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Football Support and Matchday Habits

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Who do you follow over in there Alan ?
 
Chicago for the moment, though I won't hesitate much to turn tail on them if a franchise gets place in Charlotte.
 
What washed up Europeans do you own then ?
 
Shaun Maloney is the only one, at the moment. Our track record with Designated Players (players whose salaries are not controlled by the league cap) is fucking awful, though.
 
Id hate to follow football over there. Its all so complicated.
 
Generally it works out the same as over there in the end: the best players go to the same old clubs.
 
I would imagine your ties to Wolves run a bit deeper than for that to happen. I have no such ties to Chicago; I simply like the city and so it makes sense for me to pull for them whilst there is no one else worth pulling for. But my connection to them is superficial at best, I have no real emotional connection there. If a franchise opened up in Charlotte, however, the city in which I was born and raised, that emotional connection would be there.

I root for Chicago but I don't really qualify it as "supporting" them.
 
I would imagine your ties to Wolves run a bit deeper than for that to happen. I have no such ties to Chicago; I simply like the city and so it makes sense for me to pull for them whilst there is no one else worth pulling for. But my connection to them is superficial at best, I have no real emotional connection there. If a franchise opened up in Charlotte, however, the city in which I was born and raised, that emotional connection would be there.

I root for Chicago but I don't really qualify it as "supporting" them.

I'd imagine quite a lot of Man U fans in Ireland may well be in a similar boat, can't see them changing who they support if Dublin Danglers started playing in the EPL.
 
Just a cultural thing I suppose.

Orlando City are in MLS now but the franchise was moved from Texas a couple of years ago. Which to me is complete anathema but totally normal for Americans.
 
Just a cultural thing I suppose.

Orlando City are in MLS now but the franchise was moved from Texas a couple of years ago. Which to me is complete anathema but totally normal for Americans.

I'm sure it is, but it sort of makes a nonsense of supporting a team.

That's totally different, I wouldn't expect Wolves fans to support Wolves if we became Torquay Wolves.
 
I mean the whole concept of franchising (and new teams randomly appearing in different cities) is something I disagree with. If it crept into our sports as normality then I think I'd give up watching them. Never going to have anything but contempt for McDons.

However if that is what you had grown up with as 'normal' then it wouldn't bother you to switch teams when it ended up being your town's turn at running a franchise. Especially if you knew it could be taken away just as quickly as it were awarded.
 
I would imagine your ties to Wolves run a bit deeper than for that to happen. I have no such ties to Chicago; I simply like the city and so it makes sense for me to pull for them whilst there is no one else worth pulling for. But my connection to them is superficial at best, I have no real emotional connection there. If a franchise opened up in Charlotte, however, the city in which I was born and raised, that emotional connection would be there.

I root for Chicago but I don't really qualify it as "supporting" them.

AlanAKAMark?
 
I mean the whole concept of franchising (and new teams randomly appearing in different cities) is something I disagree with. If it crept into our sports as normality then I think I'd give up watching them. Never going to have anything but contempt for McDons.

However if that is what you had grown up with as 'normal' then it wouldn't bother you to switch teams when it ended up being your town's turn at running a franchise. Especially if you knew it could be taken away just as quickly as it were awarded.

Fair enough, it just seem pointless supporting anyone.

Does the same happen in other sports in the US, supporting wise?
 
http://www.boxtoboxsoccer.com/mls/the-hot-scot

The signing of Shaun Maloney, who could have gone to Premier League side Leicester City, has given the Fire hope of a much better season than last year, finishing 9th in the Eastern Conference, losing more than half the games that they played.
 
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