Will You Remain Patient & Supportive?
Coopsieyid asks, will you remain patient and supportive?
Well, how can I start without mentioning the absolutely beautiful day that was Sunday, May 14th. What a game! What a performance (again), what an occasion! I have no problem whatsoever in admitting that I was, and am, extremely envious of each and every Yid & Yidette that was lucky enough to be at the beautiful White Hart Lane on such a momentous occasion. From before kick-off, right through to the end of 'The Finale' and the presentation of some true THFC Legends (Vinny Sideways & Simon Davies = Legends? I'll beg to differ lol).
Anyway, it was pure class, all of it! I'm a 41 year old, fully grown man, yet whilst watching that ceremony & making full use of my 300-Watt LG soundbar, I was crying like a baby with a flat-chested mother. The whole thing had an air of class that not just us passionate THFC supporters seem to associate with our great club. It was emotional, it was beautifully hosted, it was superbly received by the THFC faithful, AKA the Yid Army, it was perfect!
So, it's a massive WELL DONE to Mr Levy and everyone within the club who was responsible for creating something that, just like WHL, will never be forgotten!
Now, with that out of the way, it's time to wonder what the future holds, and what exactly is the bloody point I'm taking far too long to get to. Well, the point of this little article is very much within the title of it. WILL YOU REMAIN PATIENT & SUPPORTIVE?
As we surely all know, we're going to be spending all of next season playing our home games at Wembley Stadium. Sure, the prospect of having over 80,000 passionate Yids & Yidettes at each home game is a tantalising one indeed! However, as I'm also sure we all know, when it comes to playing at Wembley, we are, well, a word that starts with 'S' and ends with 'hit'!
We have just gone a whole season without suffering a single league defeat 'at home', but can we really transition that to a pitch/stadium where we've really not been too effective at all? I'm sure I read somewhere (maybe on SkyScraper City) that Poch/THFC will be having the Wembley pitch marked to the exact dimensions of the size that the pitch will be in the new stadium. If I'm recalling that correctly, it would be a very shrewd idea. But what about this hoodoo that Wembley seems to have over our team & the performances we're able to put in?
This is what concerns me! IF we end up having a season that does indeed see us struggle, will you, or every other 'supporter' continue to back not only the team, but also Mr Pochettino & Mr Levy? Let's face it, we have just had one heck of a good season. For the second season in a row, it was only THFC that was able to create & maintain any sort of title challenge, getting even closer this season than we did last season. Is it really realistic to expect that again next season when we really won't be playing 'at home', whilst most, if not all other clubs will probably be raising their games because they'll be buzzing to play at one of the most iconic stadiums in world football?
It can't be denied, we're a fickle lot, which is just the nature of the game. We win & we're on cloud 9. We lose & then instantly pick a player to blame for that loss. As many of you will know from the years I've been submitting articles to this site, I call each and every one of us 'Supporters', as that really is our purpose for showing up each week, or watching on TV. In my opinion, 'Fans' are what attend One Direction concerts, 'Supporters' get behind their club/team/players, no matter what!
So, what do you guys & gals think? Will our supporters have the common sense to realise that, next season, despite being a regular PL season, is sort of going to be a 'gap year', in which the team will certainly be trying their best each week (as if Poch would allow any different!) but performances and results 'could' be incomparable to those that we've been fortunate to witness over the last 2 seasons?
Surely there can't be any chance of booing and hissing if the Wembley hoodoo does indeed continue? Surely Poch and his hungry, young squad have earned the right to have our undivided 'support' for the next 2 seasons (the new Stadium will also take time to get used to).
I know I'll be supporting, no matter what! COYS