Fans are still on our side insists Warriors chief Ryan

Worcester News: Fans are still on our side insists Warriors chief Ryan Fans are still on our side insists Warriors chief Ryan

THERE has been no breakdown in the relationship between Warriors and their fans, according to director of rugby Dean Ryan.

The Worcester chief was angered by supporters questioning his players’ commitment in the wake of the 22-9 defeat at London Irish.

Comments on internet forums prompted Ryan to describe posters as ‘sitting in their mother’s back room and firing off messages on a computer’. But he believes recent crowds at Sixways have shown that the fans are behind the team and insists the players are working as hard as they can.

“Anybody who was here for the Saracens game, I thought the place was jumping and Northampton was the same,” Ryan said.

“I think a lot of people can understand what we’re trying to do but, when we go below par, the danger of all the message boards is a small minority can fire questions that become a big thing.

“We had a below-par performance and we’re really disappointed about that but everyone tries to escalate it to be a major catastrophe all the time. We did have a blip and we were as disappointed as anybody but we’re not going to eat ourselves up because of it and we’re not going to allow everything to grow.”

He continued: “I’m a little bit weary of people telling me that the players don’t care or they don’t do this.

“It’s been a tough challenge to move this group in the right direction and I can assure people that everybody’s working hard to get as much out of themselves as they can.”

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10:51am Thu 9 Jan 14

welshpricey says...

"Small minority of fans" - "no breakdown in relationship"!!!!

What planet is he on? Yes, we are all still fully behind our club, as we always have been, it's what makes us Warriors after all. However, when the DOR comes out and ridicules the fans for making negative comments how on earth does he not expect there to be a breakdown in relationship??

Count your lucky stars Mr Ryan that we are a group of supporters used to languishing at the foot of the table otherwise passions would be even higher than they are currently. We will always support our club, just not necessarily all of the people in it when they also turn on the people who pay week in, week out with the hope of seeing improvement.
"Small minority of fans" - "no breakdown in relationship"!!!! What planet is he on? Yes, we are all still fully behind our club, as we always have been, it's what makes us Warriors after all. However, when the DOR comes out and ridicules the fans for making negative comments how on earth does he not expect there to be a breakdown in relationship?? Count your lucky stars Mr Ryan that we are a group of supporters used to languishing at the foot of the table otherwise passions would be even higher than they are currently. We will always support our club, just not necessarily all of the people in it when they also turn on the people who pay week in, week out with the hope of seeing improvement. welshpricey
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12:31pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Brummagem Bertie says...

Ryan hasn't turned his back on the fans, nor have the players. Neither Ryan nor the players have ridiculed the fans.

What Ryan has said is that comments on social fora questioning the commitment of the players and calling for a mass clear out doesn't help the club to move forward or resolve the problems that the club is facing. That seems to me to be entirely logical and incontrovertible.

And yes, it is a small minority of fans who post on fora such as this.
Ryan hasn't turned his back on the fans, nor have the players. Neither Ryan nor the players have ridiculed the fans. What Ryan has said is that comments on social fora questioning the commitment of the players and calling for a mass clear out doesn't help the club to move forward or resolve the problems that the club is facing. That seems to me to be entirely logical and incontrovertible. And yes, it is a small minority of fans who post on fora such as this. Brummagem Bertie
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12:39pm Thu 9 Jan 14

The Exile 22 says...

I agree that when a manager hits out at the fans that it is ill judged. However does it also not show Mr Ryans frustration with what is happening on the pitch? He cannot be happy either. I agree that we, the fans, are still behind him.
I also have to admit that while I find matches at the moment, frustrating, annoying etc, etc. I do actually see some hope for the future in that some of the young players are doing well. But oh for a number 10.
I agree that when a manager hits out at the fans that it is ill judged. However does it also not show Mr Ryans frustration with what is happening on the pitch? He cannot be happy either. I agree that we, the fans, are still behind him. I also have to admit that while I find matches at the moment, frustrating, annoying etc, etc. I do actually see some hope for the future in that some of the young players are doing well. But oh for a number 10. The Exile 22
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2:02pm Thu 9 Jan 14

mack18 says...

Losing 12 of 12 is more than ` a blip`!
Losing 12 of 12 is more than ` a blip`! mack18
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2:10pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Brummagem Bertie says...

mack18, the blip to which Ryan was referring was the standard of the performance against Irish, not the results this season.
mack18, the blip to which Ryan was referring was the standard of the performance against Irish, not the results this season. Brummagem Bertie
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2:30pm Thu 9 Jan 14

welshpricey says...

Group hug everyone.

We will be fine!!!!!!!!!
Group hug everyone. We will be fine!!!!!!!!! welshpricey
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