Todd may be having a dig but sadly I am sure he is close to the money. No way particular personalities at our club would sanction certain posters on this site who say what they think, rather than what they would like to hear.
Haig's article, whilst basically factual, is a spin on the 'True Supporter" debate that a few prominent and hardened supporters have used over the years on the club forum to deflect any perceived critical analysis of Manly and its operation. It seems very much intended for that audience and will have those few 'dinosaurs' clapping their hands
and have some congratulating themselves that it is just how they think and feel.
to be a proper supporter of Manly you must:
a) never say bad things about any of the players (leave that to the bad and horrible media who hate us). They all try very hard.
b)must never question any management decision (cause they bleed for Manly so they must be right)
c) must never get upset, even after record losses substandard play and pathetic performance (as we lucky to have a club and if you don't like it go and find another team.)
It finishes with the old chestnut: "Why don't you support the team? - your negative talk doesn't support." despite the fact that the very people making the "often constructive' criticism go to games week by week, buy the merchandise and have followed Manly since Noah slipped on the ramp of the Ark.