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    Strange but True

    As a student I found myself studying in Birmingham and so, in addition to watching Derby, I started to go and see Birmingham City every so often as a sort of, far distant, second team.

    My younger son - unfortunately an Aston Villa supporter, has spent a couple of years now at university at UEA and has developed a secondary affinity for Norwich City.

    So last night was something of a celebratory evening for him as both his two teams won 6-0.

    How often is that likely to happen: anyone else have second teams that have sometimes followed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Parkstone View Post
    As a student I found myself studying in Birmingham and so, in addition to watching Derby, I started to go and see Birmingham City every so often as a sort of, far distant, second team.

    My younger son - unfortunately an Aston Villa supporter, has spent a couple of years now at university at UEA and has developed a secondary affinity for Norwich City.

    So last night was something of a celebratory evening for him as both his two teams won 6-0.

    How often is that likely to happen: anyone else have second teams that have sometimes followed?
    All 'follow' rather than 'in my DNA'

    (Glasgow) Rangers through Mrs F's allegiance
    Burton Albion as my 'non-league' team back in the day, neither my fault or there's they've had a level of success
    Real Mallorca, who I've popped in to see over the years and who have gone rags to riches to rags to sort-of-riches in a manner I hope Derby never do

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    Rangers have always been my Scottish team. Probably down to my neighbours for the first 12 years of my life being Rangers fans and family of 'Gers goalkeeper Billy Richie.

    Always followed Burton Albion's results. Born there and watched the odd game as a very young kid. Also played against their reserves in my early ****s (14/15).

    After emigrating in '84 and living in Amsterdam, I follow my new home city side, Ajax.

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    Glasgow Rangers through my dad.
    He went to Ibrox just before and after the 2nd World War and boy did he have some stories to tell about the tribalism between them and Celtic (many somewhat gruesome)!
    Burton Albion in their non league days, Morton (I forget why), Hartlepool and Accrington Stanley from the days when clubs had to re-apply for Membership of the FL when finishing bottom of the old 4th Division. More recently the 'new' Wimbledon and (a bit) Salford.
    Hate, apart from you know who, MK Dons (see Wimbledon), Leeds, Man City and PSG.

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    No great lover of Red Dogs, don't like the Bhoys, L**ds, ManU

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    If we are going to add overseas teams, I will augment my original post by including Dandy Town Hornets (home of Nakhi Wells), and can even lay caim to playing an extremely small part in a giant killing knocking them out of the Cup one year. Also Fluminense in Brazil after watching them demolish Gremio at Maracana

    No interest in Scottish teams, non league wise I have a soft spot for Forest Green Rovers because they are so tiny - although their conversion to veganism has stressed my support significantly.

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    I have been a paying spectator at the 2000 capacity Saronikas FC stadium on Aegina island, Greece so would guess they are a team I follow when I visit the island

    Back in 1985 I also played there in a scratch team in an 'International' against the Aegina island side to commemorate the change from a gravel pitch (I kid you not) to grass. I've never seen so much blood on a football pitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Parkstone View Post
    If we are going to add overseas teams, I will augment my original post by including Dandy Town Hornets (home of Nakhi Wells), and can even lay caim to playing an extremely small part in a giant killing knocking them out of the Cup one year. Also Fluminense in Brazil after watching them demolish Gremio at Maracana

    No interest in Scottish teams, non league wise I have a soft spot for Forest Green Rovers because they are so tiny - although their conversion to veganism has stressed my support significantly.
    FGR non-League?

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    They were when I started following them back in the 1980's - about tier 12 in today's language

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