I am not sure that KUMB is representative of West Ham fans as a whole because the pro and anti Curbs arguments on this thread are in the main well presented and valid, however, some of the mindless b***ocks you hear spouted at the ground on match days beggars belief.
Some people seem to go to football just so they can let off steam and moan in a way that wouldn’t be acceptable outside a football ground. I’m sure it fulfils some deep psychological need for them.
I have been thinking about getting a season ticket after not having had one for a few years. The thing that puts me off is spending a whole season within earshot of some of the ignorant moaning gobshites that you come across at Upton Park these days.
Like UTJ I hope a few more of these people do give up their season tickets, but I bet they don’t. If instead of going to football they spend their Saturday afternoons bawling ‘you caaant, you don’t know what your ****ing doin’ at the manager of their local Homebase they will soon be locked up.
I agree so much - some people really do appear to just love a good moan and the stuff they say is usually crap - like ten minutes into a match 'Zamora's crap...I think Curbs needs to change the game NOW!' or straight after the final whistle blew on the 2-1 win with Man U someone said to me 'Curbs is still a c*nt'.
It's like I've said before, I find it so ironic that some fans chanted 'too f*cking negative' at times this season when there's been far more negativity in the stands than there has on the pitch. Even though I will renew, you'd probably be far better off getting an away season ticket mate as there's far more of a community feel and a lot of the time when things are bad we just take the p*ss rather than moaning and whining - gallows humour beats being whinging bastards any day of the week.
The other thing I would say is that with Curbishley is that people love to dwell on the negatives over the positives - for instance people will still rather speak about Curbishley's inability to change the game when we were down at Old Trafford (frustrating to be sure) than the fact that he changed the game two home matches ago and in the last two home games we played some great football, went for the win and Curbs threw three up front against Villa. So of the last four games of the season, the negative is used to emphasise the against argument but nobody talks about the positive parts even though they outweigh the downside.
Who cares if he doesn't entertain you in interviews - does it affect his ability as a manager? He does talk sense most of the time but obviously he's been repetitive recently because he's asked the same old questions because for once we're not being humiliated on or off the pitch week in week out because of the stability he's brought so there's not so much to ask him about. A victim of his own success?