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July 21, 2018, 8:30am Report to Moderator
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I had a debate last night with a good mate and he didn't get where I was coming from....
It stemmed around this...
I am a GTFC supporter but not always a GTFC fan,  I buy a season ticket, home and away shirt every season, jesus, I've even bought the GTFC mug and beach towel, so in short, I put money into the GTFC pot ans SUPPORT my beloved club...even if I'm not a FAN of the clubs running or style of football that's been played over the last couple of seasons..
I am a fan of Man Utd, from being a boy I've enjoyed watching them play from the comfort if my arm chair, never been to Old Trafford and never bought any merchandise, thus I am not a SUPPORTER but a FAN...
So, are you a,FAN or SUPPORTER??...answers on a postcard please...
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What are you on about?

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I'm a supporter, fan and lover of GTFC.

I like to follow Exeter and watch them from time to time. Every season I have a bet on promotions and this year I've gone with Derby, Scunny, Grimsby and Wrexham so i'll be 'following' their results.
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I am also a fan/supporter (call it what you want) of two teams......GTFC who I watch regularly and England that I have been to see about three times.

I have two pals that live in Cleethorpes that never watch Town but who are ardent Chelsea fans on the telly..... I don't think they have ever been to Stamford Bridge.

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Fan or supporter? Just a play on words.

I consider myself an ardent Town fan, go home and at least half of away games.

If 'fan' is short for fanatic then both my wife and daughter would certainly call me a fan
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years ago when I lived in London, I was lucky enough that the company I worked for had season tickets at Stamford bridge so was lucky enough to go and watch Chelsea and, having followed (supported?) them for a good few years before that enjoyed going to the games.

But, what I didn't get as much, was the amount of passion and enjoyment that I got from watching town play. Nothing has ever been able to replace that buzz of being stood/sat in the pontoon, or away end, with familiar faces. It doesn't matter if there is only 100 people for a Lincs cup game or 8000 for a league game. You can see what it means to people.

They come from down the road
6 fingers on one hand
Their brother is their uncle
And their auntie is their gran

They're friendly with their cousins
and own 3 caravans
Their banjos play forever dancing in the barn

Allez allez allez

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The words can be used interchangeably.  I'm not sure why people feel the need to try to outbid one another on their devotion and fealty.

In a town like ours and given where the team are, it's likely that there are a lot of people in the town who will have a Premiership team or have connections to other teams through family.  I don't see them as "traitors" and the club should be cultivating everyone in the town with an interest in football to feel at least some affinity with their local club so that we can get a few more of those Premiership/SkySports football-watchers down to BP for a live game experience watching their own Town.
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I'd say you're a 'follower' of Man Utd. You follow their results and follow their progress on TV. But not having been to Old Trafford or bought any merchandise isn't the true description of a fan, as posted above it's short for fanatic.

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Grimsby Town and Auchinleck Talbot have equal shares of my undevoted attention, unqualified love, and of course, support.

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