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    don't recall that personally
    As in, when we played on TV there would always be lots of Albion watching in there. I didn't really go there apart from that.
    Seeing kids in the school or in the parks with Albion shirts instead of the big clubs and easy ones, that’s it. We have done it.

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      Sussex and Brighton are very nice places to live. People move here from all over the country and understandably will take their allegiances with them, just as i would if I moved away.

      Obviously that doesn't account for all the glory hunting Liverpool twats but i'd wager it takes care of a fair few.

      The sheer umber of people moving to the area from London as well accounts for large numbers of Gooners etc in Brighton pubs
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      Sussex and Brighton are very nice places to live. People move here from all over the country and understandably will take their allegiances with them, just as i would if I moved away.

      Obviously that doesn't account for all the glory hunting Liverpool twats but i'd wager it takes care of a fair few.

      The sheer umber of people moving to the area from London as well accounts for large numbers of Gooners etc in Brighton pubs
      All true but how many Scouse accents were there on that video?
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      All true but how many Scouse accents were there on that video?
      Probably not many, but there’s potentially a lot of second and third generation fans as well
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      I've no issue with anyone choosing to support who they want. I also don't care if people want to watch on TV, but not go to the games. The problem comes when they want to engage on the same level with us that are an emotional part of our clubs. It's usually men, because, from school age, most British men choose to align themselves with one team or another. I did it myself before I understood that football supporting was a much bigger thing than watching MotD. I don't mind a bit of joshing, even from TV fans of big teams, but it's when they start to talk about their TV team as 'us' and denigrate fans of local teams because their teams are not as good that it gets a bit ripe. You are not 'Us.' The real 'Us' of your chosen team would have more affinity with the 'Us' of an opposing team than they would with you.

      It's impossible to communicate to someone who thinks that football is about winning that it doesn't matter how good they are, it matters that they belong to me and I belong to them. It matters that they will always be there for me to be part of. It matters that my friends and family share it. It matters that there is a community that, in some part feels the same way, whether that means those who just went along to the victory parade, because they wanted to celebrate with their community, or those that obsess about transfer deadlines, injury lists, loyalty points and what happened to the FA Cup money. It matters that there were enough people who felt the same that they worked tooth and nail to make sure that the club continued, some even expecting that they weren't going to be around long enough to enjoy the benefits, but wanting to pass the experience on to the next generation that could. It matters that this single connection can cause people to share and to support each other in the way that ChaileyJem's WSC article describes people on here doing. My kids enjoyed last season's promotion, they enjoyed this season's day against Arsenal and night against Man Utd, but they care enough to enjoy it because they know how it feels to stand and applaud a team that had given their all for a season, but lost to their deadly rivals in a crap-shoot play off game. They know the history of the things that you people did to keep this thing alive. If you asked them to pick a team to support in a match on TV, it would less than two minutes before they were on their phones.

      In short, cheer along the team you have picked all you want, meet in a pub, decorate it with flags and scarves, but don't try to tell us that this makes you the same as us.
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      Always worth a punt. I quite fancy making my comeback in vets football one day!
      I'm not ready for Vets yet. I'm only 47...

      Just last week I played - did okay - to help my club to a third straight promotion - to senior level now

      I'll sign again next year, but only as back up. If I play any, I've no doubt I'll be the oldest player in the league, by some distance!
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      **** it I say. Lifes too short. That video is fricking cringeworthy but hey, they enjoy it, have barbecues raise money for charity and have a different kind of pseudo (to some) togetherness/tribalism/social aspect. Bit the same as some watching England games in the pub and berated by members of England Fans (awaits to get pulled on that one) Yes it's odd to some but harmless and they enjoy it. I doubt they cause any trouble, enjoy their once trip in their life time to Anfield (the hardcore ones) and buy their sky TV subscriptions/shirts which largely pays for the premiership (whether that is a good thing or not is debatable but we get better football for it). Takes all sorts
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      I'm not ready for Vets yet. I'm only 47...

      Just last week I played - did okay - to help my club to a third straight promotion - to senior level now

      I'll sign again next year, but only as back up. If I play any, I've no doubt I'll be the oldest player in the league, by some distance!
      What age do they start vets where you are? I’m sure the Mid Sussex one is now just 35 as there weren’t many teams!? My thinking is it saves getting skinned by 17 year olds every week!
      Seeing kids in the school or in the parks with Albion shirts instead of the big clubs and easy ones, that’s it. We have done it.

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      What age do they start vets where you are? I’m sure the Mid Sussex one is now just 35 as there weren’t many teams!? My thinking is it saves getting skinned by 17 year olds every week!
      Yes, 35. Which is stupid IMO. Lads of 35 these days are still fit and able to run about with the best of them. The whole point of a vets league is to encourage players who are NOT able to compete physically, to continue to play competitive football, in a suitable environment. Now if you're in your 40s and you'd like to play (outfield) in a league, you're ****ed, because the vets sides are full of decent players 10 years your junior, who you can't compete with athletically.
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      Bit pompous there Al. What's the problem with the place? It's big, plenty of screens, reasonable beer, central to town. There are worse places to watch a game in town. Plus they've been good to the REMF, even in the past couple of weeks. But go right ahead, by all means give us your best reasons as to why they offend your sensibilities.
      Final game away to Forest, biggest game we had to get into the playoffs. the K&Q turned Forest v Brighton off the main screens so there were only a couple upstairs by the pool table and a small one back of the bar, because they wanted to show PREMIER LEAGUE so put on a meaningless game between West Ham and Stoke or something. God knows why I was in there in the first place, but vowed then never to go in again.

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