Today will be the first home game I have missed voluntarily in what I would call the current era (i.e. games from the post-Clough 4-4 with Ipswich onwards)
I get that this is a matter for employer and employee, and that I don’t have a right to have any say in it at all. After all, although I have been a fan since I can remember, as was my dad before me, and his, and his, technically I am just a customer of this business.
Last Saturday I was so proud of the players and management for the way we won that game after such a desperately awful week. The fact that we did so with seemingly honest pros like Davies and Martin who had been written off by so many people just made it even better.
This week we have a player in the starting lineup who has an imminent court appearance which could potentially result in a custodial sentence. This is a result of deeply antisocial and highly dangerous behaviour, which took place at/after a DCFC event. Should I have a right for my opinion to be considered by the club? No. Do I want to go and watch it? Not today thanks.
Always a Ram, of course. Really hope we win today, and I’ll be back, but this just doesn’t seem right to me. I appreciate that others feel differently.