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April 02, 2010, 06:02:00 PM
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Talking about supporting other teams in another topic...

When I was a lad over 35+ years ago, First and formost I was a Blue (and still am, and have the tats to prove it), just like my dad and all my family, but I did watch and cheer other teams. I suppose at the age of 10+ back in the 60's - 70's there were a lot of great names and players. There were also a lot who didn't get the headlines as much as others but were hard as nails such as Bremner, Hunter, Charlton, Madeley, Clarke & Lorimer to name a few.

Yes, I liked Leeds style of play, they were real tough and played every game as if their life depended on it. There's been many a debate whether the players from the 60s & 70s would get into a prem team now, but I look at it the other way, I doubt todays prem players would last 5 minutes with a 60s - 70s team.

So I was wondering if any "Old boys" or  Old Girls" used to follow any other teams as a youngster

April 03, 2010, 06:01:29 PM
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Well, I'm not quite as old as you ;), but being Scottish I was pretty much forced into being a Rangers fan (my family are Protestant and it's still not all that common to cross that divide, so to speak).

Most of my mates were Rangers fans - I had some shirts and that, but I never liked them. Once I got to my early teens I was old enough to tell everyone I don't feckin' like Rangers and I've been an Everton supporter since I was wee!

They were pleased enough because at least the Everton shirts they got me were blue too!
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April 03, 2010, 08:47:27 PM
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Having been to college in Huddersfield the last few years i've developed quite an affinity for Huddersfield Town and there are quite a few lower league teams whose results I look out for.

That said I can't abide Leeds they are scum.

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April 03, 2010, 11:05:20 PM
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No I didn't but my father supported Leeds  with Bremner as his big favourite

April 04, 2010, 12:55:33 AM
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I hope to god that picture in your sig is your arm   :eh:  :batty:

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