Do you have a second ‘local team’?

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  1. Jun 11, 2019 at 11:57

    stepic Full Member

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    In what world would you support your local second team against your first team? Wouldn’t that just make your local team your first team? :houllier:
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    Brann Bergen in Norway. I actually supported a different Norwegian side for a long time (but not even close to the same affection I have for United), but after studying there for 3-4 years I became a fan.
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    El-Manos Full Member

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    I like Dortmund and my girlfriend is from there but I only support united. Been to the Dortmund stadium twice already though.
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    I don't have a second team, but I always hope that Nordic teams would go far in CL and EL. For example, Malmö FF in CL or HJK Helsinki EL a few seasons ago was interesting to follow.
  5. Jun 11, 2019 at 13:18

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    I went to uni in Leicester so consider them a bit of a second team - it basically only means if they win a game there's a modicum of joy about it, rather than the indifference that a win for most other club brings.
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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    Some people get all the luck.
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    Ah! I'm sure you've heard about it though. United were favourites to go to the final but lost 0-2 in Belgrade in the first leg. We didn't have George Best for the second leg and only managed a 1-0 win.
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    I think he said later that he thought about stopping the ball on the line, lying down, and heading it in.
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    Was on the east as well, 14y old with dad, uncle, their friend and uncles kid (he was 6 at the time). Also cheered a bit when Beckham scored but was angry about Tokics deflection when Keane scored.
    Remember whole stadium screaming Zuti Zuti since Prosinecki was on the bench with back problems. He gets in the game late on and scores of course, Maksimir erupted but it was too late. Alongside Zvezda in Maksimir when I was 5, my favorite match ever.
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    I remember now, we were on our way out but heard and saw the commotion, got back and saw Robi scoring a consolation goal. Still can't believe I watched the treble team a year after we won it all. :)
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    Charlton Athletic. Live couple of miles away from The Valley.
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    I am a season ticket holder at Solihull Moors (my local side). I have fallen out of love with premier league football ever since the oil money came here, and the fact that United is being run as a business rather than a football club. I used to get to Old Trafford atleast 5 or so times a season but havent done that now for a good 3/4 years.

    Id rather plough my money into a local team until the current ownership of the club changes. I still care about the club though, and get excited about games, but I only watch on the TV. I suppose my Sky and BT subs are still funding the club!

    If Solihull ended up playing Man Utd id be torn, partly because my local club would make a huge deal of money out of the fixture, and also the progression into the FA Cup next round (its the only way it could happen), which could go on to improve the facilities at the club!
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    Yes, of course, the best European campaign in Partizan's history.
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    Early second half, already 1-0 down and Denis missed a header when it seemed easier to score - inside the little box, only the keeper to beat and he hit the bar or put it over, can't remember which, but almost the worst miss of his career in perhaps the biggest match of his career as he was injured for Wembley '68.
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    After Benfica, we were sure we'd be in the final. I remember Nobby scoring our only goal late in the second half in the home leg but, all in all, it was pretty deflating.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Wouldn't say that seeing how both the teams are doing these days :p
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    nimic Curvy gay Scout

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    That's fascinating. How did that come about?
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    I live right next to Milan and I was in Tromsø last year for Erasmus (hoping to move there next year for my specialization).
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    Ace Krampus New Member

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    I mean, the Red Bulls have the name, the fans, the legacy (they were already the cumbersomely named NY/NJ Metrostars and have been a New York team for nearly 25 years at this point). That would be like being a Buffalo Bills fan because the Jets & Giants play in Jersey. I get it, but logistics are what they are. Personally I'm happy there isn't an NFL or "soccer-specific" stadium shoehorned somewhere onto Manhattan, like when they were discussing that white elephant of a stadium where Hudson Yards is now.
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    nimic Curvy gay Scout

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    I studied in Tromsø, it's a pretty nice city/town. And nothing beats the northern lights/midnight sun combo (even if they happen at opposite times of the year).
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    The under 9s i coach and yes..... if we played united, i would want us to floor them. In fact i get more joy from our wins than uniteds already.
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    Halftrack Full Member

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    Ouch, that's rough. I struggle to support them, and I'm from here. I mean, I like them and want them to do well, but they've been horrendously shit for almost 7 years, so I've kind of just given up on them ever doing anything of note again.
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    Garethw scored 25-30 goals a season as a right footed RW

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    Gloucester City because it’s where I grew up. I still go and watch them now and then, but they’ve been forced to ground share miles away for over 10 years since the last one flooded in 2007... which doesn’t help attendances or attract new fans. Pic below shows how bad it was.

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    They’ve been moved to the Conference North now having played in the South last season. It’s good for me because I can hopefully go and watch them when they play away at Altrincham and Curzon Ashton.

    It’s unlikely they’d play United but I’d always want United to win.
  31. Jun 11, 2019 at 21:15

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    But it feels different with the Giants and Jets who feel like NY teams, and are embedded into the sport culture of the city (media, fandom, even bars). I don't get that vibe with the Red Bulls. Same with NYCFC, but at least they're currently up in Yankee Stadium, and with time may draw a Bronx/Uptown crowd.

    I think MLS teams are realizing they need to be embedded in the cities they represent, as opposed to being in the suburbs. Beckham's team in Florida realizes this. So do Chicago Fire. LAFC's recent success is partly due to their location in a heavily populated neighborhood of LA.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Toronto FC and I'd always want them to win.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Aye, can't wait to go back to northern Norway!
    True, but I won't be complaining if they end up employing me next year, I can try to whip them into shape:lol:
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    MLS didn't exist yet when I started supporting United 20+ years ago and my city didn't have a team until just a few seasons ago - so I now support Atlanta United and Manchester United.
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    Don't remember anything at all about the second leg, especially that Nobby scored, so Thanks for that

    See...We learn something new every day.
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    The Villages SC, my newly adopted "local" club. It's USL League 2, a U23 development team, and really fun to watch. United would kill them.

    I have had a really hard time getting into Orlando City, they almost seem to make it difficult for me to get to games, or even see them on TV, so I haven't been to one.
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    It was Wimbledon pre 2004, but now obviously AFC Wimbledon (feck MK Dons). I always keep my fingers crossed for United v AFC in the FA Cup.

    I also have Chicago Fire as my closest team and would love to see a pre-season friendly.

    And I'd want United to win both.
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    The Western Sydney Wanderers. Were the first team that had some sort of respectable fan base here, got quickly shut down by the FFA though. Can't have people having fun and building an atmosphere.
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    FC Halifax and Bristol City. Would want Utd to win unless a friendly V Halifax.
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    Mr Pigeon baldy fatty bum bum

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    The mighty Raith Rovers. Had some cracking players in the early 00's and looked like they were going to be promoted from the first division to the Scottish Premiership. At the time there was a requirement that clubs have at least 10,000 seats available if they were in the top league, so the club spent hundreds of thousands that they borrowed (and through some help from their biggest supporter, former PM Gordon Brown) and started developing the stadium. And then they missed out on promotion. And all the good players fecked off. And a couple of years later they dropped down to the Second Division.