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cuntynutclusters-deactivated201 asked: sorry, i didnt mean to slag you off!, i used to have a soft spot for city because my folks are from round that neck of the woods! it just annoys me when i see people who could easily afford to go to matches, have the time to go to matches, and buy a shirt and say they support a team, lower league football clubs would do so much better if they had the money and attendance . looking out for a premier league teams scores works but they could support the teams who need it if you get me?
Don’t worry, i didnt take it as a slagging off! I apologise if it came across as such in my response! I was merely highlighting how fans could support their teams differently, of course i condem glory hunters. I think most football fans do!
I understand your point… And economically that is a good idea. But people could also pay a sky subscription, which is a similar cost, and watch better quality football on television.. I’m probably playing devil’s advocate here, because i agree with you. People should support lower league football more, and it is unfortunate that they dont, as so many are going into debt. Although im sure its more rewarding for you to see your team get promoted after 5 seasons of building a squad. Sometimes i wish i could get that feeling, others (when United are battering arsenal 8-2) i dont!
cuntynutclusters-deactivated201 asked: being a lower league supporter myself, what are your views on glory fans who 'support' united and chelsea from their armchairs rather than following their local team?
I don’t support Manchester United because they win everything, nor did i begin supporting them because they were local. The reason i began supporting United was because when I was young, my cousin, who i very much idolised, turned up at our house supporting a Manchester United shirt, from that day on, I readily welcomed all his hand me down shirts, with a particular purple Schmeichel one my favourite, and have supported United ever since. My love for them began before I knew what glory was. My point is, people support successful teams because they are prominent and easy to follow. These people are not football fans, look at all the people you talk about, and each one is not a true football lover. Of course to answer your question, my view on such ‘glory-hunting fans’ - and they do exist in abundance - is that they are not true football fans, as i’m sure 99% of football lovers will agree. However, just because somebody doesn’t follow their local team, doesn’t mean they are glory hunters. People form allegiances with teams depending on their values. And you obviously value geography closely. However, if someone valued style of football above geography in say Newcastle and supported Arsenal, would that be such a problem. Of course, a lot of people value glory above all else, and will support the successful teams, but be careful who you brand a glory hunter, they could have good reason to support their club!