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    (Original post by IceJJFish(II))
    I'm a fan because my dads a fan. My dads a fan because when he came to UK he'd never heard of football, he didn't understand the concept of local teams etc. so everyone picked Liverpool or United. Do i pass?
    Weird, my granddad came here (Birmingham) from Belfast in the 50's and went to the Villa for cheap, which is how my dad became a fan and how I became a fan.

    If you've got a club on your doorstep why not support those?
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Weird, my granddad came here (Birmingham) from Belfast in the 50's and went to the Villa for cheap, which is how my dad became a fan and how I became a fan.

    If you've got a club on your doorstep why not support those?
    My dad came and was:

    a) Poor
    b) not into football/clueless bar what he heard at school

    He didn't know what local clubs meant to people etc. So he grew up supporting United, as did I. It's hard once you've attached yourself to a club to change to a local one (especially when my local club are big rivals with United). I may be defined as a glory supporter but i don't care. When i'm older i'll get a season ticket to OT no sweat.
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    (Original post by IceJJFish(II))
    It's hard once you've attached yourself to a club to change to a local one (especially when my local club are big rivals with United). I may be defined as a glory supporter but i don't care. When i'm older i'll get a season ticket to OT no sweat.
    It's not hard, that's a complete myth. One of my mates was a Blackburn fan in the 90's then switched to Blues. One of my teachers grew up an MU fan (from London) then started going to Blues and is now a massive Blues fan. It's hard if you care what other people will think of you maybe.

    There are exceptions to supporting non local teams but not many. We've got loads of fans ourselves but what have they ever had to cheer really?

    If MU fall off and start seriously struggling I bet you a lot of people will find it easier.
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    As much as I'm not that bothered by others supporting a non-local team, I would probably end up going to games of my new local team if I ever moved to a new part of the country.

    As for it being hard to change teams, I don't know why you have to. Why can't you support two teams? I wouldn't stop supporting West Brom if I did move and start going to someone else's games.
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    Why the **** is there football talk in this thread
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    (Original post by TheMagicRat)
    As much as I'm not that bothered by others supporting a non-local team, I would probably end up going to games of my new local team if I ever moved to a new part of the country.

    As for it being hard to change teams, I don't know why you have to. Why can't you support two teams? I wouldn't stop supporting West Brom if I did move and start going to someone else's games.
    Excellent points.

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    Why the **** is there football talk in this thread
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    It's not hard, that's a complete myth. One of my mates was a Blackburn fan in the 90's then switched to Blues. One of my teachers grew up an MU fan (from London) then started going to Blues and is now a massive Blues fan. It's hard if you care what other people will think of you maybe.

    There are exceptions to supporting non local teams but not many. We've got loads of fans ourselves but what have they ever had to cheer really?

    If MU fall off and start seriously struggling I bet you a lot of people will find it easier.
    How is it easy? You grow an affiliation to the club, it becomes a part of your life. My local team are Leeds United, how is it easy for me to go from supporting their bitter rivals to them? And how can I support them both?

    End of the day mate, I'll stick to United and you to Villa. You can have your local club high ground, I'll have the trophies :laugh:


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    (Original post by IceJJFish(II))
    How is it easy? You grow an affiliation to the club, it becomes a part of your life. My local team are Leeds United, how is it easy for me to go from supporting their bitter rivals to them? And how can I support them both?
    It's a nonsense. People don't switch teams cos it's seen as sacrilege in football.

    It is in fact very easy. Leeds tickets can't be much. Go to matches with your mates, for cheap, and be seen as a supporter not a customer. What's not to like? After a few matches you'll be fine.

    End of the day mate, I'll stick to United and you to Villa. You can have your local club high ground, I'll have the trophies :laugh:
    Villa don't have trophies :confused:

    4th highest in England? Taking us for any Brentford or Oxford.

    Also have you ever been to a parade? If you haven't then your point is void.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    It's a nonsense. People don't switch teams cos it's seen as sacrilege in football.

    It is in fact very easy. Leeds tickets can't be much. Go to matches with your mates, for cheap, and be seen as a supporter not a customer. What's not to like? After a few matches you'll be fine.



    Villa don't have trophies :confused:

    4th highest in England? Taking us for any Brentford or Oxford.

    Also have you ever been to a parade? If you haven't then your point is void.
    How is it a nonsense? Why don't you try supporting West Brom for a few weeks then? How can you change to support a bitter rival :confused:

    I do go to leeds games sometimes, not much more because got some racist abuse from own fans (yes not much and yes common everywhere but not the only one who complains about this).

    Cba going through the trophies point because Villa are a historical club.

    No I haven't been to a parade because I can't afford to get down to Manchester for that.


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    (Original post by Eboracum)
    That is silly, but it doesn't matter where you are from to be honest. What matters is that you love your club. Anything else is snobbery. It's this "high ground" argument you get from some. The reality is the big clubs (and I include clubs such as Leeds, Forest, Newcastle) have fans from all over the world. And that's a beautiful thing for me.



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    Absolutely not, support your local team.
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    In my opinion, the best British albumn of all time is 'London Calling' by the Clash.


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    Most of the people who insist you can only support your local team probably have a sunday league or semi pro team down the road. Support your local team as long as they're in the premier league amirite?
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Absolutely not, support your local team.
    I quoted you before, can you please respond. Thanks.


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    (Original post by IceJJFish(II))
    How is it a nonsense? Why don't you try supporting West Brom for a few weeks then? How can you change to support a bitter rival :confused:
    I've been to a couple of their games before, as I have with Blues. When they aren't playing us I wish them well so that is air.

    I do go to leeds games sometimes, not much more because got some racist abuse from own fans (yes not much and yes common everywhere but not the only one who complains about this).
    I know they are racist tbf, legit reason not to support them but surely there are other clubs you could go to.

    No I haven't been to a parade because I can't afford to get down to Manchester for that.
    Not really fair to say you've had trophies then, not over me if you've not actually been to the cup win or parade. When we win something again (we will), I will be out here doing this ting and actually celebrating the trophy win with the rest of Birmingham.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    In my opinion, the best British albumn of all time is 'London Calling' by the Clash.
    I agree.
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    (Original post by IceJJFish(II))
    I quoted you before, can you please respond. Thanks.


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    whats you on about guv?
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    (Original post by Fideo)
    Most of the people who insist you can only support your local team probably have a sunday league or semi pro team down the road. Support your local team as long as they're in the premier league amirite?
    No you're not right. Villa are my nearest club at any level. I live within walking distance of the ground.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    No you're not right. Villa are my nearest club at any level. I live within walking distance of the ground.
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    "Most"
    Cool evidence provided.
 
 
 
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