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Club or Country?

Discussion in 'Football' started by marukomu, 27 May 2007.

Where is your strongest loyalty?

  1. Club team

    31 vote(s)
    57.4%
  2. Country

    9 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Both equal

    14 vote(s)
    25.9%
  1. marukomu

    marukomu Ecchi otoko

    26 November 2005
    Okayama, Japan
    Man Utd, Stockport County
    What is most important to you? The club you support or your country, or do you like them in equal measures?
     
  2. JayM

    JayM International

    17 April 2004
    North Yorkshire
    Celtic
    Country (Scotland)

    I don't know why.
     
  3. SPiTFiRE

    SPiTFiRE Eusébio forever

    6 April 2004
    SL Benfica
    Both
     
  4. robin_007

    robin_007 Siem de Jong Fan

    1 September 2005
    Holland
    AFC Ajax
    Club.
     
  5. pogoss

    pogoss International

    19 March 2005
    country . I started to love soccer because of my signature .
     
  6. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Good question.

    Club. I've been proud of a lot of their performances, purely because they actually give 100% (when we had John Aldridge it was one of the best times of my life - hopefully we can bag Robbie Fowler now, hahaha), whereas England... Well, none of their recent performances fill me with any kind of joy (the last I can remember that filled me with pride is their last match of Italia 90 - I can just barely remember it as I was very young, but I remember Venables being an incredible manager).
     
  7. marukomu

    marukomu Ecchi otoko

    26 November 2005
    Okayama, Japan
    Man Utd, Stockport County
    Club for me too. It's more personal. I chose that team when I was a kid.
    England always seemed like a London team in the old days as they always played at Wembley, but recently, they've played around the country. Unfortunately, I was in Japan so didn't get the chance to see them... maybe I'd have been more passionate about them.
     
  8. bebo

    bebo Looking for a Manager

    25 July 2005
    Arsenal Thread
    The Arsenal FC
    Club w/o a doubt
     
  9. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    Depends by circumstances. I support both quite evenly.
     
  10. mad87mad

    mad87mad Legend!

    25 December 2006
    Both equal
     
  11. marukomu

    marukomu Ecchi otoko

    26 November 2005
    Okayama, Japan
    Man Utd, Stockport County
    you two just won the world cup. I bet that helps.
     
  12. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Liverpool
    Club here, i want england to do well, but having seen them pretty much f$%k up every chance they have had and now having an idiot in charge really makes me care less and less. Most of the players never look like they care either, whereas for club the passion gerrard, terry, lampard, neviller show seems far greater.

    Given the choice of England the WC or Liverpool the CL/Prem ill choose liverpool everytime.
     
  13. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Their country won the World Cup and their club team won the Champions League.

    Ah well, they'll never know the joy of watching a team get relegated to their country's third tier of football and five years later get ever closer to returning.

    ...:(
     
  14. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    I think in General, Italians support their national team a lot more than British people do. I think its a cultural thing since the Italian football team is looked up to as the main representatives of Italy. England have cricket and rugby as well which are big.
     
  15. Villafc

    Villafc Eircom League

    15 October 2002
    Auckland, New Zealand
    A.V.F.C.
    Club. I've been Supporting Villa for nearly 25 years. The club's a big part of my life. Alot of my time, emotion's and money have gone with Villa. I don't have that Day to Day connection with my international Team, (Ireland), although i do support them. I live in New Zealand now, and my dedication to the Club extends to getting up at ridiculous hour's to watch us play!
     
  16. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    I'm guessing its more to do with the English National side being shit.
     
  17. KICK OFF

    KICK OFF Moussa Sow

    4 July 2006
    Republic of Fenerbahce
    Fenerbahçe
    club
     
  18. marukomu

    marukomu Ecchi otoko

    26 November 2005
    Okayama, Japan
    Man Utd, Stockport County
    Changed my mind... definitely England :lol:
     
  19. lo zio

    lo zio International

    24 October 2005
    Palermo
    i'd say both of u are right. :)
    afterall we don't live just for football.....
    ..there are also volleyball, basket, swimming, waterpolo, canoe, SAILING, formula 1 and moto gp :mrgreen:

    all theese sports are almost as important as football in italy (in certain places, some of them, are even more important than footie)


    i know that "joy", Jack :( ... but, talking about palermo, it wasn't about 5 years later.... it was about 32 years later (actually i didn't see my team getting relegted, as i wasn't even born yet)
     
    Last edited: 27 May 2007
  20. Aboutreika18

    Aboutreika18 Too Black, Too Strong

    5 September 2006
    Club, for many reasons. England being rubbish isn't one of them. :)
     
  21. miguel.

    miguel. International

    29 March 2004
    Portugal
    SL Benfica
    Country. :)
     
  22. ALAIN

    ALAIN blue!!!!

    22 February 2005
    france
    chelsea fc,psg

    so because they are shit you don't support them??The day they will be strong again you will support them,will u?after that you you'll talk about glory hunter...
     
  23. Aboutreika18

    Aboutreika18 Too Black, Too Strong

    5 September 2006
    No, I think he means that is the reason why many English people do not support their national team, compared to Italian people, whose national team has won the World Cup. There is also the fact that England has become a multicultural society, so it is mainly the English families (people whose family background comes from England) that support England. I don't think Italy is anywhere as near as multicultural as England.
     
  24. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    I support England during the competitions, I can get quite excited when it's the World Cup or European Championships. But all the friendlies in-between just depress me. Before the match there's three days of newspapers saying Rooney is God in an England shirt, and then after the match there's three days of newspapers saying Rooney has "lost it", he's "burnt out" and McClaren needs a public hanging for picking him, what was he thinking...

    With my club team (possibly not with those who support Premiership teams), it's a question of going to the match and then... That's it for another week. Not constant media coverage of how great you are, no we've changed our mind you're crap now, no we've changed our mind again that one cross you managed was brilliant, no wait we were wrong you're still crap, ring this number if you disagree and if you do then tomorrow we'll change back to thinking you're great again...
     
  25. Ad16

    Ad16 Premiership

    13 November 2006
    Country. And if I actually supported a club team it would still be country.
     
  26. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Ad16, come and support Tranmere, we need it. :)
     
  27. 200_pesos

    200_pesos Guille, no te olvidare!!!

    1 July 2005
    New York, NY
    Boca Juniors, Legia
    Almost equal for me, but my favorite club is obviously Boca, and I love my national team Colombia as well...but I feel more strongly for Boca, in all honesty.
     
  28. interfeciens

    interfeciens Non-League

    3 December 2002
    Country. USA until I die. If there was a squad outside the MLS with more than a handful US players on it I would choose to support them and my country equally.
     
  29. ME32

    ME32 League 2

    20 December 2006
    Country. Us Scots are very proud our heritage, being te first team to beat England after they won the WC and also digging up half of Wembley. Happy memories all round!
     
  30. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    COUNTRY every day of the f'n week.
     

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