Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Oy, Anonymous, I Want A Word With You!
(Submitted by a Reader)
Whenever I am told anything by the government, my local council, my employer, my kid's school, the owner of my golf club, my neighbours etc., I do the same thing: I think about what they've said, I think about what they have said in the past, I think about the independent information I have and I make my judgement as to exactly what's happening. Why should I do anything else when it comes to my football team?
And it seems to me that that's what Hammersfan does. He looks at what's going on and comes up with an article that provokes thought and debate. Some are amusing, some tongue in cheek, some are hard hitting and some are just crap! But he does provide a site which comments daily on the club, where anyone can voice their opinion and even contribute a lead article if they wish, so why does he get so much flack? When Newsnow is clogged up with the same information expressed in 24 slightly different ways I find it stimulating to read an article that takes an alternative view.
In my experience it is the things that we cherish most dearly, that we question and challenge the most. I support West Ham the team, not the corporate entity and as far as I am concerned, challenging the motives of whoever is temporarily in charge of our club is a demonstration of love for West Ham, not an indication that he's a spurs fan. I confess to being an old cyber mate of Hammersfan and am amazed at the amount of childish vitriol and even threats of violence that he attracts. Perhaps those who are not impressed should ignore it so that those who do enjoy the articles could comment without having to wade through so many immature offerings.
Posted by Hammersfan at 12:31