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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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    • 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!!

    • 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 ;-)

    • 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 ;-)

    • I agree with Berlin on this one. We are all fans of the club and true fans are the ones who are loyal through thick n thin. As a Spurs supporter I have enjoyed the delights of watching Hoddle,Berbs, Gazza, Klinsman, Ardiles as well as suffering the lows of watching Vega, Sedgewick, Chidozie, Lacy, Dozzell (I cant go on.... its too painful!)
      The idea of jumping ship to a more successful club is reserved for yuppies, people who prefer rugby and kids whos dads never gave them a proper start in life!

    • Morning Essex,

      I agree to a certain extent, as well as being a Spurs supporter for so many year's I am also an avid follower of cycling.

      Because I choose to follow (and participate) in another sport other then football does not make me any less of a true Tottenham supporter.

      For me cycling is a sport that I would choose to do if I decided not to follow a football club!!

      I forgot to mention that all of my family are West Ham supporters!! I wonder if that make me the 'black sheep' for choosing Tottenham as my club over West Ham?

      Anyway talking of cycling, I'm off to France on Thursday to catch one of the mountain stage's in this year's TDF!!

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

    • Afternoon all.

      I find it pretty difficult not to suffer 'second club syndrome' - last year I lived in Birmingham and had an exchange deal with a Villa friend (he'd come to the pub every time Spurs were on telly and I'd go with him to watch Villa). While I've always enjoyed rivalries with Villa fans before I found myself starting to cheer them on a little bit, and now I live with a Leeds fan I've been doing the same..

      I'm Spurs through and through but it seems it's too easy for to have brief flirtations elsewhere - I don't mean to I swear!

    • 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 ;-)

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