Tbf,I never knew his Family followed Man Utd.I suppose that ends any argument then and there.Why didn`t you tell me in the bloody first place? I thought he was West Ham through and through.Newmarket wrote: ↑Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:09 amQuite frankly no I don’t get it at all .terrya1965 wrote: ↑Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:02 pm
If I was born and grew up near Anfield has a kid,I would have supported Liverpool.
If I was born and grew up near Highbury has a kid,I would have supported Arsenal.
If I was born and grew up near Villa Park has a kid,I would have supported Aston Villa.
If I was born and grew up near Old Trafford has a kid,I would have supported Man U.
Newmarket was born in Forest Gate and guess who he supports?You got it?
You get it now?
What the f*ck is a Kosovo terrorist got to do with it or do they all live in the East End now?When my Dad lived there,it was a completely different place to the dump it is now.
I know fans seem to hate him atm,but that don't stop Noble does bleeding claret & blue.
PS,I wouldn't call anyone a c*nt,not even Numbers.
In answer to a pretty simple fact that the postcode of your birth cannot determine which football club you support , all you’ve done is regurgitate what you said in your first post and you’re still wrong.
But you don’t need me to tell you that again but what I will tell you is 3 very short stories.
A friend of mine , as a small child , born and bred in Custom House , was a football fan .
A fan of football in general . Yes they did and probably still do exist.
An elder relative , a cousin I think , took him to West Ham , Orient , Chelsea , in fact just about every London club and he liked Arsenal the best and kept wanting his cousin to take him back to Highbury and that’s how he became a Gooner .
Mark Noble was born and brought up in Beckton .
Wrong side of the A13 to be Canning Town , wrong side of PR Lane to be Custom House.
That is geographical fact .
As a small lad he supported the same team that his dad supported and that nearly all of his extended family supports .
Joined Arsenals academy and was happy there until his dad got fed up with the travelling and , luckily , he was offered a place at West Ham’s academy.
Now there’s nothing wrong with any of that .
He almost certainly does love West Ham now and probably IS now West Ham “through and through” .
After all , he’s made a fine living out of the club so it’s to be expected.
But “bleeding claret and blue” because comes from E16 is way too much of a generalisation and as such is rubbish.
So as to try and reiterate that point I’ll tell you the 3rd anecdote.Newmarket was born in Forest Gate and as a child (7.8.9 I don’t remember) he used to nag his dad to take him to West Ham .
In 1972 his dream came true .
We stood on the South Bank , me on the customary milk crate , and watched Heighway and Keegan score the goals in a 2-0 win for Liverpool.
I fell in love with the place . The amazing atmosphere in the South Bank , the half roof , the peanut seller etc .
Everything about the club . I would never have imagined after that day ever supporting another club .
But which team was I supporting on that first visit to Upton Park ?
Well it wasn’t West Ham .
P.s. in those days the local lads where I was from were more likely to be Limbo dancers than football fans . Fact.