Divided loyalties for Carlisle Utd and Spurs fan
Last updated at 09:46, Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Thousands of Carlisle United supporters will relish watching their team play the biggest opponents they have faced in years tonight but one is more excited than most.
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Why on earth can't people support two (or more) teams? I have ties to two major cities in the UK and have lived in Carlisle for many years. I go to Carlisle matches on a semi regular basis and class myself as a supporter. My town of birth is Manchester and support them although rarely go to matches despite being a one time season ticket holder. Mostly this is down to geographic location but work and family commitments play a large part too. Then we move to Newcastle, my parents town of birth and a team I have a massive allegiance too. I last saw Newcastle play four years ago and have no plans to visit in the near future for similar reasons as Manchester although admittedly geography plays less of a part. I could not count how many Newcastle games I travelled to as a child or Manchester games I saw as an adolescent.
My support from Carlisle stemmed from my inability to travel to other clubs once I moved to this city. I adopted them and see about one third of the home games each season. This does not impede my love of my other to clubs nor does the fact that I watch them from an armchair stop me being a supporter. When Manchester & Newcastle play each other I have no conflict of interest, it makes a magnificent spectacle although at times it can leave me feeling both elated & deflated, generally I savour every second of the game from my armchair (or barstool),
For those of you who say you can not support both teams, I disagree. For he who says a home fan is not a supporter I say grow up.
It doesn't really matter who wins tonight as long as a)it's a good game from both teams and b)the small minority of troublemakers behave in and around the match!
Have a great evening!
P.S. Go Blues!!!
@ Brian.Cannot of been me, although I support Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, I follow Saint Etienne in France!