Pompey till I Die!
Supporters with season tickets have an even bigger conundrum. They have forked out massive amounts of money for an afternoon's entertainment. And when our players don't perform, is that money wasted? Here is where you have a choice to make: when your paying for the season ticket, have you paid for the right to "boo" the players, and express your opinion (don't you think they, and the manager, already know they haven't performed up to the standards? Do you really think it helps?) or, are you paying for the privilege to watch our club, and therefore view it as your responsibility to support the team? The moral boast this gives the players spurs them on to put in that extra bit of effort, and make that last-ditch tackle or block.
It certainly is an interesting question. Hopefully however, one with an easy answer.
As a football fan, we are often treated with little respect. By our clubs, that charge us extortionate amounts for tickets, by the players we support, who all to often can't care less about us, even though we are paying there wages, and by the police, who view us all as hooligans, who should not be allowed to express our opinions, and sing and chant and
shout. However, despite all that, it is not our place to demand the manager be sacked (that is a job for the chairman, directors and owner). It is not our place to "boo" our team (like they don't know they're playing badly!). It is not our place to needlessly demoralise our team. We should support the team 100%, if we are destined for the championship, or the champions league. It should make no difference. We are Pompey fans, and we should support our club.
Written by pompeycarpet.
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