MILL OR LESS I THINK HE'LL RATHER JOIN US THAN CHELSKI JUST BECAUSE OFF OUR STYLE OF FOOTIE. I NO THAT ARSNE WILL BRING RONALDINHO BACK TO HIZ BEST AGAIN 4 A COUPLE OF YEARS WITH INTENSE TRAINING. IF NOT RONALDINHO ITS GOTTA BE AT LEAST 3 OTHER BIG NAMES IF WE ARE SERIOUSLY GONNA CHALLENGE 4 THE TITLE NXT SEASON. BECAUSE MAN UTD N CHELSEA ARE GONNA SIGN BIG NAMES 4 NEXT SEASON. N COME ON ITZ NOT LIKE WE HAVNT GOT ENOUGH MONEY 4 IT!!!! WHAT DO U THINK?
gunner24
What really upset me is, that the players prefer away games because they don't have us fans around. Doesn't that say something about the people (not all of them, but some) who go and watch? After the match, I believe that we can complain all we want about what went wrong, who was to blame, and what might have been the better solution, but, don't do it in front of the players! There's enough pressure on the boys anyway, the least we want to do is add to it, especially knowing that they don't perform well under pressure. As GDU said, the people who attend games are so very lucky that they have the privilege of watching the boys play, whether it be the first team, or the second string. You can't start booing the team because you feel you didn't get what you came for. I don't think there's any sort of guarantee on your ticket that promises the most excellent football and a 5-0 thrashing of the opponents. The players should actually feel happier at home, they should feel that the 60,000 people crowding around them are still going to support them whether they win or lose. It's quite sad really, to know that Fabregas would prefer to play for an audience of 'Pool fans rather than us.
Cheese.
WE DONT WANT RONALDINHO YOU CAN KEEP HIM.
k_chelski
I NEVER SAID WE EXACTLY WANT RONALDINHO (ALTHOUGH I WOULDNT SPILL A GLASS OF WINE HE CAME) I MEANT SOM1 LIKE HIM
gunner24
Dinho will never come to England.
jaelle
Y WOULDNT HE COME
gunner24
RVP is available for tomorrow's match at Anfield!!!! http://www.arsenal.com/article.asp?thisNav=News&article=490014&lid=NewsHeadline&Title=Van+Persie+included+in+18-man+squad+for+Anfield+clash
jaelle
I didn't mean that it was wrong to criticise, just that there is a time and a place. I didn't hear anyone bemoaning the lack of signings when we were top of the league (apart from maybe people asking for a winger) it's easy in hindsight to say that the wrong decisions were made. With six games to go there are no positives what so ever from bitching about things that have gone wrong, so we may as well save it for the end of the season.
Rocky7
WHAT YOU MEAN SOMEONE LIKE HIM? HOW MANY TWO TIME PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNERS ARE STILL PLAYING?
k_chelski
Wenger needs some Mourinho mentality.Had wenger fought for the FA Cup , you'd certainly win it.All of your key players reached their peak either in the beginning or middle of the season.Arsenal would attack attack even at the last minute, this intensity took alot of your players imo. Then, for the final key part of the season, Arsene choose not to gamble on backup players , like Denilson, etc, choosing to play his tired , burned-out key players instead.Nothing to do with buys or youngsters.Wenger check-mated himself.
k_chelski
gunner24, before I answer, this is the context: I'm from Brazil and try to follow Brazilian players playing in Europe as much and as closely as possible, and have done so since the 70s. Dinho is not like, say, Gilberto or Elano. He does not have their maturity nor their ability and willingness to adapt to dramatically foreign cultures, climates, etc. Dinho will move to Italy or stay in Spain. He and his brother agent know the English game well. Dinho could never make it in England, he'd expect a level of coddling that he simply would not get in England, nor could he adjust to the English game (nor would he be willing to try). It's too bad, frankly, because England would force him to grow the f--k up, work more on his skills and be forced to develop far more maturity than he has ever shown. Dinho could be much, much better than he already is. He needs a lot of coddling and could only work in a Latin culture. Of course, I could be shocked and discover that he and his brother actually decide to come to England. If that happens, I don't believe he'll last very long. I've always believed that his brother-agent uses the "England card" (one among many) just for PR sake to get Dinho better treatment/salary/perks at Barca.
jaelle
I UNDERSTAND WHAT U WERE SAING BUT AT THE BEGGINING OF THE SEASON EVERY1 WAZ FIT I STILL BELIEVE IF EVERY1 STAYED FIT WE WOULD PROBABLY BE 10 POINTZ CLEAR OF OUR PREM RIVALS AND THE PLAYERS IN OUR FIRST TEAM ARE FANTASTIC I WOULD KEEP THEM ALL BUT LOOK AT OUR SUBZ BENCH GILBERTO (PAST IT) DIABY (ON / OFF PERFORMANCES) HOYTE (GOOD BUT NT GOOD ENOUGH TO REPLACE SAGNA) LEAMAN (GR8 KEEPER BAD ATTITUDE) BENTENER (GOOD AS A SUPER SUB) WALCOTT (PERSONALLY THINK HE SOULD BE IN THE FIRST TEAM INSTEAD OF EBOUE) NXT SEASON EVERY1 WILL BE FIT BUT WHAT WHEN INJURY PRONE PLAYERS SUCH AS RVP AND ROSISKY GET INJURED ???????
gunner24
THERE'S A BUTTON NEAR LETTER -A- WITH THE NAME CAPS LOCK. GENTLY PRESS IT.
k_chelski
VERY FUNNI I FORGOT 2 LAUGH I USE CAPITALZ SO IT STANDS OUT
gunner24
gunner24, your long posts are unreadable with caps, I scan right thru them. caps don't "stand out", they hurt the eyes in such a small space and make readers just give up.
jaelle
I can assure you won't have any problems standing out.....
k_chelski
Caps doesn't make anything stand out, infact, I've only read your last post because they have all been written in capitals. And what's with the text talk? I mean the word "was" has the exact same amount of letters as "waz" .... so what's the point?
Rocky7
It izn't gangzta , Rocky, thatz why.
k_chelski
LOW IT NO1 WHO SUPPORTS CHELSKI IZ GANGSTA UR ALL FAT PPL WHO GET WASTED AFTA A FEW DRINKZ
gunner24
Cheers Rocky. It's disheartening to hear that our players would rather play away from home. I guess I've said this a few times before, but I still think that we didn't build a 60,000-seat stadium for revenue alone. Having those spoiled kids there is disgraceful and unfair for the players. I happen to think if someone just stands in front of 60,000 people calmly and does his job, that's already great mental ability, let alone a few of them in their early 20s, some still teens. I feel really bad for the kids who pluck up the courage (especially someone a bit shy like Theo) and try to do their jobs in front of us and some of 'us' choose to boo them. Worse still, they think they're entitled to do so, after contributing a hundred pounds or something to the club. Whereas a lot of fans would love to be there and can't even get a ticket, not to mention those watching TV abroad. So spoiled, so unfair.
Lou the Gunneress
This reminds me of my horrible experience in Valencia. In this home game where they lost very badly to Barca, all I heard was "puta! puta!" as they kept yelling at their own team like mad. I didn't have to speak any Spanish to know a feminine word ending with "a" whlie they pointed at their own players (obviously male) could only be a swear word. Cigarettes were being thrown towards the pitch even though they wouldn't get that far, but other kinds of garbage did reach the goal and around the corner flags. Everytime a few drops of rain fell from the sky, or it got a bit windy, a whole row of people just stood up and left, still swearing nonstop when they walked off. There's like 60% people around when the 3rd goal went in in the middle of the 2nd half. By the time the final whistle blew, they got like 40% people left in what was a full house at kick-off. When I left the stadium I thought to myself, I know it's a bit of a cultural thing in Spain, and I dearly hope it'll never happen to us.
Lou the Gunneress
Darwin was wrong...
k_chelski
Lou, having been to games in France, Italy and Spain, I can attest that the abuse gets pretty bad (I won't even get into South America), worse than in the UK I think. So English fans are not unique. When I was living in the UK, I went to several Highbury games and fewer away games. I always preferred the away games, the gooner contingent was always fantastic.
jaelle
Jaelle, I'm sure that's the case. And like I said, how I wish I could just get a ticket to see for myself, which has just been impossible here without going through the resell market where tickets are ridiculously pricey. Anyway, I hope these people appreciate how fortunate they are to be able to go and watch a great team like ours. (Of course it's even more fortunate if you're a Chelsea fan.)
Lou the Gunneress
You lot make me bloody laugh on here! I was at the game on sat, and although I didnt boo the team I thought the display thoughout the team was pathetic! I have a home season ticket and away season ticket, in fact I have two of each as my 11 year old son comes to every game! This cost me thousands every season and I have been going for over 40 years!! So the two points I want to make are 1) Arsene go and spend some of MY money! 2)If the players like playing away more, why o way do most of them blank the best away fans in the county and sulk off when they dont get a result! And before some idiot comes back at me with "Dont bother going anymore" My point is that i was at such games as York 85, Wrexham 92! Saw every game during the near relegation season of 75! Its in my blood and always will be! Arsene could of walked the league this season but made Big mistakes! And lou, If someone is that desprate to get to a game, there is always a way of getting a ticket!
vavavoom14
Thats not true Lou. All you need is a Red Membership which costs 20 pound a year. All tickets this year appart from Man united, Chelsea, spurs & the champions league knockout matches have gone on sale to red members. Just find out the date & time they go on sale on the Arsenal website and make sure you are you are online to book them as they come avaliable.
paul_ownz
Just saw on arsenal.com that a Liverpool Echo guy said "They feel they can do anything with that crowd." The thing is not what they can do, is what "they feel they can do." And you know the more the Liverpool players feed themselves with this hype in the press, they more they really believe in it and that's a huge confidence boost. As much as it's a passive customer menality of those 'fans', it's a total under-estimation of what they can actually do in influencing the game. Shame.
Lou the Gunneress
Nah the red allocations get sold out very soon! Maybe I have to stick with the website/hotline first thing when they're released, that's the only chance. But my point is still that it's a privilege to be there, why not make the most out of it, i.e. get behind the team no matter what. Fine if you think it's all easier said than done. But we are indeed spoiled.
Lou the Gunneress
i hate the atmosphere at the emirates most of the time,it was soooo much better in the clockend at highbury,full of season ticket holders who you knew having STOOD next to them for years,up against the away fans, trying to keep them quiet,and serenading the north bank....they killed half the stadium by getting rid of the the clockend season ticket holders,and filling the space with red members....i just cant be bothered to start any singing anymore, and believe me i would feel pride in starting the chants,..im now in the west upper i have complete strangers around me,and the ones i do know now,are all from the west and east uppers highbury(the very quiet fans) who are too embarrassed to say anything,other than complain....the answer is simple...fill the south stand with season ticket holders,preferably clockend gooners,and you will hear the difference.i sneaked into block 64 of the club stand against liverpool,to sit with a mate,which is above and to the right of the away fans, and you coudnt hear a peep fron the home fans it was embarrasing,just scousers,and when they scored,all you saw was infiltrated scousers jumping up and celebrating....i went back to my seat at half time,(after i had my free beer) sitting above red action,and it was a lot better....they at least generated something,but it is just a small corner,nothing from the other sides
fran merida
I am fortunate to be sitting in the singing section, Block 6 where we stand up the whole game. I wouldnt trade it for any other seat in the stadium
paul_ownz
it's true that the 'fans' at the emirates are fairly shy. I don't really understand it. It feels sometimes like going to the theater. Maybe the prices have driven out the 'real' fans. Getting the season tickets seems to be the hardest thing in the world. A few years ago i went to sit with the ultras in Marseille. The atmosphere was worth more than the game itself.
Gael-Force
A friend of mine got told off for using a swear word at the emirates by some chap with his kid. I don't condone swearing but come on.. this is a football stadium and passions do run high and things get a bit out of control when you are dying for your team to score...
Gael-Force
Cesc' comments were disappointing, and a sad reflection on the home crowd. Hopefully, this will urge the crowd to sing their hearts out for the next home game.
prits
I made quite a trade off, my Highbury season ticket was block 19 in the Clock End, right in the thick of it. Now I'm in the East Upper and it is very different. I'm a shy person in all other walks of life except a football stadium. No matter how quietit is around me,I still go for it. Put it down to the impetuousness of youth if you will, but it's because I get frustrated that I can't get on the pitch and do it all myself!
Little Dutch
Unfortunately, wages here in Wales are a bit on the s*** side, and due to family commitments well let's just say that I'm pretty much f-ing broke! I'm not alone, as there are a total of 16 of us who get together for every live match. We managed to go to the Grove for the Emirates Cup for the Inter game in the summer. I can tell you that where we were sat, (top tier halfway line, opposite player tunnel), there were only about 15 singing and shouting in the block and they were all Welsh. Now I know us Welsh like a song and all that, but it was f-ing ridiculous. In fact it was so bad that we're seriously considering setting up a training camp of, 'YES DRILL SARGEANT', preportions to try and get a pulse. Bloody ell, Anfield's got fu** all compared to my house on match day, lol 8-)
flv
PS) Does get a bit quiet when 'God Save The Queen', is played on cup final days though, haha. 8-)
flv
so LD dont you think that us homeless clockenders need a spiritual home...right next to the away fans....you have to agree that the people in charge dont give a flying monkeys about us,or the true meaning of being a supporter.
fran merida
You got to choose where you sta when you bought your season tickets didnt you? I did and chose to sit in the section where everyone wanted to sing
paul_ownz
Kevin, you always make me chuckle :)

I agree wholeheartedly with Rocky's piece and, whilst I can understand why folk get frustrated at a poor/ineffective dislpay, what good can it do if it manifests itself by booing a player or players? It's hardly going to make them pull a rabbit out of a hat. Much better to channel that frustration into redoubling your efforts in getting behind the team - that's much more of a spur-on for them - get their adrenaline flowing by roaring the on. A couple of seasons ago during a CC game, I was standing up singing my head off (not swearing, I might add), and there were some 'pleasant' couples a few rows in front of me and my mates turning round and staring at me as if I'd got two heads. It's a football match, that's what is meant to happen at a game. Muppets. I get frustrated as much as the next person when we are turning in a stuttering performance, but do something positive about it, instead of sitting there indifferently and only cheering when we score, or singling out players for this negative treatment.
»»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
I went to my first Emirates game against Man City earlier this season and i too was hugely diserpointed with the atmosphere,especially where i was sitting(J section).i was bursting to stand up and be going mental,but it felt like i was at an opera,you know the scene where you ruffle a packet of sweets and they all turn around and give you glaring looks for disturbing them!! I can see the problems being1:the obvious,middle class out of towners(prawn sandwich bridgade)witch everyone has mentioned much of already.2:its to confortable,yes they have created an amazing state of the art stadium but the design of the seats makes you sit back relax and watch the game insted of useing that famous expression (sitting on the edge of your seat)3:no real defining north and south stand because it`s now a bowl. suggestive solutions.1:Have season tickets sold like london underground tickets,where by the further you live away from N5 the more you have to pay as the same being the nearer you live the less you pay,hence hopefully bringing more "local"supporters to the game.2:rip out those "recarro"seats and put in ones where you can barely fit one arse cheek on thus increasing the capassity at the same time 3:get the board to push forward a trial campain to have say 5,000 seats behind each goal end taken out for standing in the lower section and lastly have the die hard singers sing sarcastic chants to the fellow gooner boo boys and the undertakers who occupy this great arena and make it the way it is.thats all i wanted to say thanks
arsenor
"it's time to stop crying like a load of whinging bitches"...couldn't 'ave said it better myself Rocky.
Phantom of the Grove
Arsenor that zonal thing wouldn't work mate. Standing would! It'd be effin brilliant to have terracing back at football, just don't let scousers have it :/
AFC85Lew
the clockenders or south stand season ticket holders,were the last group to be moved,so we had the last choice of seats,i was on holiday,and didnt get back until the penultimate day of picking a seat,so my choice was limited.in fact i really like my seat,i just dont like the atmosphere,not being able to stand up,and no-one joining in with the singing,untold people arriving late,and leaving early...its ****
fran merida
I would be happy to swap my place with someone for one game to see what its like above. As long as its not past row 15 on the top bit.
paul_ownz
 

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Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Liverpool 34 24 5 5 51 77
2. Chelsea 34 23 6 5 42 75
3. Man City 33 22 5 6 54 71
4. Arsenal 34 20 7 7 18 67
5. Everton 34 19 9 6 21 66
6. Spurs 34 18 6 10 0 60
7. Man Utd 33 17 6 10 18 57

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