Topic Originator: Bandy
Date: Thu 21 Sep 11:37
Would be cool to get an idea of the dissertation title.
My story is similar to many, I`m primarily a fan because the pars are my local team and growing up in the time before football was ubiquitous on the TV going to games was only way to watch it live.
Looking back, I`ve got a lot to thank (blame) my dad for - he`s not from the UK so football wasn`t in his blood like it is for those who are born and bred here. He did however recognise that following your local team was part and parcel of being part of the community so subjected himself to East End Park whilst dragging his football obessesed 5 year old son with him. He`s a fully fledged Pars fan now though.
Since I`ve moved away from the town I`ve found being a Pars fan is really important - it gives me a link to my `home`, but it`s also a really good icebreaker when meeting new people - it`s quite unusual for people to support `provincial` clubs these days, so my support for the Pars becomes something of a talking point (everyone else supports clubs in the English Prem).
Some of my happiest memories as a child were from EEP, most notably.
1. The Goal (obviously) - even as a kid the emotions I felt that day were something else.
2. Allan Moore banging in an extra-time winner against Hearts in a Coca Cola cup game.
I`ll hold those memories forever.