I wonder if Dave could see himself switching to watching Widnes? We didnt actually hear his opinion
Where are you going with this switching thing? What are you trying to do?
Are you trying to take some sort of moral high ground, are you trying to portray yourself as some sort of holier than thou supporter?
After all you referred to the "true fan"? Is this you?? Are the rest of us lesser beings in the world of rugby league supporters.
Is Trojan a "false" fan? Am I a false fan??
I'm certainly a "disingenuous fan" according to keighley
The "loyalty" thing is fine if that is what you get off on. I do. I'm loyal to my kid, wife, family and friends. When your loyal to a professional rugby league club that's fine, your choice, but it's about the equivalent of being loyal to a Lampost.
I always thought true loyalty was a two way thing. My dogs loyal to me but she has no choice. The thing about being loyal to inanimate things like a Rugby league club is whilst your being blindly loyal to them, they'll show you no loyalty. They'll squeeze what money they can from you, they won't give you a say in the club, and they'll happily play on your loyalty by allowing you to volunteer to do all sorts for not even a genuine "thank you"
How about the lads on the pitch who your loyal to the most? Why are these guys who are often from other towns and countries there?did you know it was for the money?? How about the Leythers that showed no loyalty and were off to the bigger clubs? Where's the two way street in your world of being "true and loyal".
I've just had a bit of a think back to many RL fans I've had the pleasure of watching the game with. Early 80's I stood in a crowd of 10,000 HKR fans who were singing "we'll support you evermore". Didn't last long, some years later only 1,000 were left when the club was struggling. Today they sing stuff like "I'm Cas until I die" but you can be sure most of them won't if they lose their superleague license.
So it's entirely up to you, you can have whatever view you want about who is "true" and who is "disingenuous". I congratulate you on your loyalty, even though it is of the blind variety.
Edited by The Parksider, 01 March 2013 - 09:53 AM.