How dedicated are you?
Football for fans is not just 90 minutes on match-day, but hours and hours during every day, perhaps every minute they could spare. During summer, fans (unlike most of the players who go on holiday for a couple of weeks or so and nothing is heard of them unless they get injured while on their yacht [Rooney] or anything else), keep supporting their team and most of us, discuss what is going on in the club, mainly on the net.
For us Pompey fans, summer 2009 was extraordinary, and we have discussed so many matters, starting with the take-over promise in late May, and strangely enough, ending with the same take-over promise or now promises in mid-August. Most of the time we spent was discussing subjects that are just useless today, for instance the manager saga. We wished and hoped for players, and probably no one ever thought that newly-signed Freddy and Niemi will be at Pompey this coming season.
So, the question is; is it worth all this talking and hoping, probably for nothing? Well, for some it is, as if it was not, I wouldn't be writing this and you wouldn't be reading it!
This summer, we were simply busy, maybe more than ever. And this is all because we care about Portsmouth Football Club. Others, who are less dedicated, just wait for a season to start, but not for the majority of Pompey fans, around the globe.
However, yesterday morning 'The Asian Age' was suggesting, according to the Sun's survey that Pompey fans are the least dedicated. Burnley are the most dedicated as they spend 18.1 hours a week reading news, travel to and from matches, discussing and so on. Pompey fans, according to this survey, spend only an average of 14.6 hours a week dealing with the club's matters.
It claims that an average supporter spends 800 hours in a year supporting his/her team or 33 full days. On the other hand, a very dedicated fan spends around 40 hours a week on the team or nearly 2000 hours in a whole year.
This seems strange to me, as I think Pompey fans are pretty involved in everything that goes around our club, especially during this summer where no one stopped searching the net in the hope of some good news. However, this survey revealed that we are not dedicated when compared to others.
And you: how dedicated are you?Written by Pompey Malta
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