Please recommend a Scottish team for me to support

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by Tony M, Mar 14, 2024.

  1. Tony M

    Tony M Member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Club:
    --other--
    Hello!

    I live in the US. Recently I read Patrick Barclay's excellent biography of Sir Alex Ferguson, and that increased my interest in Scottish football. Can someone recommend a Scottish team for me to support? I'm not interested in the Old Firm--actually, I'm not interested in any team in Scotland's top division. I would prefer a lower league team with an interesting name, preferably a team that is considered to be an underdog. A team that does not have a reputation for hooliganism or racist support.

    I have been considering Partick Thistle. If anyone has other recommendations I would be happy to hear them.

    My English team is Rochdale. More than 20 years ago we sent my mother to the UK for a vacation, and she bought me a book called Playfair Football Annual. I read through it and decided that Rochdale would be the English team to support, mainly because they had never won anything and were at the time always mid-table. It's difficult to "support" a team that you have never see live, but these days it's easier because of apps. Once, a local cable TV channel even showed a Rochdale game.

    I doubt that Partick Thistle will ever be shown here, though...
     
  2. Tony M

    Tony M Member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Ohio
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  3. Old Man!

    Old Man! BigSoccer Supporter

    RIP Chicago Fire
    Mar 11, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's kind of a personal choice. Why not support a team you can actually see live?
     
  4. Ed NYC Firm

    Ed NYC Firm Member

    May 14, 2000
    NY
    Club:
    Dundee FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Choosing a team to support isn't really something someone else can recommend for you. You really need to be in stadium for. I'm a DFC supporter because my Mom's family come from Dundee. I went over to visit one time any my cousins took me to a match, I was hooked after that.
     
  5. Tony M

    Tony M Member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Ohio
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    How about it? Does anybody out there have a team they would recommend?
     

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