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    Clubs you feel close afffinity with

    As an off shoot to the development of the Rumour of the day thread I thought I'd post this.

    I'd like to name clubs I have real respect for and feel affinity with their supporters. Just name a few. Five maximun

    And perhaps the opposite end of the scale, those you detest, disgust and abhor, supporter or clubs.

    My personal list of the Goodies are West Brom, West Ham, Liverpool, Fulham and Brighton.

    Baddies. Aston Vile, Everton, Both Mancs (Citeh more than Manure) Chelski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex_pat_magpie View Post
    As an off shoot to the development of the Rumour of the day thread I thought I'd post this.

    I'd like to name clubs I have real respect for and feel affinity with their supporters. Just name a few. Five maximun

    And perhaps the opposite end of the scale, those you detest, disgust and abhor, supporter or clubs.

    My personal list of the Goodies are West Brom, West Ham, Liverpool, Fulham and Brighton.

    Baddies. Aston Vile, Everton, Both Mancs (Citeh more than Manure) Chelski.
    Always like the underdog teams - burnley brighton etc teams that people say "they shouldn,t be in yhe prem as appossed to the arrogant teams eg spurs

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    Ron you are giving me paranoia.

    When I've put up a post and see a quick reply from you I'm wondering "what have I done wrong now"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex_pat_magpie View Post
    Ron you are giving me paranoia.

    When I've put up a post and see a quick reply from you I'm wondering "what have I done wrong now"
    i just sat down with me coffee and toast - i better not post anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronandtet View Post
    Always like the underdog teams - burnley brighton etc teams that people say "they shouldn,t be in yhe prem as appossed to the arrogant teams eg spurs
    I used to like Spurs in the late 60's when I first came darn Saarf. They were a working mans club then with supporters from Edmonton, Wood Green etc. They played good football with the likes of Greavsie and Gilzean, but gradually the "prawn sandwich brigade" from the posher Essex suberbs and further out began to see them as fasionable so the club pushed the prices up to such an extent that only the wealthy could afford to go and the real supporters on low wages or benefits living close couldn't afford it in a million years.

    That's one of the few things I give the fat blob credit for and that's keeping the ticket prices down to as reasonable a level as possible considering today's standards.

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    Like Burnley because Stan Ternent as he used to manage them and is from my neck of the woods

    Any man who has chinned Neil Warnock a couple of times can’t be bad in my books

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    like west ham always a good day out
    portsmouth ,their fans are great
    wolves same as portsmouth

    like barcelona

    and ipswich
    for their love of Sir Bobby

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    I'm with you on most your choices ExPat, though historically my hatred towards Man Utd has been greater than against City. And probably, to some extent, still is. Although getting older you start to think of the achievement of Sir Alex, and that requires respect of course.

    Liverpool I really like, though I didn't like it when they bought Carroll and Downing and still insisted that they were a Top 4 club even though they spent a lot of time outside of it. They just weren't good enough at that point, and I think it's about being realistic. I wouldn't insist we finish in the Top 10 again next season even though we just did (not unless we spend good). Don't mind Everton tbf.

    Like pboro, I quite like Wolves as well. Something to do with the colour of their shirt, I hadn't seen anything like it as a kid. Cool name for a football club too.

    Aston Villa I don't care for, but we got our revenge when Cissé scored in his debut to win us the game and them since going down with a bang.

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    I quite like, West Ham, West Brom, Man City, Portsmouth and Rangers (used to go to Ibrox a bit but now I am losing any feeling about them)
    Hate, Sunderland, Man U, Chelsea, Palace and Celtic (especially the way their supporters carry on around remembrance Sunday)

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    Like Blackpool one of my maternal grandads clubs.

    Dislike Man U and Sunderland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malamoto View Post
    I quite like, West Ham, West Brom, Man City, Portsmouth and Rangers (used to go to Ibrox a bit but now I am losing any feeling about them)
    Hate, Sunderland, Man U, Chelsea, Palace and Celtic (especially the way their supporters carry on around remembrance Sunday)
    Why Palace though? For a London club, I think they're one of the more charming ones alongside West Ham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieG View Post
    Why Palace though? For a London club, I think they're one of the more charming ones alongside West Ham.
    I agree with you there Hughie, I'm midway between Palace and Brighton and find all of their supporters O.K.

    Infact my son in law is a Palace lad and my sister's family, living in Rottingdene are Toon first and Brighton second.

    I made sure they had their priorities in that order although my brother in law is from Manchester my sister and I even have him converted.

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    I don't have any affinity with any fans from other clubs,but I do hate the fecking smoggie fans with a passion..

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    I don't really feel any affinity with any other club than Newcastle United.

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    Toon and Rangers - been to a couple of their games.

    I have respect for successful teams but feel no real affinity with them - never have.

    Dont mind Liverpool though, West Ham, West Brom and any newly promoted team.

    Hate is a strong word. We are all fans in the end wanting the best for our teams, theres always some aholes in the ranks of every team but mostly good people IMO.

    If I was forced to pick a couple of teams I wouldn't care much for I'd say Sunderland, Celtic, Villa, Palace, Man U (mainly when Taggart was the boss) and any other team lucky enough to buy their success.

    Abroad I like Juve, Barcelona and pre money PSG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashingtoon62 View Post
    I don't have any affinity with any fans from other clubs,but I do hate the fecking smoggie fans with a passion..
    thats probably because you are a bit of a Kant
    i as a soft suvverner have an affinity with Toon united, had many mates who were Geordies over the years, great sense of humour and good lads!
    take care now
    john.

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    Like:Crystal Palace/West Ham/Huddersfield

    Dislike:Sunderland/Southampton/Villa

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieG View Post
    Why Palace though? For a London club, I think they're one of the more charming ones alongside West Ham.
    Not sure maybe cos of Pardew, Fat Sam or maybe Townsend. When I think of it , it couldn't be that though I remember disliking them when Malcolm Allison was their manager. I suppose hate is always an illogical emotion

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    Quote Originally Posted by dagenhamJohn View Post
    thats probably because you are a bit of a Kant
    i as a soft suvverner have an affinity with Toon united, had many mates who were Geordies over the years, great sense of humour and good lads!
    take care now
    john.
    Im not just a bit of a cnut Johnny softco ck!! I'm a massive one..So jog on and sniff Karens pi55y pants...

    Take care now.

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    Got a soft spot for Preston cos me Dad's from there and we used to go and stay every Summer.

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