Should you support your local team?

Discussion in 'BigSoccer Polls' started by Deranged, Jan 14, 2014.


Should you support your local team?

  1. Yes

    98 vote(s)
  2. No

    20 vote(s)
  3. Not sure

    15 vote(s)
  1. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
    I don't think it's that odd, especially in England, where the club's links to their local actual area are often tenuous at best.
  2. El Chuma

    El Chuma BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 17, 2005
    San Diego
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Glory hunting and oh I like that player...
  3. maxwhell power

    maxwhell power New Member

    Sep 14, 2015
    Aston Villa FC
    I support Villa, my local team. I'm often jealous of my "Glory hunter" mates when their team gives us a beating. But then I get to see my team live, in the stadium more often than they do. :)
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  4. oliveandblue

    oliveandblue Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    United States
    DC United
    You should care about the local side - although there are exceptions to the rule here.

    Certain areas/cities have clubs/franchises in close proximity to one another. Sometimes one club does things that a potential fan finds abhorrent, and he therefore goes to support the "other" local side.
  5. watermelon1

    watermelon1 Red Card

    Aug 14, 2015
    Real Madrid
    Unless you live in a country with a dictator, anyone is free to support whoever and whatever they want. It would be a little bit retarded when one supports 12 clubs from 10 countries, however.
  6. BigBob1

    BigBob1 New Member

    Sep 22, 2010
    Leeds United AFC
  7. AlleXyS

    AlleXyS Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    FC Steaua Bucuresti
    Nat'l Team:
    My local teams is Petrolul Ploiesti ... at 10 km of my house! But, this is only local team .. and have a little affinity for them (just follow them and I'm just happy for their wins). But, my team is Steaua Bucharest, based in other city, other region, at 80 km of my house. ... yah, probably fans of Petrolul will want to kill me for this reason.... to be in a city against local team for a far team !!

    But now, I moved in Bucharest, and i'm in Steaua city :inlove::inlove::inlove:

    Should you support your local team?

    no ... you must support the team which make your heart to tremble
  8. Richard Harvey

    Richard Harvey New Member

    Sep 14, 2015
    Aston Villa FC
    Tough one this, so much so that I havent voted, I've always said follow you local team but I am a Villa fan and I wouldn't want to introduce them to Villa atm its enough to put them off football for life. Then there is the consideration that local teams arent on the tv very often and dont win many trophies :-/
  9. Kappa74

    Kappa74 Member+

    Feb 2, 2010
    Seattle Sounders
    Someone lose a euphemism? I'm in need.
  10. Golden Vision

    Golden Vision New Member

    Jan 20, 2016
    Merseyside, England
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    If you support your team by actually showing up at games it doesn't matter who you support or where you're from. If you just say you're a supporter of a specific team and never show up you're not a real fan, and you could, with some justification, be accused of being a glory-hunting band wagon jumper. It's no surprise that the majority of these 'supporters' choose the most successful clubs.
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  11. cimhal

    cimhal New Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    I support my local team because I do not want to live in a city without a soccer team. It brings pride to the city, media, sponsors and provides a good entertainment. I am a Barca fan and buy their jerseys but I will support my local team no matter how bad they are. Too many people support clubs nowadays based on the names they are having on their roster.
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  12. mwulf67

    mwulf67 Member+

    Sep 24, 2014
    Chelsea FC
    Everton Fan?… you could, with some justification, be accused of hating football, hating yourself and hating life in general…some people just love being miserable and perpetually disappointed, and feel superior for it…;)

    J/K, I could give a rat's ass who you support, how or why….
  13. guignol

    guignol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    I'll buy that. where I work fans split pretty evenly between OL and ASSE because lots of metalworkers come from there, but there are two OM fans right behind me. neither is from Marseille, they got on the bandwagon back when OM was a European powerhouse. but one of them goes down to the vélodrome 4-5 times a season (Marseille is about an hour away by train) so yeah, he's a fan. the other is just a turd.
  14. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think you can be a fan without going to games. I rarely go to games in any sport. I would have to fly to get to Old Trafford, and I might not fly for the rest of my life. I haven't checked, but tickets must be expensive and hard to get. The point of being a fan is for a person's own enjoyment.
  15. barroldinho

    barroldinho Member+

    Man Utd and LA Galaxy
    Aug 13, 2007
    Ex-pat in HB, CA
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Hmm... I saw Everton playing against Real Madrid at Dodger Stadium a few years ago. They were flogging scarves and shirts to our locals. I can also see every single one of their games live on TV here if I like, which is more than Sky is allowed to do over there. And that's to say nothing of the glorified Man United Convention dressed up as a friendly against LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl.

    It seems your club is all too keen on welcoming fans from well outside Merseyside...

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