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Happy fans

By Kieran Fitzgerald :  05/08/2007 :  Comments (0) :
With the exception of Chelsea and Utd Fans, and to a certain extent Liverpool fans, I started to wonder today if we really are that much more miserable and negative than the fans of other Premier League clubs. A Utd fan almost expects to win something over the course of the season. A poor season is a top two finish and a cup final loss. Not really much complaint there. Chelsea fans have been the same over the last three or four seasons. Before that they had a good cup pedigree in the nineties. Liverpol fans, they're getting there (Bugger!). Arsenal fans I would leave out as right now the club is on a knife-edge and could either drop away very badly or make a decent enough surge this season. They would still be hopeful and positive enough for now, I think. Everyone else as fans has in my view the same mixed bag we do.

Newcastle have had several false dawns, spending a fortune in the process over the last ten or twelve years. There has been constant changes of manager and a Board that made ours look like geniuses. Fair enough Shepard is now gone and Allerdyce is solid but if I were a Newcastle website would I be much more positive than this one right now as the new season approaches?

Backburn never pushed on from the best of the Walker era. They seem to have had the same sort of cash as us over the last few seasons, the same success/failure rate with transfers as us but with poorer league finishes. Soild enough Board by the looks of things but hopes for maybe a Uefa Cup spot by the end of next season may be the height of ambition. It's not guaranteed though by any means. Again, their equivelant of this website might not be that much happier than ours.

With Spurs I would think that fans' patience is running out. There has been huge expectation there over the last couple of seasons. They have had a good quality team playing good quality football but have not been able to push on to consistant European qualification or cup wins like they should or could have. Yes, I would like to be where spurs are with their squad and style of play but the frustration over results, added to possibly worrying over where all the transfer money has come from may mean that their websites may not be the happiest ones either right now.

Of the other clubs, Wigan is in turmoil, Bolton, after the summer they have had, look like they might bomb this season, West Ham is a circus and the newly promoted clubs' fans, while glad to be in the premiership, must be worried about whether or not their clubs have brought in enough talent to avoid relegation.

Now don't get me wrong, I know as a fan I will never be completely happy with things. If I am ambitious about my club I shouldn't be. The same should go for any fanbase of any club. But just stop to think about the state of other clubs and their fanzines/websites befor thinking that Everton fans are the most miserable going.

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