Oh the joys of being a Liverpool fan!
We are so incorrigible. We behave in a pattern. And for every reaction there is another one equally loud and sensible (or not so sensible). So basically there are two sets of fans.
One set would want us to win the league this year, the other would ask us to be ‘realistic’ and not pressure the team too much.
One of us would like to spend spend and spend. The other would tell you how so and so is overpriced.
One of us would react sharply to Carroll’s misses, the other just wants to give him time.
One would absolutely love Suarez, the other can be ‘positively’ critical of his mistakes.
One would lose his mind over Flanagan’s inclusion, the other would try to find reason (young lad?).
One of us wants Aqua to stay, the other says that he shouldn’t if he doesn’t want to be here.
One of us thinks Henderson ain’t worth £16m the other says he is a prospect for future, .
One thinks we should have bloody well won the last game, the other thinks the draw is alright for a new team with 4 debutants.
One believes that we should have scored atleast 6 goals in the first half, the other says bad decisions and some misses are a part of the game.
One raves about the Downing run and what if, the other is softer in his praise.
One says that we should rebuild Anfield, the other believes that the owners would take the right decision.
There are two sets of fans – one slightly more passionate and emotional; and the other little more reasonable. Surprisingly, each individual has both of these two phases. I am not advocating one path or the other but what is unfortunate is when fans from either category start slagging the ones from the other category who would have expressed an opinion; from insulting in general then to personal to the extent of calling names. Since when did being opinionated become a crime?
Having said that, here is my two cents for the knee jerk fellas. We’ve endured years and years of title drought. We’ve been without the PL for 20+ years, were without EC for 20+ cups. We are the most graceful and loyal supporters that a football club can wish to have. We’ve endured years of Gillet and Hicks. Even Souness and Roy. When we’ve done with all that, why want someone’s head because we dropped 2 points?
YNWA guys (better felt than said).