Originally posted by Fleabitten
Since you were all so helpful regarding my Carling Cup inquiry (and I mean that sincerely), I have another football related question.
Let's say you're a supporter of a large club like Man U, Arsenal, Chelsea, etc. Would it be considered poor form to also support a club that is local, but eternally consigned to the lower levels?
Here in the States ...[text shortened]... ling for a club like Leyton Orient be the equivalent? Or would that get one a lot of stick?
thats totally different though, you mentioned two different sports, a football and a hockey team...that would be like supporting man utd and the wigan rugby team...it really doesn't matter. you would never get in the states someone supporting the yankees and the cubs. i think the only way in that you would get a person being a fan of 2 teams is that if they grew up in an area which had a pretty crappy soccer team so looked to the prem for a team to follow but still would go to the odd home game of their home club and continue to support them. i don't think those people are ever called glory hunters (unless they happen to choose a team that is starting to win things)
some of the english people here might correct me on this but i think that very few people in england would be solely a fan of a lower league club, i'd say at least 98% of soccer fans in england support if not a prem team then at least championship or possibly a league 1 side.
i'm from ireland, here the soccer is so bad we all look to either england or scotland for a team to follow but we would mostly always look at the results of our 'home' team and have some interest in going to games. plus the rep. of ireland has their season run through the summer so when the prem isn't on its a nice fall back if you want to watch some soccer. personally i would rather watch a baseball game though than an irish soccer match.
the mets don't usually stop winning until september then its back to the prem