And that’s why we have a poor Atmosphere at home games
Ive been to football games all over the world and i have to say the Arsenal fans are NOW the quietest set of fans i have ever seen.
Our fans just come to games and sit their like they are at a cinema, We need to get the place rocking like the fans up north. You go to some places it really intimidatingly and the home team are on a high and its almost like a goal start to them.
I remember a few season ago Arsenal played away to Liverpool and Henry came off the pitch and said how great the Liverpool fans were and how they didn’t stop singing and the sound breathtaking.
So what can we do to improve things at home games?
Our away fans are quality, Maybe its because they are die hard gooners who will take annual leave at work to watch the team.They are the real fans and not the plastic twats that turn up late and leave early that you see week in week at at Arsenal.
I think the problem is that Arsenal have got to many yuppie type fans who turn up and have a few bottles of champagne and don’t really care about the team, its just a day out for them.
But why should this be a problem for Arsenal FC. The yuppies are paying big money to watch games.And Arsenal stopped carrying about the real local fans a long time ago.
IMO Arsenal need to lower prices and get more of the proper fans back into grounds. most of the working class fans have to go to the pub to watch the games.Or bring back a small standing area.
They are the type of fans we need back at Arsenal. The Average joe who works long hours and loves the game who turns and has passion for the club. Not some toffee noses rest boy who could not tell you the name of our reserve keeper.
I remember my old man giving me a tenner as a kid on a Saturday morning and then going off to the North Bank with a few mate. We use to stand behind the goal and we use to see the same faces standing in the same spot every home game. A program and a burger and i still have enough money to get a bus home. All that out of a tenner. Now you need to take out a loan to go and watch a game. And thats whats killed the real fans in football. The heart and soul of the club, Local and real fans that showed passion.
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