I take empty seats jibes all day when I’m having a laugh in the pub, I give it back as much as I get it.Why do you care? reeks of insecurity.
But Pep has created a shit storm in the press with his comments. The club have failed to clarify the actual attendance and following Parker’s thoughts, which he was right about, Pep has poured more petrol on the fire.
City and “poor crowds” is all over the sports press now, not because we’ve had a single one since the restrictions being lifted, but because of our manager’s comments.
He picked a game that was a first round group stage game, when the home end was nearly full and the following match is nearly sold out, to make those comments.
He needs telling to shut up.
I love the guy for purely what he’s achieved but I honestly don’t like him as a bloke. He’s like that Thomas Frank at Brentford, a complete odd ball who makes weird comments.
Does he actually think “inviting anyone to come” will make a difference? We were a few hundred tickets off sell out when he made those comments and he’s obviously pissed off whenever we don’t completely sell out, but no club does.
I still hope he retires with us and have no criticism over his ability as a manager but it’s possible to separate the bloke from the manager.
The other fact is, Parker has done more to defend City fans, in the last 24 hours, than the club has done since the Spanish lot turned up