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Old 07-03-2014, 01:23 PM   #21
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Manchester City. Until recently, they were a loveable loser. Now they are owned by an Emerati Billionaire and spend cash like its going out of style. Great fans.

Chelsea have a Russian billionaire owner as well, but their fans are a bunch of dicks. Chelsea is in the west end of London. Which is very nice.
Why do you say that about Chelsea fans? I haven't been to a match there but have been a fan for a few years (even got a couple of jerseys). It's definitely a VERY nice part of London (doubt any of us could afford to live there) but curious to learn more about the fans. I'm sure there have been some bandwagon fans the last few years but what makes them so bad?
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:24 PM   #22
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:25 PM   #23
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A couple of years ago, I got a chance to see 8 college football games all over the country in one season. I would LOVE to attend a match for every Premier League team in a season. That would be AWESOME!!!
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Why do you say that about Chelsea fans? I haven't been to a match there but have been a fan for a few years (even got a couple of jerseys). It's definitely a VERY nice part of London (doubt any of us could afford to live there) but curious to learn more about the fans. I'm sure there have been some bandwagon fans the last few years but what makes them so bad?

Chelsea, before they were bought out, were a working-class team. They had some of the worst hooligan elements in London behind Millwall and West Ham. The bandwagon fans are not the issue.

Let's just say I've had a few run-ins over there with them.
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Chelsea, before they were bought out, were a working-class team. They had some of the worst hooligan elements in London behind Millwall and West Ham. The bandwagon fans are not the issue.

Let's just say I've had a few run-ins over there with them.
That's unfortunate. Hooligans suck. It's the big black eye on soccer. Hate to hear that about Chelsea.
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Here's my question. When you guys started watching the league, how long did it take you to find true feelings (such that you and I probably share about USC sports) about the team. It feels fake just to say, ________ is my favorite team without having any reason/ties to that team. I'm sure if I invested time and money ("kits," scarf, posters, etc) into the team, I'd get those true fan feelings, but it just seems fake. I did watch a handful of games last season and I found myself pulling for Norwich City because I liked their uniforms (like I'm 5 again) but I see that they've been relegated for next season. I think that a team with an American player would be the best route to go for myself. I also feel that I should pull for a MLS team before a EPL team but I just can't watch MLS when the EPL plays such a more beautiful game.
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You could always try this, haha

http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/wh...ld-you-support

Everton, it is
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You could always try this, haha

http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/wh...ld-you-support

Everton, it is

There's this as well.

http://www.gq.com/sports/guides/2014...cer-guide-2014
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Then this is the thread for you.

I will be happy to give (generally) unbiased advice, and answer questions about whether an EPL team is right for you. I'm sure there are other posters out there would be willing to help as well.

[Note: I will NEVER advise anyone to choose Manchester United, and I think Tottenham (Spurs) are the Clemson of England.]

Please PM if you need my credentials as an BPL expert.
No. The only team I will follow will be the USA team every 4 years.
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Nice...sign me up for PSG, as well
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No. The only team I will follow will be the USA team every 4 years.
Or you could follow them during the friendlies and various tournaments and qualifications leading up to the WC. The WC is the culmination of a grueling process with around 16 matches (I think) played over 2 yrs to qualify. The team could use the support year round.

I think soccer will have turned the corner when a qualifier can sell out a football stadium and get 10 million TV viewers on a weekend.

Everytime the USMNT plays, it should be an event.
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You could always try this, haha

http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/wh...ld-you-support

Everton, it is
So I did this and guess what team I got???

Norwich City...see my post above and you'll see why this is funny.
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Here's my question. When you guys started watching the league, how long did it take you to find true feelings (such that you and I probably share about USC sports) about the team. It feels fake just to say, ________ is my favorite team without having any reason/ties to that team. I'm sure if I invested time and money ("kits," scarf, posters, etc) into the team, I'd get those true fan feelings, but it just seems fake. I did watch a handful of games last season and I found myself pulling for Norwich City because I liked their uniforms (like I'm 5 again) but I see that they've been relegated for next season. I think that a team with an American player would be the best route to go for myself. I also feel that I should pull for a MLS team before a EPL team but I just can't watch MLS when the EPL plays such a more beautiful game.

This is my situation as well. I don't really follow a pro team in anything. In fact, I wouldn't keep up with pro sports at all if I didn't play fantasy. I check scores for the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets in NBA and that's about it. Don't really care for any NFL team. Rather spend my Sunday's playing golf or gaming.

The only soccer I follow religiously is the USMNT. I try to watch all of the matches.

However, my wife's best friend's fiancÚ is a huge soccer fan and he has been telling me to start watching the EPL. So here I am trying to find a team.

I like young, exciting teams that may not be the best but win games and give the big guys a run for their money. For example, I want to root for a early 2000 Sacramento Kings, present day Portland Trail Blazers / OKC Thunder, so when I was reading through the descriptions in the NBCSports link, Swansea City and Southampton fit the bill, IMO.

Hopefully both teams play on TV this Fall and I'll make a decision from there.
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So I did this and guess what team I got???

Norwich City...see my post above and you'll see why this is funny.
Hahahaha, what are the odds?
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You could always try this, haha

http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/wh...ld-you-support

Everton, it is
Looks like I'm a Liverpool fan.
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Wait... So who has the more white collar fans.
City or Chelsea?

I know the league, players etc. Don't know much about England or the fan bases.
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No. The only team I will follow will be the USA team every 4 years.
So don't read it.
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So don't read it.
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Don't get upset.
I'm actually not.

Look at some threads I was defending the trolls

Just be prepared to be called ignorant, stupid etc.
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Looks like I'm a Liverpool fan.
Can't go wrong with Liverpool. Just don't get too close to Suarez around lunchtime!
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