So I'm kinda thinking adopted another team in my group(Manchester United and DCU). Any input?
My reasons I picked the clubs I did
Manchester United- I loved them when I first started watching them. Most everyone tried to convince me to hate them. Funny thing was whenever I watched them I just couldn't hate them.
DCU- My local team growing up. I was born the DC area and I will always support my DC teams.
Richmond Kickers- Local Richmond team. Season is only a few short months though so it's not much to follow.
Last edited by RichmondRedskin88; September-2nd-2012 at 06:55 PM.
Munich or Dortmund's a good call for you for Germany Richmond I'd agree. Guess you'd need to give us some idea what kind of club your looking to 'adopt', so to speak.
Personally, I have 3, and a new found interest in DCU. (Thank you in particular BSF.).
Liverpoo FC, my home town club.
Glasgow Rangers, down to traditionally, although in this day and age it matters little, Liverpool being the City's protestant club. And with the City's strong Scottish/ Irish links, the two Glasgow giants have always played a part. Somewhere in the house, I have a split, half/half Liverpool/ Rangers bobble hat from when I was a kid. Used to love the 'Rangers ..... Celtic ..... Rangers ..... Celtic' chant on the kop during a lul in games way back when. But I digress .....
AC Milan. That love was born back in 1989, 4 days after the worst day of my life at the ill fated cup semi in Sheffield. To have Milan, 6 minutes into the European Cup semi final against Madrid, stop the match during play for a minutes silence at exactly the same time as the game was stopped at Hillsborough on the Saturday; and the Milan fans all singing in broken English YNWA over in Northern Italy just blew me away. The links between us both have strengthened over the years with the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals, and the Milan fans consider us their 'English' team. We made a lot of new friends from Milan in both Istanbul and Athens. But above and beyond that, I've developed a real interest for a very, very special football club. And one of the VERY few on the planet my own club actually looks up to.
Found the Milan tribute. An example of how soccer can bring people together:
Last edited by Gibbs Hog Heaven; September-2nd-2012 at 07:41 PM.
hmm seems my other post didn't post. What I said was preferably I'd like a club with great fan support/tough stadium and rich history. Both my clubs have rich history and great fan support. I love having a teams that have stadiums that other teams just dread going to. However, my team would have have a entertaining style of play. I wouldn't be drawn to say to a Chelsea style of basically counter attacking. I'd like a team that strategically breaks a team down.
Speaking of the disaster I hate those who chants about that and the munich disaster. There's no place for that crap. Its the reason I give my arsenal friend and glare when you emphasizes MAN U. He does it to annoy me but he doesn't think about what he's saying. You are taunting the dead. There's no place in sports for taunting the dead no matter what team it is.
Note: That's why I hate the term MAN U for anyone reading. I know they put it up on the scoreboard and stuff for games but that term comes from a song taunting the plane crash that killed 23 people.
Last edited by RichmondRedskin88; September-2nd-2012 at 08:43 PM.
Richmond my man, Liverpool- United is a poisonous fixture. It may not always come over on the TV screen, but it's literally 90 minutes of absolutely disgraceful 'point scoring' with whatever one set can attack the other with. Our morons throw Munich at your morons. Your morons throw Hillsborough back at us. Our morons then resort to Shipman songs. Your morons come back with Heysel etc etc. I've gotten in fist fights at OT with fellow Liverpool supporters over Munich, which is as ridiculous as it can get.
People who don't know laugh when I say there's no greater hatred in World football than Liverppol- Utd. But there truly isn't. It really is a horrible game at times where the football is secondary to the bigger picture on the day., Two City's 35 miles or so apart but WORLDS apart in the way we dress, talk, musical tastes the whole job lot. I'm rambling, but I totally agree with you. Mocking the dead is just about as low as it gets. And we're equally as bad as Utd on that score.
Back on topic, as jobaga said, if your looking for traditional German sides that encompass what you've said above, you can't go far wrong with Munich or Dortmund. The Westfallen Stadion in Dortmund is one awesome soccer venue. I've only been there when it's been all seater for the UEFA Cup Final and a Champions League game. But when that one end is converted to a standing terrace of 20 K plus for Bundesliga games, it must be an awe-inspiring sight.
Bayern speaks for itself as one of the great clubs of European football.
That's presuming you want a German club like, lol.
Last edited by Gibbs Hog Heaven; September-2nd-2012 at 09:07 PM.
Last edited by RichmondRedskin88; September-2nd-2012 at 10:23 PM.
I guess also if you did go with a German team, it would give you a rivalry with your friend the Bayern fan. Run it by him. See what he has to say.
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