Three Things Wrong at Arsenal by Dboy
No. 1 Stan Kroenke
The greedy majority shareholder is draining the team to line up his pockets. Bloomberg reported that Arsenal’s majority shareholder/owner Stan Kroenke had completed the deal to buy a 520,000-acre ranch in Texas. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the ranch had an asking price of $725 million. This is doable, of course, for Kroenke, who is worth an estimated $6.2 billion. But this purchase is also a stark reminder of how dirty Kroenke is doing the Arsenal fans. Most controversial statement: “If you want to win championships then you would never get involved. I think the best owners in sports are the guys that sort of watch both sides a bit. If you don’t have a good business then you can’t really afford to go out and get the best players unless you just want to rely on other sources of income.” Which I find strange as any business man would tell you the most successful businesses are the ones where the owners are hands-on and passionate.
Owners need not get involved in the footballing on the pitch, but at the same time they look out from a business point of view as well as marketing your brand and making sure your Clients are getting value for their money (which of course we are not). It is clear that Stan is in it for the money. He has no interest in soccer whatsoever. He will make himself rich at any expense, while none of our hard earned money is being reinvested in our team. At the beginning of this season a mere £10m was spent on reinforcing a team that needed about four or five reinforcements. A further £7m was spent in January. It almost seems like a deliberate attempt just to silence the fans. We need owners who are passionate about Arsenal and our legacy. Owners who understand that in sport you compete to be the best, and that means make wise investments to achieve your goals.
No. 2 The Black Scarf Movement.
When you go on to their Website, this is what you will find: “Welcome to the Black Scarf Movement: up front for fans of The Arsenal
In recent times, many Arsenal supporters have been feeling more and more alienated by the club they love… be it ticket prices or their matchday experience at Emirates Stadium, they feel the club no longer cares about them.
At the Black Scarf Movement our views and suggested solutions have struck a chord with many fans and we’ve now grown to be the largest Arsenal supporters’ group. We say it like it is so if things are good we’ll praise. If things could be improved we’ll say it and suggest how. On the pitch, we’ll give the team our full support, but away from the pitch we’re here to ensure that the club realises the value of its core support. What are we about? A better deal for fans. Simple as that. Football without fans is nothing.”
Yet this is the same fan base who are standing in the way of change. They won’t allow anyone to voice their own opinions and dissatisfaction at the way things are going. They protect Wenger and the Board. These guys are not speaking for the fans. Like Kroenke they have their own interests at heart. There are perks that come along with being a chairman of the largest supporters base. Obviously there are benefits in representing the supporters at the AGM and other meetings. It is obvious that the only thing the BSM does well is draft letters that change nothing. They are only ready to take action against and suppress fans who are outspoken to the problems we face. No body or movement should hold so much control over the fans. How can so many people not see what is going on? What is the BSM telling the fans? What about the next generation? What legacy are we leaving them? You cannot tell me young people are watching Arsenal and thinking it is a team or brand they can identify with. Because if history is all we have to offer them, you can be sure we heading for disaster. And Stan will be the first out the door leaving the fans to pick up the pieces. The BSM (I think) must be benefiting somehow, that they are not concerned with the progress of the team. They are not helping the situation, but making it worse. They say money corrupts and power corrupts absolutely.
No.3 Arsene Wenger
It seems he and Stan has the BSM in their pockets. Because he always tells us that the supporters are behind him and the team, with such confidence. He’s not even concerned when fans are upset, because his mafia protects him. It makes one think that something is seriously wrong at Arsenal. Arsene Wenger has failed to deliver consistently for the past 12 yrs. Either way we have seen a consistent regression in Arsenal. Transfers has become a mockery, buying cheap unproven players, taking gambles, on young talent and hoping they will turn out good just to sell again. Sticking with under-performing players week in and week out, year in and year out. Wenger talks about our development. How many of them are there really? What is our success rate in developing youngsters? How many can we name that has come through our ranks in the last 12 years and are still playing for top teams? All a bunch of rubbish Arsene! What is the use of qualifying for the UCL every year? Who benefits from it? The shareholders or the supporters. What about the calibre of players making a mockery of our team? Most of them are not fit to wear the Jersey. What about Wenger’s tactics? Does he have any? The manager has lost it totally! Being outsmart time and time again!
We demand CHANGE! NOW!
We cannot go through another season with these thugs!
3.Wenger- Replace him with either: Simeone/Joachim Low/ Allegri (Surely we can attract a better manager for £8m a year)
Players out! : Sanogo, Akpom, Walcott, Giroud, Ramsey, Rosicky, Flamini, Coquelin, Arteta, Chambers, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Debuchy, Ospina, Sczesny, Oxlade- Chaimberlin.
This revolution will send a clear message to under-performing players that we will not tolerate mediocrity.
A young man caught a small bird, and held it behind his back. He then asked, “Master, is the bird I hold in my hands alive or dead.” The boy thought this was a grand opportunity to play a trick on the old man. If the master answered “dead”, it would be let loose into the air. If the master answered “alive”, he would simply wring its neck. The master spoke, “The answer is in your hands”.
LET THE REVOLUTION BEGIN! LET CHANGE BEGIN TODAY!