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#1 User is offline   Goatfacekillah 

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

I occasionally post to Bluemoon, City's forums. Anyway, I posted an account of my day last Sunday and the editor of the Daisy Cutter asked if he could publish it.

It's here if anyone would like me to bore them for 10 minutes :-)

http://www.thedaisyc...-football-hell/

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:27 AM

This is amazing.

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Anyway, since that day Iíve carried a piece of wallpaper in my jeans on every match day, this Iíve clutched during every game.


that's the best thing ever, but the whole thing is quality. I love this story.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

That is perfect.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:32 PM

Thanks fellas. Very cathartic getting all that out.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:40 PM

I too enjoyed it and sent it to a few mates. They enjoyed it too.

Bit weird though. In a nice way.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:28 PM

Superb read.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:42 AM

Great read, excellently written, good job! It's an interesting glimpse into a mindset I've never really understood before, but it still doesn't really explain it.

I mean, I follow some sports, and consider myself to be a keen fan of certain teams, but the extent of the devotion you've written about is totally incomprehensible (Edit) to me. What fosters that kind of feeling?!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:39 AM

View PostzoiX, on 24 May 2012 - 08:42 AM, said:

Great read, excellently written, good job! It's an interesting glimpse into a mindset I've never really understood before, but it still doesn't really explain it.

I mean, I follow some sports, and consider myself to be a keen fan of certain teams, but the extent of the devotion you've written about is totally incomprehensible (Edit) to me. What fosters that kind of feeling?!


Thanks Wu, Hodge and Zoix.

I find it difficult to answer the question. It's not like I run my life, or even mood, off Manchester City results normally. I have a sense of perspective and, as a supporter of City, I'm well used to decades of disappointment and let down. But this was something special owing to many different factors: the first time it'd happened in my lifetime; living in a city that's been 20 year dominated by an all conquering rival; fans of this rival being generally ungracious with their success/superiority and this going back to earliest of childhood memories; how much we wanted it beforehand, then it apparently becoming impossible with only 6 games remaining, only for it to become likely again on the very last game of the season. And then, of course, going through the whole season's feelings in a microcosm of 90 minutes...

It probably sounds strange to read it but I suspect the actual day wouldn't be so different for Hodge, Wu, Rumps, Writer, Sticky, Zara, Joel, Corc, Ax, Bill etc had the circumstances been exactly the same.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

It was reading this

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At this moment I gave up completely. I started to tell myself that I just canít continue to take things this seriously anymore and that Iím a father with three young children and that I should focus on them. But how could I not take it so seriously? My life, my very identity was so entangled in City that if you take City away, what would be left?


that got me thinking about it. Its interesting how people can get so passionate about things like this.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:43 AM

I grew up with it from my Dad. I never chose to support Liverpool, I just always have. There is no beginning to that. I guess that, almost religious or tribal feature, plays a part.

I often consider how ridiculous it is though, and I'm not patriotic in the slightest, which adds a weird slant to the whole thing.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:59 PM

I have to say I've never known anyone else to whom football matters as much as it does for Chris. If it was someone I didn't know, I'd think they were a bit weird, but as it is it wouldn't be Chris if he wan't as passionate about City as he is. I love that it means so much to him, but I'm not sure his wife does.

I'm passionate about Leeds, but nowhere near as much as I was when I was younger. I love seeing us win, but I'm not that arsed any more when we lose. It's happened so often that I have immunised myself against the hurt it used to cause.

Also, I'm as much a RL fan as I am football nowadays (more, perhaps), and the Rhinos have more than filled my win quota for a while. We're shit again this year, but we were shit last year and still won it. I only wish Leeds United AFC could follow suit.

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