Mark Pedlar wrote:
Hairy - don't mske the age old mistake of assuming my personal views are those of the "PASOTI heirarchy". There are 10 of us and on the football side we have a wide variety of views.
In my personal view, Hourihane is a player who plays a style of football which is unappreciated by a large number of Argyle fans. I would rather see wins over style too and, unusually for me I didn't clap the players off. However, booing and jeering of home players during the game will not achieve anything - the player is doing the best he can - blame the man who selected and instructed him.
On this thread PL2 3DQ and Greenthing and yourself have criticised the supporters. Your criticism was more an observation, PL2's comment was that the team seemed to play worse with a crowd in "moan mode" but Greenthing's comments in this thread that the crowd should be criticised for being critical is utterly ridiculous. It's not an age old mistake either. There are 10 of you and 3 out of 10 on this very thread have been critical of the crowd. When people see "site admin" next to someone's username, it can add more gravitas to their posts (it is hierarchical). You might not agree but that's how I see it.
The crowd aren't to blame - we've turned up through thin and thin and thin over the past six years. We've put our hands in our pockets and we've supported the club by renewing season tickets and attending home and away. They should be applauded for still being there.http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19645867
This is a disgraceful response from Fletcher - he should be apologising publicly for another lacklustre performance and promising to make things better.
"I'm a little bit disappointed with the way the fans got on some of the lads backs straight away," Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon.
"They're all young lads and nobody's perfect, it was a case of it's easy to sit there and have a moan at players."
It's true, nobody is perfect but we don't expect that, we expect a decent football team playing well. And no, Carl, it wasn't and hasn't been easy to sit there either - it's been a nightmare of relegation, defeat and poor performances over an extended period of time. Take your frustration out on yourself and your team. In terms of actual expense, attending a football match takes up about 50% of my disposable income for the week (I'm sure some other people use a much higher percentage of their money to attend) - think about that before you criticise a fanbase who are tired of your idiotic post match comments, your lack of quality on the pitch and your awful managerial ability. And yes, I would say that directly to the man if he was sat opposite me.