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Technology means we can support any team in the world – so why do you support your club?
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Technology means we can support any team in the world – so why do you support your club?

“Why do you support your club?”A simple question that once upon a time had simple answers.“It depends on how far back you want to go,” says football historian and author Gary James. “But certainly for most of the first few decades of football, people just tended to support their local team.”Then football started to appear a little more on television throughout the 1950s and onwards — mostly highlights shows and the FA Cup final, which was shown live — and people were able to see clubs from all over England playing. Yet even then, James says people mostly stuck with their local teams.“That continued for decades really, right the way through to the modern era, when now you can choose any team and associate with the best teams, not just in England or Britain but around the world.”If locati...