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Andy Cap
Apr 18, 2008
Up north
I am writing just to send my thoughts to you the fans. No matter who wears the shirt, who owns the club or who manages it. The people that feel the ups and downs are us, the mugs who follow the clubs we love blindly. I am sure you will be fine, it won't be comfortable and there will be alot of work missed due to spending all day on the internet but i am convinced that you will be ok.

I am writing torn by mixed emotions. First of all i am a football fan and as such have no wish to see any club go under. That said i can't help but watch the struggles facing some clubs and feel that what goes around comes around. There has been alot of talk about what the football league will do or should do to help clubs. Well very recently the football league asked all its 72 clubs to vote on a points deduction given to one of its clubs. This point deduction was unfair and has since affected several other clubs. It was at this point that the clubs of the lower leagues, the "football family" could have made a stand against the lack of support from the football league. They could have said that instead of deducting points and setting precedents that will cripple clubs they wanted finances at this level to be looked at. Six clubs did, the rest were overwhelmed by their own agendas and personal interests.

You all know who that club was, we forecast at the time that there would be many other struggles. That clubs were voting for something that might just come round and bite them on the backside. Lets not forget that there are people on here that suggested that Leeds should have been relegated just for going into administration. Sometimes its better to look beyond a club, or a crook with a white beard and look closer to home.

I will be buying a match ticket for friday and will help if help is needed, but i will be helping for personal reasons. Not because of a daft notion of a "football family". I hope you can understand my feelings behind the stuff above and still take my best wishes