All football supporters want to see their team do better but can anybody top the Arsenal fans in terms of going so overboard in feeling sorry for themselves.
They really haven’t got a clue what it is like to support pretty much every other club apart from the obvious handful at the top.
Never mind a club such as Newcastle United which has endured these 11 years of self-inflicted misery under Mike Ashley.
Arsenal fans have seen:
Their club have won two trophies in the last seven months.
Fans at The Emirates have watched the team win 12 of the last 13 Premier League home matches.
In the last eight of the League Cup and knockout stages of the Europa League.
They are fifth in the Premier League.
The players have scored 49 goals in all competitions so far.
As a Newcastle supporter I almost felt sorry for the Arsenal fans reading through their comments…
Arsenal fans commenting via their top Arsenal Mania message board:
‘It’s just not entertaining to watch Arsenal play football. Terrible game.’
‘I’d said I wasn’t going to watch any more PL games until we won.
I didn’t watch this and it sounds like I didn’t miss anything other than Özil’s goal.’
‘Pretty impotent performance today, which is a trend. It is really hard to stay upbeat watching us these days.’
‘We don’t really have any good wide players who can beat players with pace and dribbling. Need to address that in the summer.’
‘Good to see we won. I can resume watching the games.’
‘I’d give you Ozil as an example. His shooting is terrible. He scores a decent goal every now and then. My point is, Iwobi is you and he could develop excellent finishing ability, or he could just end up finishing like Ozil.’
‘Poor performance honestly, if Newcastle had any quality about them we might have been punished here.’
‘Great day, got the 3 points after a tough few games not that the crowd help matters but the players showed character to hold out in spite of that.’
‘Should’ve scored more in our period of domination in the first half. Newcastle got into the match as it wore on, and would’ve had something to show for it if Ayoze Perez could finish.’
‘Getting to the end, they had too much space and a couple of uncontested chances. We deserved the win but we gave them hope.’
‘Yes they had a few chances at the end but I don’t think they were that close really. But you are right that the only hope they had is due to us not putting them away like we easily should have.’
‘Watching this side is a chore. Can’t remember an Arsenal side playing football this bad.’
‘It’s easier and cheaper to change a coach than it is to change a full squad. The players aren’t playing to their full potential as well. So it’s a case of OK what can we do differently?
Haven’t seen the match but reading the comments it seems like our finishing was awful again.’
‘Elliot didn’t even have to make one decent save in the entire half. Can’t believe people can stomach such rubbish.’
‘On another day this would have been a routine 4-0. You could see that Newcastle had given up on this game early. Unfortunately we allowed them to think they had a chance and look what happened.’
‘I know Newcastle did nothing until the last 15 minutes but what is worrying how wasteful we are.’
‘Another poor game. It became a standard lately.’
‘At one point in the match it looked as though a cricket score was on the cards but then the match turned into a brawl between two relegation scrappers.
We’ll soldier on but a significant number of personnel need to be marshalled out the front door this summer.’
‘Man this is such a boring depressing team to watch. Horrible unimaginative football, errors strewn all over the place. Just burn the whole thing to the ground and start from scratch. Awful.’
‘Would not have been unconvincing if we had just scored when we should have. Newcastle barely threatened and the game should have been over by the 30 min mark.’
‘This newcastle side are POOR, we saw that in the first few minutes but we allowed them to grow in confidence.
Sometimes that can be the difference between a 5-0 walk in the park and a 1-0 nervy win.’