The rolling Football thread for Season '12-13 might as well start off with the same intro as did the original rolling Football thread:
There are quite a lot of football fans on MN, and also loads of football-haters. If we hide here in Dadsnet, none of the detractors will find us. But if they do, they are welcome to come here and moan.
You dont have to be male to post here, of course. (No-one would say women cant post in the Dadsnet section, just like no woman would EVER say men arent welcome on Mumsnet )
Footy fans please sign in with
1.Which team you support. 2.Which team(s) you loathe. 3.How you are getting your kids to follow the correct team. 4. A thought on the season (Premiership/Championship/Champions League/FA Cup/League Cup/(el clasico?)/(Euro 2012?)
Hi Belfast. Two teams: our local team is Oxford United. A glorious 9th, for the second year running, in L2 - the sort of place the players chase after you to offer their autographs....
DS also supports Man U, so I do by default, and DH who hates footie sort of does too. i got tickets for the Swansea match months ago for DS's birthday, little did I know what an occasion it would be, I got a lot of brownie points!
Pan: it was a fab atmosphere, credit to the Swansea fans, there weren't many of them but they had their say ( including one round of "is this a library" and as you say the sacked in the morning bit). It was pretty emotional but more of a party than a wake. Schools got loads of cheers and started and played an hour. The whole thing was pretty amazing, the match itself was almost a sideshow, but delighted that we won of course.
Yes, I have been talking with two London Reds by phone and a good mate how was in the SAF Stand, and they say the same thing. The confidence of having Moyes and the back room he will have gave that edge to it. I've had numerous great days at OT over the years (incl winning promotion from Div2!) but was still v on not being there. But life moves on...ha!