Once again, there were rows upon rows of mute people sat in the Hull City end at Bramall Lane yesterday. Who are these silent folk and what is their motivation for coming to games?
We have far too many passive consumers at Hull City – buying the tickets and the merchandise but giving nothing else – and that’s diluting the proportion of supporters.
The idea of noisy fans being a twelfth man is probably over-rated, but equally it must have some sort of positive effect on the players, however small.
So anyone who doesn’t leave the ground hoarse from supporting the team hasn’t put in a shift, to use the vogue phrase.
If you want to watch a football game in silence, why not stay at home and watch it on the internet? You can even turn the sound down if you like.