What determines who you support in Manchester? Is it a geographical thing?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Magicpole, 10 Sep 2017.

  1. manctheknife

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    Good man. What happened to Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, and Grub.....assuming we all know where Dibble went.
     
  2. Pughie

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    If i told you that.........
    Im going to get a tattoo of this as it never gets boring.....haha
     
  3. Magicpole

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    Loving reading all the stories of how you became blues. What comes through is a love of the club and a realisation that even if you tried, you cannot evict your team from your heart no matter how much they drive you mental.

    I like that as for me that's the only way. No halfway house of emotional attachment.
     
  4. Dirty Harry

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    Ordinarily, I would say you follow in your fathers footsteps, I think it's part of a bonding process, me personally ( born Withington), never really sure why I chose to be a Blue, older brother was, although him being a blue would more than likely have made me go the other way, step dad was a red (born Whalley Range, Blue before 1958 ;-) and I was already Blue before he came on the scene) and as it transpired my biological dad was a red (Born Moss-Side).

    My earliest memory though, and one I think is the thing that influenced me most albeit subconsciously, was seeing Colin Bell in an open neck shirt, V neck jumper, flared kecks, German helmet hairdo and platform shoes, as a kid I just thought he looked cool as fuck and I just wanted to be like him.
     
  5. Banshee

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    No Blues in immediate family, just cousins. Dad was a rag, took me a couple of times. Uncle was a Pool fan, took my brother with him. Mum would take us to Bury. Asked my Mum for a City scarf, boy up the street liked em. Yeh, not great but in my defense it was the 70's, I was about 10
     
  6. sir baconface

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    Nah, mate. The Busby Babes were mainstream and I believe the rags picked up sympathy support post-Munich. I started going to City in the early 60s and am pretty sure there were more reds than blues in those days. (Maybe not massively more.) Then, despite the glorious Bell/Lee/Summerbee team, the red cnuts consolidated further with Best/Charlton/Law and their European Cup win. History then shows they went on to grow to 680 million ;)

    I don't have stats but an analysis of average attendances over the years would give some (imperfect) idea of relative popularity. Would be really interested to see them.
     
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  7. mccity

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    I think the lesson here is I know nothing ;)
     
  8. Ban-jani

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    I thought that but my Mrs lives in north Manchester so I now spend a huge amount of time up there, it's full of City shirts from my experience.

    United only outnumber us in Salford and Trafford I'd say but there's obviously a lot dotted about in blue majority areas.
     
  9. worsleyweb

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    Where I grew up in didsbury at a Church of England school everyone seemed to support city.
     
  10. bluegirl74

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    My old man supported Leeds and my mum was a blue dipper. But then Niall Quinn ♥️♥️♥️ signed...
     

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