But over the past couple of years a Saints fan has gotten me hooked on this beautiful game and since they're relegated we ...ok, HE...decided I need a premiership team to follow.
Now. He thinks I should follow a Champions League team, which I understand - get a broader, non-English view of the game. I'm all right with that. Only Champions league this season is Chelsea and Man U (who wants to follow the money? Please.), Liverpool, and Arsenal. Well, Arsenal is his second team, so I can't go that way - what's the fun?
Rooting for a "winning" team doesn't sit quite right with me, though. It's like being a Dallas Cowboys fan in the 80s - EVERYone was a Dallas fan, even if they didn't know a touchdown from a field goal. Do you see my issues here? I'm thinking I'd be better off a Spurs fan, or Wigan - a team that bobbles around, is generally thought of as good, but consistently provokes heart attacks in its fans. And isn't Aston Villa, which should be a car make.
So tell me why I should - or shouldn't! - root for your side and help out a newbie.