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    Sacrilege I hear you cry! Why do you need the trauma of another team in your life when you have Forest!

    Seriously though, do you follow or keep an eye on any other teams and if so, what’s the reason or motivation for following them. This post was triggered as its the anniversary of my grandad passing away.
    While I have not lived in Nottingham since 1998ish, the Garibaldi are still my first footballing love, but I admit I do look for the results of other teams as well.
    I always look out for Aberdeen FC as my grandad was born there and after the end of the War ended up living in Nottingham. He supported Forest and the Dons. Now before you call my loyalty to Forest into question, there was one saving grace. My father is a county fan, so if my grandad had not intervened, I would have been cursed to follow the magpies.

    Some of you more reasonable folk will likely say “having a second team is not really great, but we will let you off”, and here is where my confession starts to sound like I am a serial unfaithful lover…………..I also look out for Fiorentina and Real Sociedad as I had brief spells living in Florence and San Sebastian, and oddly St Pauli (I have never lived in Germany, nor been to Hamburg). Oh, and Bridport FC as that is home.


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    Go on, guess.

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    ^^^

    Is a Kickers man.

    I have adopted my local big team Milan, my local tiny team Pro Sesto and because I'm a hopeless hipster the brown and whites of Hamburg.

    .. But because I don't have the absolute connection with any of those teams that I do with Forest it allows me to have soft spots for other teams in Serie a. Napoli, Atalanta and for some reason I quite like Torino to do well.


    ... It's basically any excuse to watch some footy.

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    Bayern Munich this end, family friend moved over to Munich late 70’s early 80’s and without fail I’d get home and away kits every Christmas along with German sports papers Bild? For some reason I’ve a memory of “de” ………… something, De Bild ? At that age I couldn’t read English never mind German so I just looked at the pictures, Tommas Hauser was featured in one publication ( he was a shit Sunderland forward), but I do remember my favourite being the white away shirt (Adidas) in very heavy cotton with Commodore as the sponsor in red felt


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buildabonfire1 View Post
    Bayern Munich this end, family friend moved over to Munich late 70’s early 80’s and without fail I’d get home and away kits every Christmas along with German sports papers Bild? For some reason I’ve a memory of “de” ………… something, De Bild ? At that age I couldn’t read English never mind German so I just looked at the pictures, Tommas Hauser was featured in one publication ( he was a shit Sunderland forward), but I do remember my favourite being the white away shirt (Adidas) in very heavy cotton with Commodore as the sponsor in red felt
    Bild is a German tabloid; think the Daily Mail, only slightly less racist.

    You’re also maybe thinking of Der Spiegel („The Mirror“) which is a weekly-news Magazine, published in Hamburg but with national coverage.

    Germany‘s pre-eminent sporting publication though is Kicker, which is the absolute bible of sports reporting.


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    Was kicker around early 80’s ? If so you’ve possibly nailed it, I remember Paul ( family friend) would turn up car/trailer full of German beer for pops, German meatloaf ( very pink when cooked) but quality, I’ve opened the door for many innuendos, Liebh……… something, German Christmas cakes and my football tops…. Good times


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    Quote Originally Posted by Huxley View Post

    I have adopted my local big team Milan, my local tiny team Pro Sesto and because I'm a hopeless hipster the brown and whites of Hamburg.

    .. But because I don't have the absolute connection with any of those teams that I do with Forest it allows me to have soft spots for other teams in Serie a. Napoli, Atalanta and for some reason I quite like Torino to do well.


    ... It's basically any excuse to watch some footy.
    My mother was Italian and from Genoa, and although she had no interest in football, her largely Genoa-based family are mainly Sampdoria fans. I met a couple of my cousins when they travelled here to watch Sampdoria in the European Cup Final at Wembley in the '90s. I've looked out for their results since.


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    Sorry Bonfire, but I like Sunderland.

    It's an easy choice in my house.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buildabonfire1 View Post
    Was kicker around early 80’s ? If so you’ve possibly nailed it, I remember Paul ( family friend) would turn up car/trailer full of German beer for pops, German meatloaf ( very pink when cooked) but quality, I’ve opened the door for many innuendos, Liebh……… something, German Christmas cakes and my football tops…. Good times
    Kicker was founded in 1920, and has been published twice-weekly pretty much since (apart from when you know who was in charge).

    The print Edition comes out on Monday and Thursday and sells upward of 200.000 copies each. The online website (and app!) is the absolute go-to resource for anything sports related in Germany.

    So yeah, I’m guessing you’re talking about Kicker.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    Sorry Bonfire, but I like Sunderland.

    It's an easy choice in my house.
    My ex wife once complained “ you think more of Nottingham Forest than you do me” too which I replied “at times I think more of Derby county” so on this occasion I’ll let it slide but don’t let it become a habit eh ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    Sorry Bonfire, but I like Sunderland.

    It's an easy choice in my house.
    Never thought you’d go for low hanging fruit first


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buildabonfire1 View Post
    My ex wife once complained “ you think more of Nottingham Forest than you do me” too which I replied “at times I think more of Derby county” so on this occasion I’ll let it slide but don’t let it become a habit eh ?



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    Just to expand on post #2 above, no, I’m not a Kickers fan (although I do live about 2km from their ground).

    By a complete coincidence, VfB Stuttgart have always been my second team, mostly because in the heady days of Bundesliga coverage on Eurosport, way back in the 1990s they had the quite frankly phenomenal front-line known as Die Magisches Dreieck - The Magic Triangle - of Fredi Bobic, Giovanni Elber and Krassimir Balakov, and their commitment to youth and attacking play (even today, the club has the unofficial nickname of Die Jung und Wild - the young and wild) and those wonderful white shirts with the red band across the chest struck a chord.

    I have always looked out for their results, and bizarrely ended up 11 years ago working for a company whose HQ was in Stuttgart (a complete coincidence, honestly) and then I subsequently got an offer from them to relocate to Stuttgart from the U.K., which then allowed me to actually go and watch them for real.

    Today I live about 4km from the Mercedes-Benz Arena, and am a fully paid-up Mitglieder (club member) of the Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 AG.

    So, yeah, VfB Stuttgart.


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    Years ago it was popular to have a favourite Scottish team and I liked Hearts, so still look for their results.
    Other than that just Nottinghamshire teams.


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    Forest reserves & England

    Everyone else can fuck right off


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    Forest reserves & England

    Everyone else can fuck right off



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    Dandy Dons for me too Page three.

    Lived in Edinburgh for 8 years but my flat mate was a Dons fan so went to loads of games with him and his brother. The brother’s second team is now us, and he’s been to Anfield with me for a New Year’s Day game. But my mate now seems to be a Utd fan which is disappointing!

    Oh FFS.

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    Porto,obviously and always look out for Hearts results too.

    Last edited by Portoblues; 08-11-21 at 16:09.

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    Rangers... was took to a game as a kid at Ibrox and followed them ever since.


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    Inter, always has been and always will be. Obviously it is not the same as Forest but I’ve always followed them since being a kid watching football italia on channel 4. So many of my favourite players played for them Ronaldo, Recoba, Zanetti, Cordoba, Adriano, Etoo, Milito loads more which I can’t be arsed to name .


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    Nottingham Forest.


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    Stags


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    Loughborough Lightning


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Bild is a German tabloid; think the Daily Mail, only slightly less racist.

    You’re also maybe thinking of Der Spiegel („The Mirror“) which is a weekly-news Magazine, published in Hamburg but with national coverage.

    Germany‘s pre-eminent sporting publication though is Kicker, which is the absolute bible of sports reporting.
    I used to read the Bild Zeitung the German chaps in our office brought in and I found it a great help in understanding German. Of course, any words/phrases I didn't understand they could help me with.


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    Dad was born in Christchurch, so look out for Bournemouth results. I get excited when the Linnets do well because of my connections.

    But, really, only Forest.


 

 

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