Sorry, but "a loyal fanbase" doesn't walk out in hundreds when our team is playing away from home with only 10 men...neither does it help to abuse the deputy captain when he comes to the fans after 90 minutes to thank them for all the great support we gave them until the sending off, or maybe placate them? for a poor team performance.
I am pretty certain our new management and the players know they "didn't turn up on the day" but hurling dogs abuse at the whole team surely makes some of the guys think "time to get out of this confidence destroying mayhem!
Stevie and Shieldsy have already proved their credentials with The Pars, much more than the "shit" support who can't see that The Pars are going to need all the help we can give them to achieve past glories.
I admit to throwing a few insults at the players and management of every DAFC team I've supported since1989 and even the great Norrie McCathie wasn't immune, but kicking the dog when it's down isn't my style!
Maybe the guys walking out early are glory seekers,if so piss off, to Ibrox or Celtic Park because I'm sure the players would prefer 500 real fans to 5000 abusive walkouters who turn up just to criticise guys who know more about the game than the loudmouths currently "supporting"?
I take your point but the Higgy incident was one fan. After giving away all 3 goals, it's only natural that the away stand was far from full at the end.
OK- I appreciate your reply but Higgy didn't deserve abuse from anyone after the contribution he made during most of the game. Taking the Captains' armband when Ashcroft got his marching orders is a responsibility which he tried to fulfil by coming to the fans, not to fight them, but probably to apologise for the teams poor performance.The resulting mayhem wasn't his fault and the fan responsible needs to take a good look at himself.
I feel sorry for Higgy and ashamed to see the "supporters"response to what was a decent performance by him and most of the players for about two thirds of the game until the sending off and penalty.
Higginbotham is a volatile guy but one of our better players particularly when he gets to link with Ryan Williamson.I sincerely hope that he doesn't take umbrage from the barracking he and all the players get from so called supporters. Football is a confidence game and nothing destroys confidence more than continual criticism.The day he decides to do a Geggan/Moffat/Morris/ Clarke/ Aird etc. and find a club which will appreciate his talent more than DAFC's baying mob seem to do will be a definite loss to Stevie Crawfords' choices.
Com'on ye Pars!