Support The Support
Without doubt there are a number of people who can rightly claim to be a "diehard" City fan. They do not need to claim to be the biggest and best fan in the world; they already have the scars of battle etched deep into their skin.
Why though are new supporters named "Glory Hunters"? Are City finally going to be winning a major trophy this season? Are we about to set off on a European dream? I doubt either, so where exactly is the glory! Is it not the club's intention to increase gate revenue from the miserable days under Dolan? I thought that the added interest in the club would be deemed as a good thing; more income, more disposable cash, better players bought - it's a snowball effect.
So if City are not chasing glory and no such glory-hunting fans exist, let's deal with "Plastic". I think the last plastic fan I saw at a Hull City game was "Harry the Haddock" when our codhead friends came to visit us a few years ago. Can I ask any home owners here if they have changed energy suppliers to get a better deal of late? If so, what is wrong with supporters of other teams coming to watch the Tigers provide a better day's entertainment at cheaper prices? Isn't that what happens in everyday life?
The bottom line is that all supporters of Hull City AFC are exactly that: a supporter. Some are lucky enough to live in an area which makes it feasible to see the team play, others are lucky enough to afford a season pass no matter where they come from. An old man drinking beer at 5am in the morning somewhere in Louisiana is no less a supporter than a young man queuing to get in the KC at 2:30pm on a matchday.
Come one, come all, we are brothers in arms. Tigers to the death. Well, at least until relegation!
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