I guess it's better to have it in here in it's own thread than cluttering up a far more important thread.
Wumminator used two distinct words. He said local fans were more important, which I think is fair (as long as they are the ones actually going to games and providing atmosphere). He also said they were superior fans, which I don't agree with. If I were local I'd be doing basically everything that the locals are doing, whereas I wonder how many local fans would put up with the disadvantages of following Utd if we swapped positions. I'm not saying they wouldn't support Utd in that case, but would they still be watching every match if they had to utterly throw their sleep schedule out twice a week, week after week, month after month to do so? Some certainly would, but let's be honest, there are also quite a lot of more casual fans that wouldn't be. I certainly wouldn't say that simply being local to the area automatically makes you a 'superior' fan.