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  1. 03 Mar '08 10:09
    do man u fans and chelsea fans still get a buzz when they win the premier league or any of the domestic cups? knowing that they have much bigger budgets than the other clubs, doesnt that spoil the fun. or are they happy just winning no matter what?
  2. 05 Mar '08 21:28
    no man u, chelsea fans out there?
  3. 05 Mar '08 23:35
    Not any that actually go to games.
  4. 06 Mar '08 00:00
    Originally posted by Hopster
    Not any that actually go to games.
    LOL!!!!

    NICE ONE....LOVE IT!
  5. 06 Mar '08 02:45
    It will probably upset the usual suspects on here.

    Then we can all have an armchair debate about who has won the most trophies. As though that is what supporting a football team is all about.

    Then we might get some good excuses like:

    I live in Ireland.

    I live 200 miles away and can´t go to games.
    - well support your local team then
    My uncle took me to Old Trafford when I was a kid.
    - not one lie, but two.
    My local team are rubbish.
    - now we are getting somewhere you insecure glory hunter.

    They also tend not to be anywhere near so fanatical when their team has lost. Usually coming out with the line, Oh I don´t really like football or I wasn´t following the match - what happened.

    I particularly like the fact that whoever is the big clubs star player of the moment, is immediately the BEST player in the world.

    Most of the non-attendees are still insecure 13 year olds.

    None of this is aimed at those that support the big clubs and actually attend at least six games a year (or at least used).

    BTW I have been to Old Trafford 12 times, Arsenal 6, Chelsea 6, Liverpool 5 among the 500 or so games I have attended in the flesh.
  6. 06 Mar '08 05:08
    Originally posted by Hopster
    It will probably upset the usual suspects on here.

    Then we can all have an armchair debate about who has won the most trophies. As though that is what supporting a football team is all about.

    Then we might get some good excuses like:

    I live in Ireland.

    I live 200 miles away and can´t go to games.
    - well support your local team then
    My uncle too ...[text shortened]... times, Arsenal 6, Chelsea 6, Liverpool 5 among the 500 or so games I have attended in the flesh.
    ehe
    what's your club?
    500 games? I think during my whole life I watched maybe 100 games... in television...
    But I support you.. now everyone likes to support one of the "big clubs", when 90% of the time, they have no connection to them. Reason? maybe to annoy friends in school. Then it grows into them, and that's it. They support the club without a reason to start with.
    As for me, I'm for a very small club. Why? Because it's MY town's club. Because I played there in juniors. Because they suck, but they're the greatest.
    As for the 1st division clubs, I have 1-2 preferences. But if one of them loses, I really don't care. They don't mean anything to me.
  7. Standard member Rooney Once a Blue
    Always a Red
    06 Mar '08 05:35
    I live 6000 miles away so I can't make any games.
    However I have seen Manchester United play live about 400 times, including the CL final in Barcelona in 1999.

    United fans that I know get a massive buzz from winning the Premier League. Its far more important than the CL or FA Cup.

    The standards are so high now that almost every week its a disaster in we draw a game because Chelsea or Arsenal can go on a 10 game winning run.

    Also Manchester United have the extra incentive to get to 18 League Titles. currently we are on 16, when we get to 18 we match Liverpool, then when we hit 19, thats just going to be unthinkably awesome.

    So each Premier League Title is very special.
    We would like to win the CL, very much but it means nothing compared to winning the league over 38 games.

    It actually is better than ever right now because there are 3 teams that are so strong, its a real competitive battle.
    In the late 90's and early 2000, it wasn't as exciting because we usually had the league tied up by March.
  8. 06 Mar '08 11:58
    Originally posted by Hopster
    It will probably upset the usual suspects on here.

    Then we can all have an armchair debate about who has won the most trophies. As though that is what supporting a football team is all about.

    Then we might get some good excuses like:

    I live in Ireland.

    I live 200 miles away and can´t go to games.
    - well support your local team then
    My uncle too ...[text shortened]... times, Arsenal 6, Chelsea 6, Liverpool 5 among the 500 or so games I have attended in the flesh.
    Please





    get off your high horse and belt up.
  9. 06 Mar '08 12:00
    Originally posted by Rooney Once a Blue
    I have seen Manchester United play live about 400 times
    ROAB, I don't think watching on the TV counts
  10. 06 Mar '08 12:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by serigado
    now everyone likes to support one of the "big clubs", when 90% of the time, they have no connection to them. Reason? maybe to annoy friends in school. But if one of them loses, I really don't care. They don't mean anything to me.
    Would you say you were fickle?
  11. 06 Mar '08 17:43
    Originally posted by Hopster
    Not any that actually go to games.
    i live in ireland. That means i have to book a flight any time i want to go to a game. You (if you live in England) have to hop on a train. The difference in price is enormous. It doesn't mean i amn't as avid a supporter as anyone else out there. I've supported United for as long as I can remember and they are my passion. I love my club. You should remember that there are people out there who've supported United for 40 years now. Through the good and the bad. Just cause the're currently one f the top sides doesn't mean that everyone who supports them is a gloryhunter
  12. 06 Mar '08 18:08
    Originally posted by jacko13
    i live in ireland. That means i have to book a flight any time i want to go to a game. You (if you live in England) have to hop on a train. The difference in price is enormous. It doesn't mean i amn't as avid a supporter as anyone else out there. I've supported United for as long as I can remember and they are my passion. I love my club. You should remember ...[text shortened]... urrently one f the top sides doesn't mean that everyone who supports them is a gloryhunter
    Well put Jacko.
  13. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    06 Mar '08 18:33
    Originally posted by jacko13
    i live in ireland. That means i have to book a flight any time i want to go to a game. You (if you live in England) have to hop on a train. The difference in price is enormous. It doesn't mean i amn't as avid a supporter as anyone else out there. I've supported United for as long as I can remember and they are my passion. I love my club. You should remember ...[text shortened]... urrently one f the top sides doesn't mean that everyone who supports them is a gloryhunter
    You don't have to justify yourself to somebody who exhibits the type of geographical and financial snobbery as Hopster.

    His troll is based purely on the fact that we are Irish. I don't know whether he is generally a bigot, or it is just a poor attempt at banter, but it's ridiculous in the extreme, considering the basic premise of his rant is that only rich people can be true supporters.

    D
  14. 06 Mar '08 19:40
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    You don't have to justify yourself to somebody who exhibits the type of geographical and financial snobbery as Hopster.

    His troll is based purely on the fact that we are Irish. I don't know whether he is generally a bigot, or it is just a poor attempt at banter, but it's ridiculous in the extreme, considering the basic premise of his rant is that only rich people can be true supporters.

    D
    i think you have missed the point of his post
  15. 06 Mar '08 19:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by jacko13
    i live in ireland. That means i have to book a flight any time i want to go to a game. You (if you live in England) have to hop on a train. The difference in price is enormous. It doesn't mean i amn't as avid a supporter as anyone else out there. I've supported United for as long as I can remember and they are my passion. I love my club. You should remember urrently one f the top sides doesn't mean that everyone who supports them is a gloryhunter
    how old are you?
    you say you have supported United all your life...if you are 13, so thats from 1999-2000?