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We were a big deal before the war, and were a major club from the 50s to the 90s. Then a sharp 10 years of decline, 10 years of slow recovery and 10 years of improvement to where we are now. Bigger and better, but not there yet.That's great but the clock doesn't stop and wait for Tottenham, so what was relevant then is relevant in 2021.
I know what you mean - the ability to bottle a 3:0 lead in 8 minutes or drop 11 points lead over 6 gamesbut still they look on at us with a mixture of hate and envy. Because neither has that special elixir, that mystical something that puts the Tottenham in Hotspur.
When I went to Madrid to watch the CL final, we were outnumbered by about 6 to 1!!!
Joan . My point is a very simple one mate. Despite you bigging up Chelsea, you yourself acknowledge that if they had endured a simalar lack of success to Spurs over the last 20 odd years their fan base would be nowhere near the size of the the fanbase Spurs have today. Nowhere near.I don't recall you asking me that, sorry if I missed it, John. My answer would be no of course not. All their success has come post Roman. What's the point here?
I would make you right if I thought it was the dog's opinion. But personally,I think one of the humans at Dulux told him to say it. Which changes everything..This really is a case of wetting the bed over First World problems, 99% of the football clubs in the UK would love to be in our current dire straits, a couple of cheap jokes from the Dulux hound doesn't alter that.
But but but but but....Well yeah. We would have had a naming rights partner if they did.
There is a reason why, in the biggest, most-watched league on planet earth only TWO football clubs in the entire League have Stadium naming rights partners that are not associated companies owned by the owner of the Club, they are fucking hard deals to get over the line, especially in a country where they aren't commonplace.
If it was so easy, why haven't Utd, the most whored out club on the planet got one? LFC too, both of these teams have secured deals for their training grounds.
Really? You learn something new everyday. I will be reminding my cousin of this at some point,no doubt. Same trophy though,isn't it?The Fairs Cup wasn't run by UEFA and qualification for it wasn't based on league position. It doesn't count as a European trophy anymore than the Audi Cup does.
We are not a "proper big team" we have NEVER been one!!! WE flirted at being one for about 2yrs under Bill Nic. We've won TWO league titles in our entire history.
This I'll have to end as it's been done on here a million times. If you think wanking off to Chelsea's unprecedented spending is how it's done then you are again waiting for a lottery ticket that will not come. That's more tears and sorrow and a world of misery that you are wallowing in, poor chap, I genuinely pity you, but please don't try and bring me down into your dungeon of doom with you, you stay there, as I said you are set to be in there your entire life.
It's not pointless being proud of your team. It's pointless wanking over other football clubs lottery wins and lusting after them, wishing your team was theirs, being affected by their fans.
Let's end this mate. This convo is going nowhere, we are poles apart and serves absolutely no purpose whatsoever. Your glass is empty, while mines half full.
But they haven't mucked anything up, it's working perfectly! People are talking about Dulux and Spurs, that's what they want. They haven't cast us in a bad light, everyone knew we have fuck all silverware and it's GREAT PR! It builds emphasis on the next cup (coming soon, funnily enough) and immediately shows prospective partners how much value they get from alliances with us.Those posts were never approved or okayed by anyone high up the food chain at Dulux.
Even the most Gooner of Dulux exec wouldn't muck up a corporate partnership. Especially not 30 minutes after it went public. This was some low level social media editor that thought that they were hilarious. And is now going to be punished.