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  • David N David N Jul 5, 2008 14:07 Flag

    Supporters the only ones truely loyal

    I had posted a message saying I hope that Keane did not leave.

    Realise since the Keane incident - though it is still on going - that the only loyalty there is to the club are the supporters who stay come what may (leave aside the few who jump ship whenever it hits rough waters).

    However, whilst we complain we need to have a reality check of our own - we would ourselves - the supporters - jump at the signing at a world class player and side line or sell without batting an eye lid the person for whom we have purchased this new player - so where is our loyalty to the players?

    The Reality - Stay Loyal to the Club and lets not kid outselves and blame others when they leave.

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    • I read the head post...then read all the other posts, then had to come back to the first one, as I think things veered a bit off track (interesting as some posts were...Berlin, you're a true nutter mate...no red in the house! Did you, like me become a little enraged (actually I was flaming mad) when our shirt sponser put a big fat RED "M" in the middle of 'The Shirt'?)

      Anyway back to the topic...I agree with Dave N wholeheartedly, I think most here do too (if you read his summation, he basically said, be loyal to the team, end of).

      As for having a soft soft ofr other teams...not a problem in my book...we all have history and our history takes us through various places and phases in our lives (well, some of us). My South London phase and the friends I had there gave me an appreciation for 70's Wet Spam...and the Addicks (first ground I ever bunked in was The Valley)...but the soft spot didn't go much further than checking their scores.

      Back in the bad old days (The Troubles), I could well be found down the Boelyn Ground if Spurs were away to Stoke or Coventry in late January (hey! I was a kid with limited resources!..Yeah, excuse, I know...but I do come "home" a few times a season to catch the boys (whoever they may be) even though that's a trip of a few thousand miles (with a major ocean in between here and there.

      Been Spurs since the '67 CupFinal (might have been glory seeker at the time...but I picked before the game as my older cousins were Chavski supporters, and had a lot of mouth (its only natural, even at 10 years old to go against people like that). Some Chavs are probably laughing now due to their recent "bought" exploits...but we done 'em 2-1 at Wembley again (History does repeat and watchout...lightnng can strike twice in the same place, even if that place was torn down and rebuilt!).

      41 years and going strong...unlike some of our more senior members I wasn't old enough to have lived the real glory (I was alive however), but I'm sure we're all going to drink from that cup again...soon

      COME ON YOU SPURS!!!

    • Interesting point of view David,

      I suppose this also applies in all walk's of life, not just football!!

      I mean employees stay loyal to a company, but if a better job offer was to materialise then I'm sure that even the most loyal of employee's would contemplate jumping ship.

      That said, I have been a Spurs fan for the best part of 35 years and my support has never wavered, not even for a moment!!

      The 'so-called' supporters who profess to having undying loyalty to Tottenham then switch to one of the 'big four' when things go wrong, they're the ones who are the 'fair-weather' supporters and in my opinion do not count as being true Tottenham fans.

      As far as Keane is concerned he will be staying as Peter 'the stick insect' Crouch looks like he could be on his way to Portsmouth!!

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      • Interesting point of view David,

        I suppose this also applies in all walk's of life, not just football!!

        I mean employees stay loyal to a company, but if a better job offer was to materialise then I'm sure that even the most loyal of employee's would contemplate jumping ship.

        That said, I have been a Spurs fan for the best part of 35 years and my support has never wavered, not even for a moment!!

        The 'so-called' supporters who profess to having undying loyalty to Tottenham then switch to one of the 'big four' when things go wrong, they're the ones who are the 'fair-weather' supporters and in my opinion do not count as being true Tottenham fans.

        As far as Keane is concerned he will be staying as Peter 'the stick insect' Crouch looks like he could be on his way to Portsmouth!!

    • we're not talking about another sport here mike, we're on about allegiance to one specific team, that's all ;-)

    • Welcome Kev.

      A Leyton boy eh? My family moved from there in the late '60's.... some would think liking the O's a crime, but I'm sure you'll be forgiven! : )

    • no not for me, the only team, and i do mean only team, that matters to me is tottenham hotspur!

      nobody is questioning anyones loyalty to spurs, if anyone likes to see another team doing well, then good for them, it's not for me i'm afraid.

      as the song goes, f**k em all ;-)

    • whilst i understand your comments, i must say my loyalty is to the club, not the players, players come and go, the club will always be there.

      i'm not saying i agree with everything that goes on with the board etc, but, like i say my loyalty is to the club ;-)

    • Mike, I reckon there is absolutely nothing wrong in being a supporter of another sport. It is odd however that people I come across appear to have no qualms about shifting allegence. I have been a supporter for some 36 years and reckon will be one to the end.

      Hope can say the same for my children - there are signs that they waiver at times.

    • my support for my club is unflinching in it's loyalty, even to the point that i won't wear anything with red in it, or let either my kids or my missus wear anything with red in! not even for england ;-)

    • I'll explain why I used the rugby analogy. My idiot bro in law always hated footbal, he was(is) a rugby man. Then he had a son and decided they should both follow a football team too! A quick look at the league table and history books and it was Liverpool for them (even though they lived in Essex). However a look at the map and a few dodgy results later and it was decided Liverpool was too far away. They are now die hard Chelski fans with scarves on the wall, wear their shirts down the high street and glued to Sky one at every opportunity! Its not the lads fault,bless him, he just wants to follow his dad.
      Ive often thought of giving his dad a sly slap but I get on ok with my sis so thats a no no. Now they emigrated to Aus and I just know he is swaggering about in his CFC shirt telling the world how great they are. I just wish he'd had the decency to do it AFTER the CC cup final......the snivelling g*t!
      Anyway........I like lots of sports.....but I only love one.

    • no not for me, the only team, and i do mean only team, that matters to me is tottenham hotspur!

      nobody is questioning anyones loyalty to spurs, if anyone likes to see another team doing well, then good for them, it's not for me i'm afraid.

      as the song goes, f**k em all ;-)

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