Registered On: December 25, 2013
UTI99 – along with countless others, I tried my level best to give my support to the Chairman for as long as it was humanly possible.
My entire philosophy of life is to give people as much of a chance as I can do.
However, there comes a time when people throw their hands in the air and say ‘no more!’
I like good fish and chips. I am a fan. I shall always like them every week or so. (A bit like my beloved team, eh?)
Where I live there are a host of chippies which serve third grade rubbish. I continue to like fish ‘n’ chips but refuse to waste my money in those establishments.
When I find a good one – it has my loyal support.
You may not get it but impecunious supporters find it tough to fork out loadsa cash for a third rate product.
They vote with their feet, you see. Not rocket science, is it?
BUT. We must distinguish between the hard core of supporters and those on the periphery. That latter group are lost because of what has happened in recent seasons and they ain’t coming back unless huge incentives are provided: ie) real quality football. But do not expect them all to return even then. They feel cheated you see. As casual supporters, their loyalty cannot ever be taken for granted.
The problem is that now THE HARD CORE are also voting with their feet. A product they once loved has become third rate and fetid.
Would I use a restaurant that is grubby, often dirty, with fourth grade toilets, poor value and a product nowhere as good as it used to be? – Well. For the moment … yes. But …
I have already written on here that none of my supporter friends from over years and decades attend any longer. Not one!
So UTI – how’s it feel wearing extra large, extra strong blinkers, huh?