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Old 09-07-2012, 07:08 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Love: Chelsea

I would love to go on some sort of emotional tirade about how I "was born with the club, supported them since I was 8 days old" or something. But I can't, and I don't think that excludes me from accurately saying tat I love supporting Chelsea at all. I started supporting them in about 2000 because I was 7 and I liked that they were a big team that had royal blue shirts rather than the shit red ones United, Liverpool and Arsenal had.

Regardless of that they are the only team I truly support. I can appreciate why people don't like us (bought the league etc.) but I truly could not give two fucks. Always loved the fact we have stayed at the Bridge for so long, very few stadiums have anywhere near the history of the Bridge in it's current form. To think that every great from the club from Harris to Zola to Lampard has played home games at Stamford Bridge is something I have always liked (will be a real shame when we do eventually leave). Also when attending games home and away (and I am not by any means trying to get into some idiotic local club should have only local fans argument) it is nice to see that a fair percentage of the supporters are still guys with Cockney accents from London (I can't talk I'm from the South-West).

In terms of hatred, the only team I would really reserve that term for is United. Some of the fans are great, but the percentage of kids at the school I went to who were very plastic United fans solely because they won a lot was absurd. One of the worst in this respect was one guy in my year who, in his words, supported "United, A.C Milan and Barcelona" what a tosser. I just dislike the cocky attitude that comes from having indoctrinated sucess over decades. The same problem I had with Liverpool fans until recently. Whilst the ones on here are pretty magnanimous in defeat most of the ones I meet at the pub/match whatever are cocky pricks even if the other team wins. I was delighted when I saw the shit eating grin wiped off a few faces at the pub when Aguero scored in injury time at the end of last season. Only time I have ever seen United fans in tears.

Even apart from the fans, I generally dislike the United players more. In the current squad I genuinely dislike Rooney, Nani, Young, Ferdinand, Van Persie and Giggs. On a slight tangent but can someone honestly explain to me why Terry was absolutely shat on for having an affair with one of Wayne Bridge's ex's, stripped of the captaincy and berated by the media. Whereas Giggs was shagging his own brothers wife and as a result had a few days of scrutiny from the papers? That always pissed me off.

Clubs I like are Cardiff (dad was born there and supports them) and Juventus (always loved Del Piero and Buffon) but Chelsea are really the only ones I actively support.
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Love - Arsenal
Like - Bournemouth, Everton(mainly because Moyes is manager)
Dislike - Man City, Dirty Leeds, Aston Villa
Hate - Tottenham, Man Utd, Chelsea
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Love - Arsenal, Derby

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Dislike - West Ham, Leeds, Spurs

Hate - Man Utd, Barcelona, Stoke City, Birmingham, Leicester, Forest
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A lot of hate for United on here...good stuff.
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Love: Manchester United
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Dislike: Chelsea, Leeds, Barcelona
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Almost everything sky blue wrote is embarrassing bullshit.
I'd be interested to find out why you think this? I take it you are an armchair fan of a certain club? To tell you the truth, its not bullshit. OK so a guy cannot afford to go to games, fair enough. Can he still be a fan? yes... but only for the right reasons. The vast majority of fans here in England (match going ones, not your average Soccer AM watching, goal.com reader) is of the opinion that to support a club it has to be woven into your fabric. It's part of your lifestyle, part of who you are growing up and you carry that on into your adult life and pass it onto your kids.

My uncle suffered a head injury a couple of years back and now he is out of work because of it he has to cut his cloth a certain way and he simply cannot afford the expense of going to watch City on a regular basis. Is he still a genuine fan? Again, YES, because it is in his blood and he stood by the club though the rough and the dog shit rough. When we won the FA cup he rang me about an hour later and I could tell he was holding back the tears. When we won the league in May, he hugged me in the pub when I met him the day after for a celebration piss up and he started crying right there on the spot. Why? because his team is part of his DNA.

My boy is City mad at the moment but then again he is too young to know any different. If he were ever to come up to me in the future and say "Dad, I think I want to support Chelsea because I prefer the shade of Blue they play in" then I would have to sit him down and have a very long chat with him. I would rather tell me he was gay than to tell me he wants to support someone else. But I will try my best to make sure that will never happen. His first trip to Eastlands was when he was 6 months old. It's our church. Like my old man said to me when I was younger - you can latch onto United or Liverpool if you want, but don't ever expect me to take you to a game or buy you any of their merchandise. Football to many people is like a religion and that's what seperates a geniune fan who truely LOVES his club to your average internet / TV fan.

The club needs its merchandise sales, sure, but if it weren't for the 25-30,000 die hardy souls that turned up to games against the likes of Lincoln, York and Notts County in the late 90's I very much doubt the club would be in the position it is now. Infact, we would probably still be loitering around the lower leagues or even gone out of business. These fans derserve the glory and to gloat more than anyone else, because heaven knows we have had to put up with a mountain of shit over the years from our neighbours, both throughout school and at work.

In short and to summarise, its cool to choose a team to watch and want them to win, but its a totally different thing to truely love a club and show it. To claim to love a club that you either have no ties to or haven't even attampted to take time out of your life to follow is no different to a teenage girl spouting her love for Justin Bieber. IMO.
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Oh I'm not denying that, you'd have to be blind or just biased to be a United fan and try to defend some of the cretins in our support. I remember the FA Youth Cup (slowly becoming popular aways now with hardcore United fans) away game at Anfield in March 2011, was a cracking game with 600 United there and a good atmosphere, but 10 cunts at the back tried to start a hillsbrough song every 10 minutes and did an embarassing 'crush conga' down the stairs at halftime. Surprised they didn't get a twatting from within their own support with how pissed off most United fans were getting.

Also for the record, I've lived 50 minutes outside of Manchester the entire time I've supported Man Utd, and then FC Utd. To a degree I share your view about it being weird that certain people can claim to support one club, but then confess to be avid fans of maybe 8 other clubs, but being an out of towner I've always felt like Ian Brown says, 'its not where you're from, but where you're at'. I was brought up a United fan through family connections, although if circumstances were different I could easily have ended up a fan of another club. Since the day I've become a United supporter however, its always been about them and no-one else (and hell even my support for FC grew out of growing disillusion with how Man Utd had developed, if anything FC Utd are what I always wanted Man Utd to be, a callback to the club in the 70s and 80s if you will).
I remember that FA Youth cup game and the Hillsborough shit. You say it was 10, fair enough, I'm not calling you a liar, but the way it was reported and "word on the street" was that it was alot more than 10. But then again, these things do tend to get slightly exaggerated in terms of laying the blame. It's like Chinese whispers, what starts as 10 is soon 100 and then 100 etc...

As for the Ian Brown quote (classic!) I agree with you 100%. I might have come across the wrong way but it really is not where you are from but where you are at and if you were brought up a red and followed the rags for all the right reasons then fair fucks to you. A few of my mates are reds who go to Euro aways the lot. I can enjoy the banter with them but I find it very hard to engage in conversation with a gloating plastic.

I live in Peterborough, but like you I have been brought up a Blue as a kid. It's 3 hours on the train to "home" games with 2 or 4 of us travelling and its not cheap so the London, Midland and Anglia aways are a luxury as they are only an hour or hour and a half max. In the past I have come across Blues from as far away as Weymouth or even Sweden, but fuck me them lads bring a coach load over a few times a season and fair play to them, they wouldn't have it any other way. Like I say, its part of their lifestyle.

Anyway pal, do you still go OT or have you proper knocked that on the head now for Gigg Lane? I know a lad that does both, but in my opinion that sort of defeats the object, no?
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I remember that FA Youth cup game and the Hillsborough shit. You say it was 10, fair enough, I'm not calling you a liar, but the way it was reported and "word on the street" was that it was alot more than 10. But then again, these things do tend to get slightly exaggerated in terms of laying the blame. It's like Chinese whispers, what starts as 10 is soon 100 and then 100 etc...

As for the Ian Brown quote (classic!) I agree with you 100%. I might have come across the wrong way but it really is not where you are from but where you are at and if you were brought up a red and followed the rags for all the right reasons then fair fucks to you. A few of my mates are reds who go to Euro aways the lot. I can enjoy the banter with them but I find it very hard to engage in conversation with a gloating plastic.

I live in Peterborough, but like you I have been brought up a Blue as a kid. It's 3 hours on the train to "home" games with 2 or 4 of us travelling and its not cheap so the London, Midland and Anglia aways are a luxury as they are only an hour or hour and a half max. In the past I have come across Blues from as far away as Weymouth or even Sweden, but fuck me them lads bring a coach load over a few times a season and fair play to them, they wouldn't have it any other way. Like I say, its part of their lifestyle.

Anyway pal, do you still go OT or have you proper knocked that on the head now for Gigg Lane? I know a lad that does both, but in my opinion that sort of defeats the object, no?
It was a small group, they'd come together and were in the spoons pub near Lime Street prior to the game with about 50-60 United in there. Mostly anti-Liverpool but pro United songs getting an airing, e.g It was on a Famous Saturday, We are the pride of all Europe, Come and Join us at the top etc. Some lad (around 19) then began breaking into a hillsbrough chant, something along the lines of 'and tell Joe I don't wanna die' and about 6 United fans of around 35-40 who looked hard as fuck basically advised him to cut the shit out.

A lot joined in anti-scouse songs, e.g Murderers (though that's always been a Hesyel matter, although many try to incorporate into them 'killing their own fans') especially after we went 2-0 down and the Liverpool lad gave it the '5 times' gesture in front of the United end which led to a tense 5 minutes straight after. However barely anyone joined in with the mongs chanting 'crush crush' as they conga'd down the steps back to the concourse, and it was definitely a group of 10(at most 15-20 depending if people nearby joined in) who were at it all game, with most of United there just singing old school United songs and very generalised anti-Liverpool songs. I can't be doing with the Hillsbrough/Istanbul nonsense, it accomplishes nothing and just invites more Munich songs back, so I'll sooner stick to other ways to get under Liverpool and Leeds fans skin.

Yup, to me when you make a conscious decision to stick by a team through thick and thin, that's when you become a supporter. I don't begrudge any foreign fan willing to call themselves a supporter of a team even if they were to end up in the conference, its those who effortlessly jump from one bandwagon to the next that ruin it for others. Plus as much as I admire local supporters, it doesn't automatically make them great supporters atmosphere wise. Whilst the majority of mancunians embrace football with a passionate attitude, I can regale first hand numerous locals at Old Trafford who sat in their seat/stood in glum silence, just moaning for 90 minutes and being a chore to be near, before pissing off home on 80 minutes. To me my ideal supporter is someone there for a laugh, to have a sing-song, create some atmosphere and just approach the game with a relaxed and carefree mentality. People on talksport and the like spouting off an endless list of things wrong with the manager, tactics, players etc just annoy me no end more often than not.

Sacked OT off completely, last game was the 4-0 win against West Ham in September 2010. Was in the top tier of the Stretford End (normally the last decent part of the ground standing and atmosphere wise, K Stand still has some characters but they're far too spread out) and it was just horrificly dire, little passion and I honestly found myself bored and disillusioned. Everything felt slate and souless, and I honestly went back on the train home debating why I still kept coming when I detested Glazer and home games in general (paying between 28-36 regularly to be in a stale and tame atmosphere surrounded by people with a different footballing attitude) and ultimately realised that loyalty and support for United shouldn't lend itself to habitually attending games to keep justifying my support.

2 weeks later I popped down to FC and saw them get spanked 5-1 at home to Matlock Town, yet was surrounded by a passionate and jubilant atmosphere throughout. Needless to say I promptly went back regularly and really now just look out for the odd Carling Cup/FA Cup tie 'Big United' wise. Rochdale away in the FA Cup with FCUM is up there with some of the more electric United games I've ever attended, and it was amazing how much energy and enthusiasm I suddenly had for football again in those 90 minutes.

I know a few lads who follow other teams and share the same views as me largely in terms of how to support a team, being pro standing and having a laugh etc. So once in a while I pop down to a game with them, admittedly more for the day out with them and their mates and just to sort of take in another club's fan culture and see things from their perspective. Been to two Plymouth aways with a good mate, first one was Dagenham away 2 seasons back in a big late April relegation 6 pointer, fabulous day out and Argyle's support was truly immense for League 2 football. Then went to Burton last season with him as it was looking to possibly be Argyle's final ever game, they lost 2-1 but took close to 1400 whilst bottom of the football league and it being a 6 hour journey. THAT is dedication.

As for defeating the object....well I don't want to be one to tell people they shouldn't be going to see United at home. For me FC represents a form of escapism from the shallow premier league and will always be there for people who slowly become disillusioned with Big United and just want somewhere where they can watch cheap football with their mates and have some freedom to stand and sing. Whilst I do think people who openly oppose Glazer vocally but continue to put money his pocket might be a bit misguided, I respect the tremendous passion supporting a football team entails and won't be someone to have a go at someone for giving in to that passion.

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I was at the Rochdale/FCUM game you mentioned, Segunda. T'was my first ever pitch invasion.
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