Thursday, 20 May 2010

Wenger, Gerrard & Ungrateful fans

Now, of course I have the Liverpool fc perspective on the ungrateful fans issue with the recent abuse that our great Captain Mr Steven Gerrard has had to endure from a few supposed Liverpool supporters recently. It was brought to my attention that certain Liverpool supporters were chastizing Steven Gerrard after an errant backpass against Chelsea and I for one was appalled by the way some people had the temerity to turn on Stevie G.

Admittedly 2009/2010 hasn't been Mr Gerrard's best season in a Liverpool shirt (the defeat away to Wigan was probably the worst i've ever seen him play) but let's not have this short memory stupidness that some seem to have. Criticism is fine as everyone makes mistakes and no-one is perfect, just take top level referee's as an example of this, but think about what Steven has done for Liverpool over the years, remember the F.A Cup final in 2006 aka the Gerrard final (and it wasn't called that because Gerrard sat back and watch proceedings pass him by), remember who started the scoring in Istanbul, remember who scored the critical 3rd goal against Olympiakos that was the beginning of us getting there in the 1st place.

When I saw the mistake by Stevie G I turned around to a friend of mine who I watched that match with and said 'you know what, after everything he's done for the club, I can't be pissed at him for doing that'. I had the same reaction when he did the same thing which presented Thierry Henry with a goal back in 2004/2005 at Highbury after he had carried our team for that whole season. My message is simple, have your opinion by all means, but remember what Steven Gerrard has done for our club before you start calling him shit, or a twat or any other defamatory name, otherwise i might have to start quoting Didier Drogba & calling you a fucking disgrace, because thats what turncoat fans are.

I'm Straight Shootin' LJA & thats my opinion

Liam Aka LJA

To my surprise I picked up the Daily Mirror about a week back and read an article, which stated that a minuscule fraction of Arsenal glory hunters (the new wave of fans whom talk absolute nonsense) were so unhappy that they decided to disrespect Arsene Wenger by parading a banner which read “Sign ins or Sign off”. If I were Arsene Wenger (who is one of Arsenal’s most successful managers) I would be absolutely disgusted. Especially after the tuff season he and his players endured; a squad hit by niggling injuries, a back biting board; a couple loose lipped players and pundits talking and slurring around every corner. However he still managed to ensure we finished in the top four above our rivals spurs...

I just can’t understand the nerve of these so called Arsenal fans, how can the call into question Arsene Wengers ability to manage when his consistency with in the league is second to only Alex Ferguson, he has not finished outside the top four in his tenure at the club, and it was not until the billionaires entered the premiership that he was finishing no lower than the top three. Also Wenger was the first ever overseas manager to win the premier league back in 1997/1998 this was topped up with a Fa cup victory the same year, since then he has won 2 more leagues in 2002 and 2004, plus 3 more Fa Cups in 2002, 2003 and 2005, and he remains the most successful overseas manager to manage an English club to this date.

Fan’s have been hitting out at Wenger for the trophy baron spell since our FA Cup win in 05, however if you ask me Arsene Wenger has been pulling off some of the grandest master strokes. What many of these egotistical Arsenal fans don’t realize is Arsene Wenger has given more to Arsenal than he most likely expected. He has literally put in over 13 years of his life contributing to all areas of the club set up, introducing a new health regime; a new style of play; a youth academy second to none; assisting in the design of the new stadium and winning trophies (He must also be merited with having an unbeaten squad over the course of one season), where all this criticism comes from I do not know.

To sum up, Arsenal fans should more than appreciate Mr Wenger for his achievements; they should praise him at least three times a day, rather than begrudge him for a few seasons of hard times. Wenger has been loyal to Arsenal, helping us to grow as a club both on and off the pitch. The past 4 seasons have seen him working with the bare minimum to create a top four team, any other manager would have walked as the task is almost impossible for all other clubs to do, what he has done. Nope! Not Wenger he stayed believing he could create a team within the means of the club that could compete at the top, Wenger has stuck to his guns to ensure Arsenals future and i think us Arsenal fan at least owe him the same level of respect to ensure his!!!

In Arsene I Trust

G.C.Henry aka Gman

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