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Some of you have been united fans for 50 years some of you for 5 months so let me give you a tale from a 42 year old and then you can put my posts into some perspective .

I began my love affair in the early seventies when my ol fella was recruiting seargeant at stockport recruiting office and we lived in milner street . my brother supported utd my sisters city . my aunt tessie told me i better support united as georgie best was a god even if he splashed me and my mum in his yellow e-type in chorlton . we were relegated soon after and i moved south to northampton . my first taste of success was the stokes offside goal in 76 that robbed the fa cup from us . then came 77 and the treble stopping win over liverpool --- macari and greenhof i love you . agony in 79 against arse and joy eventually against brighton . normans stoater against everton in 85 bought huge joy after a season when i thought we would win title at last . oh dont miss cup winners cup tone !!! . 1990 cup saved fergie . then the night of nights when villa --- yes the team we drew today with handed us the first title in 26 years . me and my now dead best man smiffy went on the bender to end all benders . every utd fan that lived through all the liverpool everton villa forest jibes growing up was out and hugging . the bear (my local) had an enforced lock in and i rolled home and promptly vomited all over our hall carpet . i was high for weeks . double followed then untill 99 nothing came close . 99 was as good as it will ever get . nothing will ever take me as high again as and solskjaars won it . i could have gone for 800 quid and turned chance down ---- family holiday won over :eek: i did a cartwheel and me and my cousin partied till dawn . last year was lovely but did not even come close to 92/3 feeling . when i see the guff posted today over a 0-0 away to villa it riles me something proper after what ive been through as a utd fan . novel over
 

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I know what you mean Haggs, it just gets frustrating when the team underperforms and we all know they're capable of so much more. I'm probably half your age so I haven't ever experienced any really hard times as a United fan. We've been succesful pretty much the whole time I was growing up. At the start of the 93 season I'd have just turned 8 years old. It doesn't make us any less of a fan though just because we haven't been there and seen what you've seen. I'm usually a pretty positive kind of poster on here and try to see the up side rather than slag the team off, but if I think the team are deserving of some criticism I will duely hand it out as I did today. I'm not one of the Rooney/Ronaldo is sh*t/a joke/ brigade. I just find it annoying at times when we see sloppy passing from the likes of Carrick, poor finishing from Rooney, bad decision making from Ronaldo because I know what they can produce when they're in the mood. I know every player will have their bad days but when they coincide with eachother today you can forgive some of us for airing our frustrations.
i am not trying to claim any high ground through years in - just explaining why im not so reactionary . i do not think by dint of being a fan for more years makes anyone a better fan because that makes a 70 year old with n love a better fan than me . its just when you have gone through so much poor fodder todays result does not register so badly
 

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TheManc said:
Good post Hagz, in the last 15 years we have been spoiled by the amazing success of the team.

10 years ago winning 'only' the FA Cup was called a great season, these days its "we have to win the League or CL for us to be satisfied".

In fairness though I think we are entitled to think that way because we all realise how good our team is, so to say we should be winning a major trophy every season isn't a bad thing IMO.
well hello there mr moderator !!!!

well deserved may i say . its lovely to be in the position where an fa cup loss is ho hum . seems terrible to be wishing for failure so i can enjoy sucess more :eek: but thats what it does to you . i almost envy the liverpool fan for the joy they will feel when they finally lift the prem .
 

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utd in 93/4 with giggs down one flank and kanchelskis the other eric pulling the strings was for me the most exciting i have witnessed - that side was poetry in motion . anyone else remember what dave sexton did to us ? lets hope when fergie goes we dont get another one of him:eek:

busby docherty atkinson and fergie all tried to play in the utd style . remember coppell and hill barnstorming us to edge of seats in seventies ? . i reckon come mid december when ronaldo is fully match fit berbatov fully settled and rooney back on song we will entertain again as we always have
 

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lets all support bury !!!!!!

black pudding on tap and all the bovril you can drink in with price of ticket

and loose ladies in curlers and hairnets at your beck and call !!!

lets do a forum raid and all sign up on the bury boys fan site !!!!!

oh alright then lets not
 

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as has been said no one wants the train to hit the buffers and for us to do a liverpool . the most important decision other than bringing fergie in will be how we handle his departure ----- wilf and franks need not apply we cannot afford to let the past repeat and go on a quarter century barren spell again . maybe the boss will hand over to his boy who is doing well at peterboro ?:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
 
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