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09-03-2019, 08:29   #61
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Anyway regardless I wish people would try to go to LOI games if you haven’t been because the more people go the better our league will become and this should reflect on our national team too
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And it's not just Irish people,
People all over the world support English teams.
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I remember seeing a fight on a Saturday afternoon in a pub in Drimnagh between Liverpool and Man United fans, I will never ever get over the sight of Irish men fighting each other wearing British soccer jerseys.
I honest to god saw a fella squaring up to the ref (on the telly) before. Honest to god. Was a Man United match also as it happens. His mates telling him to leave it. Just mind boggling.
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Acrington Stanley.
Who are they?

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But not as slow as Omackeral (although, he's quick with the ninja edits)

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The Welsh have it worse then us.

They have clubs playing in the English Premier League
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And you'd never support any team, and so the possibility of changing allegiance is irrelevant. County being where they are from not the GAA team.
Guess where the people going to see Dundee United are from. Guess where Bolton Wanderers fans are from. Guess where those at Birmingham City are from. Applies to the folks of those locations so why not here at home unless it's GAA?
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I think it's pretty impossible to support football in this country without liking an English team. So much about supporting sport is association from childhood so I don't have an issue with people liking English teams.

The only thing I find a bit strange is people that supposedly love football and pride themselves on being Irish but pointedly ignore, or even denigrate, the domestic league at every opportunity.

Its equally weird to see them effecting the trappings of supporting a local team in a ground but in a pub and the team on question is in a city that at best, most of them will see once or twice if at all.

Also people that don't watch a football team regularly and just watch on TV but to be fair, I think this is more a generational thing these days.

Do think it pointless getting worked up about it though. It won't change. Just enjoy what you have.

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For me I follow Arsenal as I was born in London and lived there for 6 years. Arguably my actual local team should be Leyton Orient, and I do have an affinity with them (keep an eye on their results at least), but most of my family who are North London based are either Spurs or Arsenal, so it was a straight up and simple choice for me, and I landed on the red side and regret absolutely nothing.
You seem to have an actual connection. Makes sense to anyone that you'd support them.
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Guess where the people going to see Dundee United are from. Guess where Bolton Wanderers fans are from. Guess where those at Birmingham City are from. Applies to the folks of those locations so why not here at home unless it's GAA?
Because the best of GAA is local, the best of soccer isnt.
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And it's not just Irish people,
People all over the world support English teams.
Absolutely... but they don't profess to hate the English national team in the very next breath.
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Who are they?

Edit, too slow.

But not as slow as Omackeral (although, he's quick with the ninja edits)
*heavy scouse accent*

Exactly!
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The Welsh have it worse then us.

They have clubs playing in the English Premier League
Sure Celtic are more Irish than any team in Ireland and look where they are.
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ill still be watching MOTD later but I was at bohs last night so I’ve served my penance! I don’t even support an English team but like the prem and champs league
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Because the best of GAA is local, the best of soccer isnt.
Suppose people following teams in League One, League 2 and the Conference are just kinda eejits then? Why follow anyone outside the top couple of tiers?
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and I landed on the red side and regret absolutely nothing.
The last 13 years of Wenger's Arsenal career?





























I know, I know - People in glass houses...
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