Whiskyman wrote:mkhammer wrote:
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..
Not digging anyone out, each to his own and all that, but for the life of me I've never got why some people travel in to the area and then don't go to the game but watch it in a pub. I can understand people enjoying watching football in a pub but not travelling, in some cases, a long way to do so.
Could be many reasons, its still cheaper than paying for a ticket and still having to travel, and you pay for drinks most normally would anyway, and you get a bit of that match day feeling, feel a little more involved meeting up with mates who might live in the opposite direction. And at least you have easy access to some medicine to drown your sorrows in, or maybe to heighten the buzz. Who knows, not for me, but i partially get it.