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I’m now a Liverpool fan

9 April 2008

After Arsenal’s loss last night, I have little choice but to support Liverpool. They looked the better side to be honest and I’ve even see Liverpool at Anfield once, so maybe I have a more of a legitimate claim to be a Liverpool supporter anyway.

I announced my emotional departure as an Arsenal fan on BBC’s 606 sports forums. Here’s my post: “Can’t Believe What Happened Last Night

To the future, then. And as long as Liverpool keep winning, they have my undying loyalty.

I become an Arsenal fan.

5 April 2008

There are so many esoteric rules surrounding the choice of team. My brother says that ‘choice’ is the wrong way to look at it. I asked him if it was ok to support Arsenal, as I once lived in Holloway for a year. My brother said I’d already transgressed so many rules of football fandom, that there was no longer any point in asking him what was and wasn’t acceptable.

So Arsenal it is. This has the added benefits of:

  1. My (American) wife likes the sound of the name
  2. I know enough to understand that Arsenal are consistently at the top of the Premiership, so this is a good starting point if I’m hoping for glory – and who doesn’t want to back a winner?

I wonder when Arsenal are playing next. I’m looking forward to their first match – our first match – and decide to join the Aresnal fan forum as soon as I return home so I can start chatting with fellow fans.