By Nahn Lee
Well said, Terence
Victory through harmony is now not only a matter of renewing belief for supporters. It’s a practical strategy to strengthen the club, as originally intended.
I feel that “internal battles” between sections of the club are merely a convenient media method of dramatizing things – to make people believe that things are brewing you have to have the dark side fighting against the bright side. The Wenger quote on Real project over the last week was nothing but an ambush. I don’t know what’s going on in Arsene’s mind but with all the stresses visible on his face, you can come up with thousands kinds of speculations about which or what. But really, what’s the fuzz?
Fact of the matter is, we know too little to be nervous or reacting in a presumptuous manner. This is precisely what the media intend to happen: creating a movement out of precious nothing and let that movement itself become news (as people will quickly forget what the whole fuzz is about in the first place).
After reading the summary of Arsene’s interview with the board (link to which posted in this website) I have to say that most signs of emotional reaction there were extrapolated by the writer and that there was no concrete evidence of political tension at all. The board has a right to be critical. In fact it’s their job to be critical in a contributing way. Their questions did not seem to surpass that limit (Kevin Witcher, of the few people named, was highly courteous relative to what he usually writes in his blog). Most of all, Arsene is way too intelligent not to take these criticism personally.
So if there’s a thing to do now as supporters, it’s to show our unified support in the last game of the season. When there’s nothing to fight for – as this game is to be labeled – is when true characters are revealed. The team have done their part in the United game by playing delightful football – in quality and in attitude – and showing no loss of desire to win.
This weekend the boo-boys won’t show up because they won’t have anything to hold on to or to protest about. There are no better times to cheer up our team because there won’t be any disruption or hesitation. There are no better times our passion and commitment are more vital to the club than now.
Dept. of Economics, Indiana University – Bloomington
Bloomington, IN 47405
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