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Old 10-19-2013, 04:40 PM
 
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Ha! I had an English friend at work who was always talking about "the gooners."

I assume he meant Arsenal.

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Old 10-19-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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Ha! I had an English friend at work who was always talking about "the gooners."

I assume he meant Arsenal.
Yes, he would have been referring to Arsenal. "Gooners" is how Arsenal fans refer to themselves. Arsenals nickname is "The Gunners".
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Theoretically then, I am recommended to be a fan of Arsenal. Why? The Newcastle rooters gave me some solid motivation, and I find their contrariness appealing. I was reminded that the most famous and successful teams (Manchester United, Chelsea, etc.) are "safe" to support, since they are so often successful.

Some miscellaneous questions: What about Liverpool? Manchester City? And the team another English friend of mine identified as "Tawtnum Awtspuh"? And what ever happened to Leeds?

Side note: I was in London once, and I vividly remember stepping into a pub that had a sign in the window warning "No Colors Allowed." I was appalled at first, thinking that I had traveled back in time to the American South of the 1950s. It took the efforts of several patient English fellows to explain to me the meaning of the warning --- and why it needed to be taken seriously. (I also learned that in Britain, "getting pissed" was not synonymous with incontinence. Which was fortunate, since I did. )
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:19 AM
 
Location: England
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You could do a lot worse than the Arsenal, they were absolutely brilliant yesterday.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Itinerant
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The Newcastle rooters gave me some solid motivation, and I find their contrariness appealing.
Ah, there we go again, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...

Actually Newcastle had a good day yesterday too, managed a 2-2 draw with 10 Newcastle shirts against 12 Liverpool shirts (one of those shirts was black) for one half (in the first half it was 11 against 12) and one of those goals was a penalty.

However Sunderland had an excellent day, they scored twice, unfortunately in their own goal, added to the two Swansea put past them it's an awesome result.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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A UK client once told me the Tottenham Hotspur fan base consisted primarily of cranky old men. That's how I decided they're my team.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:50 AM
 
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Talking of Spurs, try this for a laugh;


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Old 10-20-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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LOL / That was terrific! Thanks for posting!
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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A UK client once told me the Tottenham Hotspur fan base consisted primarily of cranky old men. That's how I decided they're my team.
Uh-oh. I may have to seriously consider the Spurs.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Pérouges
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My inclination would be towards Swansea City or Arsenal as they both play the type of football I like to watch.
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