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Discussion in 'Premier League' started by Hull lad, Jul 10, 2018.
Well, that’s Google translate for you
Back to reality
Country easily for me.
I love my club but this World Cup just showed another side to it for me. To see the while country behind the team, the moments when England won etc it was just amazing. The feeling of unity was unbeatable.
Club - although I think that often comes with age too? Often getting excited bout the national team is in your 20's to mid 30's.
Then you can't stand the thought of going out to watch the match and getting beer thrown all over you
Club without a doubt
Always club but it was nice to be excited about England at a tournament again for the first time since probably Euro 96 or maybe 2004.
I never felt the same buzz that I often get for big Liverpool games. Town was brilliant for the CL final and such a great buzz and atmosphere (before and during the game obviously not as much after). England in the final would have been great but not the same.
I'm quite fair weather with England so don't feel the thrill of someone who has had to sit through 2 or 3 years of qualifiers and friendlies to get to the World Cup. Between Iceland and Panama I didn't watch a single international. I think a lot had lost interest after recent tournaments though and the tedious qualifying campaigns.
Country easily. Who can get excited about a team that's going to be stuck in the Championship for the foreseeable future and changes its entire lineup every 2-3 years?
Who could be excited about anything to do with England for the 10 years preceding this World Cup? It also depends partly on what is actually happening on the pitch for club and country as fans crave excitement.
It's been a miserable 10 years to be an England fan, but the last month was great and the future looks better. Millions of people had basically given up on the England team under Hodgson and during another tedious qualifying campaign for the World Cup. Southgate was referencing a qualifier against Malta with a low crowd and fans chucking paper aeroplanes about all game before booing the team off.
To be fair, we have booed them off plenty of times before that!
I thought the paper aeroplanes was Slovenia at home. Although to be fair there was a couple on the trot where programmes were used to litter the pitch. I know Southgate mentioned Malta away where some fans shouted not very nice things at the coach and the team’s hotel. Which, to be frank, they could be forgiven for after what we were subjected to that night.
I guess this is a different question to whether you prefer club or international football. The Euros and World Cup are way more exciting than the leagues for me, even if I was on Iceland's side when they beat England in 2016.
Club - But I think that is mainly down to my Club never winning anything. If I was a Man utd (for example) I would say Country, as I would have seen my side win everything.
Having said Club, I have really got into England. I have been to the Nigeria and Costa Rica game, I have bought tickets for the Spain game and I am going to get (hopefully) Switzerland tickets at Leicester. Also wanting to become a travel member to do away games.
I am an Irish Man united fan but i would have man united winning over every day of the week.
Maybe it would be different if Ireland had a chance but if we get to a tournament it seems to be for the craic and the piss up.. The celebration if Ireland every won anything would be astronomical but still i would prefer united winning league or champions league.
Not English then?
Treason’s still punishable by death, you know.
I always support the underdog (Especially when they're the better team)
There was a real sense of apathy around England that started under McClaren and peaked in the Hodgson years. The low point for me, more so than the nadir of Iceland, was the defeatism going into Brazil 2014 as soon as the draw was made. It was the sense that we may as well not bother because we won't get out the group and of course we were knocked out after 2 games, whereas whipping boys Costa Rica went through ahead of a beatable Italy and also beat Uruguay. If you haven't even got hope before a tournament (or a new season in terms of the club game) then it's just pointless.
Southgate was saying in the interview it was a case of winning the public around and getting rid of that apathy. I think that's what he's done better than anything, as he's got the public behind him and the team in a way Sam Allardyce wouldn't.
So if Leeds were playing Newport you'd support Newport?
I don't think I'd care that much to be fair! I'd probably just stay away from social media that night if we lost
Club for me anyday.
For me, it's easy. I support Liverpool. Anfield is home for me. I have no local team, and my country used to depend on Ibrahimovic, who always played like shit. As Sakho used to say - "Liverpool country".