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Title: Teams you Support
Post by: Gravel Rash on April 06, 2012, 02:27
Just a thread to list teams you support. Mine are :

NRL-Bulldogs
AFL-Swans
Football- Liverpool FC & Sydney Fc ( Will be the new Sydney team next year)
MLB- Padres & Blue Jays
NHL- San Jose Sharks
NBA- Golden State Warriors
NCAA- San Diego State Aztecs
NFL- San Diego Chargers
Super Rugby - Waratahs
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Auscyclefan on April 06, 2012, 03:42
AFL - Magpies (most hated but biggest club in the  AFL)
Soccer- Don't follow
MLB - Don't follow
NHL- Don't follow
NBA- Don't follow
NCAA- Don't follow
NFL- Don't follow
Cycling - BMC
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Ram on April 07, 2012, 07:24
Cricket- Tamil Nadu, India, Zimbabwe, Yorkshire and the SA because they're right damn lousy
AFL- I only follow real sports
Football- Pune and Leeds
MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL- can't give a sh** about (are these real sports?)
Union- Leeds Carnegie when they were for such a short time in the premiership, much harder now
Golf- Europe for the Ryder cup and Asia for the Royal trophy
Sure I'm missing a few.
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 07:30
in order of importance to me

Football- Saints & Sydney Fc
AFL-Swans
Cycling - team sky
Super Rugby - Waratahs + Stormers
Cricket - NSW and Kent
NRL-Roosters (used to watch more but really lost interest this year)
NFL- Saints (just because they are the saints)
MLB- Giants (but not really a fan)

pretty nationalistic as well so support England internationally and any Brits in other sports.
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Dim on April 07, 2012, 13:18
Liverpool football club. The only thing more important is friends, family and pets.

And then the dolphins. Beyind that my national team by inheritance is scotland, cornwall for county sports. Nothing else overly interests me.

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Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Dim on April 07, 2012, 13:20
Any other sport i support the underdog.

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Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Amsterhammer on April 07, 2012, 22:28
West Ham United - since 1968

Ajax - since 1989 (when I came here)

Barca - since Cruijff's time as manager, early 90's

Holland (nope, not USA)

Washington Redskins

These are the teams in other sports that I follow, more or less in descending order of passion. I only dabble at baseball and hockey, don't really have any specific team, though I loved it when the Black Hawks took the Stanley Cup because they were the first hockey team I ever heard of as a kid (my father was from Chicago).

I think my cycling preferences are known here. I am the proud owner of Vacansoleil, from whom I expect some big surprises this season.  8)

The Rabos drive me fornicating crazy. :(

I do not like Cav.

I am also a Spartacus fanboy.  :-*

I'm also a bit of a #46 fanboy, but he's not a team. ;)
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: DinZ on April 07, 2012, 23:50
Any other sport i support the underdog.

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you support liverpool and the dolphins and say in any other sport you support the underdog.....


 ;D
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Tuart on April 08, 2012, 07:28
I'm a sports fan so in general I have a lot of teams I "like" but I can't really say I support or am I fan of many. At the moment I support:

Football - (in order) Perth Glory, Wolverhampton, Leverkusen
AFL - Hawthorn
NHL - Flyers
Cycling - no specific team really (believe it or not)
Cricket - Aus/WA

Otherwise not much "support" but teams in a comp I follow:
NBL - Perth Wildcats
ABL - Perth Heat
AHL - Perth Thunder
NFL - San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens
MLB - Pittsburgh Pirates (would never have chosen them if I followed the Flyers like I do now :D)
Football - Lots, Falkirk, Preston NE, Plymouth, Dagenham, Chievo, Saint-Etienne
NRL - (defunct) Cronulla Sharks

Sure there's more I've forgotten. :D
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: benotti69 on April 08, 2012, 08:19


I'm also a bit of a #46 fanboy, but he's not a team. ;)

He's a god.  :tu
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Slow Rider on April 08, 2012, 09:33
Somehow I don't follow a lot of team sports, the only commercial teams I follow are in football and cycling. In football those are Vitesse Arnhem within the Netherlands, and Liverpool within the UK and internationally. In cycling, Liquigas and Vacansoleil are my favourite two teams.

In other team sports I only watch national games, where I always support either the Netherlands or England (though if I have to choose, the Netherlands). With athletes in non-team sports I also tend to favour Dutch and English/British ones, but it depends on how much I know about the sport. In tennis for instance I support Federer over Murray because I like the former's playstyle better. In sports that I'm largely clueless about I just go with my national preferences to support an athlete.
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on April 09, 2012, 19:19
Football ...

Premiership - Arsenal
Southern League - Weymouth
United Counties League - Yaxley (where I was born and local club)

Rugby League...

Superleague - Catalans Dragons (http://www.catalansdragons.com)
NRL - South Syndey
Championship - Northampton (from next season when the franchise starts)
Conference- South Dorset Giants  (http://www.southdorsetgiants.co.uk)(although they may fold)

Rugby Union...

Not interested as much but here goes

Premiership - Saracens (http://www.saracens.com)
Southern - Weymouth (http://www.weymouthrfc.org.uk)

Cycling...

/Vacansoleil/DCM (http://www.vacansoleildcm.com)
Albert Timmer (see this thread for details... http://velorooms.com/mens-road-cycling/albert-timmer/ (http://velorooms.com/mens-road-cycling/albert-timmer/) )
Bradley Wiggins (although for some reason I can't love Team Sky)
Tony Gibb ( friendlies man in procycling and top tweeter)

Dont think I have missed any...
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Zam on April 09, 2012, 23:30
Palermo and liverpool. 










boston redsox and the patriot.
East bengal and mizoram  8)  ;)
Italy and India.
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Icebreaker on April 16, 2012, 06:10
Sadly it looks like the hockey season will be over for me this week, so instead of watching playoff games until mid June I can start getting some work done in my yard and maybe start to pile up miles on the bikes.

Not such a bad result I guess, don't know what the Canucks were doing.
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 17, 2012, 18:15
Cricket - Hampshire and England
Rugby - London Irish and Scotland
Cycling - tend to support individuals rather than teams.  I want to 'support' team Sky, and like a lot of their riders, but can't stand Brailsford and all their marginal gains/scientific approach bs

Other sports I'm interested in - F1 (big fan of Button but not McLaren), athletics, triathlon, swimming, hockey, and skiing

I hate football  :)
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 18:56
Dances, a question for you. How did you end up supporting Hampshire and Scotland? Basically opposite ends of the isle that.
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 17, 2012, 21:55
Have lived in Hampshire my whole life so fairly self explanatory.  I am half English and half Scottish, so support England in cricket (and Scotland's team aren't much to write home about) but in rugby, I will support both, but always Scotland when they play against each other. 
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Ram on April 17, 2012, 22:08
Ah, cheers Dancing. Do you mean that the Scottish rugby team is something to write home about?

Runs
Title: Re: Teams you Support
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on April 18, 2012, 10:58
Ah, cheers Dancing. Do you mean that the Scottish rugby team is something to write home about?

Runs

If only...    :'(