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Old 11-09-2006, 19:36   #1
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Why did you choose the football team that you support?

Following on from a couple of recent threads, what made you choose the club that you support now?

Although I was born in Watford and lived in Hemel all my life (where the vast majority of support is for Watford), I support Luton because my dad used to take me to games from the about age of 5 and there's no way he'd have let me become a Hornet . Caused a lot of conflict whilst at school (and I still get aggro today over it), but I wouldn't consider supporting anyone else.

Also, if you support more than one team, who would you side with if they drew each other in a cup game?

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Old 11-09-2006, 19:41   #2
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Yeovil Town. Was born here. And have lived here all my 30 years.

2nd Team is Liverpool, was the team everyone followed at School when I was 8. Always been the 2nd team ever since.

Yeovil v Liverpool - FA Cup 4th January 2004. In the Yeovil End. Took me quite a while to 'forgive' Liverpool for the way they behaved in that game.
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Old 11-09-2006, 19:46   #3
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Grew up in Fallowfield in Manchester!

Manchester has only one team!

That's about it, family support the Blues!

I Love City
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Old 11-09-2006, 19:47   #4
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My mum watched United through the 50s and 60s, so became a United fan at 7 years old.
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:00   #5
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Got taken to Chelsea V QPR at Stamford Bridge as a kid and supported Chelsea ever since, still remember walking up the stairs to the Shed End and the view as you got to the top.
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:05   #6
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Grew up in S.Manchester, everyone at school supported City when I was about 7 or 8. I hated the light blue strip and liked to be different so started following Utd.
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:10   #7
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You get to choose? I wish someone had told me!
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:12   #8
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True story, fave player back around 1990 was Ian Rush as he scored loads and had the same forename as me. The rest is history...
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:15   #9
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Live in Aberdeen, support Aberdeen! What bugs me is all the Aberdonians wondering around in Celtic or Rangers tops - glory hunting or what??
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:23   #10
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Aston Villa because when I was 9 I moved to Birmingham and lived on Trinty road,the road the ground is based on.I was just getting into football so I started following them.

David Platt and Tony Daley where my favourite players to start with.
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:31   #11
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Liverpool...

John Barnes, because as a young black kid going to a racist school...he was a God. Everyone supported Villa and Blues and since I couldn't fit in, I may as well stand out.

God I took some kickings for that decision.

Not having a father and being left footed meant I could tell everyone he was my dad.
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:34   #12
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Was taken to Hillsbrough at age 7 for first time day of Bradford fire. Still go with my dad who went to games with his dad. From Rotherham but always been a Wednesday family, which doesnt go down well here. Season ticket holder every year since 1989.
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:36   #13
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When i was a kid i wasn't allowed to watch football. My Dad was a Rugby man, so he wouldnt have it in the house.

When I grew old enough to start to realise there was this game out there (when I went to prep school aged 10), I started to get to watch a little bit on the school's telly every now and then.

There was a team that played the game beautifully well, called Liverpool. I used to love the way they passed the ball. The rest is history.
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:42   #14
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(when I went to prep school aged 10), I started to get to watch a little bit on the school's telly every now and then.
Prep School?? School had a telly?

I'm gonna start calling you Little Lord Fontleroy
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:43   #15
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My Uncle took me to my first Spurs game when I was too young to remember - always supported them since.

I don't live that close to the ground but I tenuously live in London (just) so that's good enough for me! London's a big place mind...
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:54   #16
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Brought up in the Cotwolds. Nearest big club nearby was based in Birmingham (about 40 miles away). Villa had some great players in the late 70's - early 80's so chose them over the other midland clubs.
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Old 11-09-2006, 20:55   #17
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Born in Newcastle, lived there all my life. Never understood people having a 'second' team.
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Old 11-09-2006, 21:07   #18
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Lived on the IOW all my life and the 2 'local' clubs are Pompey & Soton - When I started getting into football and wanting to go everyweek,,I chose Pompey, as they were nearer, cheaper/easier to get to, The Dell was a ******** and at the time Pompey were Division 3 and Soton Division 1 so it didn't fee3l like joining a bandwagon.

My second team is Hamburg SV as they're the local side to where my mum came from, and I've actually followed them longer than Pompey, but Pompey are my local team and the team I've seen the most, so get precidence (not that they're likely to play each other anyway). Also have a soft spot for West Ham as one of the apprentices there stayed at my gran's guesthouse in the early 70's and used to play football with me when I was about 5 (no idea of his name though) and gave me some hammers stuff like a scarf and badges.
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Old 11-09-2006, 21:22   #19
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Grew up in Fallowfield in Manchester!

Manchester has only one team!
Ditto. That's exactly why I support United.

There's only one team in Manchester who can play football.
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Old 11-09-2006, 21:33   #20
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My grandad was a southend Utd supporter.

Lived here most of my life

Always followed them, from moving to another town (then back sharpish) to my time away at University

Put up with jokes about it for most of my life, ('Who do you support?' 'Southend' 'No I meant a proper team. I mean a premiership team.')

I dont understand people who have second teams
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