Hard not to read around the internetz and feel slightly entertained by the embarrassing switch up you’re witnessing amongst certain sections of the fanbase. Fence sitters de-splintering their backsides to say something pointed and ‘pashunut’ now it’s fashionable and comfortable to do so.
People that hammered the tea-leaf reading ‘WOB’ for being uncouth – with a voice of disdain comparable to PHW barracking a homeless person eating from his hired helper bins – finally coming round to the idea that they were wrong for 8 years.
Those that graced the intellectual high ground with unreal smug ambiguousness, now want to play the ‘we got this, hold my Miller Lite’ card, with a lukewarm dose of ‘I was just following the good fan middle-ground guidebook.’ The worst thing is people are reading this ‘new’ information and accepting it as permission to be critical of a literal regime that’s been in decay for years.
Fans often refer to the respect Arsene deserves for taking £8m a year combined with total power, whilst the club were destitute and desperate. Here’s a thought, how about some respect for the fans who’ve spent the last 8 years in a haze of fuckery having to preface truth telling about the manager, with a meek apology just in case they landed some abuse from a believer?
‘Here’s the thing, I love Arsene, respect him, would die on a cross for him, would suckle on a third nipple… but 8-2 against United?’
I find it all rather embarrassing. Le Grove and its readers sat on the fringes for years, but as we said all along, we had the most pointed narrative, and we’ve be proven right. People have to now accept that the so-called ‘vocal minority’ were on the money. Anyone that backed the malaise has no right to be a reported voice now things have gone to shit. You were wrong, your weakness through the bad years contributed to the mess we’re in now, and allowed Wenger to call this a blip.
Only in the world of Arsenal fandom is it news that someone finally thought it’d be a good idea to talk seriously about a problem that’s been going on for years.
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