GDT Archive 2012/13 Sept 1, 2012 14:14:09 GMT
Post by tessier26 on Sept 1, 2012 14:14:09 GMT
The trouble is, most of the complaints are made by a very small but very vocal minority - most of whom only ever seem to complain, nothing else. And anyone who challenges their view tends to get branded a "happy clapper" or "club apologist", regardless of whether that person has also criticised the club on other matters.
Take this whole visas argument, for one. Apparently this is a dastardly plan by the Panthers to save a few hundred quid - after all, other teams such as Sheffield, Fife and Belfast have got all their players, so it must be the Panthers' fault, mustn't it? Except that teams like Cardiff, Hull, Braehead and Dundee have also had players delayed by visa issues. But it's little facts like that which get dismissed by this vocal minority because it doesn't fit their prejudices.
Let's face it... if you look hard enough for some blame, you're going to see some - whether it truly exists or not. People will always prefer to believe something that suits their pre-existing agenda or prejudices over something that doesn't. It's human nature. Doesn't make it right.
The Panthers are far from perfect, they make screw-ups, bad decisions, have bad attitudes, etc - just like everyone else (thee and me included). But just as they're not always right, they're not always wrong either. Oh hell, we're getting back to that whole middle ground point again...
I know where your coming from Shaggy but always being in the middle ground does'nt get anything done.