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Fuck the Premier League. Proper football fans support their local team.

That's not to say the prem is less entertaining, some great football, but imagine supporting a team that is bound to a location you have never visited, let alone have a connection to.

Edit, I am still buzzing from beating Liverpool at the Kop end

 
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Fuck the Premier League. Proper football fans support their local team.

That's not to say the prem is less entertaining, some great football, but imagine supporting a team that is bound to a location you have never visited, let alone have a connection to.

Edit, I am still buzzing from beating Liverpool at the Kop end

Southampton is (was) my local team. No ground above probably tier 9 closer to the house I grew up in than St Mary's. I do also generally get a season ticket for the club wherever I'm living. Was previously Dulwich Hamlet, then Maidenhead but nothing this year due to baby. Saints will always be my club though because they were my closest club as a boy. Even now I don't live there I get to 5 or 6 home games and a few aways a year.
 

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Fuck the Premier League. Proper football fans support their local team.

That's not to say the prem is less entertaining, some great football, but imagine supporting a team that is bound to a location you have never visited, let alone have a connection to.

Edit, I am still buzzing from beating Liverpool at the Kop end

So what about those who don't have any (decent) local team? I first went to school c. 1972, and when then asked which team I support I picked the obvious top newsworthy team, Leeds. Yes, you might say shallow, but I stuck with them, thick and (very) thin. Am I not a 'proper' fan?
 

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So what about those who don't have any (decent) local team? I first went to school c. 1972, and when then asked which team I support I picked the obvious top newsworthy team, Leeds. Yes, you might say shallow, but I stuck with them, thick and (very) thin. Am I not a 'proper' fan?
What has "decent team" got to do with anything? You don't support a team because they are winning, you support a team because they are local, or not necessarily local, but you at least need a connection. Edit, win or lose, you still go to watch them play, and it means something.

I could just decide I support Arsenal because they are top of the table.
 

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Also what happens if your local team gets to the premier league? You just stop supporting them?
 

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Also what happens if your local team gets to the premier league? You just stop supporting them?
No, you just carry on supporting them, but you don't pick a team because you saw them on the TV.

I just don't get where people find the connection. Like I say, I could decide I support Arsenal (or City ofc) because they were winning. I saw them on match of the day and can buy their shirt at Sports Direct. Proper fan, man and boy.

Edit, I can guarantee there was more celebration and pride in Cobblers beating Liverpool in front of the Kop than any Liverpool cup result.
 
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But my connection to a premier league team is that I grew up about a mile away from their ground?
 

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What has "decent team" got to do with anything? You don't support a team because they are winning, you support a team because they are local, or not necessarily local, but you at least need a connection. Edit, win or lose, you still go to watch them play, and it means something.

I could just decide I support Arsenal because they are top of the table.
At 5 years old?
 

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My choice was tradition, in essence my dad supported Chelsea thus I picked them in the mid 80s.
 

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Back to the point. I think the PL have backed themselves into a corner by accepting that PIF is not the Saudi Government/Royal Family. They can't row back on that, and surely now they can't say no to other Saudi companies that are clearly bankrolled by the Royal Family. Grim situation.
 

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Would be a real "careful what you wish for" to the Glazers out crowd
Football fans will sell their soul to any sugar daddy who bats their eyelids at them. The Glazers are hated because they took more than they gave.
 

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"I can't wait to put England out of the world cup"

Kieffer Moore 2022
 

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Very disappointing to have played so poorly throughout all 3 games. Thought we might have a reaction tonight but it wasn't to be. Bale being hauled off at half time says it all really.
 

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