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    What is a happy clapper?

    The term ‘happy clapper’ is used quite often in our threads, in terms of supporting AFC, what is a happy clapper? who decides who is a happy clapper and what qualifies them to make that decision?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rochead View Post
    The term ‘happy clapper’ is used quite often in our threads, in terms of supporting AFC, what is a happy clapper? who decides who is a happy clapper and what qualifies them to make that decision?
    The Top Reds are the judges and arbiters on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rochead View Post
    The term ‘happy clapper’ is used quite often in our threads, in terms of supporting AFC, what is a happy clapper? who decides who is a happy clapper and what qualifies them to make that decision?
    Someone with a strong sense of reality, one who appreciates the strengths and weaknesses of the players / management.
    Someone who acknowledges the huge financial gap in the game and recognises the challenges that prevails accordingly.
    Someone who constructive in the criticism and understands when to apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afc1903mad View Post
    Someone with a strong sense of reality, one who appreciates the strengths and weaknesses of the players / management.
    Someone who acknowledges the huge financial gap in the game and recognises the challenges that prevails accordingly.
    Someone who constructive in the criticism and understands when to apply.
    Was that handed down on stone tablets?

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    It's someone who is happy to applaud any old sh1te on the pitch; never criticises the manager, the players, anything basically.

    Which is fine, if that floats your boat. AFC embrace all types of supporters

    Could be a somebody who has smoked waaay too much weed. Or a beginner to supporting the Dons

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    Its a term i cant stand and have openly made that clear on various threads. It seems to be aimed at anyone who views something more positively than how the another person views it. Everyone wants what best for AFC, we have differing views and its a forum to debate it... the whole happy clapper, bed wetter terms are all a bit derogatory and pointless. In jest its fine, but its overly used on here for anything displaying a positive opinion. the same can be said for bed wetter, anyone with a negative view is deemed a bed wetter or pant pisher and its just as annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupie82 View Post
    Its a term i cant stand and have openly made that clear on various threads. It seems to be aimed at anyone who views something more positively than how the another person views it. Everyone wants what best for AFC, we have differing views and its a forum to debate it... the whole happy clapper, bed wetter terms are all a bit derogatory and pointless. In jest its fine, but its overly used on here for anything displaying a positive opinion. the same can be said for bed wetter, anyone with a negative view is deemed a bed wetter or pant pisher and its just as annoying.
    Well said

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    I think it’s a legitimate criticism of fans who can accept losing to Celtic & Rangers, as long as we consistently beat Partick Thistle.

    Also the ones that swallow the lies the club spoon feed them over a move out the city & the ones who point out that every managerial decision must be trusted, despite him making some absolute whoppers in the past

    That’s not aimed at folk pointing out the benefits of a move, rather the ones saying that Pittodries doomed, we need ‘progression’ etc. Likewise on the playing front, there’s a difference between making the case for Consi at LB & welcoming a fat pikey rapist into the team because there’s a player in there somewhere & in Del we trust.

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    There is no case for playing Consi at left back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason89 View Post
    I think it’s a legitimate criticism of fans who can accept losing to Celtic & Rangers, as long as we consistently beat Partick Thistle.

    Also the ones that swallow the lies the club spoon feed them over a move out the city & the ones who point out that every managerial decision must be trusted, despite him making some absolute whoppers in the past

    That’s not aimed at folk pointing out the benefits of a move, rather the ones saying that Pittodries doomed, we need ‘progression’ etc. Likewise on the playing front, there’s a difference between making the case for Consi at LB & welcoming a fat pikey rapist into the team because there’s a player in there somewhere & in Del we trust.
    I would say that it isnt a legitimate criticism at all. Everyone has a differing opinion on what is 'acceptable' as a fan. Some folk would take beating Celtic and Rangers over every other team, while the opposite is true for other fans. There are then those fans who dont care who we beat, as long as we are in a decent and realistic position in the league and/or do well in the cups.

    The move over the stadium, well it was always going to split opinion and yes, there are those who listen to the club and continue to voice optimism for the project, maybe even blind optimism. By all means debate the topic and voice opinion on the matter, which we all do, but to label someone a happy clapper for trying to see the good in something is condescending. The same can be said for those that label folk as pant pishers... its just as bad.

    Labeling groups of people is lazy. Its just a way of saying you're all wrong and deciding to tar everyone with the same brush, rather than accept an opinion may differ from yours regardless of their evidence for believing it. When a post states "lets wait for the happy clappers to come along and tell us its all okay... " or "here come the bed wetters after one defeat"... blah blah is boring af.

    Nae a rant or dig at anyone personally, just an opinion!!!

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    ffs Stupie, you sound like a right pant pisher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupie82 View Post

    Nae a rant or dig at anyone personally, just an opinion!!!
    That’s fine, it’s an open forum & all opinions should be heard. Just be aware that if it differs from mine, the likelihood is that you’re wrong

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    I think I used to be a happy clapper, less so these days. I'm more of an unhappy-walker-ooter-earlier

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    so would the opposite of a happy clapper be - ****ing raging ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIMBO_86 View Post
    so would the opposite of a happy clapper be - ****ing raging ??
    Booh boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rochead View Post
    The term ‘happy clapper’ is used quite often in our threads, in terms of supporting AFC, what is a happy clapper?
    Our chairman is the epitome of one.

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    People who back up McAnus even though his attrocious big game record is clear for all to see. The acceptance of that puts you firmly on course to being one

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    I don't mind the Happy Clappers, the ones who get me and the we are one nil down to either of the Old Firm and its only 15 minutes in, and they walk out voicing their disgust as they wade through everyone else in panic mode trying to get out

    Likewise, we get the 4.15 PM brigade, of I am off to catch my bus/ train / car even if its a game we are winning

    I despise and hate these folk intently , part time supporters they lot of them
    Never understand why they bother to turn up
    Week in week out, its like they have an alarm coat in their pocket, oh its quarter past four, I'm off, more important things to do apparenetly

    I wonder if they do the same when they go to the cinema walkout 20 minutes before the end

    No Happy Cappers I can tolerate its those arseholes I cannot abide
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jussi View Post
    Our chairman is the epitome of one.
    Bingo.

    And anyone that supports his views, actions, plans and chairmanship is a happy clapper.

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    This isn't really new is it? I remember my first game at Pittodrie in '92 or '93. There were two obese cretins sitting behind us who spent the whole game booing the team and hurling abuse at Alex McLeish. Pretty sure we were 2nd at the time but if you had pointed this out I'm sure that they would have eloquently explained how the club's approach at the time was the only thing holding us back from winning the league title every season.
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