Have you ever switched allegiance from one club to another?

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  1. Power Man

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    No I'm not rooting for Barca anytime soon :)

    Although I know one of our posters did :laugh:

    Come on, come forward :popcorn:
     
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    No. I find the idea of doing so very alien.
     
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    In a previous life I was sympathetic to the fortunes of Rangers. Then they died and I discovered I could get much more enjoyment from laughing at their failures than I could from sharing in their success.

    That's about it, really.
     
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    Big McLargehuge Let's Go Exploring

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    When I was still on my football training wheels I was a Sounders fan, simply because they were what was televised in Montana (and then Portland). Once I knew I was moving to LA I sunk my teeth into the Galaxy, and I only really got into the MLS when I started going to the games here.

    No MLS teams in Pittsburgh or anywhere near Montana, so finding a club to really invest in took time.
     
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    Usually you don't do that, but...

    I support my hometown club (Hannover 96) for all my life. But since they used to play in lower leagues (2nd Bundesliga and third division) in the past for a long time
    I picked other Bundesliga teams that played well at the time. Some years ago I liked Hamburger SV (the Kaltz/Hrubesch years), later Borussia Dortmund (Riedle/Kohler years).
    Since Hannover play in the Bundesliga on a regular basis again I only support my team.

    I know many of my friends did the same, some stuck with the new team, though. Mostly Bayern.
     
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    I know a lot of people who were Metrostars/Red Bulls fans and then suddenly switched when NYCFC came about.

    I took great pride in sitting at Yankee Stadium watching the Red Bulls smash that Man City branding experiment.
     
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    Not a chance.
     
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    If I was a Real Madrid fan I would also switch allegiance... :D
     
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    IU Hawks fan They call me IU

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    A friend of mine went from Arsenal to Liverpool to Chelsea, all in a space of about 4 years. I don't understand it at all.
     
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    One of my best friends lives in Montpellier, which is not too far from Barcelona.

    He goes to Barça games regularly and has been trying to brainwash me for a while :laugh:
     
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    In my oppinion there's only one club that should be in your heart. And preferably one, that you have some relation to. For most of the football fans around the world, that is your local football club.

    Aside that, you might have favourites in different leagues and competitions. Connection to those clubs is probably not as big, but you still follow them when you can. Changing allegiance with those clubs is all right IMO because it's more about entertainment than football with those clubs.

    And a nice quote from sir Bobby Robson:
     
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    I have liverpool in England (and this is the club that I cheer for over all others), Barcelona in Spain, and whitecaps FC in North America.

    Sometimes, I enjoy certain players so much, that I become a fan of their respective club for a period of time, but that list above does not sway.

    Isnt is common to have multiple allegiances considering the sheer number of quality leagues involved?
     
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    that's ok but what if those teams meet in Euro competitions ?

    I know someone who is a Arsenal/Valencia/Juve/Stuttgart fan

    I think he is looking for a French L1 team, srs
     
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    But isn't it a case of "like" instead of "love"?

    Yes, I like some teams in Europe, even some NT (like France in 98), but I would love only my local team.
     
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    Never developed a love for a local team since I grew up in different countries
     
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    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    It is most definitely a case of like v love. I have a team I root for in each of the major leagues (except France, just because difficulty accessing games). The only team I love is Chelsea, and that won't change. Chelsea comes before anything else
     
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    Send him the termination papers for your friendship.
     
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    ProPAIN I am the DANGER!

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    This is clearly McSorely's way of looking for validation to change his team :sarcasm:

    No, I've never switched allegiance. Always supported Anderlecht and started supporting Chelsea nearly 14 years ago now. I used to love watching AC Milan and Real play in the late 90's and early 00's but not really a fan per se. I too appreciate teams playing good football regardless of who they are, but I would never actively root for them.
     
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    Why? I just finished reading a book about Barca's history

    I just emailed you an electronic copy.

    #ViscaBarca
     
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    Would love to read more about their history tbh. I hate them, but I respect them a great deal.

    Toronto FC, now, that's another story :laugh:

    My ranking in terms of my fandom would be:

    Impact de Montréal (irrational unconditional love)

    RMCF (love)


    Arsenal (like)
     
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    The book is great

    200 pages about independence and oppression, 2 pages about the football club
     
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    Cassano nyeah eh

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    I cheered for Milan when they won the 2007 CL.

    It was much easier to follow Arsenal though and I felt more attached to them over the year since I could actually watch their games on t.v. lol.
     
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    Never even thought about it.
     
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    I almost left Liverpool when during the Hicks/Gillett era some fans started burning American flags but I couldn't bring myself to do it.
     

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