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    Bandwagon Fan

    I had this debate with Matteh during the world cup and according to him me, or any one who is a big team supporter is a bandwagon fan (mostly).

    I want to clarify on this because I am not very sure what a bandwagon fan actually means.

    I followed FC Barcelona when

    a) They were not the best side in the world or in their league (they were third AFAIK). Real Madrid was the big team. I wasn't aware of all that nitty gritty any way.

    b) I wasn't aware of any other Barcelona fans.

    c) I liked their style of football and started to follow them.

    Was I bandwagon jumping? What comprises and doesn't comprise being a bandwagon fan?

    Cheers.

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    I am a bandwagon fan of Reading FC & KKR.

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    In a sport such as soccer/football, where success breeds success and can last generations rather than years because of the nature of the system, I think that when you choose a side rather than be born into it, and choose a team with a history of success, then it is viewed as different to other sports with salary caps and equalisation measures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    I love bandwagon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    In a sport such as soccer/football, where success breeds success and can last generations rather than years because of the nature of the system, I think that when you choose a side rather than be born into it, and choose a team with a history of success, then it is viewed as different to other sports with salary caps and equalisation measures.
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    I had a friend who just happened to support, during the 1990s:

    - the Detroit Red Wings
    - New York Yankees
    - Manchester United and Liverpool (he switched between the two)
    - the Chicago Bulls
    - Green Bay Packers

    He was taking bandwagoning to the nth degree, it's fair to say.

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    I don't think theres anything wrong with jumping on the bandwagon of successful sporting teams as at the end of the day its your discretion who you choose to support and loathe. Personally I've supported some average sides and stuck with them through poorer times just because I'd feel disappointed in myself if I was to stop supporting them, yet at the same time in a different sport or a different league felt compelled to get behind more successful sides.

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    I think there's definitely an element of bandwagon jumping on here. Seem to be a lot more India supporters signing up to the site ever since we started dominating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Dont think you have to justify supporting any side.
    Sez the Carlton fan..

    Actually, tbf, what little I've ascertained about Aussie Rules over my years on CW suggests your Blues are one of the least likely to attract bandwagoneers.

    Nah, agree with you, tbh. I mean, geographical proximity to where one grows is probably the soundest reason for supporting a team, but given one usually makes the decision as a child, pretty much anything can be the spur.

    I have no family links to The Arsenal and grew up about 70 miles away (quite a distance in the UK), but latched on as a kid and have been a fan for nearly three decades now. I keep an eye out for my local side and attend their games semi-regularly, but I can't get over my first love, which will always be The Arsenal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Sez the Carlton fan..

    Actually, tbf, what little I've ascertained about Aussie Rules over my years on CW suggests your Blues are one of the least likely to attract bandwagoneers.
    Gotta be kidding. They've won the most premierships!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Sez the Carlton fan..

    Actually, tbf, what little I've ascertained about Aussie Rules over my years on CW suggests your Blues are one of the least likely to attract bandwagoneers.

    Nah, agree with you, tbh. I mean, geographical proximity to where one grows is probably the soundest reason for supporting a team, but given one usually makes the decision as a child, pretty much anything can be the spur.

    I have no family links to The Arsenal and grew up about 70 miles away (quite a distance in the UK), but latched on as a kid and have been a fan for nearly three decades now. I keep an eye out for my local side and attend their games semi-regularly, but I can't get over my first love, which will always be The Arsenal.
    Yeah, have lived in St Kilda pretty much all my life, but couldn't care less about that side. The Carlton support comes from birth though, my grandfather grew up there and it has been passed down the generations since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Gotta be kidding. They've won the most premierships!
    Not since God was a lad tho? Probly wrong for all I know.

    Liverpool the same over here, most titles (well, equal now) but none since 1990.

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