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03-07-2013, 09:23 AM
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Jussi
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Originally Posted by Brodie View Post
As a loyal supporter of QPR, an allegiance that was forged while living in London and requires a lot of effort, I want to say that any form of fandom is valid and that I totally get why Americans are overwhelmingly drawn to 5-8 big clubs. When TV is how you find the sport, TV will dictate who you're going to like.
That's how I "found" Manchester United. Back in 1991 we still had only one English league game on tv every Saturday with varying teams. However, Eurosport was around and they covered the European cup competitions extensively. United's games in the Cup Winners Cup competition were shown a lot and when they beat Barcelona (whom I had a semi hate-on), I started following their games on tv and via results on tele-text and papers. Cantona moving to United really set them as "my" team.

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