Saturday Is Time For Unity Not Protest
Tuesday, 26th Nov 2019 10:41
At Arsenal Saints supporters got behind their team from the start and were almost rewarded with all three points, now that support needs to be replicated at St Mary's where the team are fast becoming scared to play at.
Social media has been full of Gao out protests, which is all well and good if anyone actually had the £200 million needed to persuade him to sell the club, without that he will stay the owner, it is not 1993 where their was no owner and the major shareholder had something like 10%.
This is modern football owners cannot just resign and walk away, but is Gao the problem or has he just appointed the wrong men to run the club for him, I would say that is nearer the truth, Gao has done nothing different than Markus Liebherr or indeed Katharina, what he has done differently is make appointments that are not working.
If those who wish to protest want to do so, then try and get to the root cause of the problem, the people Gao employs to scout and sign the players have let him down, as we saw at Arsenal, game after game sees points thrown away by the same defenders making the same mistakes.
But at Arsenal a group of fans was emerging that are just as concerned as anyone about the situation, but know that by making it worse does not help the club itself, but trying to make it better by supporting the team might just do that.
I am not part of that group but I was stood by them at the Emirates and their non stop singing stirred up the fans around them, they got an atmosphere going and for the first time in a couple of months it was actually a pleasure to watch Saints, they kept the fans positive and not negative.
Speaking to them, they were certainly not happy clappers, but said that the next moth is crucial for the team and our Premier league hopes, the time for protest is the New Year when our fate will be clearer, not now when we need every point we can get.
They therefore are doing all they can to get behind the team and it was good to see.
On Saturday against Watford we can either be on the road o recovery after the game or truly in the mire, we all need to ask ourselves do we want to be part of the solution that helps us get three points or do we want to just make a problem worse.
Most Saints fans are responding positively so far, against Everton they kept with the team and sadly were only rewarded by more defensive mistakes, but these can be rectified in the January transfer window, but we need to be in the position to benefit then and that means winning a game or two now.
The fans at Arsenal I spoke of are actually getting off their arses and doing something tangible, they are not just trying to stir up the fans on social media, they are physically doing it at games.
No one is happy with the situation at the moment, but lets back the team now as whatever the cause, on the pitch little can change till January at least, then and only then can we assess the situation and look at the true cause.
Up until September no one was complaining, since Ralph Hasenhuttl's arrival results had been good, we spent in the summer transfer window, but then it all started to go wrong after a solid start, but that does not mean we can't put it right on the field.
On Saturday against Watford, get behind the team and let's look at the situation after the game, small steps to get back to where we want to be.
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