Any football fans out there?
Any football fans out there?
Hiya ! I support a few teams, in the Italian leagues I support Lazio !!! Otherwise I support the Irish and Holland national teams...... saying that I also will watch most football games on, for example tonight Shelbourne Rovers (an Irish team) are trying to qualify for the Champions League............ it would be really strange to see them play against some great international team........... ....
haha i know thats what i said when i heard and to be honest knowing my luck they're actually called shelbourne fc , well whatever if an irish team gets through then i have to watch !!
I support the Colts of Indianapolis in the glorious game of American Football. As far as National teams, I do support USA, I know we're bad but will have our day, and I root for France, because I was in Paris when they won in 98. I was disapointed when they lost to the Greeks in the past Euro-Cup, That month in Paris during the world cup was the best month in my life..and till this day I cannot believe they won in 98
Raven - sorry, but thing they are actually Shelbourne FC...
If it helps, I'm a Portsmouth and Wales fan, with a side of Parma
well at least I got the Shelbourne part right ! I should feel terrible but I don't really support any of the Irish teams in football, well besides the national one, I like Gaelic and Hurley though, now they're sports with action........
I'm not much of a football watcher, but I do watch during the World Cup, and did watch some of the Euro 2004 this year.
For the final game I went down to The Danforth in Toronto, which is a very large Greek part of town. In fact, Toronto has the 2nd highest population of Greeks outside of Greece (Chicago is number 1, FYI).
The Danforth (Danforth Ave) is the heart of the Greek community in Toronto. The street is lined with bars and restaurants with patios facing out onto the street. The City of Toronto had shut down Danforth Avenue for a large number of blocks for the Euro 2004 final, and most of the patios had put TVs facing out into the street so people could watch.
I stood in a crowd about 20 deep outside of a restaurant called Christina's, which had TV perched high up on their patio making it easy for us street dwellers to see.
It was incredible. The crowd roared when Greece scored and people spilled out into the street singing and dancing, lighting off flares and fireworks and waving their blue and white flags. Once the final whistle blew everyone flooded out onto the streets, and the crowd sang and danced for hours, despite heavy rain and lightning!
Watching the game in the company of Europeans (even 2nd generation Europeans) is really a different atmosphere than watching it with North Americans. Makes it much more exciting!
P.S. There is a Little Portugal in Toronto as well. They were disappointed with the loss, but still partied in the street into the wee hours anyway.
Well, we have a professional soccer league here in North America, and Montreal has a team in it (the Montreal Impact). They're a great team, and usually do very well. Go Impact!
As for the international game, I as well watch football mostly during the World Cup, and I was really into Euro 2004. I cheered for Greece because although I'm Canadian (born in Canada and all the rest) part of my nationality is Greek. It was funny, on Canada Day, Greece beat the Czech's in the semi-finals, and I saw more Greek flags around town than Canadian ones! lol
I used to cheer for Man U during university because one of my friends was a huuuuuuuuge fan and I really got into it, but over the past year I don't watch much international football when it comes on TV anymore.
i Support the New England Patriots!!!