I was having a chat with someone that doesn't know an awful lot about football (he thinks Newcastle are a bigger club than us FFS) and something he said got to me and made me think for a minute. He said because I don't go to our matches and I don't live in Liverpool, I'm just a passive fan.
I used to have a season ticket to GP for about 5 years until my dad left the RAF and could no longer afford it, I've always lived and breathed Everton but I just wanted to know if general consensus is that I'm just a Passive Fan rather than an obsesive True Blue as I currently see myself.
Rob Jones, Posted 12/02/2008 at 00:59:54
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1 Posted 12/02/2008 at 06:39:14
You need to get some self esteem and become who you think you are, not what the hard core football forum submitters say you are
Football is a great pass time and a good interest but its not life and death or even close to that.
Start by reading the newspaper and watching Al Jazeeera News, then consider the atrocities committed in Iraq all in the name of freedom and democracy and that will give you some perspective on where football should sit in your life.
2 Posted 12/02/2008 at 07:11:38
3 Posted 12/02/2008 at 07:45:56
I am too..........from over here in the States......I was born in Birmingham, England and I’ve been here for about 15 years (I’m 50 now) but I do consider myself along the same lines.
I do truly admire any fan (for any team) that goes week-in, week-out to games. Partly because of the small fortune it costs them but more importantly simply because they do.
I’ve never had the luxury of going to the games .... if I win the frigging lottery I’ll be at the very next Everton home game at Goodison (or wherever!) but until that unlikely event happens I make do with the internet (and this brilliant website) and Fox Soccer Channel..........no club would exist if all fans supported them the way I do, I know that, but I live and breathe Everton and I don’t think for one second that my support of them is lessened because of my particular circumstances....same goes for you Rob.
4 Posted 12/02/2008 at 08:50:35
If you want to talk about Afghanistan under the Taliban, the human rights abuses, the strict enforcement of Sharia the repression of women and men who did not fit the ideal laid down by Mullah Omah and the Taliban, not to mention the destruction of one of the worlds most important historical sites by them.
Football is important for some it is a way of life, and if you are a Bluenose its a passion for life.
5 Posted 12/02/2008 at 09:20:23
6 Posted 12/02/2008 at 09:10:24
I live within 4 hours of Goodison and see about 5 or 6 games a season now (it used to be twice that when I was single!!!), but I don’t consider myself a passive fan in the slightest.
If you just simply have a quick look at final score most weeks to check the result and flick on MOTD if you’re home, then you’re a passive fan.
But if you can’t sit still or concentrate on anything while Everton are playing, either checking text every 2 mins, or glued to the radio, watching live updates online, watching the sky/setanta games, or indeed going in for every challenge while sitting among the Goodison crowd.... then you’re an obsessive Evertonian, like me!
Come on Blue Boys, big push tomorrow in Norway. The weather looks alright on BBC wesite... 0 to 5 degrees + and dry. That’s better than -10 and snow which is their usual February weather, so shame on anyone wearing gloves!!!
7 Posted 12/02/2008 at 09:56:26
Just because you don’t go all the time, doesn’t mean you are somehow inferior.
Tell that sheep shagger you were speaking to go back to admiring those deluded Geordies, get yourself down to Goodison as often as you can afford and stop worrying.
8 Posted 12/02/2008 at 12:25:33
The fact that you’re posting on this sensational website says a lot about your credentials as a supporter. Doesn’t matter if you live in Australia(where I am), Singapore, South Africa or England, you bleed blue and that’s all that matters.
9 Posted 12/02/2008 at 13:14:58
10 Posted 12/02/2008 at 13:23:14
What a balanced view of the world your friend has. Sorry, forgot, he’s part of the "best fans in the world" group.
11 Posted 12/02/2008 at 14:08:16
12 Posted 12/02/2008 at 14:51:06
1. putting both the Talibans and Saddam in power.
2.Encouraging the war with Iran in an attempt to nip the Ayetolla’s Islamic revolution in the bud. And then selling arms to both sides.
3. Providing Saddam with the chemical weapons he used against the Kurds (this in 1988, when he was still an obedient Client).
Apologies to Rob and everyone else for that completely off-topic rant but I couldn’t let that one go.
Rob you said it yourself, that particular barcode knows very little about footie
13 Posted 12/02/2008 at 15:34:10
I see myself . as a passionate fan, not obsessive. Everton football club is not the end all and be all but of course it plays a relevant role in life if your a supporter of this great club.
14 Posted 12/02/2008 at 18:10:34
I see you understood where I was coming from.
This is not a political forum so enough said already
15 Posted 12/02/2008 at 20:31:10
16 Posted 13/02/2008 at 00:10:27