(Original post by TM94)
If you don't understand by now, no offence but you never will.
Football is the
sport of the UK and a dominant part of British culture.
I was brought up by my dad and grandads to love, watch and play football.
I did fall in love with the game, majestically simple, accessible but so hard to master.
Honestly, I don't know what I'd do without
football being part of my life.
I must play it about 3 times a week, not to mention going to the matches or watching them on the weekend.
Make no mistake, the sport has shaped a lot of things in my life: Life-long friends being one of them.
Being from Newcastle as well, if you're in a pub / school / anywhere with friends and if you are talking to a stranger (male) you will almost always find a common thing to talk about through football or more specifically Newcastle United.
Football is the heartbeat of Newcastle with the stadium being right in the middle of the city and this obsession is infectious I guess, pretty much everyone is aware of the team here.
I love the sport, when my team got relegated it was one of the worst experiences of my life, this sounds pathetic but I honestly didn't want to leave my house or anything I was just numb.
When Sunderland nearly beat us this season, I probably wouldn't have turned up for 6th form the next day even.
The supporters have a lifelong bond to the club, a marriage if you will. It gives people pride and hope to see a team representing their own area do well, a means of forgetting your own problems and just getting lost in the passion of it all.