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chaos33
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Luton - Not sure others will feel the same way but feel like we went through the same struggled at the same time, similiar type of club and we had some good matches against them while other top teams in none league always seemed to be a bunch of dirty cheats

Afc wimbledon - just think its incredible what theyve acheived and i’ll always be hoping they can stay above mk dons

Kidderminster harriers - another team i admired from our none league stint, just like the club

Chievo verona - purely a football manager related one but genuinely still check their results every week


I know what you're saying about Luton. There are quite a few parallels. I've got a good mate who supports and scouts for them so I do look out for their results and want them to do well. They've been good in the old acca this year too.


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Orient cos I lived in Leyton for a couple of years and used to go and watch them with a few mates. Armenia Bielefeld in Germany as I spent a fair bit of time there in 80s and used to watch them too.


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Used to watch Man U since the 77 Cup Final as well as Town but gave that up 2-3 Season`s into the Premier League era when I saw the way things where unfolding in terms of cash distribution. Whilst it`s not United`s fault they are a successful business model it`s clearly wrong wrong how the 72 teams below the Prem are treat and they help monopolise this. I still look for their results but it`s Town all the way. Have to say having 2 or more teams to support was commonplace growing up in the 70s and Man U,Liverpool and Leeds in the GY area seemed to be the 3 main teams with the London teams having a few followers. I still remember Man U getting hammered 6-0 by Ipswich with Gary Bailley saving 2 penalties and getting teased without mercy on the Monday at School I have hated Ipswich ever since
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I think most people know I have a soft spot for Grimsby.

Lived in the town for 3 years, daughter still lives there now so I spend a lot of time down that way.
Got plenty of friends in Grimsby too, so always try to make a game when I can.

Always look out for the results after I've been to the Darlo game, first game I look for. Done 6 games this season, hopefully will have done 10 by the end of the season.

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Whoever happens to be playing against Scunny.

I don't have a soft spot for other teams... I just have teams I want to lose more!
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Went to Uni in Sunderland and worked at the Stadium of Light for a season so naturally look out for their results and want them to do well (or at least not get relegated any more than the past two seasons)
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Nottingham Forest ....... I used to watch them when I lived there for a while in pre-Clough days, Cloughie was at Derby if I remember right. Forest had a great side then and finished 2nd in the old Div One in 1967 in spite of being very unfashionable as a team. Jeff Whitefoot, ex Man U and Grimsby Town, was still playing when I first went to see them and later on they had Jim Baxter but not for long. The goalie was Peter Grummitt who would have walked into some recent England teams and they had the Welsh captain Terry Hennessy at centre back. Ian Storey-Moore played left wing, later transferred to Man U and up front they had Frank Wignall who was the nearest I saw to Tees and Rafferty for heading and Joe Baker, ex Hibs, Torino and Arsenal, who was unlucky not to make the 1966 squad.


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Quoted from 1mickylyons
Used to watch Man U since the 77 Cup Final as well as Town but gave that up 2-3 Season`s into the Premier League era when I saw the way things where unfolding in terms of cash distribution. Whilst it`s not United`s fault they are a successful business model it`s clearly wrong wrong how the 72 teams below the Prem are treat and they help monopolise this. I still look for their results but it`s Town all the way. Have to say having 2 or more teams to support was commonplace growing up in the 70s and Man U,Liverpool and Leeds in the GY area seemed to be the 3 main teams with the London teams having a few followers. I still remember Man U getting hammered 6-0 by Ipswich with Gary Bailley saving 2 penalties and getting teased without mercy on the Monday at School I have hated Ipswich ever since


I remember being at school in the late 60s/early 70s EVERYONE had a second team. At one point the school tried to raise funds by working with a producer of china mugs. Everyone wanted a GTFC one but they didn't produce 4th division ones so we all ended up with one from our "second" team. At the time Man U, Leeds and Chelsea were the most popular.
Teams I still look out for are Hamilton Academicals (love the name) and Q.P.R. who I first heard of really in 1967 when, as a third division team they won the league cup beating West Brom in what I think was the first Wembley final. They also-a bit later had Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles..real characters. Strangely I wasn't put off them despite being bricked from the multi-storey flats around South Africa Rd on one of our visits there in 1982 by their "fans"!


I have an inferiority complex-It's not a very good one though.
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I remember being at school in the late 60s/early 70s EVERYONE had a second team. At one point the school tried to raise funds by working with a producer of china mugs. Everyone wanted a GTFC one but they didn't produce 4th division ones so we all ended up with one from our "second" team. At the time Man U, Leeds and Chelsea were the most popular.
Teams I still look out for are Hamilton Academicals (love the name) and Q.P.R. who I first heard of really in 1967 when, as a third division team they won the league cup beating West Brom in what I think was the first Wembley final. They also-a bit later had Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles..real characters. Strangely I wasn't put off them despite being bricked from the multi-storey flats around South Africa Rd on one of our visits there in 1982 by their "fans"!


yeh most of the kids i knew at school in the mid to late 70's had a second 'big' team. Then it was United, Liverpool and Leeds being far and away the most popular. Leeds were often on the big match (Yorkshire ITV) or match of the day.

There were a couple of Newcastle as well ( they were from Geordie families) beyond that you got the odd one like Everton, Spurs, Arsenal , City , Chelsea, Forest & West Ham etc.

Even though teams like Villa, WBA, Ipswich & Derby were good and winning trophies I dont remember any of the kids at school liking them.
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