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Why Do Saints Fans Have To Slag Lawrie Mac Off?

Some of our fans have castigated him for his stance in the current scheme of things. Right or wrong he is entitled to his own thoughts on our current situation.

1976 was a long time ago, and the majority of our fans probably weren't there on our great day when we surprised Manchester United.

Last week Big Lawrie spoke of the nameless people who were slandering him on the internet.

Their response was to simply increase the amount of vitriol aimed in his direction.

I am appalled when I see how one of our legends is treated. With a lesser man at the helm we might never have succeeded as much as we did in reaching the top division in the land.

We might also still be in the lower reaches having never been in a position to leave our old ground the Dell.

Many people say that they are only interested in the now and the future. Fine, but without our past history we might not have a future to look forward to.

Are these faceless internet warriors saying that the likes of, Wayman, Reeves, R Davies, O'Brien, Channon, Paine, and Le Tiss don't matter? Are of no Interest?

Every club has a history, Some much better than ours and some worse or at least of less noteworthy achievement.

I feel lucky to have seen all except the first of the above names that I have mentioned. For me they are a very important part of our club's heritage.

Big Lawrie and MLT may be at odds with the current regime at St Mary's but they may also just be victims of the media.

How many of us actually know for certain that any of these stories about a rift actually are the truth.

I hope to see our legends at St Mary's in the near future. I am not asking for there to be a bloody great love in, but it would be nice to see the parties concerned show that our club is the first thing in their consideration.

Leave our legends alone and remember them for what they have done. All people are allowed the odd mistake and all people should simply rejoice in those moments of magic that we received through them.

For me Lawrie is the best manager we have had in my time. Matt Le Tiss the greatest player. That is how I want to remember them.

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Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 27 2011

Time: 1:38PM

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It so easy to give mouth when hidden behind a keyboard. I know all about LM and MLT and wish they could be left alone. Maybe they ain't allowed an opinion because it don't meet with what the mongs think they should think.
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27/02/2011 14:19:00

I'm a media cynic, the type who can't forget the adage about tabloid journalism "don't let facts get in the way of a good story." Today it's all about selling newspapers or rather pulling in online page hits. Sadly there are a lot of gullible idiots who think if it's in "black & white" it must be true. We owe a great deal to Lawrie and Matt, nothing will change that. If they can't get on with certain what. There are plenty of people in life I can't stand either...why should it be anyone's business.
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27/02/2011 15:02:00

Well said Mox. I agree with all of that. Papers and tv now stir more than ever before. Papers sell less now so I spose they need to spin more yarns to keep their sales up.
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27/02/2011 15:32:00

As a Miller looking in, so to speak, I have a great deal of time for Lawrie Mac. I feel some people only have long memories for what they want to remember
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27/02/2011 16:08:00

I think that the rules have changed now as it is win at all costs. No prisoners taken and success has to be instant and above all permanaent. Kids today have had nobody since MLT to really look up to and he was a great player for us. Even in his day it became harder for the fan to feel a part of the club. Big money has taken away the family aspect of our game. Today we have a couple of players that excite us with hope for their future but even they are likely to follow the money sooner or later without results goping our way.
SFC Forever
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27/02/2011 23:15:00

I've got to the point now that i NEVER buy or read newspapers. Even the local paper up here is sensationalist and full of lies (just to sell copies)
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27/02/2011 23:39:00

I can understand that but do like to read the racing papers and Sunday Pink down here. The Pink gives a totally unbiased appraisal of how lucky or not we were for the game just played at weekends. Usually we get rose tinted rports even after failing to win or get a result.
SFC Forever
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27/02/2011 23:49:00

Sometimes when you read the rubbish that people write it is quite embarrassing. Makes you wonder if they are actually fans of the club.
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28/02/2011 19:40:00


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