Good Bank Holiday morning folks. Today, star of Arsenal.com and the West End, it’s Mel O’Reilly
Mel will amuse you for free on Twitter as @40shewore
I listen to a lot of podcasts,most of the football ones and at some point or other. I’ve listened to every Arsenal one ever made. I’m not sure any other club has as many as us, neither am I sure what it says about Arsenal fans.
Maybe we have more passionate fans than any other club,maybe we’ve got more ‘got to be heard show offs’, I’m still not sure which but when you drive for a living and radio has (in recent years) followed TV into ‘cretin country’ these podcasts are a welcome relief from the likes of Robbie Savage abusing my ear holes (congratulations to his agent for getting him work by the way,I reckon he could sell sand to the Arabs).
One such podcast (Footballistically Arsenal) I recently listened to brought to light a worrying development in the shape of an ‘imposter’, a supposed Arsenal fan that actually sits at games willing us to lose and to finish outside the top 4 so the manager will go and there will be change.
As I tie my high horse to the rail outside the saloon and avert my eyes from those girls on the stairs with low self esteem and even lower morals (I wish that bloke on the piano would give it a rest as well) let me just say I think everyone’s entitled to an opinion,.One of my mates refers to Arsene as Mels ‘French dad’ such is my love for the professor. The same mate thinks Arsene’s time’s up, he’s wrong of course; Arsene’s earned the right to leave on his terms in my opinion, there it is again ‘opinion’.
Some Arsenal fans say they pay a fortune for a season ticket so their opinion is more valid.
Some go to every game home & away so theirs is more valid.
Some get up at 7am on the other side of the world to watch us play on TV so theirs is more valid.
Me? I think if your Arsenal ,your Arsenal. Games attended and location doesn’t come into it as long as when we’re playing your behind us.
Everyone’s got an opinion,valid or not.Their always better when based on fact of course but we’ve all been guilty of talking bollocks and swearing its true.
Anyway, back to our ‘imposter’ (climbing back onto my high horse) he in my opinion is as much an Arsenal fan as I am a millionaire male model (they don’t have time to listen to podcasts),the thought of being sat at a game or in a bar watching us,near anyone like him ,would have me pulling at my holster (can you tell I’ve been watching westerns?).
He is an imposter.
He is everything that is wrong with modern football fans.
He is as the brilliant Ben Winston told him on the podcast a “spoiled little prick”.
Its sad that he claims to support our great club, embarrassing in fact and his opinion on anything Arsenal is just plain wrong .In fact the sheriff should lock him up immediately and stick Robbie Savage in with him while he’s at it.
If some gooners think the managers times up,fine, I disagree, but when you’re willing your team to lose because of it? Jesus wept.