To those among us who watch the football

Do you support your team or enjoy your sport? Or both.

Which is more important to you?

I’m sure we all know the example of AFC Wimbledon. Did the fans decide that the sport was more important than their club or the other way around? Some could argue that the club moved to milton keynes and the true fans accepted that and moved on but those who believe in football as a grass roots sport continued to support the team at the end of their road whoever they were which was now AFC.

But the more likely arguement was that club is more important than sport here because the supporters would rather support their club as they see it than watch another team play in the higher leagues.

This situation is happening this year in F1 as Minardi is going to reappear in one of the sports lower ranks. But nobody really seems to care.

My question is this: could you, as a football fan ever enjoy a match where your team lost. And could you ever objectively put it above other games where your team had won. Can you imagine at the end of your time when you turn in your greatest games of all time having the number one game on the list be a game where your team lost?

I don’t think the AFC situation could ever happen in motorsport or cricket really where, like F1, you are more often than not supporting the sport rather than the team or individual.

So Adrian, and any other football people, I would love to hear your answers.

And Stew it is my opinion that you, unlike your less bearded colleagues in this establishment, do tend towards more supporting one driver, one team or along national lines. And i wonder if that’s true. And do you have a problem with people being more generalist supporters? I know you don’t mind criticising Button. I wonder if that’s just because he’s rubbish or because you feel he should be doing better considering he’s been the leading Brit.

And finally Nick. Why don’t you have a beard any more? Is it because you feel that Stew has cornered the beard market with his online name?

And to Alex. Is it wise to write posts when this drunk?

[note I was drunk when I wrote this not now when I’m posting it]

About Alex Andronov

Alex Andronov is a writer who lives in the UK. He is currently working on 7 novels, 5 film scripts, 2 plays, 2 TV series, 1 history of the United States, 1 travelogue and trying to find some focus.
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