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antlers

Who is your premier league team?

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I have been asked this on a number of occasions, and it gets right on my tits. I have met a lot of people following City over the years and can honestly say not a single one supports another team in England as well as City.

However, having a conversation in work about the potential Liverpool cup tie, turns out a number of people 'support' City and Liverpool. A few others piped up saying they 'support' City and Man United etc. It baffled me that you can support 2 teams, I really done get it? I have not known of these people going to football on a regular basis, so it might just be an armchair thing. I know of a few fans who follow teams abroad as well as City, and i get that. A chance to go to another country and watch some footy with zero chance that the 2 teams will meet.

But I'm just curious if anyone is an active fan of another team in England i.e attend games for both City and a Premier League (or any other side for that matter?).

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3 minutes ago, antlers said:

I have been asked this on a number of occasions, and it gets right on my tits. I have met a lot of people following City over the years and can honestly say not a single one supports another team in England as well as City.

However, having a conversation in work about the potential Liverpool cup tie, turns out a number of people 'support' City and Liverpool. A few others piped up saying they 'support' City and Man United etc. It baffled me that you can support 2 teams, I really done get it? I have not known of these people going to football on a regular basis, so it might just be an armchair thing. I know of a few fans who follow teams abroad as well as City, and i get that. A chance to go to another country and watch some footy with zero chance that the 2 teams will meet.

But I'm just curious if anyone is an active fan of another team in England i.e attend games for both City and a Premier League (or any other side for that matter?).

Watch rangers 4 or 5 times a season .

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My father was a Cardiff City fan and started following Liverpool when John Toshack signed for them.  That’s stuck and I still have acsoft spot for Liverpool though I’m not a ‘supporter’ of course.  When we were at school in the 60s/70s we all had a second team in the first division, usually Spurs, Man Utd or Liverpool.  The other big team was Leeds Utd, but nobody liked them...

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40 minutes ago, antlers said:

I have been asked this on a number of occasions, and it gets right on my tits. I have met a lot of people following City over the years and can honestly say not a single one supports another team in England as well as City.

However, having a conversation in work about the potential Liverpool cup tie, turns out a number of people 'support' City and Liverpool. A few others piped up saying they 'support' City and Man United etc. It baffled me that you can support 2 teams, I really done get it? I have not known of these people going to football on a regular basis, so it might just be an armchair thing. I know of a few fans who follow teams abroad as well as City, and i get that. A chance to go to another country and watch some footy with zero chance that the 2 teams will meet.

But I'm just curious if anyone is an active fan of another team in England i.e attend games for both City and a Premier League (or any other side for that matter?).

Prefer to say "follow/take an interest in". Liverpool. 

Support? Wtf? I'm Bristolian and there are hardly enough free weekends and evenings to support City at times. Why/how would I support another team? 

I've conferred with my son on this too. He doesn't get it either. 

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Liverpool as they were the first game I ever watched in 1981 but certainly comes nowhere near City.

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I genuinely don’t think you can “support” another team. When City lose, I’m annoyed, it affects my mood at times and I don’t feel that way about any other football team, including the national one.

What you can do, and most do, is respect and want another team to win because of maybe the way they play football, maybe other factors. Examples here such as I’d like Liverpool to win the league because of how they play, and because I’ve never forgotten the post Tinnion Ovation. Prior to this season I wanted Chelsea to lose as I hated the arrogance, but I don’t mind them doing OK now because of Tammy. I’d like Sheffield Utd to stay up because of the way the clubs run.

Summary - I don’t believe you can support two teams. But you can prefer more than one team winning.

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Any preventative/unfortunate circumstances aside, does anyone consider City supporters who don't go to games (never have and never will) as "supporters"? 

I certainly don't. Same applies if you support a Prem team who you don't watch in person either. I'm sure Liverpool fans who live in Anfield are, likewise, sick of people pretending to be supporters. 

It's their club. 

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Never been able to understand it, I watch Premier League games, I have a dislike of Liverpool(but Klopp is doing his best to overturn that....) I watch the games as a neutral.

I do get when people move miles away and cannot travel back for regular home games they adopt their local team, maybe in time it’s possible to completely switch to another team, but I just don’t get my head around supporting a team from a town you have no connection with.

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I used to like Arsenal, I'd watch their games if they were on, even stay in sometimes if I knew I could watch them. In all honesty, I would be annoyed if they lost too, I did quite like them. 

I only started getting a ST for City when I was 15 or so. Maybe you could say Arsenal were my "prem team" .

However, since the Nketiah saga, every time I see them on TV I want them to lose badly. 

Going from liking them for 20 years, to wanting them to be destroyed every week shows how insignificant any other team is when in comparison to the mighty cider. 

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I haven’t got one, I currently like watching Chelsea Sheffield United and Liverpool as they are playing some good football

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None.

Some clubs I quite like...I admire their philosophy or similar- examples include Ajax and youth, Atalanta youth, selling yet great brand of football and above the odd, Athletic Bilbao having an all local policy and like to see Sheffield United bloodying a few noses but beyond that...

Don't actively support anyone else though.

National teams, well part English, Irish, Italian so have to support all of them I suppose, on some level!

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I will watch Arsenal if there's nothing else on, as my mum is a big fan and I was brought up going to Highbury.

Nothing like a supporter though and their results prompt very little emotion for me. 

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Don’t support any side other than City (and England). 

I do ENJOY watching any football though - I like the way Liverpool play, I enjoyed the Arsenal v Leeds game the other day and I’ve even popped down the road to watch Swindon a few times - but that’s different to SUPPORTING another team. There’s only Bristol City for me.  

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I love watching any football at any level but only support City.

It annoys me when people I meet say “what football team do you support?” and I say “Bristol City” and they respond with “yeah, yeah but what Premier League team do you support?”!

There are many fans of the top Premier League teams who have such a superiority complex they seem to think no other football exists. 

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1 hour ago, antlers said:

I have been asked this on a number of occasions, and it gets right on my tits. I have met a lot of people following City over the years and can honestly say not a single one supports another team in England as well as City.

However, having a conversation in work about the potential Liverpool cup tie, turns out a number of people 'support' City and Liverpool. A few others piped up saying they 'support' City and Man United etc. It baffled me that you can support 2 teams, I really done get it? I have not known of these people going to football on a regular basis, so it might just be an armchair thing. I know of a few fans who follow teams abroad as well as City, and i get that. A chance to go to another country and watch some footy with zero chance that the 2 teams will meet.

But I'm just curious if anyone is an active fan of another team in England i.e attend games for both City and a Premier League (or any other side for that matter?).

Those people that you are referring to, claim to support 2 teams, when in reality, they don’t support any. 
 

Armchair Premier league “fans” are no more a supporter than one of Eastenders, Star Trek, Casualty, or any other TV programme. 
 

I pity them in many ways, but I also have very little time for anyone who doesn’t support their home team, whichever one it may be. 
 

It’s fine to “like”/“follow” a preferred team in a different division, but how shallow must someone be to pay affinity to a club that’s 100’s of miles away that they’ve rarely (if ever) seen play..?!

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2 guys i work with, one a Liverpool fan the other Man U both insisted that i must have another side I support, "you can't just support Bristol City surely?"

I'm a fan of football, i'll watch any decent side and have appreciated and enjoyed plenty of good teams over the years but i've only ever been emotionally invested in City and England.

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I'm from Portsmouth, a fan of the club and had a season ticket there in my teens. I still go to watch them with my friends. 

I've been living in Bristol for 12 years, City ST holder for 10 now, my wife is Bristolian. 

Nothing wrong with supporting more than one club, some people might say I'm not a "real" city fan but I've put thousands of pounds into my local league club, watching them home and away so don't really care.

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Arsenal, but it’s more a passing interest than being a supporter. My Footballing love will always be City, and at tournament time, like everyone else, I go all in for England.

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Growing up in London supported Tottenham attended first match in 62 watching the likes of Greaves and Blanchflower,followed them home and away until the early 80's .Best season was the promotion year after relegation .

Moved to Bristol and attended first City game v Chelsea in the cup, no time for anyone who doesn't support their local club so ensured both my sons became season ticket holders.As Bristolians it is now part of their DNA

When asked I always say support City but have a soft spot for Spurs.

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5 minutes ago, BRISTOL86 said:

You can’t support two football clubs. The end. 

How about 3?

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I really like Liverpool and why I’m delighted to draw them at AG in the cup and why it’s a must win at the Shrews next week.

I would add tho the only team I support is Bristol City. 

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Only support City. 

But, having lived for 25 years in Merseyside, I do look out for Liverpool’s scores. 

Case in point. I took my nephew to Anfield (he does support Liverpool). Liverpool scored and I stood and clapped (probs even smiled). When City score, I jump around and hug whichever stranger is closest. 

So, I ‘follow’ Liverpool, but only support City. 

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19 minutes ago, BS15_RED said:

Arsenal, but it’s more a passing interest than being a supporter. My Footballing love will always be City, and at tournament time, like everyone else, I go all in for England.

Same for me, loved the Gunners as a young kid throughout the Bergkamp and into Henry era. Good banter between most of my Man Utd supporting mates. Got a season ticket down the Gate in early 2000's since which time I care less and less about Arsenal.

If City played Arsenal I want City to win 5-0 as any other game although I cant wait for the day they do actually play each other.

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Once had a mate who came down the City but didn't come when Man Utd were playing. I always remember him leaving the game against Norwich in 2008 at half time. This was the game where Brooker scored that late goal to send us top of the league and was one of the best parts of that season (playoffs aside),.

I cannot compare those celebrations to those he must've had when he got home to watch the teatime Man Utd game on Sky.

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Used to do a few Arsenal away in England and abroad in the 90s as am friends with a couple of good lads from that way but stopped doing all that when I moved from Britain. Was never the same feeling as City and would never even say I was (or am) an Arsenal fan, was more about the laughs and the trip than anything to do with the football. 

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1 hour ago, antlers said:

I have been asked this on a number of occasions, and it gets right on my tits. I have met a lot of people following City over the years and can honestly say not a single one supports another team in England as well as City.

However, having a conversation in work about the potential Liverpool cup tie, turns out a number of people 'support' City and Liverpool. A few others piped up saying they 'support' City and Man United etc. It baffled me that you can support 2 teams, I really done get it? I have not known of these people going to football on a regular basis, so it might just be an armchair thing. I know of a few fans who follow teams abroad as well as City, and i get that. A chance to go to another country and watch some footy with zero chance that the 2 teams will meet.

But I'm just curious if anyone is an active fan of another team in England i.e attend games for both City and a Premier League (or any other side for that matter?).

You cannot support another team. You can "favour" another in a different competition but anyone who claims to actually support two teams isn't a fan in my opinion. Not yet another LJ dig but anyone who says he's a City fan give your head a wobble as his loyalties were sorted years before he came to Bristol. 

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I don't get people supporting 2 teams! I'm Bristolian, its in my blood.  I'm proud to be Bristolian and its almost a tribal thing.  I have no affiliation with another part of the country, none. 
I don't see it as supporting a team, I see it as supporting a city and representing where you are from.  

I watch Bournemouth alot, as the company I work for have corporate season tickets, but I really couldn't care less and don't have a single bit off passion for them.  I want them to do well, but if they lost I don't care at all. 

When City lose, it can actually put me in a bad mood for the weekend haha.    

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I "supported" a couple of PL teams in my youth, before a visit to Ashton Gate converted me to the joys of being a City fan.

Pretty much everyone I know who supports City or the 15ers claims to have a PL team (including a couple who post on here, that I won't mention by name), but I must admit to finding it a bit odd.

I do however have a soft spot for a couple of foreign teams, namely Queen of the South, and (obviously) Málaga. I couldn't call myself a supporter of either team though, as a) I don't watch them enough, and b) their results don't affect my mood for a number of days like a City game will (as my wife will tell you). 

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Having grown up in Leicester I supported them properly in my teenage years (home and away, hugging strangers when last minute winners went in etc).

For my first few years watching City (from 1984) I was probably more a Leicester fan than a City one. Over the years, though, City became my main team, and I’d want the City in red to win when the two teams met.

I’ve carried on “following” Leicester, watching if they are ever on TV and wanting them to win against any  team other than City. I still occasonally go to a game and support them properly for the day. Obviously I got a bit more interested in the season they won the Premier League and celebrated the moment they won the title as much as I’d celebrated Christian Roberts’ winner against Hartlepool or any other City high point. I was literally jumping round my front room screaming when the final whistle went in the Spurs-Chelsea game that clinched the title.

Having supported them properly for a few years I think the attachment has never quite gone away, even if it can be dormant for long spells. Maybe maintaining contact with family and friends in Leicester has helped keep the connection alive.

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I follow Arsenal. Didn't really support a team when I first got into playing football on computers but quickly turned into my favourite player so support arsenal for that reason. 

City are obviously first thanks to my grandad taking me. Could easily have turned out differently as my dad is a rovers fan but never took me thank god! 

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really, really gets on my nerves when people ask that. it gets on my nerves even more when i know city fans who also 'have another team'. it makes us seem so amateur, like we are not big enough or something. and when people ask about a 2nd team, its like they dont respect us. its embarrassing and i hate it.

cant imagine fans of most clubs in our league having a 2nd team, or even considering it. so why should we? ridiculous. i cringe everytime theres a 12:30 prem game on the tvs in the pubs or in the ground before our game, people cheering well goals go in. i hate all clubs equally, (other than the gas. and probably villa).

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Just City for me

Went to a few Villa games before they got relegated, with a crowd from Weston I know - but that has all firmly stopped now

Would like nothing better to see them come down again !

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A very arrogant club, Aston Villa.

Especially a decent chunk of the fans (though social media can and does exaggerate the negatives) and Purslow IMO. He seems especially...there's just something you just dislike about him.

Hope they come back down...will be very interesting to see how the EFL play it in the summer if so!

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3 hours ago, antlers said:

I have been asked this on a number of occasions, and it gets right on my tits. I have met a lot of people following City over the years and can honestly say not a single one supports another team in England as well as City.

However, having a conversation in work about the potential Liverpool cup tie, turns out a number of people 'support' City and Liverpool. A few others piped up saying they 'support' City and Man United etc. It baffled me that you can support 2 teams, I really done get it? I have not known of these people going to football on a regular basis, so it might just be an armchair thing. I know of a few fans who follow teams abroad as well as City, and i get that. A chance to go to another country and watch some footy with zero chance that the 2 teams will meet.

But I'm just curious if anyone is an active fan of another team in England i.e attend games for both City and a Premier League (or any other side for that matter?).

I’ve been going up to watch Patrick Thistle relatively regularly since the ‘80s ...

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40 minutes ago, paul_fox said:

I follow Arsenal. Didn't really support a team when I first got into playing football on computers but quickly turned into my favourite player so support arsenal for that reason. 

City are obviously first thanks to my grandad taking me. Could easily have turned out differently as my dad is a rovers fan but never took me thank god! 

My Dad and Grandad were Rovers fans - just glad they let me choose ...

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