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Ok basically i was born and raised in London and i get a lot of stick because i support united. Unsurprisingly i get called a 'glory-hunter' but my dad supports man united therfore i chose too at the age of 4.

Being 4/5 years old at the time, 'were im from' was not on my agenda, man united were on the tv all the time, so why would i support arsenal lol? and im sure that season it was blackburn who won the PL.

i dont really know were im going with this lol just fort id share. :)
 

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****ney reds an institution dear boy !
guys from the smoke make the pilgrimage to every utd game .
why should it matter where you live ?

as for glory hunting most kids when they pick their team do so because they are good to watch and winning at the time .

what is important is that when you pin the colours to the mast they stay pinned for life .

i lived in chorlton as a nipper but that was 30 plus years ago . ive lived all over uk as old fella was in forces . all through ive been utd through and through . 3 throughs !!!!!!! . ive lived in northampton for ages but when utd played cobblers in cup i was in utd end and could no way support my home town against the lads .

its the same with internationals utd first england second
 

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David Beckham was a London boy who supported United..and he did cop lots of stick but who cares imo. Im just glad you didnt chose a gay london team when people gave you a hard time =) well done mate!
 

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If they make the effort to get to games, sing their b*llocks off at the games, and support the reds through thick and thin then why should we care?
 

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I was born in south London. Now i live in Eastbourne. I get a lot of stick for Gooners and Chelsea fans about supporting United. You dont live anywhere near there. Then i say to them when was the last time they went to see their team play. We cant get tickets We cant afford to go. Rubbish. What they have to ask themseves why me and so many United fans drive past they grounds to go to Old Trafford. Its a 13 hour round trip for me but i still go. Its also the reason we are the best supported club in the world. TAKE ME HOME.
 

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I agree with pretty much everyone. As long as you support a club for life then it doesn't matter where you were born or where you grew up.
 

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I have got mates who live in Croydon and support Palace but they never go and see them. its 10 minutes on a bus. Beleive me if i lived tht close to Old Trafford i would have a season ticket. I set off tomorrow at 4.00am in the morning for the game and will be back at about 11.00pm. who is the better fan.
 

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I can understand that there are United fans in the capital city. But up here in Newcastle, I get an unbelieveable amount of stick and verbal abuse from Newcastle supporters (and on a forum called Soccergaming, just because I don't live in Manchester), I get the same "glory-hunter" comments and daft chants like "I'd rather be dead than be a red" or "Bobby Charlton should of died in the air disaster" etc.

I just try to ignore it but I occasionally get angry when people get personal or slag or verbally slur Manchester United. They know themselves that we are the biggest club in the world and that we a vast amount of world class players, it's just jealousy I guess.

Newcastle supporters are passionate about football up here and they are mean, arrogant to people who support other clubs apart from them.

But I support United because I love the club, the history, and heritage and the current crop of exciting football(ers) and entertainment, which you don't get if you support Newcastle! Additionally, we don't have managers who get fired as quickly as everyone else, we have had the same manager for 23 years and it's done wonders, longevity and consistancy is the way to success.

But there are also connections that I have with Manchester United, for example, Bobby Charlton, Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister, Bryan Robson, and Michael Carrick who are all from the North-East and a few there I've mentioned are geordies.

I also have family who live in Middleton, not blood related, but it's something I like to brag about. :D

I don't think it's complusary to support the same team where you live, we all have the free will to support whatever team we want, and perhaps even changing your team is acceptable, I don't mind people who gloryhunt aslong as they support and love the club.
Many people might have a different opinion on this - But football is all about opinions!
 
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