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  1. Exactly the same for me. In 1985, i was 5 and got bought an Everton scarf and they were the best team in Europe. I could see them on TV very regularly, I could also collect the players panini stickers and see them featured n Match or Shoot. But I could never visit Goodison as I was a kid and none of my family supported them. Exposure to City was limited to me hearing my Dad listening to Radio Bristol coverage. Bristol City has always been in my blood though - my Great Uncle played for the club in the 1950s and my Dad used to go regularly in the 70s. So my first match was against Notts County in early 1988, when my Dad had a spare Saturday (and cash) to take me and my brother. But opportunities after that were pretty scarce so I would make do with listening to Radio Bristol and asking for the kit every year. Fast forward 10 years and I was old enough to get the bus to town and then drive to the Gate myself. So I did and came every week till I could afford a season ticket and then I also started going to most away games for a few years. But I was also old enough to drive myself to Goodison too. And so I would also go there 2-3 times a season. Now I live in the Midlands with 2 young kids - my first son is named Ashton and my second born is named after an Everton player. I now only get to see both teams 2-3 times a season but love them equally just like my kids. So you can support two teams - obviously seems weird to some, but all I can liken it to is like having two of your kids running in the same race at Sports day or maybe having dual nationality! By the way I don't recommend it at all - (it's borderline depression when both lose) , but I am tied in for life....
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