Discussion in 'Pitchside - Football Forum' started by Jase, Mar 14, 2017.
Even as an admin, I can't know that.
West Ham - its a historical thing partly from the '60s but I always liked the way that West Ham tried to play football back then.
Swansea - well, they're Welsh and I lived there for a short time (even if the place is full of 'Jacks' !!!!!).
Man City just for giving me that beautiful 'AGUEROOOOOOOOO' moment; snatching the title from under Man U's noses, Fergie thinking they had won it and then gesturing for his players to get off the field, Michael Owen taking his coat off to get involved in the title celebrations and then realising, Phil Jones looking baffled as to what was going on, the Man U fans clapping and cheering then all stopping as one when they heard about the City goal, the Sunderland fans mocking them.
My god, that was a truly amazing moment.
If I wasn't a Liverpool fan I might have voted for them just for how they did bayern in 1999
That just came to my mind after reading anfieldcats post.
But it was never an option under these circumstances.
I dont like premier league teams generally. I can appreciate them (like Leicester) but as they are in the way of LFC winning I dont get that close, but I like some lower league teams like Nottm Forest ! and I like quite a few forieign teams !
I'll never forget Cisse celebrating with the City players because they avoided relegation
Southampton for the spirit of the Dell in the 70s when even we struggled to get points and for doing a number on ManU in 1976. West Ham from the same era esp liked Ray Lampard and Trevor Brooking. Bournemouth for being far better than they've any right to be and earning respect
Am I a football fan or a Liverpool fan? Liverpool is football and football is Liverpool. I have absolutely no interest in any other team.
Special mentions go out to the following:
Chelsea: A small time outfit who have bought success. Unfortunately, they played anti football to achieve it. When Abramovich goes, the money will go, the success will go, and their so called fans will disappear. They'll always be small time.
Arsenal: The ultimate media creation. Pick up any London newspaper and all you'll read is how wonderful they are. Until they lose. Then there's a campaign to sack the manager. Their fans are exactly the same. They're lordy little picks with a sense of entitlement, who believe they're the greatest. Until they lose. Then they want to sack the manager. No loyalty whatsoever.
Everton: They're so used to not winning anything that it's expected now. Instead, their sole aim every season is to try to win a point from us. Failing that, their fans are happy for their players to just injure as many of ours as they can. Truly bitter. Whenever I feel depressed, I just think of Everton and I laugh for days. Joke club.
There is only one team in world football that I would find myself in any way torn over were they to play Liverpool. Even then it would come down to whether or not we needed the three points. That team is Oldham Athletic.
The rest can all fuck off. I particularly detest - with the heat of a thousand dying stars - "fans" of clubs who merely jumped on a bandwagon and know absolutely fucking NOTHING about them prior to whatever period of success they had. Arsenal fans are the fucking worst for that, parading around like their team is god's gift to football, bleating about how other teams aspire to play like them, yet know absolutely nothing of the way they used to play prior to Wenger (or can even name a manager prior to Wenger). Citeh and Chelsea fans are the same. And don't get me started on fucking well United. Current team poised to adopt this nonsense is Spurs.
Poised? It's already started a couple of seasons ago....
I suppose this is where I have to own up and confess to wanting Everton to do well, but not better than us. Both my dad and his dad were Everton fans, and the first match I ever went to was at GP. Seems like they thought 'job done' as I don't remember going there again as a child. Something then happened, I don't what, perhaps it was the mystique of Shankly reaching out to me. Melwood was only a couple of miles away after all. Anyway, by the time Everton won the Cup in '66, I was a Red. It would be great if Everton could join us in the tri-city domination of the PL, so long as they know their place and don't get uppity like Man City have!
Of the current PL teams the only other one I feel anything for is Swansea. They've come up from the depths of the lower divisions and have manged to maintain a PL place for a while now. And not just that, but until recent ownership changes they managed to compete while keeping local ownership, including having 20% of the club owned by a supporters trust. There's also the John Toshack connection. He took them from the fourth division to the top of the old first division in just four seasons.
If there has to a third team from the current PL then it would be Burnley. For similar reasons to Swansea; small club, diligently worked their way up, although Swansea do play more attractive football than Burnley. If Newcastle were in the current Prem. then they would be my third choice. Apart from their total lack of success in my lifetime, they are very similar to us; a northern working class club with a great ground and fantastic fans.
When my younger brother was 5 or 6, he went through a very difficult time of trying to decide which team to support. Being that much older and wiser, I tried to guide him into making the right choice, educating him on which teams were rubbish, which teams had gay fans, and which supporters ate poo.
Just as I'd convinced him to make the only sensible decision, and support Liverpool, my sister did the most disgusting thing imaginable; She bought him an Everton easter egg, complete with Everton mug.
From that moment, he decided that he was going to support Everton. No way was that happening. Every morning, I'd line that mug with salt, so that anything he put in there made him sick. I deliberately broke the handle off, but he still used it. I even told him that supporting Everton meant that he'd never have a girlfriend, but nothing seemed to work.
Then one day, when he was around 6 or 7, he came up to see me. He told me that he'd been thinking about things and decided that he wasn't going to support Everton any more. I was relieved and elated. I enquired as to why he'd changed his mind, and he explained that there were lots of reasons. Then this innocent little 7 year old boy looked up at me, and in a sad voice added, "and because they're shit."
Simples....soft spot for Newcastle United, mostly because I grew up in Newcastle. Most of my old friends are Newcastle fans, and been to plenty of the games at St.James park too - a great ground. With Rafa there now, they are even easier to like.
Easily one of the greatest sporting dramas of my lifetime, made all the more beautiful by the fact it wiped the smile off Old Bacon Face's bonce...
Liverpool, first, second and if I must chose a 3rd.. The Liverpool Reserves of course.
The City thing is more schadenfreude though - on the day, the enemy of my enemy was my friend kinda thing. For a moment in time I was cheering City on, purely to inflict grief on our biggest rivals. When the dust settled though, and I was finished laughing at the gormless looks on the United fans' faces, normal service was resumed.
Christ, even this past weekend saw me briefly supporting Chelsea, FFS. Chelsea!
*jumps in the shower and begins to scrub manically*
Today and for a long time I've only liked/loved Liverpool don't care for any other club to be honest, but I sort of liked Chelsea pre oil money days when they were the senior home for former Seria A stars Arsenal back when they could challenge United for the title, their french delight days. Swansea when Laudrup coached them (one of my football heroes) Leeds when they had Kewell in his prime and Boro when they had Juninho. mainly I was just a fan of them two players... mmmm guess that's it.
barca, having been there, roma, having been there on 01' the night rome went mad when they won the title.
York city...awesome town, brighton.
definitely has to be liverpool, miles ahead of any other club. growing up in singapore, the onus is either to support either the scum or pool. that said, my dad tried to brainwash me when i was still a wee little boy, even till the extent of buying a beckham replica jersey. but alas, his effort was wasted when i hear the roar of anfield singing YNWA through the telly. and hey, the romanticist in me fell in love with the club.
but i do have a soft spot for the invincibles of arsenal in that season. there was a sort of smoothness and poetry to their play. it left a deep impression on me to want to emulate bergkamp on the pitch. but i guess you could said it failed cause i went back to playing defensive mid in no time.
Next season my mistress will be moving into town....
My first ever match was at the Goldstone Ground...
Spent my Saturdays watching Brighton...
Going to be fun to be able to watch Liverpool and Brighton both play on the telly...
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