I used to go to home games , and occasional away games when i could as i was growing up , and as i got older i started buying a season ticket every year which i did for a good many years which sadly came to an end when Dickie Dosh had his famous meeting with the Board to see if their plans , and ambitions matched his , and as history shows no they didn’t and he was gone .
Say or think what you will about Dickie i know he upset some supporters when he was criticising how poor the vocal support was , but hey he was not wrong , and is still a major problem at home , we only need to read reports in the press from players saying how lifted they have been when a large vocal support either home or away has got behind them , but i’m going a little off track .
When Dickie decided he was off thats when i decided i was wasting my time , and well earned wage on funding a club with no ambition or very little at most .
Everyone who supports a team have the dream of winning things , be it the league they are in or a good cup run or pushing for promotion be it automatically or through the play offs , but here this season again our little bit of excitement is if we avoid relegation .
I want a team to be proud of , a team that wants to play for Walsall F.C because they are ambitious as a club , and want to win things themselves not just to be used as a stepping stone or as a last pay day before hanging up their boots or just used as a shop window to move to a more ambitious club .
So people do we agree there needs to be change , and needs to be now ? but how is the best way to get this ?
I stayed away for a good few seasons waiting for that change which never came , and now i’m going back to watch them because i miss it .
But am i just prolonging the same goings on ?
I’m not happy thinking going along to support my team that i am just funding a pension fund , and still getting nowhere near the successful club i am paying through the teeth to hopefully get to see one day.
I feel guilty when i don’t go , and i feel guilty when i do , it shouldn’t be like this , and i know many many more supporters feel the same with split loyalties .
So what do we do ?