So I was just in the thread where we picked our favourite football XIs, and wondered what makes everyone support the team that they do. Not just in football, but in any sport, and pretty much everyone has one team they value above all others, ie for me Tranmere Rovers comes before any of our international sides, it comes before food and water tbh.
So how/why etc did you become a supporter of your team?
I was born in the mid-80s to a Dad who is unbelievably passionate about Liverpool Football Club. Seems easy that I would have just followed that path, yet 1 European Cup, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and a UEFA Cup V 1 League Cup Final and a relegation later here I am as mad as cheese for the whites. Odd really.
I wasn't really big on football, until I was 7, we moved into a new street, made a new friend who had a season ticket for Tranmere, his mum said he could take a friend. I remember, the night before my first game, my Dad was giving it the "we support the reds in this house" routine, but really didn't mind. (He has always said that I should be a Tranmere fan, because I was born in Birkenhead, and have always lived over t'water. ) Well, we played and beat Barnsley, don't remember much about the game, but I do remember it got me so hooked it's untrue. i was in Year 3 in school, and got moved desks, because there were girls on my table who were fed up of me talking Tranmere all the time; ironically enough there are no women on my desk at work, possibly because they can't be doing with my constant Tranmere/Cricket talk.
It only takes one match to get hooked on a team, I reckon, that's certainly what happened to me.
What about the rest of you?