Good morning people.
You might note that I said “people”, and I haven’t used the normal “good morning positive people”.
I revisited the ABOUT US on the site and immediately felt glum.
“If you are a fan of the club who needs to vent their frustration by denouncing players who are “Notfittoweartheshirt”, or who delights disparaging the efforts of the club’s former or current coaches then the site is probably not for you. If you are an expert in the football transfer market, in sports medicine, in the mechanics of running a £1.5 billion sports business etcetera then it may be that PA is an insufficient platform for that abundance of your accumulated knowledge. There are many other blogs on which you will be much, much more at home.
To enjoy supporting Arsenal is a choice. Choose wisely.”
I have to ask myself , is that still us?
Now here is the problem for me, I have been as responsible as anyone for the current mood. I certainly can’t be casting the first stone. I have somehow allowed myself to compartmentalise the club and take sides. I have sided with players I like against the other parts that I have imagined are against them.
The rule was that once we were in Positively Arsenal, we were free to say as we liked, to who we liked, as long as it wasn’t aggressive. So I am not telling anyone how to behave , think or act, I’m simply reminding everyone , not least myself, what the essence of the site is.
Miraculously we find ourselves in 4th place this morning, and it’s a reminder that there is still plenty to play for and look forward to. Again, I’m not trying to do anything other than remind myself, what the site is for.
I will try harder, I hope you will too, let’s not become that which we once detested.