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Anyone thinking that fans of the massives are OK needs to spend some time living over over here on the East side of Manc

 

Utter cunts

 

I'm no fan of the red shite but they are more tolerable round here

 

Different viewpoint perhaps not living in Bolton anymore

Totally agree I live in Whitefield, couple of big City pubs here full of deluded pricks who forget how shit they were before the Arabs tipped up.

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Be interesting who the next generation of plastic glory hunters support

I always use the simple barometer of a sunny day on Blackpool Prom and seeing which shirts appear the most. I’m sure Gonzo will have more accurate data but I’d go as far to say City are the majority these days, followed by Chelsea. 20 years ago you’d have had more chance seeing a Bolton shirt than either of those two. I don’t think City do anywhere near as well as DMB’s did/do in terms of translating that in to match day receipts, the mythical season ticket waiting list and the like though, possibly partly due to the changing ways that people consume football nowadays compared to the 90s. Edited by Leyther_Matt
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Abroad on holiday, many more Citeh shirts worn by foreigners / non-Mancs

 

It will be there and will be for a decade

 

All you saying they’re alright will change your tune in time

 

I'm sure we will, its a football fans nature to eventually resent one teams domination.

 

But for now I am quite enjoying whats happening with the two Manchester clubs.

 

Its been said elsewhere but that City documentary on amazon is a belting watch.

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I'm sure we will, its a football fans nature to eventually resent one teams domination.

 

But for now I am quite enjoying whats happening with the two Manchester clubs.

 

Its been said elsewhere but that City documentary on amazon is a belting watch.

 

 

....and there has to be an element of our enemies enemy is our friend.

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I'm sure we will, its a football fans nature to eventually resent one teams domination.

 

But for now I am quite enjoying whats happening with the two Manchester clubs.

 

Its been said elsewhere but that City documentary on amazon is a belting watch.

Oh I love Pep and a lot of that the club is doing in the community etc but when you work in Manc and live in stockport you get to the stage of resentment quickly with the fans

 

TBH my “proper” blue mates are sound. But then so are my proper red ones in truth

 

More success just brings out more whoppers

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....and there has to be an element of our enemies enemy is our friend.

Not on this point mate. Every empty seat tonight should have an arse on it but for some football watching folk their local team isn’t good enough for them. Doesn’t matter if they go to Old Trafford, Etihad, Anfield or anywhere else.

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Not on this point mate. Every empty seat tonight should have an arse on it but for some football watching folk their local team isn’t good enough for them. Doesn’t matter if they go to Old Trafford, Etihad, Anfield or anywhere else.

 

 

Can't disagree. Just making the point that I would rather City won the PL rather than either of the red twats.

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Not on this point mate. Every empty seat tonight should have an arse on it but for some football watching folk their local team isn’t good enough for them. Doesn’t matter if they go to Old Trafford, Etihad, Anfield or anywhere else.

 

Watching us is fucking dire a large proportion of the time, the Bristol home game wasn't great. Though this season has started brighter than anyone of us could expected.

 

Unfortunately most "football fans" are of a very fickle and fair weather nature.

 

We just aren't shiny and fashionable enough to attract many Bolton folk. But as Casino eluded to, i'd rather watch with a hardcore and loyal 10k than i would a part-time happy clappy 25k.

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Not on this point mate. Every empty seat tonight should have an arse on it but for some football watching folk their local team isn’t good enough for them. Doesn’t matter if they go to Old Trafford, Etihad, Anfield or anywhere else.

I think in the case of the vast majority, ‘anywhere else’ is the pub. An incredible number of football fans in this country simply have no idea of the concept of actually attending a game, never mind on a regular basis. Funny how none of these types seem to support us or any other small club though.
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I think in the case of the vast majority, ‘anywhere else’ is the pub. An incredible number of football fans in this country simply have no idea of the concept of actually attending a game, never mind on a regular basis. Funny how none of these types seem to support us or any other small club though.

It’s those who actually attend matches elsewhere that get on my goat.

 

I am not suggesting that we picket Bolton station and abuse folk with City or United scarves but we should picket Bolton station and abuse folk with City or United scarves.

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Watching us is fucking dire a large proportion of the time, the Bristol home game wasn't great. Though this season has started brighter than anyone of us could expected.

 

Unfortunately most "football fans" are of a very fickle and fair weather nature.

 

We just aren't shiny and fashionable enough to attract many Bolton folk. But as Casino eluded to, i'd rather watch with a hardcore and loyal 10k than i would a part-time happy clappy 25k.

Re the last paragraph, I'm not sure Ken would!

 

Anyway, were no different to any other club in that regard; team's doing well- crowds go up.

 

Also interesting that not too long ago the hardcore consisted of around 4000.

Growing slowly. :)

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Watching us is fucking dire a large proportion of the time, the Bristol home game wasn't great. Though this season has started brighter than anyone of us could expected.

 

Unfortunately most "football fans" are of a very fickle and fair weather nature.

 

We just aren't shiny and fashionable enough to attract many Bolton folk. But as Casino eluded to, i'd rather watch with a hardcore and loyal 10k than i would a part-time happy clappy 25k.

 

can't say I'm arsed either way, if other people want to come, fine by me, if they don't fine by me

 

but the 25k crowds would suggest we're doing well, and the 10k crowds suggest we're not

 

so if it came to it, I'd rather watch us with 25k happy clappers

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Re the last paragraph, I'm not sure Ken would!

 

Anyway, were no different to any other club in that regard; team's doing well- crowds go up.

 

Also interesting that not too long ago the hardcore consisted of around 4000.

Growing slowly. :)

We're at an interesting stage with our core support. I'd compare now with the early to mid 1970s. We had a steady decline in the second tier ending in relegation (second half of 60s/2012-2016), then a short but ultimately successful and regenerative spell in the third tier (1971-73/2016/17) and now establishing back in tier 2 with a solid fanbase. Certainly better than it was in the 90s at Burnden - including Bruce and Colin's successful promotion campaigns. We get better gates than Blackburn, PNE and Wigan. It could be much better but it's going in the right direction and it's no disgrace.

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