I can not understand why genuine Shrewsbury fans feel the need to support Telford. Do not do it. They hate us. We hate them. It's a simple as that. That's probably the way it should be. I am sympatheitc for their genuine fans but I do not believe they would help us in the slightest if the boot was on the other foot. There is no room for sentiment in football. You can only support one team. This situation was caused by the ego trip of Andy Shaw. Nothing more nothing less. It should be resolved by Telford supporters, not us. If you have spare money stick it in our own club's coffers. Sorry if this sounds harsh. This is not meant as a dig to Telford's genuine supporters, it just represents the reality of the game!
I agree with you mate. We've done the decent thing and offered far more support in different guises to Telford than they would ever have offered us if the situation was reversed. It's time for us to move on , we've got enough problems of our own. Whatever happens to TUFC from now on it's up to them to fight their own battles
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Post by El Huracán!!!! on Apr 7, 2004 17:58:14 GMT 1
Sadley Rob you are right - this crisis has been 3 years in the making and so many chances to stop whats happening have been missed - all hope for me about returing to a 3rd div club with medium expectations long term has gone now i belive - we are here for a while and then a yo yo club in all likely hood.
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Post by ThrobsBlackHat on Apr 7, 2004 18:20:27 GMT 1
Not so - plenty of Shrews fans in there last nite. Had a nice chat to a couple of em - wished us well.
So what is it? The banter? The not wishing to see you beat us? Explain...
We could have kicked you when you were really down but we didn't, we tried to help, even yesterday a signed STFC shirt was given to TUISA to auction
now you have had a moment of joy and suddenly people are crowing about how great you are again and how TUFC is on the rise and how cr@p we are. Well if that is so then you should be able to raise all the money yourself and I genuinely hope you do.
"Shrewsbury Town, the team who have stood tall amongst giants in League One this season, are making their presence felt again."
well your club tried to live a dream everyone else but yourself and a few others knew wasnt sustainable. Ye we help out.
I didnt see you lot rallying around us when we were in our hour of need, showing solidarity for Shropshire football when we got relegated. No you were in the away fans section praying that we would get relegated!!!
Over the last two weeks a lot of Telford fans have trotted out the old "its bad for shropshire football line".
They're right, telford suffering from financial problems is bad for shropshire seniour football. However it doesnt come close to the effect Shropshires only seniour league club getting relegated from the football league. Does it. But hey who cares its only Shrewsbury!!! Its only national recognition for the county of shropshire.
I've done all the supporting I'll ever do. I feel now that I let sympathy get the better of common sense.
Went to the Canvey Island first leg, because I couldn't get to Hereford.
Hands up- I confess that I even wrote to the Star about meeting a really nice couple of "Bucks". The guy had been a Wellington Town supporter- I doubt if he'd be the type to actually gloat, even though he'd obviously be pleased. (To be honest, I thought it was a good idea to be part of this support, because it showed us Shrews in a good light!)
After last night - my sympathy has drained away. Charity begins at home, as they say. It should end at home, too.
The Buck (forgive the play on words) stops with them, now.
As you so rightly say, we've got enough problems of our own.
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