This post has been reblogged from Craig Andersons SPLstats blog. You may have caught him on twitter using the @splstats handle, if you havent but do have a twitter account i encourage you to start following him, you wont regret it. It goes without saying that this represents the views of the author and not of the Trust of which he has no connection except perhaps as a paid up member but we feel it is a well written piece on the nature of the current state of the club and the support.
Supporting a football club is an inherently irrational decision which is more about emotional attachment than solid logic. Many of us follow our sides across the country week after week, regardless of how the team is performing on the pitch. Against all logic, we make long journeys to watch run-of-the-mill league games, even if form suggests a victory is unlikely. Supporters of most clubs will endure far more bad days than they will good ones, but it’s the great ones that make it worth it.
For most, that support is unconditional – they’ll support the team regardless of what happens on or off the pitch. But many clubs take advantage of this blind loyalty, taking their supporters for granted when making decisions and hoping that people will keep coming back regardless of how they are treated. Clubs do occasionally listen to their supporters – the Rangers newco vote in the…
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