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A Time for Reflection by Chairman Mao

All good things come to an end. That seems to be a widely held belief. Earlier this season I wrote that I was stopping my usual pilgrimage to Penydarren Park but then came the great crash of November 2017. Once again it was time to man the barricades and save the club we love. The age-old tale of ousting carpet-baggers and steadying the good ship Merthyr Town.
I think that Merthyr Town supporters distrust peace and prefer conflict so when the call came to defend the club everyone rallied around.
It felt different though this time. A much-maligned group of fans holding a public meeting, staging events and raising funds whilst others watched on and came to meetings to criticise the group’s leisure choices. 
The current subject of debate on social media is whether the fans’ groups are too involved, too invested in the fabric of the club, maybe we expect too much of our fellow fans, possibly we over react when another event fails due to lack of support. Perhaps we should calm down and accept …