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Thread: Is Wenger being selfish?

  1. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by redgunamo View Post
    No, it's more like paying tax; everyone still does it regardless. In fact, it's *exactly* like paying tax, albeit with a personal, private imperative, rather than merely a legally-imposed one.
    It's love, that's what it is.

    Unrequited love.

  2. #72
    Quote Originally Posted by World's End Stella View Post
    I would qualify that slightly, SW.

    A manager should ignore the fans' view when it comes to managing the football club. His decisions should be taken solely based on what he thinks is best for the club and the team.

    However, when it comes to whether he should stay or go, the fans' view is very important. The most important factor, I think you could argue.
    "Managing the football club", aside from matters pertaining to the team, don't you mean? Otherwise it's all the same thing, ain't it?

    The club and team are clearly well-run, so therefore we're essentially judging whether He should stay or go based on acts of God, i.e. the outcome of football matches. Not very professional, imo.
    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

  3. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    It's love, that's what it is.

    Unrequited love.
    Well, quite. We can't expect the likes of B and Sir C to credit that, can we.

    Love is a practical, physical mechanism and also its own magical reward. But, so far as the club is concerned, it's all about bums on seats
    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

  4. #74
    Quote Originally Posted by redgunamo View Post
    Well, quite. We can't expect the likes of B and Sir C to credit that, can we.

    Love is a practical, physical mechanism and also its own magical reward. But, so far as the club is concerned, it's all about bums on seats
    Quite. So while it's sensible for the club to consider bums in seats as a priority, it's also perfectly reasonable and sensible for a supporter to return each year because of this love, while at the same time having every right to point out what he dislikes about his love. The idea that he should just shut up or leave and support another club is as puerile as it is naive.

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