The usual candidates.
However it was only in the last twenty four-odd months or so that more support was given by these uber-supporters via their podcasts etc, towards the very small group of non-self promoting people behind Red Action group and their efforts to improve the match day atmosphere at the Emirates stadium.
I think the clue there is in the lack of any desire on the part of Red Action to promote themselves in place of the club that they support. When it’s up to the government to reintroduce safe-standing (please refer to Celtic FC) then they are doing the best that they can do.
To my eye, Red Action had received very little support from all these groups over the years. Not the Arsenal’s Supporters Liberation Front nor the People’s (In) Front of The Arsenal, none of them.
I just wanted to say “thank you” to Red Action for all their efforts over the years.
Perhaps one day soon they’ll also muster up the footballs required to put up a banner in support of the greatest manager in the modern (post-war) history of the club.
We can but hope.
Here is the text from their banner at the Bayern Munich home game (and what a game that was!):
“Raise the flag for The Arsenal. Tonight we all need to be behind the players. As the team enter the field to the sound of the Champions League theme please hold this bag (flag). Together we will be showing everyone inside the ground and the millions watching on TV around the world just how proud we are of our great Club. Players & supporters together. We are The Arsenal. Thank you for your continued support”
It might not have made any difference but I note that against Munchen and Abu Dhabi the team played really well when Red Action tried their best to create a special atmostphere.
Thank you Red Action.
Come on the Arsenal & Happy New Year!