Whose beloved Arsenal is under attack and from where? by TN
Those that support the current ‘Status Quo’ believe they are under attack from a small but vocal minority. Whereas, those calling for change believe change is the only answer to the current demise of their Arsenal. So I pose the question, are the Internet and airways being “taken over” by a minority of Arsenal fans calling for change?
Visit any Arsenal website or listen to any phone in radio station and the majority view is that “it’s time for change”. That ‘change’ comes in a variety of forms ie change the board, change the manager, change our transfer policy, scrap our wage structure, etc, and many times this ‘change’ can take the form of a combination of any of the aforementioned together. But is this the view of the majority of Arsenal fans or just a small, but vocal, minority?
Those that would claim it’s a small, but vocal minority, point to the fact that only a small percentage of Arsenal fans, who attended the Swansea game, actually took part in the BSM protest. But then what makes them think the BSM protest was the “rallying point” for all dissatisfied Gooners? Isn’t that a little naive and surely it doesn’t take into account many other factors. For example, that view simply doesn’t take into account those that didn’t attend because they didn’t know about the protest, fans that live abroad, fans that have been “priced out” and no longer attend, guys with families there, fans that support change but are not interested in protesting themselves etc etc.
Arsenal have a worldwide fan base totalling millions, but do you hear the opposite claim; ie every fan who was not at the Swansea match stayed away because of dissatisfaction and therefore supported change?
Or even more simply, every empty seat that day supported the BSM protest. And there were thousands of empty seats that day, as there are most home games these days. And every person who booed the team from the pitch that day, and it was a very loud noise, are they supportive of the current status quo?
Surely if there was so much support for the ‘steady as we go’ camp they too would be on both the internet and airways. Explain why they wouldn’t – if they felt that strongly about their beloved Arsenal being under attack? After all that’s the precise reason why the advocates of change are writing on sites and calling radio stations ie they believe their beloved Arsenal is under attack!
So the question must be, if the ‘call for change’ guys are the minority, why is it they are dominating both the Internet and airways? Or could it be, they are not the minority and “it’s time for change” is in fact the consensus view?