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English fans should support English teams

I don't see why domestic rivalries should get in the way of a home nation's set of fans' support for home teams in European competitions.

A lot of people on here laugh at other English teams and hope the worst for them when I think it's healthier for us as a footballing nation to get behind the teams that represent our country.

I hope Utd, Liverpool, City, Tottenham, Arsenal, and Chelsea go as far as they possibly can. It's healthy and inspiring to leave behind domestic competitive rivalries at home and support the boys on foreign soil. I also think this will help the England national side as well as a result.

How can you 'support' England against international teams yet berate those players when they play for their clubs against international clubs?

Get behind your countries' clubs!

posted 1 month, 2 days ago

I want them to lose every week in the league, why would that change in Europe? If say Utd won the CL I'd have to put up with smug Utd fans even more than usual - no thanks.

posted 1 month, 2 days ago

If City, Utd, and Liverpool get into the last 4, that will make Spurs believe they can go further in the competition as well. "If they can do it, why can't we?"

If Shalke made it into the last four it would have more of bearing on how Spurs should think..... Got more in common with them as a club Vs "Moneybag:" clubs that just happen to be from the same country

posted 1 month, 2 days ago

it's ok for you plastic fans us real fans actually have to deal with our rival fans boasting, in the comments section of our live streams. Football is more than just the results, it's the banter with the anonymous online posters that goes with it.

posted 1 month, 2 days ago

I don't like any of our European representatives other than the obvious so why would I want any of them to win? The only time this changes is when any of them play a team from north of the border.

posted 1 month, 2 days ago

My motives are all selfish.

I want Liverpool to have the toughest draw, so that their resources are stretched. In the ideal world they get a 0-0 in Bayern and it goes to ET....if they get through fine, another tough draw please. If they dont then i want it to be as crushing as a defeat as possible. All this might give us an edge in the title race.

If we are not involved in the title or whatever then I am not really bothered how other English teams do. There are a few European teams l like more than some English teams, so will not always favour english over other.

posted 1 month, 2 days ago

Someone posted this very topic some time ago.

I was brought up to follow or adopt my parents’ example and show loyalty whenever our nation’s clubs were being televised in European Finals or SF’s. Early examples were West Ham-TSV Munich in 1965 (which I can just about recall), Liverpool-Borussia Dortmund the following year, then Celtic-Inter Milan in 1967 and Manchester United-Benfica in ‘68. The entire household was usually together and the loudest shouting would come from my mother.

Times and attitudes have changed but I won’t swerve. I know there are millions like me who won’t change their ways or take a different stance.

posted 1 month, 2 days ago

I used to feel this way but must admit the years of tribalism have pushed me away from it.

comment by DL11 (U21614)

posted 1 month, 2 days ago

I only hope they go far if it benefits us (ie I hope United go further in CL to keep them distracted).

Other than that never unless its a Leicester or Boro story I hope any English club bar us get soundly beat.

posted 1 month, 2 days ago

I do apart from Utd n Everton. Rest i dont actually mind seeing beat the foreigners gl to em

comment by Redman (U22080)

posted 1 month, 1 day ago

Yeah, I agree. Everyone who disagrees with you is wrong and dumb.

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