Originally Posted by tayto lover
Went to work in London after my Leaving Cert exams.
Lived around the corner from Highbury stadium and started going to Arsenal matches. Great year to start following the club, 1971 the first double year. Went to all home games and many away too.
Returned to live in Dundalk years later and have been attending Dundalk games since. I also go to Gaelic games and even went to one Rugby match, Ireland v England. I enjoy all sports except Cricket.
I often refer to Arsenal and Dundalk as “us” or “we”. No apologies either as I feel a part of both clubs. They are also a part of me.
Yeah but you actually lived in Highbury and went to the matches even if years ago.
And you go to Dundalk matches.
It is not like listening to some plonker in a bar talk about WE when he is shouting for Barcelona and the fooker has never been near the place in his life. Likewise with the fans of lots of English clubs.
I would really like Juve and Alteti, but I would never refer to them with WE.
I have never been at any of their matches or in their stadia.
Passing outside doesn't count in my eyes.
Originally Posted by Alf Veedersane
I know of one chap from Greystones try to explain why he supported Dublin even against Wicklow without using the word 'bandwagon'...
Half of North and East Wicklow thinks they are dubs.
Greystones and Enniskerry being two of the absolute worst.
Hell underage Wicklow soccer is a disaster these days because all the clubs now play in Dublin leagues.
Originally Posted by artvanderlay
I support Man Utd because when I was kid, I was left in the house alone one day, and was bored out of my mind. I hated football until that point, but for some unknown reason I sat and watched the 1990 FA Cup semi-final between United and Oldham, and it was cracker ending 3-3. I supported United that day because I prefer the colour red! I loved Mark Hughes and Bryan Robson straight away, real gung-ho players. I watched the replay 3 days later which Utd won, and then the final and replay which United again won dramatically. This was my initiation into the joys of English football. I thought it was always going to be like that! From that point on I supported United, and I believe our fates have been intertwined ever since. Good years in my personal life have tended to coincide with good times for Utd. 2013 was the worst year of my life, from literally a few weeks after Fergie's last game, and it's been pretty **** ever since, but in the past few months, there has been an upturn and a change in attitude in both myself and United. We lost our way,
Convenient you started supporting united just as they were starting their winning streak.
Why wouldn't you support the underdogs Oldham that day?
After all they had couple of Irish guys in their team whereas united had none.