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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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    • 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! : )

    • 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!!!

    • 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 ;-)

    • 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 ;-)

    • 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 ;-)

    • 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 ;-)

    • So can you not acknowledge parts of other teams? For example, I've enjoyed watching Portsmouth build themselves up over the last few years, and pretty much the only reason I wouldn't want them to win over another team in a PL game would be if it would affect our standings, but obviously if it was Pompey-Spurs I'd want to smash them.

      Towards the end of last season I was truely torn, because I wanted someone other than the 'Big 4' to finish in 4th, but didn't really want anyone else succeed where we'd recently failed, but generally I'd bee hoping for Everton to do well so as to break the stranglehold on the league.

      Does that make me less of a Yid?

      Obviously I'd want Spurs to win the league, but if I was offered the chance to choose who'd come second after us I'd take it. I'm not being anti-Spurs, I'm not any less faithful to the team, but I am being pro-others.

    • sorry if i'm ranting here, but all this talk about liking other teams etc really gets my back up, there is only room for one football club in anyones heart imo ;-)

      born a spur

      live a spur

      die a spur

    • My hat off to you Berlin - my wife is a liverpool supporter (only when they are winning I reckon) and I she can't see any need in changing.

      Well I suppose I wouldn't change if she asked.

    • many thanks for the training facility video berlin...........i have posted it on the hammers board......may the Forza be with you......take a look

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