List Of Man Untied Fans To Gloat Over

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Clive_ofthe_Kremlin, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    My dad was originally from Manchester and was an armchair United fan. Moved “down south” when he went to Uni and never went back. When he settled in Amersham with my mum, he started going to watch Watford with my grandad because he wanted to support a local league side and he ended up switching his allegiance to Watford. So does that make him a reverse glory hunter?
  2. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Yes. Turned his coat once. Could do so again.
  3. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    I thought about turning my coat once, but it didn't work. Not really with the idea of abandoning Watford, but with the idea of having a 'second team' as some claim they have.

    It was when I was living in Chatham in Kent for a while and I thought I would start watching Gillingham. Just wanted to watch a bit of football really. It was reverse-glory hunting because I'm sure they were lower in the leagues than us at the time. Certainly they weren't in the same league. The idea of supporting any other team against us is unthinkable.

    Went once or twice. Couldn't get up any enthusiasm. It reminded me of when I crept into a game in Ireland once through an opened gate and watched the last 20 minutes. Still have no idea who the teams were or what the final score was. Same with Gillingham. Couldn't keep up my interest. Couldn't really care if they won or lost. Sometimes started wanting Chesterfield or whoever the opponents were, to win, if they were a good team. Certainly couldn't be bothered with getting cold or wet watching them. Stopped going pretty quickly...
  4. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Good point - he’s only supported Watford for 50 years now so all to prove..
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  5. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    To be fair, the company I worked for have a factory in Manc. The split (office & shop floor) was about 60/40 in favour of United. And they were genuine, local, working class Mancs. And they despised the impact of the 'global fanbase' on the club, many holding its 'commercial potential' as being directly responsible for the Glazers' decision to buy them. But they won't stop supporting because most are from 3rd generation United families...
  6. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I have never met such people and I don't believe they exist.
  7. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    If you support Watford and weren't born in Watford General, you're little more than a carpetbagger.
  8. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    I was born in the Rookery in the middle of a pre season friendly against Shrewsbury because my Mum refused to go to hospital when a big game was on. Does that mean Im not a fan ?
  9. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    That’s a blow for all us born before 1965 (pre Watford General). It was the Peace Memorial or Shrodells, and the Maternity hospital then. And anyway myself and three siblings were all born at home. In the sixties that was not rare.
  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Bloomin’ suspicious looking shrew in the nest, that’s what you are.
  11. Johnny Todd Sings

    Johnny Todd Sings First Year Pro

    Of course it does. You weren't born there because you wanted to be there, you were born there because your mum wanted to be there. Now if your mum had wanted to get next door to the hospital but you forced your way out to prevent her, then you'd be a fan.
  12. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    no u r rong m8 she & hes early prawn cocktail sanwich fans leaving before the final whistle

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