What do British Spurs fans think of foreign Spurs fans?

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theromanianjackass

My one and only club
I don't think it's been discussed before, I'd like not to drag this into racism/xenophobia/anti-semitism discussion, strictly from the club culture POV, do you think the Spurs fans outside of UK are more or less connected to the club? For example I'm from Romania and the only club I've supported since I started to watch Premier League was Tottenham. I think I'm fairly connected to the club values and rivalries even though I've never watched Spurs live.
 

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On the whole, I couldn't care less, those of you who are on here talking all things Spurs prove your obsession and support just by being on here, you are no different than any other supporter. I've got a load of mates who are born and bred in Tottenham or within a couple of miles of the Stadium and have never been to a game (unless I've given them my ticket in the event that I can't go).

I do get a bit precious however about some of our supporters not born locally (so this could be those that live in England not just those outside of the country) trying to tell me that our rivalry with Woolwich is nothing and that they hate Liverpool (or whoever) more. In my eyes this means you haven't taken the time to understand our history, it means that you have no idea what it's like to have grown up side by side with kids at school, work colleagues etc that support them. I do get it that if you aren't exposed to the rivalry every day then it's almost impossible to feel the hate close up and it might be seen as manufactured or fake or whatever, there's not a lot you can do. But you will get a lot of respect if you take the time to acknowledge this rivalry and its history. The more you learn about it the more you can hate. You can't love if you can't hate. It's good to hate.

I also think that those of you that have become supporters haven't chosen us because we won the league or a cup, you are not glory hunters, big tick.
 
At the Chelsea game I was sat next to an Australian spurs fan who was travelling through Europe and London was his last stop. He knew his stuff, knew the rivalry and his overall THFC knowledge was a lot better than most I have come across. Was a pleasure to chat to him for the 90 mins.
 

Kuya

Eric sends his regards
I'm all for it. Shows they have very good taste for them to choose Spurs over all the Sky favorites, considering our global profile while growing isn't yet on a par with those clubs.
I think that shows some kind of care has gone into their reasoning to support us as most will be drawn to the massive transfers, and trophies of the scummy clubs.
 

Mrs Perryman

I'm a Cockney Malteser
I love it when I go abroad and bump into a Spurs supporter, we truly have a global network of supporters clubs. The people in Malta are as passionate as I am, it's usually a matter of economics for them not going to a live game, not because they don't want to.
Why wouldn't we welcome fellow sufferers with open arms? COYS
 
If you wernt born in North London. Have great grand parents who were life long season tickets holders. Can't remember every word to each old our FA cup songs. And at least two of the first boys you kissed wasn't called Chas or Dave. Then just fuck off back where you come from especially Romania, Malta or Australia wankers. :levylol::pochshock:


Only kidding. Everyone welcome in my watch.
 

Neumanator

You're a long time dead
Personally, I am happy to see supporters from around the world showing the love for THFC. It's a good indicator that the club is being recognised internationally and that many of the players are now icons of the game and who along with Poch are able to sell the Club to potential fans as an alternative to United, City, Liverpool etc. From listening to the USA based podcasts and from 'Yanks' in general who call in or email messages I am constantly surprised at the depth of knowledge about the Club, not just the current regime and squad but back to the Double Team and beyond.
 
On the whole, I couldn't care less, those of you who are on here talking all things Spurs prove your obsession and support just by being on here, you are no different than any other supporter. I've got a load of mates who are born and bred in Tottenham or within a couple of miles of the Stadium and have never been to a game (unless I've given them my ticket in the event that I can't go).

I do get a bit precious however about some of our supporters not born locally (so this could be those that live in England not just those outside of the country) trying to tell me that our rivalry with Woolwich is nothing and that they hate Liverpool (or whoever) more. In my eyes this means you haven't taken the time to understand our history, it means that you have no idea what it's like to have grown up side by side with kids at school, work colleagues etc that support them. I do get it that if you aren't exposed to the rivalry every day then it's almost impossible to feel the hate close up and it might be seen as manufactured or fake or whatever, there's not a lot you can do. But you will get a lot of respect if you take the time to acknowledge this rivalry and its history. The more you learn about it the more you can hate. You can't love if you can't hate. It's good to hate.

I also think that those of you that have become supporters haven't chosen us because we won the league or a cup, you are not glory hunters, big tick.
You should post this to Poch after Sunday’s abortion mate. He needs to know how hurt we are every time we put in a shitshow against that bunch of cunts.
As for foreign fans? Supporting a football club makes you part of a bigger thing that transcends where you come from. I’m a northern monkey (& proud of it), but absolutely love being part of the fan base of this fantastic club. No different than if I came from Romania or Romford
 
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Having been born in London to Irish parents, my brother and I were indoctrinated into the Woolwich hatred at an early age by relations on both sides of the family, which in turn has been passed on to our respective children, obviously.
 

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Belgian Spur

Supporter
If you wernt born in North London. Have great grand parents who were life long season tickets holders. Can't remember every word to each old our FA cup songs. And at least two of the first boys you kissed wasn't called Chas or Dave. Then just fuck off back where you come from especially Romania, Malta or Australia wankers. :levylol::pochshock:


Only kidding. Everyone welcome in my watch.
It's pretty hard to find girls called chas or dave over here in Belgium tbh, i'd still be a virgin
 
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