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  1. Plato

    Plato Registered User

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    Born in NYC. First gen here.
    Grew up in a family of Olympiakos fans. Parents, uncles (except for one), grandparents etc all red. Smelled the ******** early on in life and decided to join the Greens. Must have been around 5 or so.

    In my mid-20's now. Was always into the sport but still remember the exact moment I truly fell in love with the game. I was in Greece at a tavern, probably elementary/middle-school age, and they had some Serie A on the TV. Had always watched the Greek league growing up but the Lazio side on display that night made my ****ing draw drop.
    Pavel Nedved, Nesta, Stankovic, Crespo, Claudio Lopez, Veron, Baggio, Peruzzi, Simeone, Inzaghi... Mendieta later on...
    Fell in love with that side, Nedved in particular, whom I followed over to Juventus in my support.

    Supporter of Newcastle since about '05 after their demolition of Olympiakos over 2 legs in the Uefa Cup.

    Supporter of the Greek NT (obviously) although Ranieri is testing my patience. U.S. NT comes next but also a big supporter of the French NT for reasons I'm not quite sure of yet.

    Played keeper for HS and striker for club. Broke a couple of ribs in my last game in HS and then tore some ligaments in my ankle a couple months later putting an end to any hope of college ball.
     
  2. Stray Wasp

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    Kluivert, Robert and Shearer doing their thing. Sighs.
     
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    That must have gone over well in your family. :laugh:
     
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    Well my father watches each match but isn't a "diehard" by any means so he's OK with it. (I think)
    The family in Greece is a very, very, very different story however, particularly with an uncle over there but one of his own sons is an Aek supporter so the hate is split among the two of us. :D
     
  5. WhiskeySeven*

    WhiskeySeven* Expect the expected

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    Grew up a Kahn and then Ballack fan, which made me a Bayern and Chelsea fan. I support both teams (since 1999 and 2005 respectively), but I'm often too critical of Bayern because I like them so much and have followed them so closely, Chelsea is more of fling but I have a lot of respect for their on-field players and their, dare I say it, heart. That's it really.

    I'm not German.
     
  6. Power Man

    Power Man Grrrr

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    :laugh: Det 2012 CL final

    Who were you rooting for :sarcasm:
     
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    WhiskeySeven* Expect the expected

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    It was really conflicting, people here called me a glory-hunter and so on... It doesn't really matter, being a non-local fan has its drawbacks and obvious limitations. If the Habs win the cup I'd probably cry, when Bayern won the CL I was estatic, relieved, ograsmic even but it wasn't like a transcedal religious experience - it's just not the same for non-locals.

    That said, I loved the Chelsea-Barcelona matchup in the semis, probably my favourite two-legged series of all time*. Bayern had an easy route to the final outside of the group stages and facing Madrid in the semis and as much as I wanted them to win at home, they didn't show the heart of bollocks that Chelsea had throughout the season. I was routing for a good game, and as it went to penalties and Bayern kept misfiring and underperforming it further confused me... neither team deserved the win but the gods were on Chelsea's side.

    Petr Cech, what a performance.

    *The 2010 quarters between Bayern and United were great too. Olic! Robben! ... Good times
     
  8. Penner getrdonebryan

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    What a great croatian side in 1998,I remember rooting for you guys after knocking off Romania. That Croatia-Germany game might be in my top 5 best WC experiences. Still to this day Coupe du Monde 98 is my favourite,maybe because my love for football started there.

    I'm a Steaua Bucharest fan,although not as fanatic as I was as a teen. Still support them but I won't lose it over lost games,poor displays as that part is now reserved for my Senators :laugh:
    I watch a bit of Premier League but never got into following a team on a regular basis,used to watch Chelsea a lot in the late 90's due to Dan Petrescu being there and them being a lot on romanian channels.Nowadays I enjoy watching Manchester City play but wouldn't call myself a fan.
     
  9. NyQuil

    NyQuil F.Y.R.O.U.S.

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    LOL, I was at a pub in Hammersmith-Fulham to watch that one.

    My wife suggested wearing my old Bayern shirt under my Chelsea shirt.

    Good thing I didn't. ;)

    It can get pretty rough around there.
     
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    Power Man Grrrr

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    U too ?


    It seems to be ok to root for several teams :D
    Let's buy all the shirts !
     
  11. NyQuil

    NyQuil F.Y.R.O.U.S.

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    I actually have quite a collection.

    I typically buy one from every city I visit as a souvenir.
     
  12. Wee Baby Seamus

    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    I do the same, that's how I have Jovetic and Pato.
     
  13. Power Man

    Power Man Grrrr

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    Man City kits have always been nice

    I was planning on getting one, but this season's kit is not so nice


    I'll look for last season's , heistating between home or road (dark)

    Also this season's Roma
     
  14. Juni

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    Londoner. Chelsea fan. Football Manager. Formerly NHL:EHM. Youth football geek. @chelseayouth.
     
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    ProPAIN I am the DANGER!

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    :bow:

    Btw, were you at the UEFA Youth team game or watching on TV/stream? From your tweets it seemed they didn't play very well?
     
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    NyQuil F.Y.R.O.U.S.

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    Juni is the OG of Chelsea supporters.
     
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    Watched on TV as was at work. They didn't play well, Maribor defended 11 behind the ball and Chelsea's passing wasn't precise enough, not inventive enough and not quick enough. Had plenty about them to win comfortably because Boga can shoot but if they played even half as well as they can they've have scored 7 or 8.
     
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    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    Dernerner...

    Family was born in the Netherlands. I never played growing up outside of little games with my grandfather and family (and some little work/school games). I've been watching NT football since 1996 as well as Eredivisie matches with my grandfather and became a Liverpool fan in 2006 because of Fernando Torres mostly. Since then I've been a pretty avid football fan and try to follow as much of it as possible.

    For most of my post-secondary life I've been trying to get into playing, and finally this summer I got a team together for the first time. We won the championship of our 7s division in the first season (though we finished 3rd in the table) and now we're just finishing up our second season where we finished 1st in the table by a wide margin and I was invited to play on a competitive team next summer (11s) which is pretty cool and exciting.

    Recently had a baby who will be 6 months in a few weeks...another Liverpool/Netherlands fan in the making (with the apparel to match already). Cheers.
     
  19. SuperSaiyanBeastmode

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    I played soccer as a kid(7-12)but didn't really think much of it, "just" an activity. It wasn't until I was watching tv when I was 17ish, a setanta sports free preview was on, and a liverpool game was on, and I don't remember exactly what steven gerrard did, but I definitely remember he was the reason I got into soccer. It was during the 08-09 season during the peak of his prime, and I am very glad I got to see that liverpool team before it was dismantled(alonso and mascherano...), or else I probably would of never gotten through the years they were **** afterwards. Poland is my national team, and I hope they do something decent at the 2016 euro's. That 2-0 win against germany was a shocker, but I hope it builds towards us making a decent result at the 2016 euro's. I hope we can somehow convince kurzawa to play with poland, but his insane form at monaco makes it extremely unlikely.
     
  20. Wee Baby Seamus

    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    Poland are really putting together a good squad. I'm 1/8th Polish, so, although not my focus, I do enjoy the team getting together. Lewa & Kuba are a great core for any team to build around. If Kuba can stay healthy, Poland can get real dangerous. Kurzawa playing for Poland is real unlikely, but after the **** he pulled against Sweden, maybe France won't want him anymore :laugh: meh who am I kidding, he'll just be one in a long tradition of French head cases, he'll fit right in
     
  21. BSHH

    BSHH HSVer & Rotflügel

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    Although I have left school for more than half of my life, I still play in my former school's gym (usually twice weekly, if possible). There are very little better things to do than playing football/soccer.

    For an even longer time span, I have a season ticket for my local club's games. By citizenship and age, I was European Champion twice and World Champion three times, but actually realised only the last three titles. Club football is much more important to me, albeit often frustrating...

    Gruß,
    BSHH
     
  22. Evilo

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    That's really unfair. Until that game nobody ever uttered a word about Kurzawa's behaviour. Since then he's apparently the worst guy in football... :shakehead
    The guy made a mistake, he paid dearly for it, case closed.
     
  23. Wee Baby Seamus

    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    Its a joke, lighten up. He's a quality youngster, but he has a lot to learn. Relax.
     
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    Sure but over here, he's talked about every day in the press. He's listed with notorious "bad guys" and compared to them.
    He's been absolutely killed in the media. It's absolutely disgusting.
     
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    I think it will be a lesson in humility for him. He is still young talented and can use this as experience. The media may have turned him into a bit of a sideshow but that is what they do. Its going to light a fire under the kid though and we just have to hope he channels it in the correct direction. I actually think this will be good for him.
     

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