Cant help but feel that the pals-act is either pretentious or cluless and I wish theyd put it in the fucking bin.
Wishing Caley well isn't representative of the huge majority of fans. Huge majority of folk i know (including non-County fans) thought it was a terrible idea, admittedly a few didnt care, but I dont know any fan who thought it was a good idea.
Also makes us look like (even more of) a small-time teuchter outfit. At times that is exactly what we are, but its nice when we're not, and shite like this make those nice times more difficult to achieve.
Everyone i knew at the time hated Caley before the merger (albeit we were kids/teenagers). Thistle may have been their main rivals, but we certainly weren't cosy with either of them. I dont see the derby as a construct at all. They're quite clearly our rivals.
Even from a cynical marketing angle, having a rival makes commercial sense, feeding off some tribalism for a meatier narrative and all that bollocks.
On the seat wanks - its been made clear that the wanks who broke the seats are wanks, the club doesnt need to cosy up to our rivals to further reiterate the seat wanks are wanks. Normal folk can treat a football rivalry as the daft wee thing it is; forcing some friendly rapport between the clubs wont change the likes of the seat wanks. It also disassociates a lot of fans from whoever is doing the forcing. Its like a clueless parent forcing a playdate on their kids - instant loss of respect for every party involved, and nothing gained.
Wasnt going to bother posting about this, and am actually a lot more "meh" about this than the above post implies. Its not a dramatic issue. But the majority of posts here were so "meh" that i got all riled up. Plus im procrastinating from finishing the kitchen and doing the garden... f**k it... i'll put my boiler suit on.