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Football Protests: Are We All Moaners At Heart?
by Ed Bottomley

I’m interested in Premier League protests, and especially the battle between the board and protest groups at Everton. Tomorrow I’ll be blogging on the Kenwright Out “issue”, trying to separate fact from the factions, but today I thought I’d post some pictures and quotes I’ve found on t’internet. It doesn’t look like fans of other sides are too happy with their owners or managers either.  Are we all moaners at heart?

(Look out for the corking “Abramovich Out!” banner below…)

Manchester United

Glazers
Sir Alex Ferguson
Glazers

Arsenal

Arsene Wenger

“Save Arsenal FC. Kroenke out. Arsenal Football Club is in crisis.”

Chelsea

Abramovich & Ancelotti
Phil Scolari

Newcastle United

Cockney Mafia
Mike Ashley

Liverpool

Hicks & Gillett
Roy Hodgson

Everton

Bill Kenwright
Kendall & Carter

On David Moyes:

“Everton are in a relegation dog fight and the blame lands at the doorstep of David Moyes.”

“I think Moyes will be managing a Championship side next season. I just pray it won’t be us.”

Aston Villa

Alex McLeish
Gerard Houllier
Doug Ellis
Randy Lerner

Blackburn Rovers

Venky’s

Wolverhampton Wanderers

On Jez Moxley:

“The fans wanted the pie muncher out because we had to give the whole of the south bank to the WBA fans for the recent FA cup match. Moxey offered the ST holders in the southbank a pie and a pint voucher which most fans thought was taking the piss!”

Bolton Wanderers

Gary Megson

On Chairman Phil Gartside’s appointment of Gary Megson:

“Within an hour of Whites’ chairman Phil Gartside announcing Megson’s appointment just before 12.45pm yesterday, more than 70 readers had left comments on The Bolton News website criticising the appointment.

 

Gartside had declared: “Gary is the right man to take Bolton Wanderers forward”.

 

But by teatime, about 350 had left messages, while others gathered at the Reebok Stadium to vent their frustration.

 

A small group of fans carrying posters bearing the slogans “Gartside Out” and “Sack the Board” stood outside chanting before kick-off, and the chants continued during the match.”

On Manager Owen Coyle:

“Coyle out now my patence has finally run out. It probably wont happen but the guys ****ing retarded.Everyone feels the same.He is taking us in to the Championship.”

Wigan Athletic

On Chairman Dave Whelan:

“Look i was at latics well before whelan took control of the club ,yes he got us where we are ,and yes we would have been fooked without him ,but now its time to have some bottle ,get your blinkers off lets tell whelan what we really think time to shout whelan out ,this club will still be here when that t w a t as gone ……or are you just like mice …get some bottle true latics fans lets stand up for the club and not the fooker who is destroying us bit by bit no matter what league we play in wigan athletic will still go on …….he is selling our assets and not replacing them only a fool would deny that …….whelan outtttttt”

On Manager Roberto Martinez:

“I’ve never been a Martinez fan, I think his tactics are awful and his football management at top level is just short of woeful. Whelan has said he will never sack Martinez, yet I based our season on beating Bolton at home, a game which we lost 3-1. Fulham is next up at home, and I think a defeat should spell the end of Martinez’s murderers reign at Wigan Athletic. He has shown solidarity to the club by turning down Aston Villa, who by now should be thanking God Roberto turned them down. Martinez OUT?”

Written by Ed Bottomley

Everton fan exiled in Michigan. Duncan Ferguson obsessive, history buff, optimist. Follow me on Twitter @DixiesSixty

3 Comments

That’s the best collection of insanity I have seen on the web.

It helps nobody and changes nothing.

by Frank Moore on Feb 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm


[...] Yesterday I posted some of the most ridiculous banners I could find.  The Guardian’s Barry Glendenning perhaps put it best : “When it comes to sticking it to The Man, British football fans are always up for a protest as long as it doesn’t require much effort. Anything that results in them actually having to miss a game, or requires them to deviate from their usual match-day behaviour is out of the question, which means the ‘march’ from a pub they were going to be in anyway to a match they were going to anyway has become a staple of disaffected British football fans.” [...]


[...] Yesterday I posted some of the most ridiculous banners I could find. The Guardian’s Barry Glendenning perhaps put it best : “When it comes to sticking it to The Man, British football fans are always up for a protest as long as it doesn’t require much effort. Anything that results in them actually having to miss a game, or requires them to deviate from their usual match-day behaviour is out of the question, which means the ‘march’ from a pub they were going to be in anyway to a match they were going to anyway has become a staple of disaffected British football fans.” [...]


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