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Are you a Supporter or just a Critic?

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Admittedly I haven't been around these forums for long but it is quite apparent that there are a lot of so called Wolves Fans who are undecided as to what they actually are.

6 months into a transitional period and heaven knows how long before that, there have been many posters who feel that they should be running the club and be able to do a better job, boo the team off the field after a bad game and still say they are supporters!

There is always room for healthy discussion and opinions that should be respected but I have to say that there is also a lot of what can only be described as childish drivel which makes the E&S reports seem almost believable.

So with the new year approaching maybe it is time for some of you to evaluate yourselves and decide whether you really are a supporter of the club or just a critic.

To help you out here are some definitions;

SUPPORTER

Noun

1.A person who approves of and encourages someone or something (typically a public figure, a movement or party, or a policy).

2.A person who is actively interested in and wishes success for a particular sports team.

Synonyms: advocate - backer - adherent - upholder - follower


CRITIC

Noun

1.A person who expresses an unfavorable opinion of something.

2.A person who judges the merits of literary, artistic, or musical works, esp. one who does so professionally.


Synonyms: reviewer - censor
 

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:icon_rolleyes: Errm if a MOD could correct the typo in the title, that would be good :icon_rolleyes:
 

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I don't think this sort of thing drives a healthy debate about the club or that poor excuse of a manager with his pigeon English and crock signings.
 

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I don't think this sort of thing drives a healthy debate about the club or that poor excuse of a manager with his pigeon English and crock signings.

Just a Critic then with little substance to back up your arguments?
 

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I don't think this sort of thing drives a healthy debate about the club or that poor excuse of a manager with his pigeon English and crock signings.

Last warning. Pack it in or don't bother posting.
 

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I tend to ignore those who seem to pull notions out of their asses in order to defend their ego's cherished absolutes, and try and give balanced thought. Hopefully a supporter on a difficult journey.
 

Tyrannosaurus Dan

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I will always be a supporter. Ten years of listening to miserable bastards sitting near me moan about every single little thing has made me make sure I try and always look for the positives. It's been bloody hard after the last 2 matches though!
 

Mary Hinge

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Just a Critic then with little substance to back up your arguments?

What signings in the last 5 months aren't either on the physio table or the bench or in the case of Doumbia blabbing to the shrink.
 

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Siggy and Sako? I guess it's also Stale's fault that Peszco, Boukari and Georg are injured?
 

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'2.A person who is actively interested in and wishes success for a particular sports team.'

My 'active interest' in the team will lead me to develop my own ideas about how 'success' might best be achieved. These ideas may, from time to time conflict with the methods employed by the club. On the occasions when this happens I may criticise senior management if I believe their actions are unlikely to benefit the club or worse still harm it.

It is possible to be a supporter and a critic.
 

Law's Bus

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The two aren't mutually exclusive. Just because I consider myself a supporter - I still applaud the fact that Wolves have tried something other than the usual suspects with the appointment of Solbakken, I'm still a critic with how the club handled the managerial situation last season. I support the team whilst at Molineux, but I can be a critic of the performance (such as the last two games) when I feel it is appropriate.
 

darlowolf64

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It is possible to be both supporter and critic but some "fans" do none of the first and all of the latter.
Paying a lot of money to go and support and then spending 70mins shouting abuse, booing and verbally attacking players and staff just makes the club look like its followed by complete morons.
 

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It is possible to be a supporter and a critic.

Of course it is, providing that the critism is part of a reasoned argument. Comparing hairstyles, as some on here do, is not what I'd call a reasoned argument.
 

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