Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Being a fan of a lower league side, you often feel like you're in your own little world when you watch the big teams battle it out on TV.

It all seems so different and in particular a different fan mentality to what we're used to and one I sometimes just don't get.

Watching the Arsenal-Liverpool game tonight, it's hard not to reflect on what we keep being told is a disappointing season for both sides. A season that goes from "crisis" to "crisis" for each Club.

What a load of bollocks!

If being in the top four in one of the top leagues in the world and battling not just for third spot but also Champions League football next season is a crisis, then give me one of those crisis clubs any day of the week.

Listening to Gunners and Reds fans on radio phone-ins, bemoaning their team's terrible plight, it's laughable.

Get out there and see some real Clubs in crisis. Go talk to the fans of teams like Portsmouth, Crystal Palace and Darlington. See if you get any sympathy from them for maybe not finishing third this year and having to settle for fourth and not making as many millions as the season before.

It must be hard to have to expect success every season and be disappointed at every little bit of failure. How can you enjoy your football?

Give me the lower leagues any time.

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