It’s guest blog time again, and back for another visit it ‘Trev Demo’, who responds to the article I wrote on Sunday in which I attempted to explain why our plan – not always successful – is for MFW to offer a range and balance of views.
All yours, Trev.
I completely understood why Gary felt the need to explain all things MFW in a recent article.
I felt for him really. Does he pander to complaints, that bring about complaints from others? Does he bury his head in the sand, or does, as I believe he has, stay true to his opinions and try to achieve balance?
As someone that would be termed a ‘Happy Clapper’ by many (kudos to the comment that suggested we drop such name-calling), I wrote one list of reasons to be positive.
I see now people that defended Gary asking why we haven’t written more (positive articles). I believe the answer to this is the same as to why people are fed up with the allegedly negative contributions. In short, it’s already been said.
Some of us, myself included, would rather chance our arm with self-funding and local owners. Some wouldn’t. Each view is fine and rational. Surely, we do not need to play it out day after day with possibly a fresh micro-view in one direction or the other.
I don’t want a faceless owner or investment group running our club. I don’t want to spend millions of pounds on footballers.
I hope that is a fair view.
Others disagree, and believe our current owners have squandered too much (opportunities, money etc) for too long and need to be relieved of their duties.
I believe that is a fair view also.
But there seems to be an appetite by some to play out this disagreement day after day. It’s been said, again and again.
This makes me sad.
It’s a waste of all of our time, once everything has been said. For every anti-owner article, do the likes of myself and Stewart Lewis, Mick Dennis, and others, need to trot out our ‘reasons for the current incumbents’ to continue?
I love reading Mick D’s defences of the club, though even as a loyalist I find some of it is a stretch.
I also enjoy reading Gary’s disappointment of things lately, always well written, but plenty of it I disagree with, some of it is impossible to argue against and causes me to reconsider my position.
It’s why I’m here.
I have no interest in a repetitive CAPS LOCK heavy battle whereby a so-called ‘MOG’ or whatever points out our record number of relegations, only to be met by a ‘Happy Clapper’, such as I, to point out every club that’s sold out and gone south. I could find a hundred of these websites within minutes.
It is the open-minded nature of MFW that keeps me coming back.
Can we please, try to preserve that for the rest of pre-season, so we can get back to the delicious main course of disputing performances, subs, tactics (to be identified admittedly)?
Debates over our best signing? Or our worst? etc.
For now, let’s please keep it together, so we can harmoniously disagree when the real action starts.
One area we could follow the club is by treating opinions like Academy goalkeepers – the more we have the better our options.