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October 4, 2009

when did i turn neutral?

Filed under: Football — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 4:50 am

I`ve been avoiding this one, but I gotta get this off my chest.  I turned neutral.

At the start of the a-league, I was living in Brisbane.  I come from North Queensland.  It was all so simple.  Support Brisbane.

But the last couple of Brisbane games I watched, I gotta say I was quite pleased when the other side won.  And I was hoping Sydney would get the win too.

I believe that “club” fans are important and do so much to make football what it is.  I was quite disdainful of neutrals – probably still am.  It is unfortunate that I have become one.  What happened?  Oops, this is the internet, isn`t it?

WHAT HAPPENED?!?!?!?  AAARGH!!!  I forgot that every statement has to scream off the page.  Anyways …

– I have been out of Oz for 2 and a bit years, and I really don`t know where I will move to when I return,

– Danny Tiatto,

– The inclusion of more Queensland teams, and

– The emphasis (especially in the front third) on foreign journeymen.

I saw some very telling blogging on 442 by the lady who supports CCM about how fans should be there through thick and thin … but what can you say, when the love is gone, there is no use going through the motions pretending it is still there.

It kind of shocked me when I realised that I was cheering for the Glory when they lowered Brisbane`s colours recently.  When I tried to put into words why, the best that I could come up with was that “I want the spine of the team to be Aussie”.   I probably can`t say it was just that, but I have to admit to myself that I have been cheering for the other team recently.



  1. I can understand your reasons. Me? I’ve lived in Brisbane for too long to not be Roar heart and soul. But I reckon you have to go where your heart goes mate. Cheers.

    Comment by Hamish Alcorn — October 4, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

    • if i was still living in brisvegas i think i wouldn`t have turned neutral … but you know what they say about “if”s.

      how do you feel when you see tiatto being a muppet?

      Comment by notyalcsdrawkcab — October 5, 2009 @ 3:50 am

  2. Perth have Socceroos because the FFA organised it. For us Craig Moore organised Bob Malcolm. I see your point. The FFA don’t know what they are doing. Particularly replacing a local coach because Ange missed the Melbourne Heart job to a Dutch journeyman!

    Comment by john — October 16, 2009 @ 10:22 am

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