eskimo joe wrote:
I've always reckoned a supporter is someone who attends games whenever time and finances permit. A fan is someone who is just as passionate about the club but, for a variety of reasons, doesn't, or isn't able to, attend.
So as far as I'm concerned for 30 odd years I was a supporter, but for the last season and a bit I've been a fan. But no doubt others will have different interpretations.
I hear you, but you would imagine the word FAN being a shortened version of fanatic would apply more to those that attend and eat and drink West Ham, and a supporter being one who attends games , be it occasionally or regularly and buys the odd scarf etc.
Whats a follower.....
But dont know if you can answer that one....met some seriously passionate guys and girls,
who love adore worship, everything West Ham,but for what ever reason don't/cant attend,
Money,distance,to young,to old,handicapped,100 reasons...
But I also know some seriously,What you would call Hardcore...home and away EVERY GAME,like
I used to be...not so much now...who sometimes don't go into the ground,just stay in the
boozer.....Upton and Iconic....and these guys live and breathe the Irons...they love em..
Think couple of em missed the Burnley shenanigans....
Everyone supports in their own way I spose..