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Rick12
October 24, 2020, 2:47pm

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It just always made sense to me to support my local team. It's where I'm from, I've got a connection with the club, I passed the ground hundreds of times on a daily basis and my family all have history with it too. Even when living elsewhere in the UK it made no sense to support somebody else and Premiership is nice to watch on TV but I have nothing in common with Liverpool, Chelsea and so on. Always found the idea of supporting a club I can't even relate to a bit strange.
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I think this is something which seen much more on the continent.

In Italy for instance, many folk support Juve/Inter and Milan to a point but in reality, a lot of fans support the team from where they live or are born. I’ve spoken to a few of my Hellas friends and they love the fact that I’m a town fan, they also love the fact I chose to follow them rather then just bob over to the san siro and watch Inter who win more than they lose.

At the playoff final in 2019, the tears of verona fans who had just seen their team go up were real, the same as us winning in 2016.

I can’t figure out what supporting a bigger club would be like unless they were acruslly my team. Naturally I think it’s ok to admire their ability and technical play but I don’t understand how you ‘support’ a side which has zero connection to you other than you saw them on the TV.

I lived in Lincoln for years, well before half the city even know they had a team and I regularly spoke with Lincoln fans who were there home and away and they always spoke as passionate as I did about their team. It doesn’t matter if you’re excrement, it’s your team and you just suck it up I guess. May be that’s why people react the way they do whether we win or lose.

Let’s face it, you see these arm chair types sit in the pub, they bite whoever anyone makes a snide comment becauee they know they shouldn’t really be supporting a team from 200miles away and when they lose they throw out some cliches they’ve heard Gary Neville say and then just carry on.

You go in the pub and see a town fan or which ever club with fans like that and the result has clearly affected them. There’s naturally more to life than just football but supporting a club, especially like town or Oldham for instance is part of who you are. People can deny that all they want but it is and we’re all proud of that.


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Ah, the future - the past sure is tense !


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but I don’t understand how you ‘support’ a side which has zero connection to you other than you saw them on the TV.

I think its partly due to wanting to being  linked to success eg Man utd ,Liverpool or Man City .Roy Keane pointed it out some years back as the prawn sandwich brigade . Likewise look at how  Man city's fan base has grown since the millions have poured in from the Arabs.





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I think its partly due to wanting to being  linked to success eg Man utd ,Liverpool or Man City .Roy Keane pointed it out some years back as the prawn sandwich brigade . Likewise look at how  Man city's fan base has grown since the millions have poured in from the Arabs.





I think there is a lot to this point . Fans tend to want to be associated with success and supporting a team in the lower leagues implies failure. I often ask friends at the club I go to why they don't support town as opposed to the plastic Premiersh!t team that they do. The reply is inevitably " well , town are rubbish " even if their team has had a few stinkers.


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I think there is a lot to this point . Fans tend to want to be associated with success and supporting a team in the lower leagues implies failure. I often ask friends at the club I go to why they don't support town as opposed to the plastic Premiersh!t team that they do. The reply is inevitably " well , town are rubbish " even if their team has had a few stinkers.


I always laugh when they say town are rubbish...especially, as you say, when their multimillion pound squad has just been walloped.

I agree with the notion of wanting to be associated with success and I think you definitely see that more with those who don’t acruslly have any valid reason to support a top 6 club. They’re the first to justify why they support a team and they bang on about the league table after one game, and this boring one up manship is hilarious.

I’ve a really good friend who is a scunny fan. The amount of Saturday we used to sit watch some of our other friend arguing about who’s team is better becauee one is a Liverpool fan and one likes Chelsea or whatever is hilarious, especially when they’ve never actually seen a game in the flesh...

Being a football fan is trendy at present too, the fashion, the betting, the fact you can literally never leave your house and social media and all that jazz.

Spend a few minutes listening to those who spend far too much on betting. They think they know about football but in reality they know very little.

Supporting anyone other than town is weird to me and I’m sure many of us would agree. Having to watch town games on tv at this present moment is giving many of us an insight in to how some apparently watch football regularly and to be honest it’s flipping horrible.


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I think there is a lot to this point . Fans tend to want to be associated with success and supporting a team in the lower leagues implies failure. I often ask friends at the club I go to why they don't support town as opposed to the plastic Premiersh!t team that they do. The reply is inevitably " well , town are rubbish " even if their team has had a few stinkers.
Yes  in November last year I was out with some people and I asked some retired guy who lived in Grimsby did he support the mariners. His reply was loosely I cant support that dire team. Kind of hurts when you hear that.  


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I am not sure there has ever been a football club that has truly died. Bradford Park Avenue might have not been around for a bit, but eventually were restablished. Local people always start a successor which fans soon coallesce around, and often they end up with the old ground and are the old team in all but name, just a few promotions to get back to their natural level.

I don't doubt for a minute we'd be any different.


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I think its partly due to wanting to being  linked to success eg Man utd ,Liverpool or Man City .Roy Keane pointed it out some years back as the prawn sandwich brigade . Likewise look at how  Man city's fan base has grown since the millions have poured in from the Arabs.





People like that always remind me of this, even if they do drop their aitches like the pillock at work from Guildford who supports "'the' Arsenal". (extra quote marks because they always use the old expression from before the War to make it seem like they're steeped in the heritage)




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People like that always remind me of this, even if they do drop their aitches like the pillock at work from Guildford who supports "'the' Arsenal". (extra quote marks because they always use the old expression from before the War to make it seem like they're steeped in the heritage)

Its the way some people are sadly. Only follow success in the good times but when the going gets tough they jump ship.


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