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Two Teams: Is it a cardinal sin? watch

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    Most football supporters tend to pledge allegiance to one football club, but some remain loyal to more. In my case the two sides I support are both large non-League clubs who last competed in the league in 1960 and 2010 respectively. These two teams have in recent years developed a strong rivalry ever since Gateshead beat Grimsby in the Playoffs and then Grimsby beat Gateshead 6-1 early the next season.

    If you're wondering why I support both of these teams, it's because I've spent about equal proportions of my life in these two towns, and so have a great deal of loyalty to my teams. I'm not a "plastic", I support my second team more passionately than some support their first. (But I will never chant "We all hate Grimsby"))

    Do you think that supporting multiple teams is wrong?

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    I wouldn't say it was wrong but I don't get it myself. If I had a second team it would definitely be Walsall - I wish them well, check on them, hope they can get promoted this season and all that but wouldn't say I support them.

    Doesn't help that most people I've known to support two clubs are dicks as well. "Barcelona are my Spanish team" :confused: or clubs for political/national/religious reasons, and all of it is stupid. I've known people who support a Premier League club which is quite far away but will also follow their local non league side which I think is OK and more understandable.

    Your example is a bit unusual though as the examples I gave are where the two teams supported don't compete in the same leagues so there is no clash and they aren't a threat to each other whereas yours are (correct me if I'm wrong).
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    Two is probably fine, I personally properly support 1 but will go and watch another 2 if they aren't playing or when the two play each other.

    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Your example is a bit unusual though as the examples I gave are where the two teams supported don't compete in the same leagues so there is no clash and they aren't a threat to each other whereas yours are (correct me if I'm wrong).
    They clash which other now but up until recently with Gateshead being in the Northern Premier League and Grimsby being as high as the Championship you would never have expected it to happen. So at the time he probably didn't see it coming.
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    Depends what you mean by support really, I have loads of teams I follow and will watch if I can (and I hope they win), but I don't really support them as such.
 
 
 
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