Yeh, rock on brother. I'm with you. 'Fan of the year'? What about me? I volunteer for stuff, I run a business and I commute to games. OK, the volunteering is meals on wheels driving once a week, I'm a sole trader who doesn't really trade anymore, and I only see a handful of games each season, but all the same I reckon I out-perform that Faulkner bloke. (Oh, and I'm not on the OxVox committee, but still ....)
My comment was aimed at the "fan of the year" nomination which is why I quoted it. He done a great job & has moved on. However nobody is any better as a supporter than anybody else.
You think so? I presume you don’t like the idea of awards in general then? We’re all just football players; all just actors; all just writers and so on. Nobody is better than anyone else.
I have no problem with admitting someone like this fella (or Jem, as he is the mentioned party here) is better than I am and acknowledging their efforts.
And that is your personal choice.
My opinion, and that is what forums are for, is that "we" are all just supporters of "our" club.
The level of support given is individually relative to what we can commit to do.
Ergo, if I won the Euro-millions, bought the ground and gifted it to the club would I expect adulation, acknowledgement or an award?
Nope.......the satisfaction of having done something would be mine alone.......others would benefit but it would be "mine".
Likewise the people highlighted have done some great work and have been thanked/appreciated by many......... is that not enough?